Hello! Welcome. 


Who am I?

Just an actress (and accidental writer, producer & hopeaholic), who lives in fear of being filleted by her rescue cat. 

I hope you’ll spend some time with me (while I’m still in one piece), enjoying my videos & photos, perusing my inspirational blog, and checking out my news.

If you’d like to get in touch with me for work, please contact my agent: Mane & Rose Talent Management, tel: 020 3883 7877.

With Love,


P.S. I will be appearing IN CINEMAS in December 2023...

playing a pivotal supporting role in VIVESINI, a ground-breaking Tamil/English feature film starring the highly acclaimed Nassar.

Fierce, passionate, determined. Powerful yet vulnerable. Sassy & fun...

These are the strong female roles in which I’m usually cast.

I’ve played a doctor, a lawyer, a hustler, a lover… and a psychopath (to name a few).

For a brief look at some of the highlights, watch my reel, below.


Broken Nose Makeup


1 best actress award

4 producer nominations (best feature film)

4.5* feature films

5 best actress nominations

5 musicals

12 miscellaneous **

13 short films

14 lead roles

20+ plays

* That’s what you get when a movie runs out of cash halfway through filming.

** If you’re curious about this one, click the résumé button.


Kollywood movie director


I’m incredibly excited about this supernatural thriller.

The writer/director/producer, Bhavan Rajagopalan, is a genius. And a genuinely lovely guy. I truly hope his movie makes it big. (And not just because I’m in it, honest.)

VIVESINI will be in cinemas in December 2023.

To watch the trailer with ENGLISH SUBTITLES, click on the link below — and then, in the YouTube video, click on CC, and choose TAMIL subtitles.


Vanessa reclines

You're still here? OK. I'll let you in on a secret...

Want to know why I was paid good money to have my hair dyed ginger?

Click here. 

Thank You for stopping by! 

You can connect with me on Twitter & Instagram: @theHopeaholic — just click on an icon, below.