ABOUT VANESSA

Vanessa Anne Capes de Largie (born March 22, 1977) is an Australian columnist, author, actress and podcaster. 

With a career spanning over two decades, Vanessa has written innumerable columns for magazines and newspapers, authored an array of books and starred in countless short films, feature films, plays and TV commercials.

Vanessa trained at the esteemed Actors Centre in London and the New Actors Workshop in New York. 

As an actress and writer, Vanessa is represented by Australia’s leading talent agent (and producer of Romper Stomper) — Daniel Scharf. As a speaker — Vanessa is represented by Saxton Speakers Bureau.   

Awards & Accolades

2020
  • Awarded a Full Scholarship with the Eckhart Tolle Foundation (completed)
  • Awarded Internship at The Spectator in London (cancelled due to pandemic)
2020
2019
  • Debuted at #60 on the Ultra Tune Maxim Magazine HOT 100
  • Was signed by Saxton Speakers Bureau as a keynote speaker
2019
2017
  • Vanessa trained for 6 months at the Actors Centre in London and performed her one-woman-show at the Tristan Bates Theatre in the West End
  • Photoshoot with acclaimed Flemish photographer – Kris Dewitte
2017
2016
  • Honorable Mention Award for Without My Consent – New York Book Festival
  • Winner of the Silver Medal for Don’t Hit Me – Readers Favorite
2016
2015
  • Most Promising Australian Actress of the Month – StarCentral Magazine
  • Debuted on StarCentral Magazine’s HOT list
  • Appeared on the cover of SF-TERRA (Dutch SciFi & Horror Magazine)
  • Shortlisted for the Viviens Autograph Model Search amongst 4500 entrants
  • Five-star review for Don’t Hit Me by the esteemed Midwest Book Review
  • Five-star review for Don’t Hit Me by the San Francisco Book Review
2015
2014
  • Winner of the Bronze Award for Don’t Hit Me – Global eBook Awards
  • Honorable Mention Award for Don’t Hit Me at the London Book Festival
  • Five-star review for Don’t Hit Me from the Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer (UK)
2014
2012
  • Victorian finalist in the Miss Pinup Australia Pageant
2012
2010
  • Best Female Actor in a short film – Melbourne Underground Film Festival
  • Worked on the Nokia campaign with world-famous photographer – David La Chapelle
2010
2009
  • Vanessa trained with the New Actors Workshop Summer School in New York for 3 weeks
  • Attended the Razor Reel Fantastic Film Festival in Bruges as an international guest
2009
2008
  • Attended the Cork Film Festival, Athens Film Festival, Portobello Film Festival and Broet as an international guest
2008
2007
  • Best Female Actor in a feature film – Melbourne Underground Film Festival
  • Attended the Brussels Fantastic Film Festival in Belgium as an international guest
2007
2006
  • Winner of the Commended Prize (short story) – Daffodil Days Arts Awards
2006