Artist Biography Vanessa Chantal Paradis (French pronunciation: [vanɛsa ʃɑ̃tal paʁadi]) (born 22 December 1972) is a French singer, model and actress.
She became a child star at 14 with the worldwide success of her single Joe le taxi. Since 1991, Paradis has been a spokesmodel for Chanel. She was in a relationship with actor Johnny Depp from 1998 to 2012. Vanessa's sister, Alysson Paradis, is a French actress.