Thursday, September 8, 2011

Vanessa Paradis

Vanessa Chantal Paradis (French pronunciation: vanesa  ɑ̃tal paʁadi born December 22, 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 then, she has accomplished a career in music, movies and modeling.
In February 1994, Live was released in France.
Vanessa Paradis 
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 1 chance sur 2, 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 modeled for Miu Miu.
On the musical side, she is 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. Her latest film DVD release is La Clef. Also, Vanessa 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 will also star in the animated film Un monstre à Paris, due to be released in 2010.
Her latest film in theatres is the romantic comedy Heartbreaker alongside Romain Duris and Andrew Lincoln, which grossed over €30 million in France and has also been performed strongly with critics. It was released in the UK in July 2010.
The Young Victoria director, Jean-Marc Vallée recently cast Paradis in a starring role in his new film, Café de flore. Paradis will play a mother in the 1960s with a down syndrome child.The title is slated for release in 2011.
She released an acoustic album in November 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 is also releasing a set of DVDs called Anthologie which collects rare live performances and interviews from 1987–2007.
In 2010, she became the face of Chanel's new lipstick, Rouge Coco and also became the face of Chanel's new handbag line. In 2011, Paradis is embarking on an international tour which includes performances in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Turkey.
Paradis was in a relationship with French singer Florent Pagny. They lived together for three years from 1988 to 1991.
She dated American singer Lenny Kravitz from 1992 to 1996 and dated and lived with French-Slovenian actor Stanislas Merhar in 1997 and 1998.
Since 1998, Paradis has been in a relationship with American actor Johnny Depp. They have a daughter, Lily-Rose Melody Depp (born May 27, 1999), and a son, John Christopher "Jack" Depp III (born April 9, 2002).
Paradis and Depp divide their time between homes in Los Angeles and the village of Plan-de-la-Tour, France. They own a house in the Paris suburb of Meudon, an apartment in New York and an island in the Bahamas. Paradis has stated that she longs for a house in England.
In 2000 Paradis released her album Bliss which was dedicated to Depp and their daughter.
Paradis has a sister, actress Alysson Paradis, who is 11 years younger and has starred in many French horror films. The actor and film producer Didier Pain is their uncle.

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