Vanessa Chantal Paradis (born 22 December 1972) is a French singer and actress. She became a child star at 14 with the huge worldwide success of her single “Joe le taxi”. Since then, she has accomplished a career in music, movies and modelling. Her first TV appearance was on the show L’École des fans in 1981. She recorded her first single, “La Magie des surprises-parties”, in 1983 and performed it in an Italian festival in 1985 but lost the first prize.
Vanessa Paradis has been in a relationship with American actor Johnny Depp since 1998. They have a daughter, Lily-Rose Melody Depp , and a son, John Christopher “Jack” Depp III.