After her single “Joe le Taxi” rose to immense popularity when she was just 14 years old, Vanessa Paradis became an instant star. A celebrity for more than just her voice, the French artist soon established herself as an award-winning actress and fashion It girl—two roles she passed on to her daughter with ex Johnny Depp, Lily-Rose. L’OFFICIEL looks back at the French icon’s early days of fame.
With blonde hair, a young Paradis looks nearly identical to her daughter, Lily-Rose Depp
Paradis poses for a picture in her bedroom full of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia.
In a red gown and matching opera gloves, the singer performs at the 1989 César Awards in Paris.
In 1990, Paradis goes all-black at the Victoires de la Musique awards show.
At the 1990 César Awards, the star wears a deep purple bandage dress.
On stage, Paradis wears a brown crochet bra top with matching shorts and knee-high boots.
The star shines in a scallop hem dress during another performance.
In the ’90s, Paradis poses in a multi-colored cardigan.
Paradis and French singer Florent Pagny attend Chanel’s Spring/Summer 1992 show in Paris. Her daughter has also grown up with the French fashion house, appearing in Chanel runway shows and in campaigns.
In 1992, Paradis moved to the US and began a relationship with Lenny Kravitz, who also produced her debut English album
In her “Be My Baby” Music Video, Paradis opts for more of a bohemian aesthetic
The French singer poses in an animal print coat while smoking a cigarette
Paradis looks angelic on the set of her music video for “Sunday Monday”
At Chanel’s Fall/Winter 1993 show, Paradis faces a sea of cameras