ROGER VADIM Biography - Theater, Opera and Movie personalities


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Name: Roger Vadim                                                                       
Born: 26 January 1928 Paris, France                                                     
Died: 11 February 2000 Paris, France                                                     
Roger Vadim, born Roger Vladimir Plemiannikov (January 26, 1928 – February 11,         
2000) was a French journalist, author, actor, screenwriter, director, and               
producer who launched Brigitte Bardot's career in the film And God Created Woman.       
The scene of Bardot dancing barefoot on a table remains one of the most erotic           
scenes in French cinema.                                                                 
Vadim was born in Paris, France. His Belarusian father, Igor Plemiannikov, had           
immigrated from Ukraine and become a naturalized French citizen, and was a vice         
consul of France to Egypt.                                                               
Vadim became a stage actor at the age of 16.                                             
In 1947 he became assistant writer to film director Marc Allégret.                     
As well as his movie achievements, Roger Vadim was celebrated for his romances/marriages 
to such beautiful women as actresses Brigitte Bardot and Jane Fonda. He also             
lived with Catherine Deneuve, with whom he had a child Christian Vadim, prior to         
his marriage to Fonda. The transsexual Warhol Superstar Candy Darling wrote of           
an alleged affair with Vadim in her diaries, My Face for the World to See. She           
claims that the relationship took place during his marriage to Jane Fonda. In           
addition to his theater and movie work, he wrote several books including his             
autobiography D'une étoile à l'autre (From One Star to the Next).                     
Vadim died at age 72 of lymphoma and is buried in the St. Tropez Cemetery, Saint         
Tropez, France. He was survived by his wife, French actress Marie-Christine             
Barrault, and four children: Vanessa, born to Fonda; Christian with Deneuve;             
Nathalie, born to actress Annette Stroyberg; and Vania, his child with heiress           
Catherine Schneider.