Who is ­­Jane Fonda’s daughter, Vanessa Vadim?

Vanessa Vadim or Vanessa Plemiannikov is a celebrity child who was born to two famous entertainment personalities, Jane Seymore Fonda, aka Jane Fonda, and Roger Vadim Plemiannikov, aka Roger Vadim. Her mother is an American fashion model and actress who has won two Academy Awards including other notable accolades. Her father is a late French film director and screenwriter who is well-known for his work in “And God Created Woman,” “Pretty Maids All in a Row,” and others.

Vanessa is the only daughter of Jane and her first husband, Roger Vadim. But what happened to Vanessa Vadim? Let us learn more about Vanessa’s life. 

Quick Info
Nick Name
Vanessa Vadim
Birth Name
Vanessa Vadim Plemiannikov
Birthdate28th September 1968
Age 54 years old in September 2022
Birth Place
Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Current City
Washington D.C.
Roger Vadim
Jane Fonda
Half Siblings
Vania Vadim
Nathalie Vadim
Troy Garity
Santa Monica Alternative School House Public School
Brown University (Grad. 1989)
New York University
NYU Tisch
French, American
Zodiac Sign
5' 10" (1.78 m)
62 kg
HusbandMatt Arnett (?-?)
Paul Van Waggoner (2010-Present)
Malcolm Vadim and Viva Vadim
Social Media
Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
Net WorthMillionaire

Bio & Nationality

 Vanessa Vadim was born on 28th September 1968 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Hauts-de-Seine, France. Her full name is Vanessa Vadim Plemiannikov and she is the daughter of Roger Vadim and Jane Fonda. Her parents were major celebrities of their times and Vanessa gained all the spotlight since her birth. It was her father’s third marriage and her mother’s first marriage. Unfortunately, her parents got divorced in 1973 when Vanessa was only 5 years old.

Jane Fonda with her parents Jane Fonda and Roger Vadim in 1969
Jane Fonda with her parents Jane Fonda and Roger Vadim in 1969 Source: Fan Instagram

Vanessa was born and raised in France thus she has French as well as American nationality. She possesses mixed ethnicity. Vanessa was named after English actress and activist, Vanessa Redgrave.


How old is Vanessa Vadim today?

 Vanessa Vadim is 53 years old and she will be 54 in September 2022. She is a beautiful woman who has gotten the same look like her mother, Jane Fonda. Vanessa stands 5 feet 10 inches which are about 1.78 meters and weighs 62 kg.



Vanessa Vadim completed her high school in Santa Monica Alternative School House Public School in Los Angeles. In 1989, she graduated from Brown University with a degree in Literature and Society. Additionally, Vanessa completed her Master’s degree in English and Creative Writing from New York University. She also studied filmmaking at NYU Tisch.


Is Vanessa Vadim married?

Vanessa has been married two times. She first tied her knot with writer and producer, Matt Arnett. Vanessa gave birth to a son and daughter namely Malcolm Vadim and Viva Vadim with her first husband. There is no detailed information on when the couple got married and divorced. Vanessa tied her knot for the second time to Paul Van Waggoner on 12th June 2010 which was held in Saint Tropez, France. The couple does not have any children together.

Vanessa Vadim and her daughter, Viva Vadim in 2021
Vanessa Vadim and her daughter, Viva Vadim in 2021 Source: Instagram

Instagram and other social media accounts

Vanessa Vadim is an active social media user. We can find her on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Vanessa has over 1.6 thousand followers on Instagram. On Twitter, she has about 221 followers and she goes by @vanessa_vadim.

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What does Vanessa Vadim do?

Vanessa used to work as a columnist at Mother Nature Network in Atlanta, Georgia. She has further worked at Sister City, V2 Synergy, and Studio 6E. Vanessa has been working as a co-founder and producer at MayDay Madia since 1992. As a producer of the company, Vanessa also produced a short documentary called “The Quilts of Gee’s Bend” as well as an editor, director, and cinematographer.

Vanessa Vadim and Jane Fonda attending red carpet together
Vanessa Vadim and Jane Fonda attending red carpet together Source: Fan Account

Vanessa Vadim has also produced a documentary called “Blue Is Beautiful” and “Jane Fonda in Five Acts.” She has also made her small appearance in the tv series “Vivement Dimanche” in 2005 including the documentary “The Last Party” and “Citizen Jane, I’Amerique Selon Fonda.”

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Net worth & Lifestyle

 Vanessa Vadim is leading a luxurious life even though we aren’t able to speculate on her exact net worth. However, we do know that she is the daughter of multimillionaire parents. Her mother, Jane has a net worth of $200 million as of 2022. She must have gained some portion of her late father’s net worth after his death.

Vanessa currently resides in Washington D.C. where her company originated. She prefers to live a simple life behind all the spotlight and media attention.


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