Vanessa Paradis

Actor, Singer, Model
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 ... Read more »
Born: 12/22/1972 in France

Filmography

Actor (19)

Rio, I Love You 2016 (Movie)

Mulher (Actor)

Yoga Hosers 2016 (Movie)

History Teacher (Actor)

Fading Gigolo 2014 (Movie)

Avigal (Actor)

French Women 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gypsy's Curse 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Café de Flore 2012 (Movie)

Jacqueline (Actor)

Cornouaille 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Dubai Flamingos 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

A Monster in Paris 2011 (Movie)

(Voice)

Heartbreaker 2010 (Movie)

Juliette Van Der Becq (Actor)

La Clef 2007 (Movie)

Cecile (Actor)

Mon Ange 2005 (Movie)

Colette (Actor)

Atomik Circus 2004 (Movie)

Concia (Actor)

Girl on the Bridge 2000 (Movie)

Adele (Actor)

Le Plaisir 1998 (Movie)

on Motivational Tapes (Voice)

Une Chance sur Deux 1998 (Movie)

Alice Tomaso (Actor)

Witch Way Love 1997 (Movie)

Morgane (Actor)

Elisa 1995 (Movie)

Marie (Actor)

Noce Blanche 1989 (Movie)

Mathilde Teissier (Actor)

Biography

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.

Relationships

Lily-Rose Depp Actor

Daughter

Johnny Depp Actor

Companion
Began dating in June 1998 Father of Paradis' two children After months of a rumored breakup, Depp's publicist confirmed split on June 19, 2012

Serge Gainsbourg

Companion
reported to have been romantically involved during the making of her second album Paradis has never revealed the exact nature of their relationship he died in March 1991 at age 62

Florent Pagny

Companion
born c. 1961 lived together from 1990 to c. 1995

Didier Pain

Uncle
managed Paradis' career

Andre Paradis

Father
born c. 1940

Alysson Paradis Actor

Sister

Milestones

1999

Starred in "La Fille sur le pont"/"Girl on the Bridge" opposite Daniel Auteuil (released in the USA in 2000)

1998

Co-starred with Alain Delon and Jean-Paul Belmondo in "1 Chance sur 2"

1997

Had featured role in "Un Amour de sorciere", directed by Rene Manzor

1995

Starred in second film, Jean Becker's "Elisa" opposite Gerard Depardieu

1993

Gave 70 concerts in Europe; recorded fourth album "Vanessa Paradis Live" at L'Oylmpia in Paris

1992

Third album "Vanessa Paradis" hit record stores; this one had a 1970s sound and featured tracks on which she and Lenny Kravitz collaborated

1991

Signed a 3 million franc contract with Chanel to be the new face of their perfume Coco, photographed by Jean-Paul Goude

1990

Released second album "Variations sur le meme t'aime"

1990

Won a Cesar for most promising actress for her film debut "Noce Blanche/White Wedding"

1988

First pop album "M & J" is released

1987

Released hit single "Joe le Taxi", written by Langloff and Roda-Gil

1985

Recorded an unreleased demo "Les magie des surprises parties" under uncle's guidance; caught attention of composer Franck Langolff and Etienne Roda-Gil

1980

Entered by uncle Didier Pain in the French TV amateur talent show "L'Ecole des fans"; performed "Emilie Jolie"

Appeared in controversial Coco ads dressed as a bird, swinging in a gilded cage while a fluffy white cat looks on

Co-starred with boyfriend Johnny Depp in Terry Gilliam's "The Man Who Killed Don Quixote"; began filming in 2000 but suspended when lead actor Jean Rochefort was injured

Popular songs include "Joe Le Taxi" and "Be My Baby".

Known for such albums as "Divinidylle" and "Vanessa Paradis"

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