A Short Bio of Vanessa Vadim

Vanessa Vadim is an American ecological advice columnist for various websites, and a documentary filmmaker. However, she is probably best known for being the daughter of the legendary Hollywood actress Jane Fonda, and French filmmaker Roger Vadim.

Vanessa Vadim Age, Early Life, Family, and Education Background

Vanessa was born under the Libra Zodiac sign on 28 September 1968, in Paris, France, making her 51 years old in 2019. She is French and American by nationality, and of white ethnicity.

Jane Fonda and her daughter Vanessa

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Vanessa has many half-siblings and step-siblings from her parents various relationships, including David Toscan du Plantier, Troy Garity, Natalie Vadim, Ariane Toscan Du Plantier, Vania, and Christian Vadim.

Growing-up, Vanessa didn’t have a perfect childhood, as her parents were actors who were always away for work. This lead to a troubled youth, and she was involved in drug abuse, and several police arrests. Her parents had been married for eight years before they divorced in 1973.

Regarding her education, Vanessa studied at Brown University, Rhode Island, apparently to become a filmmaker, following in her parents’ footsteps.

Vanessa Vadim Professional Career and Meteoric Rise to Stardom

Her mother influenced Vanessa’s choice of career, and after graduation, she pursued a show business career, and began learning about filmmaking by becoming a crew member. Once she had acquired enough expertise in cinematography by working in several productions, she started making short documentaries.

Vanessa also appeared on screen several times, including in the historical documentary “The Last Party” in 1993, alongside Bill Clinton, Robert Downey Jr., and Ann Palmer.

Vanessa was also part of the “Blue is Beautiful” crew; this was a 1997 short documentary about The Make-Up, a Washington DC notorious gospel-punk group, directed by James Schneider and featuring James Canty, Ian Svenoniun and Steve Gamboa. In 2002 she directed her first short documentary entitled “The Quilts of Gee’s Bend” – she was also the producer, cinematographer and editor.

Since then, she hasn’t been involved in filmmaking as she turned her interest to environmental issues. Vanessa works as an ecological activist, and writes columns for several websites, including “The Daily Beast” and “Mother Nature Network.” Vanessa did not appear in the “Jane Fonda in Five Acts,” which was based on her mother, but her mother later apologized for Vanessa’s absence, stating that the two had grown apart due to personal differences.

Vanessa Vadim Personal Life, Married, Husband, and Children

When it comes to her personal life, Vanessa has had her fair share of experience, and has been in more than one relationship.

Jane Fonda and Vanessa Vadim

Her first beau was Matt Arnett, a producer to who she was first married, and had her second child with, a daughter born on 23 November 2002 they named Viva Arnett. Vanessa had a son named Malcolm McDuffy in 1999 – despite the name, she has never revealed who Malcolm’s father is.

Vanessa is a married woman. Her husband is Paul Waggoner, a renowned guitarist. The couple walked down the aisle on 12 June 2010, in a three-day affair that was full of color and pomp and a tear-jerking ceremony that took place in St. Tropez, France at Catherine Schneider’s home – Catherine is Vanessa’s stepmother, who was once Roger’s wife after Fonda.

Vanessa’s mother was so proud of her that she wept with overwhelming happiness. Her family and close friends attended the ceremony, including ex-wives and ex-husbands, who were accompanied by their families. The couple has remained together ever since. Paul’s mother says that apart from her son being handsome, his wife’s family adore him. She also confessed that Paul is quite a kind soul.

Vanessa is an organic farmer, who is known to have a fetish for glass sex toys and cucumber. According to her, orgasms are the healthiest thing there is. In contrast to most of her family, Vanessa prefers to stay away from the limelight.

  • Vanessa’s favorite actor and actress are Ryan Gosling and Jennifer Lawrence.
  • Her dream holiday destination is Miami.
  • She adores the pink color.
  • Vanessa also loves traveling a lot.
  • Her favorite meal is Italian dishes.
  • She is best friends with Rory Kennedy, a popular Hollywood film director and producer. The two met at Brown University. Rory is best known for being the daughter of Ethel and Robert Kennedy.

Vanessa Vadim – Controversy

Vanessa has collided with the law – in 1989 when Vanessa was in her twenties, she was arrested in New York City for being disorderly and obstructing government administration. She was also caught wandering and buying illegal drugs. According to the police reports, Vanessa was caught in the company of a man who was carrying two glassine heroin envelopes.

Vanessa Vadim Body Measurements and Features

Vanessa is 5ft 10ins (1.78m) tall, is reputed to weigh 136lbs (62kgs), and her vital statistics are 34-29-37. She wears a size 9US shoe, but her dress size is not known. Vanessa’s eye color is blue, and her hair is dark brown.

Vanessa Vadim Net Worth

Vanessa has accumulated some wealth from her career. She owns a house in Paris, France, her approximate annual income is up to $600,000, and as of late-2019, Vadim’s net worth is estimated at almost $6 million.

Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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