An enormously successful French singer and actress, Vanessa Paradis came of age in her native country as a best-selling pop artist who made a stunning debut with the hit single, "Joe le Taxi" (1987), that was later included on her chart-topping album, M&J (1988). But American audiences knew her better from her long-committed relationship to film star, Johnny Depp, with whom she had a high-profile romance that resulted in two children and numerous tabloid stories. Prior to Depp, Paradis elevated her status in France and beyond with controversial ads for Coco Chanel in 1991-92, which featured her dressed as a bird inside a gilded cage, while delivering impressive turns in features like "Noce Blanche" (1989), "Elisa" (1995) and "La Fille du pont" ("Girl on the Bridge") (1999). After a number of feature roles, Paradis recorded what many considered her best album, Divinidylle (2007), and followed with starring turns in "Heartbreaker" (2010) and "Café de flore" (2011). All throughout she kept up appearances of a blissful romance with Depp, even amidst widespread rumors of a split, while managing to find international success both in film and in music outside of her movie star beau's considerable shadow.