Vanessa Paradis Biography, Age, Parents, Husband, Wedding, Children, Songs, Interview

Vanessa Paradis Biography

Vanessa Paradis born Vanessa Chantal Paradis is a French musician, songwriter, singer, actress, and fashion model.

Vanessa Paradis Age

She was born on 22 December 1972 in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France. She is 45 years old as of 2018.

Vanessa Paradis Parents

She is the daughter to interior designers Corinne and André Paradis. Her uncle, Didier Pain is the record producer who helped her appear on the local television program L’École des fans, a talent show for child singers, when she was a child.

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She has been in various relationships. She dated French singer Florent Pagny from 1988 to 1991, Lenny Kravitz from 1998 to 2012, actor Stanislas Merhar from 1997 to 1998. From 1998 to 2012, she was in a relationship with American actor Johnny Depp, of whom she has two children with. She made her relationship with French singer Benjamin Biolay public in May 2014, and the two broke up in May 2015. In November 2016, she began dating Samuel Benchetrit, a French writer, actor, scenarist and director. The couple married in June 2018, in the small French town of Saint-Simeon.

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Vanessa Paradis Wedding

Vanessa Paradis Children

She has two children from her marriage with Depp. A daughter actress and model Lily-Rose Depp, born on 27 May 1999 and a son John Christopher Depp III born on 9 April 2002.

Vanessa Paradis Height and Body Measurements

  • Height: 5′ 3″ (160 cm)
  • Weight: 119 pounds (54 kg)
  • Waist: 25″ (59 cm)
  • Chest: 34″ (87 cm)
  • Hips: 33″ (84 cm)
  • Bra size: 32B
  • Shoe size: 8,5 (US)/39(EU)
  • Hair colour: Naturally brown
  • Eye Color: Green

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Vanessa Paradis Career | Vanessa Paradis Vogue

She recorded her debut single, “La Magie des surprises-parties”, in 1983 and performed it in an Italian festival in 1985. She became a child star with the worldwide success of her single “Joe le taxi in 1987. It was number one in France for 11 weeks and, unusually for a song sung in French, it was then released in the United Kingdom, where it reached number three. It was taken from her first album M&J , which stands for Marilyn & John, drew little attention in the UK and did not enter the chart. She promoted the fragrance Coco for Chanel in 1991

She moved to the United States to work with Lenny Kravitz in 1992, where she also begun working on a new album in English. She begun her first international tour, the Natural High Tour in 1993. In 1997, she played in Un amour de sorcière and promoted Chanel’s new handbags called Ligne Cambon in 2004. She modeled for Chanel again for The New Mademoiselle handbag in 2005 and for Miu Miu in 2008. In 2016, she starred in Yoga Hosers as a history teacher. She was a member of the main competition jury of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Vanessa Paradis Movies





Knife + Heart




Yoga Hosers

History Teacher


Rio, I Love You


Sous les jupes des filles



Fading Gigolo



Dubaï Flamingo


Low Profile





A Monster in Paris

Lucille (voice)

Café de Flore




Juliette Van Der Becq


La clef



Le soldat Rose

Made in Asia


The Magic Roundabout

Margotte (voice)


Atomik Circus – The Return of James Battle



My Angel



Lost in La Mancha



Girl on the Bridge



Pleasure (And It’s Little Inconveniences)

La voix du nouvel âge (voice)

Une chance sur deux

Alice Tomaso


Witch Way Love




Marie Desmoulin


Noce Blanche

Mathilde Tessier

Vanessa Paradis Songs | Musique | Paradis




Spaces & feelings


Love Song


The Song of the Old Cons


Station Quatre-Septembre


The Rampart


You leave as we come back


Pink Roses


You are so na Cosa Grande


My love


Prends garde à moi


The Dark, It Comes


To be Celle




The Seine


There is


The Fire


Divine Idylle




Be My Baby


Sunday Mondays


Joe le taxi


Marilyn & John

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Vanessa Paradis Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $150 million.

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Vanessa Paradis Interview

Vanessa Paradis talks about life after Johnny Depp, working with Woody Allen and her new album, Love Songs.


En route to my rendezvous with Vanessa Paradis in a chic Parisian hotel I spy several posters for the latest British film to play in France. I Give It a Year is a romcom about a newly married couple and their seemingly poor prospects for long-term wedded bliss. The film has been retitled Mariage à l’anglaise for the local market. Is this, I ask Paradis, the French idiom for a short marriage?

‘No, no,’ she laughs. ‘It’s not a common phrase. But you know what? You know how many things are called “French” in the world that are not French? French fries, French kiss – although I’d love to think that that is French,’ she twinkles.

There is no disputing the Frenchness of Vanessa Paradis, for all of her global fame in the realms of pop music, cinema and modelling. She became an international sensation in 1987 when, aged 14, her winsome pop song Joe le taxi was a worldwide hit (it reached number three in the UK).

Within a couple of years she was an award-winning actress too, taking home a César for her debut film role in Noce blanche (White Wedding). At 16 she worked for the first time with the fashion photographer Jean-Baptiste Mondino, a creative partnership that she maintains to this day.

While still in her teens she began modelling for Chanel, the start of a relationship that has lasted, on and off, for more than 20 years. Her first campaign was the memorable 1991 ad in which she was styled as a precious songbird on a perch to promote Coco perfume.

After teenage stardom her adult life was no gilded cage of effortless celebrity. Paradis continued to shoot films and make albums, undertook international concert tours – and raised a family with Johnny Depp, the actor whom she had met in the bar of the chic Hôtel Costes in Paris in 1998. (‘I saw those eyes, and boom! My life as a single man was done,’ Depp later recalled.)

They had two children together – Lily-Rose, now 14, and Jack, 11 – but broke up last summer. Now, aged 40 and having recently completed her first ever English-language film, Fading Gigolo (co-starring Woody Allen and directed by the actor John Turturro), she is returning to her true love. This month she releases her first album of new material in six years. Called Love Songs, it features a whopping 22 tracks.

Why, in these short-attention-span times, a double album?

‘Because I was so lucky, I guess, to receive such beautiful songs from different musicians, different artists,’ she says. ‘And I started to… what was it?’ She frowns, searching her memory. Locating the answer, she claps her hands. ‘Three years ago I did my Best of… album. And I was looking for an original song.’ Her French record label put out a call to writers for new songs suited to Paradis’ breathy, intimate singing voice. The offerings flooded in, so many that Paradis stockpiled them for future use. ‘Not just good songs, but grand songs,’ she says, her distinctive gap-toothed smile on full display. ‘And once you’re in the studio, you try them all. Most of them inspired us very, very much. So at the end, this double album imposed itself on me.’

Paradis likes it when ideas come ‘naturellement’, which was the case with the album’s size and its loose concept. ‘It’s not a theme, but once I got all the songs, they were all love songs,’ she says. ‘So the title of the album wasn’t so difficult.’

So she didn’t give the writers a brief to write her love songs?

‘No, no, no, no,’ she says rapidly. ‘But that’s what I love to sing the most anyway – love songs. And people love to hear love songs, to find themselves in love songs. It’s reassuring.’ Although, she adds with a laugh, ‘sometimes it’s not reassuring at all.’

Most of the songs are in French. But one of the standouts – The Dark, It Comes – was written by Carl Barât, formerly of the British indie band the Libertines. The album’s producer is a friend of Barât, and during recording told Paradis that Barât had a song he wanted to ‘propose’ to her.

Being ‘such a fan’ of his voice and songs, Paradis thought this was a ‘perfect, beautiful’ idea. The song is a duet between warring lovers; he has killed the ‘evil harlot’ with whom he has betrayed her. Barât and Paradis, however, have yet to meet; they recorded their vocals separately.

While Barât is based in London, ‘I live partly in Paris and partly in Los Angeles,’ Paradis says by way of explaining the scheduling problems. ‘But I want to see Carl’s eyes – I want to say thank you. It’s such a powerful song. Even though it’s a sad dispute, it’s a fun song to sing. It was very cinématographique. Do you mind if I smoke?’

Paradis pulls out a packet of Golden Virginia tobacco and some liquorice-flavoured cigarette papers. She may be an international superstar and an exalted fashion muse, but Vanessa Paradis appears very much a roll-her-own kind of woman. She has arrived at the hotel alone, fresh-faced and only fashionably demi-late (30 minutes). She is coolly, calmly stylish: grey boots, tight grey jeans, flowery shirt and a suit-style jacket. Natural and relaxed-looking, if she is wearing make-up, it is so simple as to be invisible.

The official announcement of Paradis and Depp’s split came last June. But rumours concerning the state of their relationship had swirled for some time – fed in part, it must be said, by both parties’ long-term refusal to discuss their relationship publicly.