Flagship face of the French scene, Vanessa Paradis grew up in the public eye. From her first television show in Jacques Martin’s School of Fans in 1981, the schoolgirl from Saint-Maur-des-Fossés enjoyed success at 14 with her first single Joe le taxi. Carried by this tube, the ex-rival of Elsa will lead a dazzling career between music, fashion and cinema.
With the publication of her first albums at the end of the 1980s, Vanessa Paradis also seduced the modeling world by parading for Castelbajac and Maniatis. It was in 1991 that the model became muse for the prestigious Chanel house. Multiplying albums and collaborations in fashion, the young woman also made her film debut during this period.
From her first screen role in Noce blanche in 1989, Vanessa Paradis went on to success with Elisa (1995) and Une chance sur deux (1998). The actress will gain notoriety thanks to the film L’Arnacoeur (2010) where she gives the answer to the actor Romain Duris, which remains to this day the biggest hit of her career.
Always popular with the French, the ex-girlfriend of Johnny Depp continues to lead a successful career in the spotlight. While her daughter Lily-Rose follows in her footsteps, unlike her discreet son Jack, Vanessa Paradis does not hesitate to take on new challenges either. In 2021, the French star made her theater debut in the play Maman, by her husband Samuel Benchetrit. A role that also earned her her first nomination for the best actress award at the Molières.
Before turning fifty on December 22, Vanessa Paradis was already confiding in the subject of old age. “I’m not going to tell you that I don’t care about getting old, which is more in everyone’s eyes. But what can I do about it? Not looking at each other, it’s been a vacation!”, the star was surprised in ELLE magazine. However, this epicurean wants to continue to live without depriving herself. “We know the prescription: don’t smoke, don’t drink, sleep, play sports, eat well… it’s a real discipline when you love life and you like to party, and I, I can’t resist the party!”, she admits to our colleagues.
After 35 years of career, Vanessa Paradis continues to cause a sensation with each appearance on the red carpet. The proof in pictures with an anthology of her most beautiful looks in our slideshow.