On November 10th, 1966, Vanessa Madeline Angel was born in London, England. She’s an actor and a one-time fashion model.
She has been working as an actress since 1985, but she began her career as a model when she was just 14 years old.
Elizabeth and Peter Angel had a daughter, and they named her Vanessa. Peter Angel worked as a broker for a brokerage firm. At the age of 14, she was signed by the legendary modeling agent Eileen Ford.
When she was found, Vanessa Angel was just 16 years old, yet she immediately began a career as a fashion model that took her all over the world. Under the terms of her contract with Ford Models, she would be required to relocate to New York City.
She was destined for the covers of Vogue and Cosmopolitan very soon. She would also be contracted the Diet Pepsi girl.
The daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Angel, Vanessa Angel was born on November 10, 1966, in London. Her father was a successful stockbroker, thus she grew up in a privileged environment.
Vanessa has had a passion for the theatre ever since she was a young girl. She had a passion for the stage but had no intention of making a living in show business.
She was 14 years old when she was discovered in London by renowned modelling agent Eileen Ford. She was presented with a modelling opportunity, and she jumped at the chance. She managed her schoolwork and modelling duties all throughout the world.
At 16, she advanced in her career when she was signed by “Ford Models,” one of the most prominent modelling agencies in the United States. That’s why, when she was just 16 years old, she uprooted to the Big Apple to launch a career as a supermodel.
During her time as a prominent model, she also graced the covers of publications like Vogue and Cosmopolitan. As an added bonus, she has also promoted “Diet Pepsi” in the past. Thanks to this achievement, she was off to a great start in her chosen profession.
However, by the mid-1980s, she had begun to audition for film and TV roles in pursuit of her acting ambitions.
Vanessa Angel is well known to fans for a few film and television roles. In 1996, she starred as the lead in the Farrelly Brothers’ bowling comedy Kingpin.
She explains that Peter Farrelly saw her on Weird Science, which played a role in her getting the character, on a podcast.
Truthfully, it took a very long time… I assume Peter Farrelly saw me on Weird Science, so my agent got me the screenplay. After reading it, I was anxious to meet the cast because I was a big fan of Dumb and Dumber.
I auditioned for the role multiple times and even had a reading with Woody Harrelson. By the time I had gone through the motions four times, I was the underdog.
There were probably a few other actresses they had in mind at first, but as I got further involved, I think they began to see me as their Claudia.
Eventually, I had a sort of screen test with Woody, who then had to give his blessing before I was granted the role.
Domestic & Individual Issues
Since their 1996 wedding, Vanessa Angel and actor Rick Otto have been happily married and raising a daughter together.
She insists that the name Vanessa Angel is her legal given name and not a pseudonym. She also says she used to worry that people would assume she was a porn actress because of her surname.