About Vanessa

Career Overview

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Vanessa de Largie is first and foremost a writer.  However, she is also a freelance journalist, an award-winning actress and author and the sex columnist at Maxim Magazine. Vanessa also pens a regular column for the iconic British/Australian magazine — The Spectator.

In 2019, Vanessa was signed by Saxton Speakers Bureau, their name synonymous with Australia’s most well-known identities. A month later, Vanessa spoke at the prestigious Liberty Friedman Conference in Sydney and also appeared on Australian talk-show, Studio 10 – defending hardcore porn.

In October 2019, Vanessa de Largie debuted at #60 on the Ultra Tune Maxim Magazine Hot 100 – the definitive list of Australia’s most beautiful and talented women. 

For acting, film and television, Vanessa is represented by elite talent agent and producer of Romper Stomper — Daniel Scharf.

Acting Biography

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Vanessa de Largie has worked on numerous productions in film, theatre, TV, radio and voiceover.

In 2007, she won the Best Female Actor Award at The Melbourne Underground Film Festival for her lead role in Nocturne, Night of The Vampire distributed by TROMA.

The film was accepted into the main program of The Athens Film Festival, The Cork Film Festival, The Brussels Fantastic Film Festival, The Portobello Film Festival and Broet.  Vanessa was flown over as a guest.

In 2009, Vanessa was one of 12 students selected worldwide to study with Oscar-winning film director Mike Nichols  in New York, as part of the New Actors Workshop Summer School. That year, she was also a guest at the Razor Reel Fantastic Film Festival in Bruges, where a short film she starred in — premiered.

In 2010, Vanessa won a second Best Female Actor Award at The Melbourne Underground Film Festival for her lead role in Crazy In The Night.

In 2015, Vanessa was crowned ‘Most Promising Australian Actress Of The Month’ by StarCentral Magazine.  She also made it onto their HOT list.

In 2017, Vanessa spent 6 months training at the esteemed Actors Centre in London and also had the great privilege of performing her one-woman-show in the West End.

Click here to view Vanessa’s acting credits.

Author Biography

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Vanessa is the author of 3 memoirs.

In 2013, her erotic shortbook Tantric Afternoons was published by Parisian publisher Hampress.  The book received a rave review by acclaimed author Kate Holden, who likened de Largie’s writing to Anais Nin’s. 

In 2015, Vanessa’s #1 Amazon Bestseller Don’t Hit Me! was picked up by Seattle publisher Booktrope and released as a paperback and ebook globally.  

‘Don’t Hit Me!’ received five-star-reviews from the prestigious Midwest Book Review , the San Francisco Book Review and the #1 Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer in The UK. (Mr Baz). ​It was the recipient of a Global eBook Award (Bronze), Readers Favorite Award (Silver) and Honorable Mention Award at the London Book Festival.

Vanessa self published her rape memoir Without My Consent which received an Honorable Mention Award at The New York Book Festival.

In 2016, Vanessa contributed 6 sex-poems which were published in the coffee table book In The Woods & On The Heath accompanying the drawings of German artist – van Rijn.  Feminist icon — Annie Sprinkle also contributed to the book.

Vanessa’s film essay on 1977 film ‘Empire of The Ants’ was included in the 2017 Belgium movie guide: When Animals Attack: The 70 Best Horror Movies With Killer Animals.

In 2019,German artist Jan van Rijn released his art book in Europe, titled A Few Miles Outside of Atlantis.  Vanessa is honoured to have her erotic poems feature opposite Jan’s artwork.

Journalism Biography

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Vanessa de Largie has written over 1000 columns published in approximately sixty media outlets worldwide.

Her writing primarily focuses on fierce female sexuality and gender politics. 

Vanessa’s columns and feature articles have appeared in:

The Spectator, Maxim Magazine, Penthouse Magazine, GQ Magazine, The Huff Post (US), RendezView , News.com.au, iNews (UK), Writers Weekly (US), The Daily Telegraph, The Courier Mail, The Vocal, Quadrant Magazine, Daily Life AU, New Matilda, Kinkly, MamaMia, SBS, Rebelle Society, Cara Sutra Sexuality Magazine (UK), The Herald Sun, Perth Now, The F Word (UK), Thought Catalog, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Milk Bar Magazine, The Australia Times, The Mercury, NT News, SHESAID,  The Hit Job, The Advertiser, Synergy Magazine, Topic Media, Medium, Stuff.co.nz, YourTango (US), Archer Magazine, Tuck Magazine, The Fix (US), The Canberra Times, Endo Issues, In Between Hangovers and many more.

Publicity about Vanessa’s work has appeared in:

The Washington Times, Cosmopolitan Magazine (US), The Huff Post, The Daily Telegraph, SBS, The Bolt Report, The Age, Mashable, The Guardian, The Herald Sun, Beat Magazine, You’ve Been Hooked, Cliche Magazine, Ezra Magazine, Ramona Magazine,  Neos Kosmos, The Sydney Arts Guide, Little Raven, The AU Review, Brigitte Magazine, Kinkly, Cara Sutra Sexuality Magazine,  ABC Radio Perth, Inpress Magazine, M Magazine (Sunday Age Liftout), SF Terra Magazine, Fangoria, IF Magazine, Star Newspaper, Leader Newspaper. StarCentral Magazine, Horror Sleaze Trash, Narrative Paths Journal, Ze.tt Magazine , Indieactivity.com, Ariel Chart, Scum Gentry Alternative Arts & Media, Zombie Logic Review  and many more.

Modelling Biography

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In 2010, Vanessa de Largie had the great privilege of working with world-famous photographer, David Lachapelle for the Nokia campaign. Lachapelle’s images have appeared on the covers of Vanity Fair, Vogue, The New York Times Magazine and Rolling Stone.

In 2012, Vanessa was one of five Victorian finalists in the Miss Pinup Australia Pageant, (aged 35).  She competed under the title Miss V-Bomb and did a two-page spread for Beat Magazine. 

In 2015, Vanessa appeared on the cover of Dutch Sci-Fi and Horror Magazine – SF Terra.  She was also shortlisted for Vivien’s Autograph Model Search, (aged 38).

In 2017, Vanessa shot with her dear friend, celebrity photographer – Kris Dewitte.  Dewitte has photographed numerous stars over the years, including – Morgan Freeman, Charlotte Rampling, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese and Tilda Swinton.  And in 2018, Dewitte shot the cover of Vanity Fair.  

​In 2019, Vanessa debuted at #60 on the ULTRA TUNE MAXIM MAGAZINE HOT 100 – the definitive list of Australia’s most beautiful and talented women. At age 42, five foot two and of medium build.  Vanessa de Largie continues to defy ageism and societal idealities.