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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)

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Filmography of Vanessa Paradis (30 films)

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Oh Les Filles!, 1h19
Origin France
Genres Documentary
Themes Feminist films, Films about music and musicians, Politique, Documentary films about music and musicians, Political films
Actors Vanessa Paradis, Élisabeth Quin, Brigitte Fontaine, Françoise Hardy, Jehnny Beth, Lou Doillon
Rating66% 3.3183153.3183153.3183153.3183153.318315
La musique rock a connu un véritable tournant et une vraie réorientation ces dernières années grâce aux femmes. François Armanet donne la parole à dix chanteuses charismatiques qui retracent soixante ans de rock français, avec un regard également féministe.
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, Fabrice Adde, Alexandre von Sivers
Roles Hélène
Rating57% 2.8914252.8914252.8914252.8914252.891425
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, 1h42
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, Kate Moran, Khaled Alouach, Romane Bohringer, Florence Giorgetti
Roles Anne Parèze
Rating61% 3.096033.096033.096033.096033.09603
À Paris, à la fin des années 1970, Anne Parèze est une productrice de films pornographiques gay. Mais pour retrouver les faveurs de sa compagne de 10 ans sa cadette et monteuse Loïs, Anne va décider de changer de registre en se lançant dans le financement d'un film beaucoup plus ambitieux qui sera réalisé par son ami de longue date, le flamboyant Archibald. Ses projets sont cependant perturbés par un tueur en série masqué qui s'attaque tout d'abord au jeune Karl, un acteur qui a beaucoup tourné pour Anne avant de s'en prendre à la plupart des protagonistes du film. Anne est alors entraînée dans une étrange enquête qui va bouleverser sa vie.
Photo de famille, 1h38
Directed by Cécilia Rouaud
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Vanessa Paradis, Camille Cottin, Pierre Deladonchamps, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Chantal Lauby, Laurent Capelluto
Roles Gabrielle
Rating57% 2.865452.865452.865452.865452.86545
Gabrielle (Vanessa Paradis), Elsa (Camille Cottin) et Mao (Pierre Deladonchamps) sont frères et sœurs, mais ne se côtoient pas. Surtout pas.
Maryline (2017)

Directed by Guillaume Gallienne
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about films, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Théâtre
Actors Adeline d'Hermy, Xavier Beauvois, Éric Ruf, Vanessa Paradis, Pascale Arbillot, Venantino Venantini
Roles Jeanne Desmarais
Rating60% 3.028123.028123.028123.028123.02812
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.
Frost (2017)
, 2h12
Directed by Šarūnas Bartas
Origin Lituanie
Genres Drama
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies
Actors Andrzej Chyra, Vanessa Paradis
Roles Marianne
Rating57% 2.859172.859172.859172.859172.85917
Un jeune couple lituanien, Rokas et Inga, part de Vilnius en convoi humanitaire vers le Donbass, pour apporter un soutien aux troupes Ukrainiennes.
Yoga Hosers, 1h28
Directed by Kevin Smith
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, 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% 2.1546652.1546652.1546652.1546652.154665
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% 2.6837252.6837252.6837252.6837252.683725
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% 3.0965653.0965653.0965653.0965653.096565
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% 2.485382.485382.485382.485382.48538
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% 3.213073.213073.213073.213073.21307
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
Directed by Cécilia Rouaud
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% 2.879892.879892.879892.879892.87989
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% 3.3479253.3479253.3479253.3479253.347925
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, Evelyne Brochu, Évelyne de la Chenelière, Michel Dumont
Roles Jacqueline
Rating73% 3.6978753.6978753.6978753.6978753.697875
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.