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Roger Vadim Poster

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Overview (4)

Born in Paris, France
Died in Paris, France  (lymphoma)
Birth NameRoger Vladimir Plemiannikov
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Roger Vadim was born on January 26, 1928 in Paris, France as Roger Vladimir Plemiannikov. He was a writer and director, known for Barbarella (1968), The Game Is Over (1966) and No Sun in Venice (1957). He was married to Marie-Christine Barrault, Catherine Schneider, Jane Fonda, Annette Stroyberg and Brigitte Bardot. He died on February 11, 2000 in Paris.

Spouse (5)

Marie-Christine Barrault (21 December 1990 - 11 February 2000) ( his death)
Catherine Schneider (13 December 1975 - 10 June 1977) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Jane Fonda (14 August 1965 - 16 January 1973) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Annette Stroyberg (17 June 1958 - 14 March 1961) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
Brigitte Bardot (20 December 1952 - 6 December 1957) ( divorced)

Trivia (20)

Born at 9 p.m. UT.
Had a daughter with Annette Stroyberg: Nathalie Vadim. [December 1957]
Had a son with Catherine Deneuve: Christian Vadim. [June 1963]
Had a daughter with Jane Fonda: Vanessa Vadim. [September 1968]
Had a son with Catherine Schneider: Vania Vadim. [April 1974]
Claimed to have coined the word "discotheque".
Studied journalism and writing at the University of Paris.
Was once employed as a reporter at Paris Match.
Older brother of Hélène Plemiannikov.
Cohabited with Ann Biderman in Santa Monica for most of the 1980s.
Is interred in St. Tropez cemetery.
Vadim's widow, Marie-Christine Barrault, and ex-wives Brigitte Bardot, Jane Fonda, Catherine Schneider and Annette Stroyberg were all in attendance at his funeral. Conspicuous by their absences were former live-in girlfriends Ann Biderman and Catherine Deneuve; the latter did go to a public memorial service, but not the funeral.
Worked as a screenwriter and assistant director to Marc Allégret at Francoeur Studios.
Driver for Ferrari Motor Cars in France, Italy, England and Germany.
His father died from a heart attack at age 33.
Ex-son-in-law of Henry Fonda and Lilian Constantini.
Former uncle, by marriage, of Bridget Fonda, Justin Fonda and Anne-André Reille.

Personal Quotes (8)

From the moment I liberated [Brigitte Bardot], the moment I showed her how to be truly herself, our marriage was all downhill.
The only thing I love in love is all the feelings, the imaginations, the orgasms of the woman. For this reason I'm not a good libertine.
[on Catherine Deneuve] Soon my shy adolescent had blossomed out into a hard-headed woman ruthlessly in control of her own life.
[on Kim Basinger] She has this quality -- absolutely indispensable for an actress, specifically for a beautiful actress -- which is not to know that she's beautiful.
[on Jane Fonda] She's a romantic pro-Leninist. Unfortunately she's lost her sense of humor. One day I called her Jane of Arc. She didn't laugh at all.
[on Frank Sinatra] The charm that once made him irresistible was lost in the unpredictable whims of a spoiled child.
[on Marie-Christine Barrault] I saved the best for last.
Women are a problem: if they're intellectual they become aggressive; if not, they're boring.

Salary (1)

Et Dieu... créa la femme (1956) $5,000

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