Vanessa Paradis was born in France in the town of Villiers-sur-Marne. As early as nine years old Paradis debuted on television in the program "School of fans." Two years later, she recorded her first song, and two years later she sang it at the Italian festival Ambrogino.
Truly, her career begins when in April 1987, she released a single Joe le Taxi. Song has held top positions in the French charts 11 weeks. In other countries, too, the song became a hit - in Belgium, Canada, Switzerland, Israel, and even in Britain. Song of the French got in the Top-3, which was not well-known since the release of the scandalous duo Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin Je t`Aime Moi Non Plus.
The first album, named M & J in honor of Marilyn Monroe and John F. Kennedy, was released in 1988, but was successful only in France.
Ongoing promotional activities interfere with learning, and parents for a while made her focus on gaining knowledge. But thank Vanessa went sideways - at the Lyceum both teachers and peers gave her persecution, and in the end, with the consent of the parents of 16-year-old Vanessa dropped out. Moreover, it is at this time acted in his first film.
In 1990, one of the award ceremonies Paradis met Serge Gainsbourg, who later wrote most of the material for the second album Vanessa Variations Sur le Meme T`Aime.
The third album, simply titled Vanessa Paradis, the singer released in collaboration with another respected musician - rocker Lenny Kravitz, with whom, by the way, she began an affair. The album was released in many countries, but the popularity he gained only in France. Soon Vanessa went to the first world tour, which was followed by reporting disk.
In parallel with studies in music, parades actively act in films. In 1990 she even won a Romy Schneider and "Cesar" for their first job - she played a teacher in love with Mathilde litseistku in the film "White Wedding".
In 1999, Vanessa once again been nominated for the "Cesar" - for his role in the black-and-white film "The Girl on the Bridge" Patrice Leconte, in which her partner was made by Daniel Auteuil site.
In the same year, Vanessa became the face of the advertising campaign perfume Coco Chanel. For Chanel, she also advertise jewelry, handbags and lipstick. She cooperated and other fashion brands - for example, la Redoute and Miu Miu.