Vanessa Angel is the English TV actress and a former model who is famous for her role of Lisa in the 1990s comedy series Weird Science. She was alongside Anthony Michael Hall in the famous series and her performance was hailed by everyone. She was also cast in the sports comedy film Kingpin alongside Vanessa Angel.
As her surname suggests, she is the Angel who started modeling from her teenage years. Vanessa has also been on the cover of magazines such as the Vogue and the Cosmopolitan like Ray Diaz, Connie Sellecca, etc. The Brit has been a wonderful addition to the movie industry and we could not be more grateful to have her. Let us get to know more about this amazing actress.
Caption: The beautiful actress from Britain.
Vanessa Angel: Early Life and Education
Vanesa Madeline Angel was born on the 10th of November, 1966, in Harrow-on-the-Hill. The north-west Londoner was the child of parents Elizabeth and Peter Angel. From a very young age, Venessa had an inclination for acting and she was an active member of her school’s drama club. Realizing her talent, she got cast in many different plays whilst at her high school. Despite all the talent, Vanessa never really sought out for fame or dream of pursuing a career in acting.
When she was 14, Vanessa was spotted in a cafe by a famous agent, Eileen Ford. Next, she signed a contract for the international modeling agency Ford Models. And as the agency was based in New York, she had to relocate to the States.
Vanessa Angel: Career
After moving to one of the biggest cities in the world, Vanessa was constantly growing as a model and was enjoying a successful life. She got to travel to various countries and was able to grace the cover of magazines like Vogue and Cosmopolitan.
Angel did not just want to settle for the cover of magazines. She later ended up getting a debut role in the 1985 comedy film “Spies Like Us.” For the movie, Vanessa was a Russian spy and had to learn the Russian language and also the accent.
Next Vanessa became the member of “The Actors Studio” in New York and got herself a guest role in the TV series The Equalizer. By that time, she was professionally trained and got roles in the movies King of New York and Sleep with Me. You might have also noticed her in Baywatch where she made guest appearances.
However, her breakthrough role came in 1994 when she was cast in the comedy series,
“Weird Science.” Her performance for the series was widely acclaimed and she was able to turn the heads of more productions. Next, Angel was cast in the movie Kingpin and it was soon followed by Made Men and Kissing a Fool. Vanessa has also made an appearance alongside the beautiful Scarlett Johansson for the 2004 movie The Perfect Score.
Vanessa Angel: Personal Life and Net Worth
We do not know much about the personal aspects of Vanessa’s life. She is together with the actor Rick Otto. The two were introduced through actor Lee Tergesen who was Vanessa’s co-star for the show Weird Science. After getting connected by a mutual friend, they instantly fell for each other. She was later married to Otto on the 1st of April in 1996. Later in 2002, they gave birth to their first and only child (as of now), India Otto.
Vanessa has been a prominent member of the Hollywood industry. She has been in this field for a long time now and still has the same desire to perform to the fullest. Angel also owns a clothing line and is a fashion entrepreneur. She calls the company “VANE la” which began in 2009. Having been one of the biggest names in the industry does demand a lot of respect and it also demands a good salary. According to estimations, Vanessa has a net worth of $5 million. She is living a well-off life in New York and is still looking for and working on many new projects.