|Date of Birth||26 January 1928 , Paris, France|
|Date of Death||11 February 2000 , Paris, France (cancer)|
|Birth Name||Roger Vladimir Plemiannikov|
|Height||6' 1" (1.85 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
In 1950, Vadim lived in the Paris apartment of Danièle Delorme and Daniel Gélin and was babysitting for their 3-year-old son, who once demanded Vadim to make him a paper airplane. Vadim took a March 8, 1950, issue of the Elle magazine to rip out a page, but doing so, he saw a photo of Brigitte Bardot, then a 14-year-old fashion model. Vadim became fascinated with Bardot's image, and gave her photo to director 'Marc Allegret', who was about to film Vadim's script. Although Bardot did not get a role, Vadim started a relationship with the young girl, while her parents were away. Soon, her enraged bourgeois parents tried to cut him off, and nearly sent Bardot to a school in England, but she and Vadim prevailed. His friends procured Bardot her film debut, so Vadim's relationship with her flourished. At that time, Bardot's father, Louis, was in rage and pulled out a gun on Vadim, causing everyone more shock and trauma. In December of 1952, shortly after Bardot's 18th birthday, she and Vadim were married. Four years later, Vadim directed her in the groundbreaking ...And God Created Woman (1956), which catapulted Bardot to international fame. Vadim, however, was left in the shadows. Bardot had fallen in love with co-star Jean-Louis Trintignant and divorced Vadim before the film was released.
In the 1960s, Vadim became famous in America for his high-profile marriage to actress Jane Fonda, whom he directed in Circle of Love (1964), The Game Is Over (1966), Spirits of the Dead (1968) (also starring Jane's brother, Peter Fonda) and most famously in the science fiction spoof Barbarella (1968), which Vadim also wrote. After his separation from Jane in 1970, Vadim directed Angie Dickinson in the sex farce Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971), his first film to be shot in the United States. Vadim's later films did not arouse the same degree of interest. The American remake of And God Created Woman (1988), was a box-office dud, and Rebecca De Mornay was nominated for a 1989 Razzie Award as Worst Actress.
In his later years, Roger Vadim turned to writing memoirs. In his autobiography "From One Star to the Next" Vadim described his relationships with the women he loved. He had four children: Vanessa Vadim with Jane Fonda, Nathalie Vadim with Annette Stroyberg, Vania Plemiannikov with Catherine Schneider, and Christian Vadim with Catherine Deneuve. Roger Vadim died of cancer on February 11, 2000, in Paris, France, and was laid to rest in St. Tropez cemetery, Saint Tropez, France.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Steve Shelokhonov
|Marie-Christine Barrault||(21 December 1990 - 11 February 2000) (his death)|
|Catherine Schneider||(13 December 1975 - 1977) (divorced) (1 child)|
|Jane Fonda||(14 August 1965 - 16 January 1973) (divorced) (1 child)|
|Annette Stroyberg||(17 June 1958 - 1960) (divorced) (1 child)|
|Brigitte Bardot||(20 December 1952 - 6 December 1957) (divorced)|
Personal Quotes (7)
|Et Dieu... créa la femme (1956)||$5,000|