Full Name: Vanessa Chantal Paradis
Birth Date: December 22, 1972
Birth Place: Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Val-de-Marne, France
Height: 5' 3"
Measurements: 32B-21 1/2-34
Born in St. Maur, France on December 22, 1972, Vanessa enjoyed singing from an early age. Her career began to develop after she was discovered on a popular TV show entitled L'Ecole Des Fans; a French TV program that provides little children with the opportunity to demonstrate their talents.
Years later, when Vanessa turned thirteen, she recorded her first single called La Magie Des Surprises-Parties (the magic of surprise parties). Her career really skyrocketed when her record-producing uncle, Didier Pain, was working with a singer on a song entitled Joe le Taxi in which Vanessa was invited to sing. The outcome was instant success.
In 1988, her very first album was M & J, and she later released Variations Sur Le Même T'aime. Her second album, the self-titled Vanessa Paradis was produced by her then boyfriend Lenny Kravitz in 1992.
Before making her move into the fashion world in 1994, Vanessa performed on stage one last time. She confirmed her position as a model by appearing in magazine ads for Coco Chanel.
Her passageway onto the silver screen became an instant success when she played in Noce Blanche. For her exquisite performance in the movie, Vanessa took home the Caesar award (the French equivalent of an Oscar). At this point, Vanessa realized that she preferred acting over singing. She later went on to star in Elisa and Un Amour de Sorciere.
Vanessa also acquired a role in Une Chance Sur Deux. Unfortunately, on January 17th 1998, she was involved in a snowmobile accident up in Canada where she broke her leg in four places. She was quickly operated on in Paris on January 20th, 1998. To her dismay, the accident prevented her from starring in the upcoming movie.
Vanessa is dating Johnny Depp and the couple have two children together. Lily-Rose Melody was born on May 27, 1999, and Jack was born on April 10, 2002.
Vanessa Paradis Filmography
Clé, La (2007)
The Magic Roundabout (2005) (voice: French version) .... Margote
... aka Doogal (USA)
... aka Pollux - Le manège enchanté (France)
... aka Sprung! The Magic Roundabout (USA)
... aka The Magic Roundabout (UK)
Mon ange (2004) .... Colette
Atomik Circus - Le retour de James Bataille (2004) .... Concia
... aka The Return of James Battle (USA)
Tony 'n' Tina's Wedding (2004) .... Marina Galino
Fille sur le pont, La (1999) .... Adèle
... aka The Girl on the Bridge (Australia: TV title) (UK) (USA)
Une chance sur deux (1998) .... Alice Tomaso
... aka Half a Chance
Plaisir (et ses petits tracas), Le (1998) (voice) .... La voix du nouvel âge
... aka Pleasure (And Its Little Inconveniences) (USA)
Un amour de sorcière (1997) .... Morgane
... aka Witch Way Love
Élisa (1995) .... Marie Desmoulin
Noce blanche (1989) .... Mathilde Tessier
... aka White Wedding
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