Vanessa Vadim: Unveiling the Legacy of Jane Fonda’s Remarkable Daughter. Discover her unique journey, achievements, and the powerful bond they share in this exclusive glimpse into their world.
About Vanessa Vadim
Vanessa Vadim is a French director and cinematographer born on September 28, 1968 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France.
As of 2023, Vanessa Vadim is 55 years old and her zodiac sign is Libra.
She has been married to Paul Van Waggoner since June 12, 2010.
She was previously married to Matt Arnett.
|Full Name||Vanessa Vadim Birth Name Vanessa Plemiannikov|
|Date Of Birth||September 28, 1968|
|Age||55 Years (As Of 2023)|
|Profession||Director and cinematographer|
|Birthplace||Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France|
Vanessa Vadim Family and Relatives
|Spouse||Paul Van Waggoner (12 June 2010 – present)|
Matt Arnett (divorced) (1 child)
|Relatives||Vania Vadim (half sibling)|
Nathalie Vadim (half sibling)
Troy Garity (half sibling)
Peter Fonda (aunt or uncle)
Henry Fonda (grandparent)
Hélène Plemiannikov (aunt or uncle)
Bridget Fonda (cousin)
Christian Vadim (half sibling)
Frances Seymour Fonda (grandparent)
Frances Seymour Fonda (great grandparent)
Henry Fonda (great grandparent)
Daughter of Roger Vadim and Jane Fonda
Half-sister of Troy Garity.
Ex-stepdaughter of Tom Hayden, Catherine Schneider and Ted Turner.
Cousin of Bridget Fonda and Justin Fonda.
Granddaughter of Henry Fonda and Frances Seymour Fonda.
Niece of Peter Fonda, Parky Devogelaere and Hélène Plemiannikov.
Has two children: son Malcolm McDuffy (a.k.a. Malcolm Vadim), born 28 May 1999 (from a previous relationship) and daughter Viva Arnett (a.k.a. Viva Vadim), born 23 November 2002 (with Matt Arnett).
Stepdaughter of Marie-Christine Barrault.
Paternal half-sister of Nathalie Vadim, Christian Vadim and Vania Vadim.
Stepsister of David Toscan du Plantier and Ariane Toscan Du Plantier.
Vadim was arrested in October 1989 in New York on charges of obstructing governmental administration, loitering for the purpose of purchasing drugs and disorderly conduct. Police said the man she was with was carrying two glassine envelopes of heroin.
Graduated from Brown University. Her roommate was Rory Kennedy.
Resided in Washington, D.C. until January 1999, when she moved to Atlanta, Georgia. She now lives in Vermont.
Named after Vanessa Redgrave.
Vanessa is Roger Vadim’s only legitimate child, though he did marry Annette Stroyberg after she had Nathalie Vadim and Catherine Schneider after she had Vania Vadim.
Step-aunt of Marie Toscan du Plantier.
Career of Vanessa Vadim
Vanessa Vadim was much influenced by her mother, the iconic actress Jane Fonda, to pursue a career in the show business.
She started learning about filmmaking by joining the industry as a crew member.
After acquiring enough knowledge in cinematography by working in various productions as a crew member, she began making short documentary films.
She also made a few onscreen appearances.
She appeared in the historical documentary, ‘The Last Party,’ alongside the likes of Robert Downey Jr., Bill Clinton, and Ann Palmer, in 1993.
She was part of the crew of ‘Blue is Beautiful’.
The 1997 short documentary was directed by James Schneider and featured Ian Svenonius, James Canty, and Steve Gamboa.
The film was about Washington DC’s notorious gospel-punk group, ‘The Make-Up’.
Vadim directed her first short documentary, ‘The Quilts of Gee’s Bend’, in 2002.
She served as the editor, cinematographer, as well as the producer of the documentary.
Vadim hasn’t been involved in filmmaking since then and has turned her attention towards environmental issues.
She has been working lately as an ecological activist and writes columns for various websites like ‘Mother Nature Network’ and ‘The Daily Beast.’
Interestingly, Vadim didn’t appear in the documentary ‘Jane Fonda in Five Acts,’ based on her mother.
Jane Fonda apologized for her daughter’s absence and stated that the two had grown apart due to some personal differences.
Vanessa Belongs to the Family of Famous Personalities
Not only Vanessa’s parents are renowned actors, but her other family members and relatives have made great names of themselves.
She is the ex-stepdaughter of Tom Hayden, Ted Turner, and Catherine Schneider.
Besides, Vadim is the cousin of Bridget Fonda and Justin Fonda while she is the niece of Parky Devogelaere, Helene Plemiannikov, and Peter Fonda.
All of them at some point became parts of showbiz.
She Has Many Siblings from Her Parents’ Other Relationships
Vanessa Vadim doesn’t have any biological siblings. Her parents, Jane and Roger were married for around eight years from 1965 to 1973.
The ex-pair started dating in 1963 and after two years of romance, they tied the knot on August 14, 1965, at the Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas.
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