Kate Walsh, mostly known for her role as Dr. Addison Montgomery in Grey’s Anatomy, bears a striking resemblance to the French actress Catherine Deneuve. The two have no definite connection with each other. But both of them are actresses and share a similar face. 

There is almost a 24 year age difference between the two, nevertheless, people can’t help but wonder if young Deneuve was actually Walsh.  

People often flock to Twitter to express their confusion. 

Fans of Grey’s Anatomy have also noted the resemblance between the actresses. 

Even the series couldn't help make a reference to their uncanny similarity. In season 2, episode 20 of the series, the husband of a patient mentions that Walsh's character, Dr. Montgomery, looked like Deneuve.

Some have even compared Walsh as the long-lost child of the French actress. 

While others couldn’t help but take a far-fetched approach — both the actresses are the same person and are vampires. 

Most people are stunned by the resemblance. However, some people do not like it. 

Walsh On Resemblance With Deneuve

The 53-year-old herself has noted the similarity between the two of them. In June 2017, Walsh took to Twitter to post pictures of her woman crush, often hashtagged as #WCW.

It was no other than Deneuve. 

On the comments below the tweet, fans couldn’t help but note the resemblance between them. While most of the fans referred to that episode in Grey’s Anatomy, some called them twins. 

On March 2019, on the occasion of Women’s History Month, Walsh appreciated Deneuve.

She took to Instagram to post a picture of the actress and gave a description about Deneuve. She called the French actress her woman crush there as well and appreciated her. 


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Other Similarities Between The Actress

Their face might not be the only resemblance the two actresses have. Both of them have worked as a model. Before acting, Walsh worked as a model in the 1980s in Japan. Deneuve has appeared in two Playboy pictorials and was also the face of perfume Chanel No. 5 in the late 1970s.

She has also been the face of various other brands like L'Oréal Paris and Louis Vuitton luggage. 

Both the actresses also seem into perfumes, beauty, and lifestyle. Deneuve launched her fragrance in 1986 named after herself — Deneuve. Walsh founded her beauty and lifestyle company in 2010 named Boyfriend LLC.

Her first product was a perfume called Boyfriend. 

Both of them are active in charities and social work. Deneuve was the Goodwill Ambassador for UNESCO from 1994 to 2003. She has been actively involved in charities for AIDS and Cancer and Children Action, Children of Africa, and Reporters Without Borders.

Walsh has been working to promote awareness of narcolepsy as the spokesperson for Narcolepsy Network since 2007. She also actively campaigns for pet adoptions. Not only that, in 2009, the actress partnered with Oceana, an ocean conservancy and advocacy group, to speak about protecting sea turtles.