Vanessa Chantal Paradis (French pronunciation: [vanɛsa ʃɑ̃tal paʁadi]; born 22 December 1972) is a French singer, model and actress. Paradis became a child star at the age of 14 with the worldwide success of her single "Joe le taxi". Since 1991, Paradis has been a spokesmodel for Chanel.
Vanessa Paradis was born in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, France, to interior designers André and Corinne Paradis. Her singing career began at the age of seven when her uncle, record producer Didier Pain, helped her appear on the local television program L'École des fans, a talent show for child singers.