Birth Name: Vanessa Paradis
Birth Place: France
Born on Dec. 22, 1972 in Saint Maur-des-Fosses, France, Paradis was raised by her parents, André and Corinne, in the Paris suburb of Villiers-sur-Marne. Attracted to movies at an early age, she studied dance and piano as a child, and later entered the French television amateur talent show, "L'Ecole des fans" (1976-1998), where she performed "Emilie Jolie." The move was set up by her uncle, Didier Pain, a record producer who began managing her career. Assisted by Pain, Paradis recorded a demo, Les magie des surprises parties in 1985. Though unreleased, the demo did capture the attention of composer Franck Langolff and led to recording her breakout single, "Joe le taxi" (1987) when she was ju...
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