Amanda de Cadenet

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Amanda de Cadenet
Born (1972-05-19) 19 May 1972 (age 42)
England
Spouse(s) John Taylor (m. 1991–97)[1] (divorced; 1 child)
Nick Valensi (m. 2006)[2][3] (2 children)

Amanda de Cadenet (born 19 May 1972) is a British photographer and former actress.

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De Cadenet is the daughter of Anna and racing car driver Alain de Cadenet.[4][5] She began her career as a co-presenter for The Word, a late-night Channel 4 magazine show in 1990-1995.[6][7] She also co-hosted the British television show The Big Breakfast.

Her first marriage was in 1991 to Duran Duran bassist John Taylor with whom she has a daughter, Atlanta.[8] The following year, de Cadenet moved from the U.K. to Los Angeles. The marriage lasted until 1997.[4]

Upon arrival in L.A., de Cadenet embarked upon a short film career, appearing in Four Rooms (1995), a collaborative film by Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino; Fall (1997), and Brokedown Palace (1999). Her career then turned to photography.[9] She worked for magazines such as Spin,[10][not in citation given] Jane and Harper’s Bazaar,[11] among others. In 2005, she published a book entitled Rare Birds.[6][4] Her other celebrity popular culture subjects have included Drew Barrymore, Sofia Coppola, Demi Moore, Olivia Wilde, Mary J. Blige, Keanu Reeves, Beck Hansen, and the members of The Strokes.[6]

In 2006 she married Strokes' guitarist Nick Valensi,[12][13] with whom she has twins.[1][13]

In 2011, it was announced that de Cadenet will be the host of a new television interview series called The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet, airing on the Lifetime Channel, with Demi Moore as a co-executive producer.[14] On the show, de Cadenet has interviewed female guests such as Lady Gaga, Portia de Rossi, Rita Wilson,[15] Gwyneth Paltrow, Zoe Saldaña and Jane Fonda.[16]

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