Vanessa Paradis - French Music
Vanessa Paradis is well-known as Mrs. Johnny Depp. In France, she successfully continues her own artistic career as a singer and an actress. Eurochannel invites you to discover her musical career with a retrospective of her most memorable songs of her career.
When she was 14 years, Vanessa Paradis made a hit in France with her song "Joe le Taxi". Twenty years later, this talented artist embodies more than ever the French touch.
Her third album Vanessa written by Lenny Kravitz in English conquered the music charts. The greatest talents of French music worked for her, such as Serge Gainsbourg, Charles Aznavour, Alain Bashung and M. Her latest music video, "Il y a", was directed by Johnny Depp.
Vanessa Paradis is a discreet artist, but her soft voice mingles with poetic rhythms and she always manages to take us to heaven.
Vanessa was born on December 22, 1972 in Paris. Her uncle Didier Pain noticed her vocal talent and offered her the opportunity to participate in a TV show where she was discovered. Then, she participated in Eurovision for children. At the age of 14, she became well-known to the general public with her song "Joe le Taxi". Her album was a success in France and in several European countries. The song was one of the greatest hits of the 80s.
Deeply envied in France, she decided, following the enthusiasm of the British public, to settle her in England. She released her first album 'M & J' in 1988. In May 1990, she released her second album Variations sur le même T'aime written entirely by Serge Gainsbourg. For this album, she will be rewarded as Best Female Artist at the Victoires de la Musique.
She decided to begin an acting career. In 1989, she acted in Noce blanche, alongside Bruno Cremer (Inspector Maigret). The experience was very stressful for the girl, but the public and the critics discovered the great talent of the actress. She was awarded the Romy Schneider Award and the Cesar for Best Young Actress.
In 1991, Vanessa Paradis became the ambassador of Chanel. She moved to New York and met Lenny Kravitz. Together they recorded the album Vanessa.
In 1994 she met Johnny Depp in a nightclub in Los Angeles. Vanessa immediately fell under the spell of the American bad boy. In 1998, Johnny Depp felt in love at first sight when he saw Vanessa in a hotel in Paris. A year later, she had her first daughter and later on gave birth to a son. Her extreme softness and serenity calmed the passions of the actor, now a huge worldwide star.
Inspired by the birth of her daughter, she decided to record an album in 1999. This time she wrote most of the songs in Bliss. She then decided to devote herself to her family. In 2007, for her comeback, Vanessa wanted to fully engage herself in the writing and the composition of her fifth album.
Late 2009 finally saw the release of her first "Best of" album. This double album featured various unreleased songs, as "Il y a", new song which music video was directed by Johnny Depp.