Vanessa Paradis “sports her engagement ring” in her horrible Vogue UK shoot


I could have sworn that Vanessa Paradis was just recently the cover girl for Vogue UK, but I was wrong. She recently did Harper’s Bazaar UK, and that’s what I was thinking of. So, here is the cover shot for Vanessa’s July issue. It is… unfortunate. Look, I’m not one of those people that thinks that Vanessa is God’s gift (those people seem to feel that way because of a devotion to Johnny Depp, in my experience), but I also don’t agree with the many negative assessments of her beauty. I think Vanessa is pretty, chic, and unusual. I get why Depp fell for her – he has a type, and she’s it. So, all of that being said, I’ve seen Vanessa look so much prettier in candid shots than this Mario Testino-shot cover. This is supposed to be the “Ageless Style” issue. So they made Vanessa look like a little old lady. She’s Miss Marple-esque.

Anyway, this is all we have for now, these two horribly styled Testino shots and the “teaser” from the Vogue site about how the photo shoot features Vanessa “sporting her diamond engagement ring.” Meaning…? I guess all of those interviews Johnny Depp during the promotion of POTC 4, where he claimed they weren’t getting hitched, were all for naught. He gave her an engagement ring?!!? Okay, that is big news. I just realized it.



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  1. EdithP says:

    It’s the hair that is off — it looks like it’s plastered to her head. The Harper’s cover is much better. She is very pretty, beautiful eyes.

  2. Runs with Scissors says:

    her eyes are very pretty, but they seem to be pointing in two different directions.

    I find her strange looking, but not in that strange model way, just, slightly rodent-like. I have seen her look great though in certain shots.

    But she does seem cool and she and Johnny seem like they adore each other so good for them!

    The marriage thing, meh, I guess since they have kids it might be kind of nice.

  3. RHONYC says:

    badass Chanel cuffs…i would totally rock those! 😉

  4. constance says:

    /taps her fingers together. interesting…

    Brange engagement ring INC!

  5. brin says:

    She is pretty and the hair through me….didn’t realize it was her at first.

  6. almond says:

    I don’t think her very pretty and I certainly wouldn’t call her beautiful, but she can certainly be very striking and unique-looking. In these pictures she looks… not really into it. They don’t do her justice.

  7. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    Well Johnny has proposed to her before she just never said yes, JD talks about how one time he did but she just didn’t think it was necessary. He said she something about not wanting him to feel tied down or something. I forget. That ring doesn’t mean Johnny really proposed to her if that quote even holds water at all.

    I think Vanessa looks lovely here and I think she is pretty in a model way.

  8. LunaT says:

    She’s cute and quirky looking. Love the space between her teeth.

    Maybe she’s just sporting bling on her left ring finger. Before I was married or engaged, I wore rings on that finger w/out significance.

    Kim Kardashian should take note on what a beautiful ring looks like.

  9. mln76 says:

    I think she’s unconventionally beautiful but it’s so hilarious how different she looks from he Chanel ads where she looks really delicate and whimsical- wonders of photoshop.

  10. Eve says:

    Even though I sometimes call her a bitch for having stolen Depp from me, I’m glad he settled down with her. Before Paradis, it was Kate Moss and destroyed hotel rooms for him. Ever since he’s with her I see a a man who has matured and learned with his mistakes. Also, a lot more conscious of his public persona and more grateful for the talent he has and opportunities he’s been given.

    Physically she’s totally his type.

    So…I can’t really say anything bad about her even if I want to.

  11. gee says:

    She is so pretty.

  12. TXCinderella says:

    Yes, he does Johnny does have a type. He seemd to like the skinny, frail, pale, delicate, gamine look. Kate Moss and Winona Ryder all had the same look.

  13. Jen34 says:

    After the last batch of horrible Vanessa photos, I googled her and found that when she was younger, she was beautiful in a traditional way. She just hasn’t aged well. I can’t hate on her for that or because Johnny Depp is devoted to her. She’s a very lucky, but rather plain looking woman. I don’t get her icon status, though. Do we have an American equivilent?

  14. Shay says:

    They can dress her in the most expensive couture, but she is still fugly.

  15. Solveig says:

    Pretty face, bad style.

  16. RHONYC says:

    i don’t think she’s fug, but definitely has an unconventional look…on the cover she looks like a period beauty, say maybe from the 1700s. in the b/w pic she could be from the court of Marie Antoinette. 😉

  17. Maha says:

    WOW at some of the mean comments here! Well, this is Celebitchy.
    I think she has a very unique, frail-ish look. She’s not the most beautiful woman in the world, but I definitely don’t agree with the popular opinion that Jolie is, either.
    She’s very pretty in her own way. I love the fact she hasn’t tried to mend the space between her teeth- she’s confident of herself. She can rock very outish styles, and she has an angel’s voice to sing with.
    Having said all this, these photos definitely don’t do her justice. I’ve seen candid photos of her looking cuter than she does here. Her hair’s not done well, and they could have paid more attention to her eye makeup – they haven’t done a good job there, either.

  18. Enny says:

    It may just be that Johnny decided she deserved the bling even without making it legal – I could see them doing that. Or, I could also see them getting married, but at this point, why?

  19. Ally says:

    What kind of nutty shoot was this? Terrible hair, photoshopping, and they couldn’t even get someone to straighten out her ring in the photo?

  20. Avi says:

    I like the pictures…

    And the ring is very old…”the love ring” they call it! Johnny gave it to her when their daughter was born…

  21. 4Real says:


  22. Nash says:

    I love how nobody would care about her AT ALL and how she would have been a complete unknown outside of France and most likely a total has been in France at this point if it wasn’t for her relationship with Johnny Depp (I know they love each other and are very happy together but still it’s quite fascinating how things sometime, turn out).

    Everytime I see her, I remember that a little while before she got with Johnny Depp there was some TV show in which she was featured and she was complaining about how hard it had became for her to work steadily as opposed to when she was in her prime, clearly at that moment there was nothing iconic about her she was just a former national celebrity trying to revive her career.

    Then the problem was solved a few years after and there she is on the cover of Vogue UK. The lesson here is Don’t lose hope!

  23. Peanut says:

    Wow at some of these comments. I think she looks really pretty?!?

  24. SlightlyPeeved says:

    I didn’t recognize Vanessa in those pictures at all. Photoshop anyone? Since I live in France, I’ve been seeing photos of her for decades, since her first hit, “Joe le Taxi”, when she was 14. And most recently in pictures of her and Johnny at Cannes. In none of these Vogue photos does she look like the pictures I see in French magazines.

    And while she is not beautiful, or even pretty in a conventional sense, she is attractive.

  25. Stella says:

    Maybe the ring is a prop for the photo shoot. A little hint, hint for Johnny boy. Marry the girl, dude! She had your children so marry her!

  26. Aurelia says:

    Vanessa used to be painfully beautiful. I was a fan of hers when she was a singer and lenny kravits was her mentor. This is like 20 years ago when I was a youth. Check out her old CD cover from back in the day. I also remember these really wild chanel images for channel no.19. She was caged like a bird. Yes, come to think of it she used to remind me of tweety bird.

  27. Jeannified says:

    God, if she would just fix her teeth! She is gorgeous in these pictures!

  28. dorothy says:

    She’s beautiful until she opens her mouth and smiles. She has the worst teeth I have ever seen.

  29. Celestine says:

    @ Runs with Scissors – I noticed her green eyes pointing out differently doing on the back cover of J-Lo’s People’s most beautiful woman issue. Combine that with the gap, and you can see Depp based the Mad Hatter on Vanessa.

    I don’t think that’s the “love ring” he gave her in 1999. Think this is the one he gave her in Dec 2009.

    I wasn’t aware they were together at Cannes this year or that there were any pics out. Anyone have some links?

  30. gg says:

    gads I can’t believe Chanel actually manufactured those hideous cuff bracelets. Ghetto anyone?

  31. RHONYC says:

    @ gg

    not startin’ sh*t here but, the bottom cuffs are replicas of the ones Coco Chanel used to wear on each wrist.

    now, while everything’s not for everybody…that’s pretty punk rock to describe something that ‘the’ Coco Chanel *cough-icon-cough* made fashionable almost 100 years ago as ‘Ghetto’. 😆

  32. Avi says:

    @Celestine: This IS the “love ring”…the other ring (2009) is golden colored (very beautiful and with a very “big” rock :D)

  33. Mary says:

    She might be witty and interesting.
    2 kids, Johnny Depp, singing career, what else do you need.

  34. LittleMissSunshine says:

    Is it just me, or does she look like a young Cybil Shepard in that top shot?

  35. Glyrics says:

    I don’t care how she looks. Her looks have faded because she smokes, or did. She is really nothing without JD.

    What I really don’t like about her is that she’s a bitch, and my beloved JD is PW for her. Her Angelina hatred is pathological. JD buckles to her temper tantrums. How unprofessional.

    Team Brad AND Angie.

  36. Emese says:

    my biggest problem is not that I don’t find her pretty, but that she is a horrible actress. but honestly johny depp is not a pretty man either, and still has the charm! i like them together, not like it matters!

  37. jemshoes says:

    She’s unconventionally pretty, and she’s aged well. To be her age (real age) and still get away with being styled like this for a photo shoot is kind of awesome! 🙂

  38. N.D. says:

    I wouldn’t call her a great beauty but she’s very likable.

  39. LuckyLilGem says:

    Beautiful woman, horrible styling.

  40. lola lola says:

    Wow, that’s a dumpy cover. She is so pretty. How can Vogue screw that up??

  41. Mon Dieu Code Bleu says:

    First of all, I remember Depp saying in more than one interview he fell in love with her bare back.

    As for the ring….Christ. Ben Affleck did JenLo more proud with that pink diamond. The thing she’s sporting could have come from Le Cracker Jacques.

  42. Isa says:

    Runs With Scissors- I noticed that too. On quite a few celebs actually.

    I think that gets me is her teeth. I know some people will defend her because they are tired of seeing chiclet veneers but I just can’t.
    I’ve never understood why people that can afford to have their teeth fixed choose not to.

  43. taxi says:

    See “Girl on the Bridge”, with Daniel Auteuil. She’ll break your heart! Lauren Hutton has a gap too – don’t hear people trash-talking Lauren, one of America’s top models ever!

  44. nnn says:

    I beleive that she is very pretty, in an unconventional way but she is. She was beautiful pre motherhood.

    Note that Vanessa will turn 39 years old in December. She has that juvenile ‘gamine’ look.

    However she is neither a good singer, neither a good actress. She is a better model though and a great mum.

  45. Charlotte says:

    She’s not a from-the-box beauty. I think that’s why I like her, though.

  46. tanguerita says:

    Testino ist incredibly overrated and he seems to be really everywhere nowadays.

  47. nnn says:

    @ Glyrics.

    I don’t beleive that she hate Angelina Jolie, that’s not her style. Don’t fall into tabloid trap.

    Like I said once, Jolie and Paradis have more in common peronality wise that you could ever imagine.

    Plus Jolie has already said that Vanessa is lovely and has dined with her, Pitt and Depp many times. Vanessa is not the type to take on other actresses, singers. She is not insecure.

  48. Lucy says:

    I love how some people can talk about J Depp’s wild youth and point to how he has matured with a partner and children, but cannot possible believe the same to be true about Angelina Jolie…

  49. M! says:

    Check it, here’s a pic of her wearing the same ring back in 2006.

    It’s the love ring her got her when Lily Rose was born.

  50. Qtie says:

    OK, so it’s the love ring. Just wondering why isn’t she wearing the gold engagement ring, then?

    I don’t think the cover is that bad, but for those who do, isn’t Testino an ex-lover & good friend of Kate Moss, from whom VP supposedly stole JD? Perhaps Kate is still jealous.