Roger Vadim

Director, Screenwriter, Actor
One of the more controversial filmmakers to emerge from the vibrant French cinema of the 1960s, Roger Vadim directed such sensual features as " And God Created Woman" (1958), "Blood and Roses" (1960) and "Barbarella ... Read more »
Born: 01/26/1928 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Director (22)

Amour Fou 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

And God Created Woman 1988 (Movie)

(Director)

Surprise Party 1982 (Movie)

(Director)

Hot Touch 1981 (Movie)

(Director)

Night Games 1980 (Movie)

(Director)

Une Femme Fidele 1975 (Movie)

(Director)

La Jeune Fille assassinee 1974 (Movie)

(Director)

Helle 1972 (Movie)

(Director)

Pretty Maids All in a Row 1971 (Movie)

(Director)

Toby Dammit 1969 (Movie)

("Metzengerstein") (Director)

Barbarella 1968 (Movie)

(Director)

La Ronde 1965 (Movie)

(Director)

Chateau en Suede 1963 (Movie)

(Director)

The Seven Deadly Sins 1963 (Movie)

(("Pride"/"L'orgueil")) (Director)

Vice and Virtue 1963 (Movie)

(Director)

Love On A Pillow 1962 (Movie)

(Director)

...Et mourir de plaisir 1961 (Movie)

(Director)

Please Not Now! 1961 (Movie)

(Director)

Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (Movie)

(Director)

The Night Heaven Fell 1958 (Movie)

(Director)

And God Created Woman 1956 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (20)

Amour Fou 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Amour Fou 1994 (Movie)

("Le Fou Amoureux") (Source Material (from novel))

And God Created Woman 1988 (Movie)

from original screenplay (From Story)

Surprise Party 1982 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Une Femme Fidele 1975 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

La Jeune Fille assassinee 1974 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Helle 1972 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Barbarella 1968 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Chateau en Suede 1963 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Seven Deadly Sins 1963 (Movie)

(("Pride"/"L'orgueil")) (Screenplay)

Vice and Virtue 1963 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Love On A Pillow 1962 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

...Et mourir de plaisir 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Please Not Now! 1961 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Les Liaisons Dangereuses 1960 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Night Heaven Fell 1958 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

And God Created Woman 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

That Darned Kid 1956 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Futures Vedettes 1955 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Actor (9)

L' Amour Necessaire 1991 (Movie)

(cameo appearance) (Actor)

Unauthorized Biography: Jane Fonda 1988 - 1989 (TV Show)

Actor

Fame, Fortune & Romance 1985 - 1987 (TV Show)

Actor

Into the Night 1985 (Movie)

Monsieur Melville (Actor)

Rich and Famous 1981 (Movie)

Malibu Party Guest (Actor)

La Jeune Fille assassinee 1974 (Movie)

Georges Viguier (Actor)

Ciao! Manhattan 1971 (Movie)

Dr Braun (Actor)

Dragees au Poivre 1963 (Movie)

The Man (Actor)

The Testament of Orpheus 1961 (Movie)

(Actor)
Producer (2)

La Jeune Fille assassinee 1974 (Movie)

(Producer)

Vice and Virtue 1963 (Movie)

(Producer)

Biography

One of the more controversial filmmakers to emerge from the vibrant French cinema of the 1960s, Roger Vadim directed such sensual features as " And God Created Woman" (1958), "Blood and Roses" (1960) and "Barbarella, Queen of the Galaxy" (1968). His movies were earmarked by their lush photography and taboo-skirting plotlines, but even more so by the yardage of flesh displayed by his stars, including Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Denueve and Jane Fonda, all of whom were also his offscreen romantic partners. Vadim was eclipsed in the 1970s by the rise of more explicit fare, which hobbled his brand of glossy erotica. By the time of his death in 2000, he was regarded as a museum piece by cineastes with fond memories of his sunny, sexy dramas.

Relationships

Brigitte Bardot Actor

Wife
Married Dec. 20, 1952 Divorced Dec. 6, 1957

Marie-Christine Barrault Actor

Wife
Married Dec. 21, 1990 until his death Feb. 11, 2000

Catherine Deneuve Actor

Companion
had a son, Christian, together in 1963

Jane Fonda Actor

Wife
Began dating in 1963 Married Aug. 14, 1965 Divorced Jan. 16, 1973

Igor Plemiannikov

Father
of Russian birth member of French diplomatic corp collapsed (in front of son) and died in December, 1937

Marie-Antoinette Plemiannikov

Mother
Communist after husband's death married an architect active in French Resistance

Catherine Schneider

Wife

Annette Stroyberg Actor

Wife

Nathalie Vadim

Daughter
mother, Annette Stroyberg

Vanessa Vadim

Daughter
mother, Jane Fonda

Vania Vadim

Daughter
mother, Catherine Schneider

Christian Vadim

Son
mother, Catherine Deneuve appeared in father's film, "Surprise Party"

EDUCATION

studied acting with Charles Dullin in Paris from 1944-46

Milestones

1970

Made first US film, "Pretty Maids All in a Row"

1956

Directed first film, "And God Created Woman"

1947

Worked as a screenwriter and assistant director to Marc Allegret at Francoeur Studios

Employed as reporter at Paris Match

US TV directing debut, "Beauty and the Beast" for Shelley Duvall's "Faerie Tale Theater"

Became an actor at age 16

Driver for Ferrari Motor Cars in France, Italy, England, Germany

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