ABOUT VANESSA

Vanessa 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

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
2010
2009

Vanessa trained with the New Actors Workshop Summer School in New York for 3 weeks

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
“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
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
Ms. de Largie’s self-serving claim not to be a “conservative” is debunked by a quick Google search. She is just a purveyor of standard extreme RWNJ tropes, a wannabe Bettina Arndt.
Ken Parish
Former Australian Politician