Vanessa Paradis
Vanessa Paradis

Vanessa Paradis

About Vanessa Paradis

French singer and model Vanessa Paradis first hit the charts in 1987 at the tender age of 14. Her single "Joe le Taxi" spent 11 weeks at the top of the French charts, and proved an international success as well. She recorded two albums in Paris before traveling to New York in 1992 to record her self-titled English-language debut, with onetime boyfriend Lenny Kravitz as producer. The album's "Be My Baby" was also a hit, but Paradis' popularity waned a bit. During the '90s and 2000s, film and modeling work predominated (along with quality time in the two-child family she built with actor Johnny Depp), but she returned to music often. ~ John Bush

  • HOMETOWN
    Saint-Maur-Des-Fossés, Val-De-Mar
  • BORN
    September 22, 1972