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Roger Vadim

Roger Vadim Plemiannikov (January 26, 1928 - February 11, 2000), better known as Roger Vadim was a journalist, author, actor, screenwriter, and director 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 as the son of a vice consul of France.

As well as his movie achievements, Roger Vadin was celebrated for his relationships with some of the world's most beautiful women. He was married five times, two of his wives were Brigitte Bardot and Jane Fonda, and he lived with Catherine Deneuve with whom he had a child. In addition to his theater and movie work, he wrote several books including his autobiography.

He died on February 11, 2000 and is buried in the St. Tropez Cemetery, Saint Tropez, France. He was survived by his wife, actress Marie-Christine Barrault, and four children: Vanessa, born to Jane Fonda; Christian with Catherine Deneuve; Nathalie, born to actress Annette Stroyberg; and Vania, his child with heiress Catherine Schneider.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Roger Vadim Facts

Birth NameRoger Vladimir Plemiannikov
BirthdayJanuary 26, 1928
BirthplaceParis, France
Date of deathFebruary 11, 2000 (age 72)

Selected Filmography

Vice and Virtue
Shelley Duvall's Faerie Tale Theatre: The Complete Collection
And God Created Woman
Pretty Maids All In A Row
...And God Created Woman
Spirits of the Dead
Le Repos Du Guerrier
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