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Also Known As: Roger Vadim Plemiannikov Died: February 11, 2000
Born: January 26, 1928 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: Paris, FR Profession: director, actor, screenwriter, assistant director, journalist

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One of the more controversial filmmakers to emerge from the vibrant French cinema of the 1960s, Roger Vadim directed such sensual features as " And God Created Woman" (1958), "Blood and Roses" (1960) and "Barbarella, Queen of the Galaxy" (1968). His movies were earmarked by their lush photography and taboo-skirting plotlines, but even more so by the yardage of flesh displayed by his stars, including Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Denueve and Jane Fonda, all of whom were also his offscreen romantic partners. Vadim was eclipsed in the 1970s by the rise of more explicit fare, which hobbled his brand of glossy erotica. By the time of his death in 2000, he was regarded as a museum piece by cineastes with fond memories of his sunny, sexy dramas.

One of the more controversial filmmakers to emerge from the vibrant French cinema of the 1960s, Roger Vadim directed such sensual features as " And God Created Woman" (1958), "Blood and Roses" (1960) and "Barbarella, Queen of the Galaxy" (1968). His movies were earmarked by their lush photography and taboo-skirting plotlines, but even more so by the yardage of flesh displayed by his stars, including Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Denueve and Jane Fonda, all of whom were also his offscreen romantic partners. Vadim was eclipsed in the 1970s by the rise of more explicit fare, which hobbled his brand of glossy erotica. By the time of his death in 2000, he was regarded as a museum piece by cineastes with fond memories of his sunny, sexy dramas.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Amour Fou (1994) Director
2.
  And God Created Woman (1988) Director
3.
  Surprise Party (1982) Director
4.
  Hot Touch (1982) Director
5.
  Night Games (1980) Director
6.
  Une Femme Fidele (1976) Director
7.
10.
  Helle (1972) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Amour Necessaire, L' (1991) (Cameo Appearance)
2.
 Into The Night (1985) Monsieur Melville
3.
 Rich and Famous (1981) Malibu Party Guest
4.
 Jeune Fille assassinee, La (1975) Georges Viguier
5.
 Ciao! Manhattan (1972) Dr Braun
6.
 Sweet and Sour (1964) He
7.
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Became an actor at age 16
1947:
Worked as a screenwriter and assistant director to Marc Allegret at Francoeur Studios
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Employed as reporter at Paris Match
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Driver for Ferrari Motor Cars in France, Italy, England, Germany
1956:
Directed first film, "And God Created Woman"
1971:
Made first US film, "Pretty Maids All in a Row"
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US TV directing debut, "Beauty and the Beast" for Shelley Duvall's "Faerie Tale Theater"
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wife:
Brigitte Bardot. Actor. Married in 1952; divorced.
wife:
Annette Stroyberg. Actor. Married in 1958, divorced; one daughter with Vadim.
companion:
Catherine Deneuve. Actor. Had a son, Christian, together in 1963.
wife:
Jane Fonda. Actor. Married in 1967; divorced; mother of Vadim's daughter, Vanessa.
wife:
Catherine Schneider. Married in 1975; divorced; one daughter with Vadim.
wife:
Marie-Christine Barrault. Actor. Married on December 21, 1990; survived him.
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father:
Igor Plemiannikov. Consul. Of Russian birth; member of French diplomatic corp; collapsed (in front of son) and died in December, 1937.
mother:
Marie-Antoinette Plemiannikov. Communist; after husband's death married an architect active in French Resistance.
daughter:
Nathalie Vadim. Assistant director. Mother, Annette Stroyberg.
son:
Christian Vadim. Actor. Mother, Catherine Deneuve; appeared in father's film, "Surprise Party".
daughter:
Vanessa Vadim. Mother, Jane Fonda.
daughter:
Vania Vadim. Mother, Catherine Schneider.
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Bibliography close complete biography

"Memoirs of the Devil"
"The Hungry Angel"
"Bardot, Deneuve, Fonda: My Life with the Three Most Beautiful Women in the World" Warner Books

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