Vanessa Paradis is famously known as a singer, model and actress, but her name recently gained traction after being dragged into Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s libel trial.
Vanessa Paradis was in the longest relationship with Johnny Depp. They were together for 14 years, and she provided a witness statement during his libel trial in 2020.
So, meet the woman the Pirates of the Caribbean star once loved, her career beginnings and how much net worth she now has.
The Colorful Career of Vanessa Paradis
The French beauty started her career in 1981. She was only nine then, and her first single, “La Magie des surprises-parties,” came out in 1983.
Though it wasn’t a big hit yet, it helped pave the way for the success of her 1984 single, “Joe le taxi,” which became an international hit.
She then left her school and pursued a singing career. In 1990, she released an album by the French composer Serge Gainsbourg.
She also tried her luck on the big screen, starring in the movie Noce Blanche. After a year, she made an ad for Chanel, promoting the fragrance Coco.
In 1992, she moved to the U.S. after starting dating Lenny Kravitz, who helped produce her self-titled album—her first all-English album.
The now-49-year-old star started her international tour in March 1993 and released an album of her live performances in 1994.
She continued doing movies and her film Elisa became a massive hit in France. Her next big screen projects were Un amour de sorciere, Une chance sur deux and La fille sur le Pont.
She then dropped her fourth studio album, Bliss, in 2000 and appeared in a documentary, Los in La Mancha, in 2002.
Her next releases were Divinidylle in 2007, an acoustic album Une nuit à Versailles in 2010, the movie Café de Flore in 2011, a new album Love Songs in 2013 and her seventh studio album Les Sources in 2018.
She also modeled for Miu Miu, Chanel and Ranger, among others.
Vanessa Paradis’ Relationship with Johnny Depp
Vanessa Paradis had several relationships before Johnny Depp. She dated the French singer Florent Pagny when she was only 15 and parted ways after four years.
She then started dating Lenny Kravitz in 1992 and broke up after five years. She then had a romance with the actor Stanislas Merhard but split in 1998.
In the same year, she met Johnny Depp. The now-59-year-old actor felt a strong connection when he saw her at the Hotel Costes in Paris, Style Caster cited.
They then started a romance and had two kids, Lily-Rose, 23, and Jack, 20. However, they decided to live separate lives in 2012—less than a year after he started dating Amber Heard.
The Sun reported that the Edward Scissorhands star gave his ex-partner a $150-million settlement after their breakup.
No civil suit or court battle happened between them back then. Johnny Depp just agreed to pay Vanessa Paradis to reportedly keep their separation “amicable.”
Today, Vanessa Paradis is worth $100 million, per Celebrity Net Worth.
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