Vanessa Chantal Paradis (born 22 December 1972), known as Vanessa Paradis, 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 2012, with whom she has two children. Vanessa's sister, Alysson Paradis, is also an actress.
Vanessa Paradis was born in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés,,,,,,, France, to interior designers André and Corinne Paradis. She began to develop her singing career at the age of 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.
In March 1989, at age 16, she left high school in order 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...
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