Who Is Jane Fonda’s Daughter Vanessa Vadim?

Vanessa Vadim is the daughter of famous American actress Jane Fonda and screenwriter/director Roger Vadim. Since she was born into a celebrity family she was exposed to the entertainment business at a very young age. Eventually, she also followed a career in the entertainment industry becoming a short documentary film director.

What an example of children keeping their parents’ legacy. We now know that Vanessa is a film director just like her father. This piece will talk about her childhood and lifestyle, let’s get right into it.

She was named after popular English actress and activist

Vanessa was born on September 28, 1968, in Boulogne Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France. However, she has an American nationality. Her family has a mixed background of Russian, Canadian, French, and American. She is also the granddaughter of a famous American actor Henry Fonda.

Not only her parents or grandparents but she is surrounded by popular personalities as she is the former step-daughter of Tom Hayden, Ted Turner, and Catherine Schneider. Not only that but her aunt Helene Plemiannikov is a film editor while her uncle Peter Fonda and cousin Bridget Fonda are actors.

She is a graduate of Brown University from where she got a degree in literature and society. She also studied at NYU Tisch to learn filmmaking and also, she studied creative writing and M.A. English at New York University.

Reports have shown that she was named after a famous actress and activist ‘Vanessa Redgrave.’

Tragic death of Vanessa’s father

On February 11, 2000, Vanessa’s father Roger Vadim died of cancer in Paris hospital, Vadim was 72 years when he died. He had been battling cancer for a long time.

His body was buried at St. Tropez Cemetery.

What does Vanessa Vadim do?

Just like I mentioned above, Vanessa was born in a family of celebrities so she was tempted to pursue a career in the entertainment industry like her parents.

She first got into the industry as a crew member where she had time to learn about filmmaking. After working on multiple projects she also understood how cinematography works. Finally, after working on numerous projects, she finally directed her first film.

Her first film is The Quilts of Gee’s Bend (a short documentary film) that was released in 2002. Her latest work is a documentary movie called Jane Fonda in Five Acts 2018, where she worked as a crew member. Besides that, she has also worked in Blue is Beautiful 1997.

She has also been featured in a few films such as the 1993 film The Last Party where she got a chance to work with popular actors Robert Downey Jr. Bill Clinton, and Ann Palmer.

Vanessa left the entertainment industry

Vanessa worked in Jane Fonda in Five Acts 2018 and it is her latest work however, it seems that she has left the entertainment industry for good now.

Currently, she is an ‘environmentalist’ and she has been working very hard to bring various serious environmental issues. She is also one of the founding members of  MayDay Madia where she is also a producer and she is also the owner of V2 Synergy. She is also working as an organic farmer at Earthseed, as per the reports.

Vanessa is also an active ecological activist and she has written articles on a few sites including Mother Nature Network and The Daily Beast.

Who is Vanessa Vadim’s husband?

According to our research, Vanessa is currently single so she does not have a husband however, let’s talk about who she had a relationship with.

Back in the early 2000s, Vanessa was in a relationship with a guy named Matt Arnett and they even share a daughter Viva Arnett who was born on November 23, 2002. Sadly, their love life came to an end for an unknown reason.

Similarly, after she separated from Matt, she then became the partner of Paul Van Winkle and they finally got married on  June 12, 2010, in Saint Tropez, France, about which Vanessa’s mother Jane wrote an article. However, it seems that Vanessa is not much successful in terms of love life as she and her husband Paul decided to get a divorce.

As per the article in The Daily Beast, Vanessa does not have any children with Paul as the article mentioned she’s a ‘single mother.’

Vanessa’s brothers and sisters

Vanessa does not have any siblings however she has many half-siblings from her parents’ other relationships. After her mother, Jane, and her father Roger separated, they both re-married. As for Jane, she married Tom Hayden (a politician) just a day after her divorce.

She gave birth to Venessa’s half-brother, Troy O’Donovan Garity on July 7, 1973. Her mother and Tom also unofficially adopted a daughter Mary Luana Williams in 1982.

Likewise, Vanessa’s father Roger also married other women and he also has five children from his five different wives and they are David Toscan Du Plantier, Nathalie Vadim, Vania Vadim, Ariane Toscan Du Plantier, and Christian Vadim.

Where is Vanessa now?

As per the reports, Vanessa currently lives in Atlanta where she has been living since 1999. Also, there are various sources that claim, Vanessa owns a house worth over $500,000 in Atlanta.

How much does she earn? (her net worth)

It is hard to say as she has not revealed about her income or how much she earns however, let’s just think for a minute. She has worked in various films and she is also an active ecological columnist that writes for a few websites.

So it is safe to say that Vanessa earns a decent amount of money but the question is her net worth. How much do you guys think she is worth? I don’t know about you guys and even though I don’t know how much her net worth is, I am certain that she is worth more than $1 million.

How is her relationship with her mother?

According to Jane Fonda, she and her daughter Vanessa had grown apart “due to some personal differences.” In 2018, a documentary film called Jane Fonda in Five Acts was released however, Vanessa did not appear in the film so Jane even apologized for Vanessa’s absence in the film.

Jane also revealed that she was suffering from post-partum depression after Vanessa’s birth. She couldn’t spend much time with her daughter because of her busy work schedule so she regrets not spending time with her daughter as a mother should.

“I just felt that I had failed – that nothing was turning out the way it was supposed to, not the birth, not the nursing, not my feelings for my child or (it seemed to me) hers for me,” Jane explained.

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