Veteran actress Catherine Deneuve has dismissed rumours she is planning to retire from the film industry.

The Belle de Jour star was reported to be planning to step away from her acting career and out of the spotlight after she put her sprawling French home on the market in April (14).

The move came just months after she celebrated her 70th birthday in October (13), but Deneuve is adamant she has no plans to retire any time soon.

Speaking during an appearance at the Venice Film Festival in Italy this week (beg01Sep14), she told reporters, "Where did you read that? I'm sorry, it's not true. It's very strange, that you (the gossip columns) can write (that) without having the faintest idea...

"I do enjoy it (acting), otherwise I would stop. As long as I read interesting scripts and interesting parts. I don't think much of it - except maybe sometimes when I'm very tired and I think, 'Oh, that's enough. I can't be 10 hours working on a day'."