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Vanessa Paradis is a Actor French born on 22 december 1972 at Saint-Maur-des-Fossés (France)

Vanessa Paradis

Vanessa Paradis
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Birth name Vanessa Chantal Paradis
Nationality France
Birth 22 december 1972 (47 years) at Saint-Maur-des-Fossés (France)
Awards Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres‎

Vanessa Chantal Paradis ([vanɛsa ʃɑ̃tal paʁadi]) (born 22 December 1972) is a French singer, model and actress.

She became a child star at 14 with the worldwide success of her single "Joe le taxi". Since 1991, Paradis has been a spokesmodel for Chanel. She was in a relationship with American actor Johnny Depp from 1998 to 2011; they have two children- Lily-Rose and Jack. Vanessa's sister, Alysson Paradis, is also an actress.


Early years
Vanessa Paradis was born in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France, to interior designers Corinne and André Paradis. She began to develop her singing career at age eight when her uncle, record producer Didier Pain, helped her appear on the local television program L'École des fans, a talent show for child singers.

She recorded her first single, "La Magie des surprises-parties", in 1983 and performed it in an Italian festival in 1985. Although not a hit, it paved the way for the song with which she became internationally famous, "Joe le taxi", in 1987 when she was 14. It was No. 1 in France for 11 weeks and, unusually for a song sung in French, was released in the United Kingdom, where it reached No. 3. It was taken from her first album M&J (it stands for Marilyn & John) which, although it placed 13th in France, drew little attention in the UK and did not enter the chart.

In March 1989, at age 16, she left high school to pursue her career.

She released the album Variations sur le même t'aime in 1990, containing a remake of the Lou Reed song "Walk on the Wild Side". The album was written by acclaimed French composer Serge Gainsbourg, whom she met when she received the best singer award at Les Victoires de la Musique, on 4 February 1990. In 1990, Paradis won the 1990 César Award for Most Promising Actress for her role in Noce Blanche.

In 1991, Paradis promoted the fragrance Coco for Chanel. In the advertisement, she was covered in black feathers, portraying a bird swinging in a cage. The advert was shot by Jean-Paul Goude. Paradis spoke of her continued admiration of Chanel in 2010 saying, "The more I know them, the more I love Chanel."

In 1992, she moved to the United States to work with Lenny Kravitz, whom she also dated at the time. Paradis started working on a new album in English, a language in which she was now fluent. Written and produced by Kravitz, the album, titled Vanessa Paradis, topped the French chart and briefly made the UK listings (number 45). One of the singles from it was "Be My Baby", which made number 5 in France and gave her another Top 10 hit in the UK, peaking at No. 6.

In March 1993, Paradis started her first international tour, the Natural High Tour; she performed in France, England and Canada.
In February 1994, Live was released in France. In April 1994, Paradis filmed Élisa, under the direction of Jean Becker. Elisa was a big success in France, and was released internationally.

In 1997, Paradis played in Un amour de sorcière with Jeanne Moreau and Jean Reno, before filming Une chance sur deux, with Alain Delon and Jean-Paul Belmondo. In March 1999, La fille sur le Pont, by Patrice Leconte was released. This movie was shot and released in black and white. In 2004, she promoted Chanel's new handbags called Ligne Cambon.

In 2005, she modeled for Chanel again for The New Mademoiselle handbag. In 2008, she modelled for Miu Miu. Meanwhile, she was included in the French children's album and concert Le Soldat Rose in 2006.

Paradis released a new album (Divinidylle) in 2007 which was released in the UK on 11 December (September in France). There are three versions (regular, limited edition, and the Christmas edition). She started the Divinidylle Tour in October. Some concerts were filmed and a DVD/CD of the tour was released. Paradis won two 'Les Victoires de la Musique' awards for this album in February 2008. Some of her later projects include a greatest hits CD (Best of Vanessa Paradis) which includes the commercial jingle "I love Paris in the Springtime"; she also starred in the animated film Un monstre à Paris, released in 2010.

Canadian film director Jean-Marc Vallée cast Paradis in a starring role in his film Café de Flore, in which she plays the single mother of a Down syndrome child in the 1960s. The film was released in 2011, and Paradis garnered a Genie Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the 2012 Genie Awards.

She released an acoustic album in November 2010 entitled Une nuit à Versailles. The album was recorded at L'Opéra of the Palace of Versailles during her Vanessa Paradis Concert Acoustique Tour. She also released a set of DVDs in 2010 called Anthologie which collected rare live performances and interviews from 1987–2007.

In 2010 she became the face of Chanel's new lipstick, Rouge Coco. She also became the face of their new handbag line, Ranger.

Her 2011 international tour included performances in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe and Turkey.

In May 2013, Vanessa Paradis released a new album, Love Songs, a double LP produced by French singer and producer Benjamin Biolay. The first single, Love Song, was also written by Biolay. The second single was Les espaces et les sentiments. The third single, Mi Amor, was written by BB Brunes frontman Adrien Gallo. Other people that have contributed to the songwriting of the album include Mickey 3D frontman Mickaël Furnon, Johnny Depp, Paradis herself and their daughter Lily-Rose.

Best films

Heartbreaker (2010)
A Monster in Paris (2011)
Élisa (1995)
French Women (2014)
Half a Chance (1998)
White Wedding (1989)

Usually with

John Turturro
John Turturro
(2 films)
Kevin Smith
Kevin Smith
(2 films)
Serge Frydman
Serge Frydman
(3 films)
Anne Le Ny
Anne Le Ny
(1 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Vanessa Paradis (24 films)

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Dog (2018)
, 1h30
Directed by Samuel Benchetrit
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Vincent Macaigne, Bouli Lanners, Vanessa Paradis
Roles Hélène
Rating57% 2.891492.891492.891492.891492.89149
Jacques Blanchot perd sa femme, son travail et son logement. Devenu rapidement étranger au monde qui l’entoure, il est recueilli par Max, patron d’une animalerie. Ce dernier, sadique et humiliant, dresse Jacques qui devient littéralement son chien...
Knife+Heart, 1h40
Directed by Yann Gonzalez
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Films about pornography, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Vanessa Paradis, Nicolas Maury, Romane Bohringer, Florence Giorgetti, Jacques Nolot, Yann Collette
Roles Anne Parèze
Rating62% 3.145713.145713.145713.145713.14571
À Paris, à la fin des années 1970, Anne est une productrice de films pornographiques, produits à la chaîne. Mais pour retrouver les faveurs de sa compagne Loïs, Anne va décider de changer de registre. Elle souhaite désormais financer en finançant un film beaucoup plus ambitieux, réalisé par Archibald. Ses projets sont cependant perturbés par un tueur en série qui s'attaque aux protagonistes du film.
Maryline (2017)

Directed by Guillaume Gallienne
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Adeline d'Hermy, Xavier Beauvois, Éric Ruf, Vanessa Paradis, Pascale Arbillot, Venantino Venantini
Roles Jeanne Desmarais
Rating61% 3.0681153.0681153.0681153.0681153.068115
Maryline a grandi dans un petit village. Ses parents ne recevaient jamais personne et vivaient les volets clos. À 20 ans, elle "monte à Paris" pour devenir comédienne. Mais, elle n'a pas les mots pour se défendre. Elle est confrontée à tout ce que ce métier et le monde peuvent avoir d'humiliant mais aussi de bienveillant. C'est l'histoire d'une femme, d'une femme modeste, d'une blessure.
Yoga Hosers, 1h28
Directed by Kevin Smith
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Action, Horror
Themes Comedy horror films
Actors Johnny Depp, Kevin Smith, Harley Quinn Smith, Haley Joel Osment, Lily-Rose Depp, Michael Parks
Roles Ms. Maurice
Rating43% 2.153622.153622.153622.153622.15362
The film centers on 15-year-old yoga nuts Colleen Collette and Colleen McKenzie, who have an after-school job at a Manitoba convenience store called Eh-2-Zed. When an ancient evil rises from beneath Canada’s crust and releases an army of monsters as they threaten their big invitation to a senior party, the Colleens join forces with a legendary man-hunter from Montreal named Guy Lapointe.
French Women, 1h56
Directed by Audrey Dana
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Les fantasmes, Feminist films, Politique, Films about sexuality, Political films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Vanessa Paradis, Isabelle Adjani, Laetitia Casta, Sylvie Testud, Marina Hands, Alice Belaïdi
Roles Rose
Rating53% 2.683272.683272.683272.683272.68327
Story of 10 middle-aged women of different backgrounds find their lively distaff side within and outside the bonds of marriage, work and family life. The story is told through a prism of infidelity, insecurity, neurosis, boredom, frustration, menopause ...etc.
Fading Gigolo, 1h38
Directed by John Turturro
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Films about Jews and Judaism, Erotic thriller films
Actors Liev Schreiber, John Turturro, Woody Allen, Sofía Vergara, Sharon Stone, Vanessa Paradis
Roles Avigal
Rating61% 3.0968053.0968053.0968053.0968053.096805
Dr. Parker, a wealthy dermatologist, mentions to her patient Murray that she and a woman friend, Robbie, wish to experience a ménage à trois and asks if he knows a willing man. Murray, whose used bookstore has failed, convinces his friend and former employee Fioravante to take the gig, as both are short of money. Soon, they build a thriving gigolo trade with Murray as the pimp. Murray lives with Othella and her children, one of whom gets head lice. Murray takes the boy to Avigal, the attractive widow of a Hassidic rabbi, for treatment.
Directed by Anne Le Ny
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Vanessa Paradis, Samuel Le Bihan, Jonathan Zaccaï, Laurent Stocker, Martin Jobert, Aurore Clément
Roles Odile
Rating49% 2.482922.482922.482922.482922.48292
Odile, la trentaine, est une Parisienne indépendante, organisatrice de voyages. Elle annonce à son amant Fabrice qu'elle doit se rendre en Bretagne, près d'Audierne, en Cornouaille. Elle doit s'y occuper de l'héritage de sa tante, une maison au bord de l'océan.
Dubaï Flamingo, 1h24
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Sergi López, Vanessa Paradis, Florence Thomassin, Claire Nebout, Isabelle Huppert
Roles Jackie
Rating64% 3.2139553.2139553.2139553.2139553.213955
Vincent vit à Dubaï avec sa femme. Celle-ci disparait subitement sans laisser de traces. Vincent se lance à sa recherche accompagné par Jackie, une jeune femme qu'il rencontre par hasard et qui n'a qu'une obsession : enterrer son loup des steppes. Vincent et Jackie s'engagent alors dans un périple fantaisiste, poétique, loufoque et intemporel ou se mêlent la réalité et l'imaginaire entre ville et désert. Un road movie psychédélique, étrange et initiatique.
Low Profile
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about children, Films about families
Actors Denis Ménochet, Léa Drucker, Vanessa Paradis, Laurent Lucas, Valérie Karsenti, Louise Grinberg
Roles Emmanuelle
Rating57% 2.8801652.8801652.8801652.8801652.880165
Plus rien ne retient Yvan à Paris. Sa femme l’a quitté pour vivre en Thaïlande. Ses filles, adolescentes, ont choisi d’habiter chez sa sœur Ariane, aussi angoissée qu’admirable. Yvan est prêt à partir… quand débarquent dans sa vie la belle Emmanuelle, qui fait des enfants comme elle tombe amoureuse, et Léo, le petit garçon que sa femme a eu avec un autre. Yvan va devoir changer ses plans.
A Monster in Paris, 1h22
Directed by Éric Bergeron
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Musical, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about insects, Musical films, Steampunk films, Mise en scène d'une plante
Actors Vanessa Paradis, Matthieu Chedid, Sean Lennon, Gad Elmaleh, Sébastien Desjours, Adam Goldberg
Roles Lucille (voice)
Rating66% 3.348043.348043.348043.348043.34804
The film is set in 1910; the story beginning by documenting the flooding of the River Seine that year.
Café de Flore, 2h
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about disabilities
Actors Vanessa Paradis, Kevin Parent, Hélène Florent, Évelyne Brochu, Évelyne de la Chenelière, Michel Dumont
Roles Jacqueline
Rating73% 3.6979153.6979153.6979153.6979153.697915
The film cuts between two seemingly unrelated stories. One, set in present-day Montreal, stars Kevin Parent as Antoine, a successful club DJ torn between his new girlfriend Rose (Évelyne Brochu) and his still-complicated relationship with his ex-wife Carole (Hélène Florent); the other, set in 1960s Paris, stars Vanessa Paradis as Jacqueline, the fiercely protective single mother of Laurent (Marin Gerrier), a child with Down syndrome who has a crush on Véro (Alice Dubois), a friend and companion who also has Down syndrome. The film builds toward the revelation of how the two stories are linked: after Jacqueline, Laurent, and Véro are killed in a car accident, Carole, Antoine, and Rose are their subsequent reincarnations.
Heartbreaker, 1h45
Directed by Pascal Chaumeil
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes La provence
Actors Romain Duris, Vanessa Paradis, François Damiens, Julie Ferrier, Andrew Lincoln, Jacques Frantz
Roles Juliette Van Der Beck
Rating66% 3.348183.348183.348183.348183.34818
The bulk of the story takes place in Monaco. Charming attractive Alex (Romain Duris), his sister Mélanie (Julie Ferrier), and her husband Marc (François Damiens), operate a unique business for concerned third-party clients—breaking up relationships, but only where the woman is "not knowingly unhappy." The trio concoct elaborate, custom, and sometimes expensive ruses to deceive the women. After each woman has fallen for his act, Alex tells her she has made him come alive again, but that it is too late for him. The women presumably leave their relationships to seek men who make them feel the way Alex has.
The Key
The Key (2007)
, 1h55
Directed by Guillaume Nicloux
Origin France
Genres Thriller, Horror
Actors Guillaume Canet, Marie Gillain, Vanessa Paradis, Josiane Balasko, Thierry Lhermitte, Jean Rochefort
Roles Cécile
Rating57% 2.8574352.8574352.8574352.8574352.857435
Eric Vincent, thirties, leads an uneventful life alongside his wife Audrey. While the couple talking about having a child, the young man was contacted by a friend of his biological father he never knew. Eric learns that his parent is dead and he can come and collect the ashes of his body he wants. Reluctant at first, he eventually accepted. This was the start of a diabolical plot which is several stories collide, several destinies ...
The Magic Roundabout, 1h18
Origin France
Genres Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about cows, Films about dogs, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Kylie Minogue, Judi Dench, Joanna Lumley, Vanessa Paradis, Valérie Lemercier, Robbie Williams
Roles Margote
Rating52% 2.607812.607812.607812.607812.60781
The film begins as the wizard Zebedee, a red jack-in-the-box-like creature, is having a nightmare about being chased by a rampaging blue jack-in-the-box creature.