Born in Rome in 1988 by a US father and Italian mother, Vanessa Hessler has lived in Italy until the age of eight years and then moved to Washington, father’s home town. Returning to Rome in 2002, she was noticed by Mario Gori, President of Glamour Model Management and her current agent, that launches in the fashion world. In 2003 she debuted on the catwalk for the fashion house Gattinoni and won the award for Top Model Italian Emergent.
Participate in some editions of AltaRoma AltaModa and Milano Collezioni. Parades through the main house also taking part in various television programs dedicated to the fashion world. From 2005 to 2008 she is testimonial, in Italy, Germany and France, of the internet service Alice. In 2006, she is godmother of the 56th Sanremo Festival. In the same year in Taormina is rewarded with “La Kore – Oscar as a model of 2006.”
After the big-screen debut as a co-star in the film Natale a Miami (2005), directed by Neri Parenti, in 2008 she plays the leading role of Princess Irina for Astérix aux Jeux Olympiques. In the same year she made her debut on the small screen as the star, along with Roberto Farnesi, in the television miniseries, produced by Edwige Fenech, for a Per una notte d’amore, directed by Vittorio Sindoni, broadcast on Rai 1.
In 2009 she once again starred in the miniseries Una sera d’ottobre, filmed between Rome, Florence and Arezzo. The drama, produced by Edwige Fenech and directed by Vittorio Sindoni, also airs on Rai 1. On November 2 of that year is fired by the German subsidiary of the Italian Alice provider for defending Mutassim Gaddafi member of the famous family reigning in Lybia with whom she had been engaged. Hessler also stated the West had made a mistake in backing the rebels who ended Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year reign. Muammar Gaddafi, in fact, who was killed with his father following a U.N.-sanctioned airstrike and rebel ambush on Gaddafi’s convoy in Libya.
Between 2011 and 2012 turns the fiction for the italian television Cinderella and many others. From the relationship with Gianni Nunnari, Hollywood producer, was born on November 25, 2015 Catherine.