Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Humanitarian of the Week: Catherine Deneuve
However, Deneuve is more than just a pretty face. In 1994, she was appointed UNESCO Ambassador for the Safeguarding of Film Heritage. Very often, Catherine Deneuve requests that the salary she should be paid for her work is, instead, donated to charity. In 1989, when Deneuve served as the model for “Marianne”—the national symbol of France—she asked that her fee be donated to Amnesty International. She has also devoted her time, efforts and funds to The Climate Project, Children of Africa, Children Action and Pain without Borders. Similarly, she has crusaded to help put an end to AIDS and cancer.
This is your last week to submit your nominations for “Humanitarian of the Year.” Voting will begin in December.