French singer who rose to fame at 14 with chart-topper ‘Joe le Taxi’ signs on to perform in Tel Aviv in February; producers say she and her Hollywood superstar partner hope to meet Shimon Peres during visit
French singer, model and actress Vanessa Paradis, 37, is set to arrive in Israel on February 8 along with Johnny Depp, 47, and the couple’s two children, 11-year-old Lily-Rose and eight-year-old John Christopher.
Paradis has signed on to perform at the Tel Aviv Performing Arts Center’s Opera House on February 10. The contract includes an option for another show.
According to sources familiar with the production, the couple hopes to meet President Shimon Peres during their stay in Israel.
Paradis became a child star at 14 with the huge worldwide success of her single “Joe le taxi”.
In 1992, she moved to the US to work with rocker Lenny Kravitz, who wrote and produced her self-titled record, which included the hit “Be My Baby.”
Paradis has released 10 albums that have sold several million copies over the years, and has appeared in more than 10 films.
Depp, her partner of 12 years, is one of the most famous actors in Hollywood.