vanessa paradis

Vanessa Paradis will be known for her piercing stare. Her initial popularity was attributed to her youthful beauty that made older French men quiver. But she has outgrown her girlish looks and developed a mature appearance.

Sensual Biography Vanessa Paradis For Miu Miu

French singer and actress, Vanessa Paradis replaced Kirsten Dunst for Miu Miu fall 2008 campaign.

Vanessa Paradis For Miu Miu

Career Vanessa Paradis

Vanessa Paradis was discovered on the TV show L'École des fans in 1980. She recorded her first single La Magie des surprises-parties in 1985. Although it was not a hit, it paved the way for the song with which she would become internationally famous - "Joe le taxi" in 1987, while she was still only 14 years old.It was #1 in France for 11 weeks[2] and, unusually for a song sung in French, was released in the United Kingdom the following year, where it reached #3. It was taken from her first album M&J (it stands for Marilyn & John) which, although it gained a number 13 placing in France, drew little attention in the UK and did not chart.


In 1992, now 19 and working in the United States with rock musician Lenny Kravitz, who was her boyfriend for a while, Paradis began work on a new album sung in English, in which she had become 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 UK hit (number 6). She has since appeared in several films, most famously "Noce Blanche", for which she won the 1990 César Award for Most Promising Actress; 1999's La fille sur le pont (aka Girl on the Bridge), which became an arthouse box office hit in the United States[citation needed]; and 2004's Mon Ange.

In 1991, Paradis promoted a fragrance for Chanel, entitled Coco. In the advertisement, she is dressed in all black and feathers, portraying a bird swinging in a cage. In 2004 she promoted Chanel's new handbags called Ligne Cambon. In 2006 she modeled for Chanel again for The New Mademoiselle handbag. On the musical side, she is included in the French children's album and concert "Le Soldat Rose".