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Welcome

Hi, my name is Vanessa de Largie. I have been the resident sex columnist at Maxim Magazine Australia since 2017 and an opinion columnist at The Spectator Australia since 2018.

For the past decade, I’ve earned a crust as a freelance journalist, author and content writer.  Prior to that, I worked as an actress in Australia and overseas. I hope you enjoy browsing my work. 

For Acting, Film and TV, Vanessa is managed by elite talent agent (and producer of Romper Stomper) Daniel Scharf.

For Speaking Engagements, Vanessa is managed by Saxton Speakers Bureau. 

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Testimonials

Vanessa de Largie is a very talented actor, writer and communicator.

As an actor, Vanessa always gives a deep, riveting and emotionally unique performance.

As a writer, Vanessa has the ability to tell hard hitting but informative stories that resonate with a wide readership.

As a communicator, Vanessa is an open-minded, honest, articulate and revealing public speaker, podcaster and media personality.
Daniel Scharf
Talent Agent & Producer of Romper Stomper
Vanessa is one of life’s natural polymaths: she acts, she dances, she writes and a lot more… And she does it all with great panache and a finely tuned instinct for the viscera, the inner turmoil, the bodily pleasures – and horrors. As a publisher, it was her writing that caught my eye: sheer, gutsy unadorned prose that dives on her subject like a morsel in the eye of a bird of prey….
Paul Ham
Acclaimed Australian Historian
Many moral crusaders seem driven by hunger for power. Take actor and writer, Vanessa de Largie.
Andrew Bolt
Journalist, The Herald Sun
Vanessa de Largie’s wonderful fierce and tender sexuality reminds me of Anais Nin’s: she’s a woman who doesn’t deny her body and her desires but follows them unafraid and rejoicing. These days this sincerity makes her a truly refreshing voice – and a happy one to find.
Kate Holden
Australian Author and Former Age Columnist
Yes, yes, YES! Ohmigod Yes! No sadly I’m not in the middle of a When Harry Met Sally orgasm, but I am screaming in agreement at Vanessa de Largie’s brilliant piece on how women want sex not romance.
Samantha X
Madam & Journalist – The Daily Telegraph
Vanessa de Largie is a writer with the courage to explore subject matter other writers would choose to defer, deny or dilute. She articulates truths so close to the bone, you feel like you’re in the room with her (sometimes when you’d rather not be). Her work jumps off the page, grabs you by the scruff of the neck and drags you along at breakneck speed, leaving you thrilled, exhausted, exhilarated. You’ll need to talk about it.
Paul Kooperman
Manager of Communications at the Department of Premier and Cabinet (Vic), Former CEO of Australian Poetry
Vanessa is as bold and brave and accomplished in her writing as she is in her acting. She puts up no veils between herself and the reader. Truth is her religion, and insight and sensitivity the tools of her craftsmanship. I have always found that if you write something with truth at the heart of it, people will respond. In a world where movies and books are full of phony emotions based on things not experienced by the writer but instead taught to them in some class on how to make a fast buck in an equally phony industry, Vanessa is a beacon of light. She is, simply, the real deal.
Frank Howson
Award winning movie director, playwright and best selling author.
One of the reasons Vanessa de Largie is one of the best sex writers around is because she can always make us consider the many different sides to a situation. As Vanessa notes, slut shaming is so ingrained in our society, people may not even know they are propagating these hurtful ideas.
Jon Pressick
Canadian Sexpert, Kinkly
Looming large and over this year’s Sexy International Film Festival – despite its myriad other attractions – was the preternatural presence of versatile and local actor Vanessa de Largie. De Largie first came to Cultural Cringe’s notice in local auteur Bill Mousoulis’s extraordinary 2007 vampire film, Nocturne Night Of The Vampire, where her natural ability, unearthly beauty and her sheer presence, like that of an old time Hollywood star complimented gorgeously Mousoulis’s directing style.
Tony McMahon
Journalist, Inpress Magazine
Vanessa's writing is very powerful and quite haunting. Her creative, almost poetic approach to the text, with its short, journal-like sections, is unusual for a book on [domestic violence], but it works very effectively to emphasise the fragmented, surreal nature of the narrator's experience.
Teresa Pitt
Former Senior Commissioning Editor, Lothian Books.