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Name: Roger Vadim  
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Date of Birth: 26th January 1928
Place of Birth: Paris, France
Profession: Director
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Roger Vadim (born Roger Vladmir Plemiannikov, Paris, France, January 26, 1928; died February 10, 2000), was a 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.

His White Russian father, Igor Plemiannikov, immigrated from Ukraine, became 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, prior to his marriage to Fonda. In addition to his theater and movie work, he wrote several books including his autobiography, D'Une Etoile a l'Autre (From One Star to the Next).

He died at 72 years of age of cancer 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.


  • Brigitte Bardot 12/20/52 - 12/06/57 (divorced)
  • Annette Vadim 1958 - 1960 (divorced) 1 child (Nathalie)
  • Jane Fonda 08/14/65 - 01/16/73 (divorced) 1 child (Vanessa)
  • Catherine Schneider 1975 - 197? (divorced) 1 child (Vania)
  • Marie-Christine Barrault 1990 - his death


  • And God Created Woman (1987)
  • Surprise Party (1983)
  • The Hitchhiker [TV Series] (1983)
  • Faerie Tale Theatre: Beauty and the Beast [TV] (1983)
  • Hot Touch (1981)
  • Night Games (1980)
  • Game of Seduction (1976)
  • The Murdered Young Girl (1974)
  • Don Juan 73 (1973)
  • Hellé (1972)
  • Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971)
  • Barbarella aka Barbarella, Queen of the Galaxy (1968)
  • Spirits of the Dead (1968)
  • La Curée (1966)
  • Circle of Love (1964)
  • Vice and Virtue (1963)
  • Dragées Au Poivre (1963)
  • Un Château en Suède (1963)
  • Love on a Pillow (1962)
  • Beds and Broads aka Tales of Paris (1962)
  • Seven Capital Sins (1962)
  • Please Not Now! (1961)
  • Blood and Roses (1960)
  • Dangerous Liaisons (1959)
  • The Night Heaven Fell (1958)
  • Be Beautiful but Shut up (1957)
  • Does One Ever Know (1957)
  • And God Created Woman (1956)
  • Mademoiselle Striptease (1956)
  • Blackmailed (film) (1951)
  • The Naked Heart (1950)

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