Vanessa Hudgens

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Vanessa Hudgens is an American actress born on December 14, 1988, in Salinas, California. She got her first big fame in Disney’s popular film series musical high school which aired from 2006-2008. She played the role of Gabriella Montez, in this Disney’s popular teenage drama series and quickly became everyone’s favourite after this show’s release. After that, she featured in lots of movies including Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Bandslam, Bad Boys for Life, etc. However, before she worked in movies and musicals, Vanessa was into the local music production from the early age of eight.

Her early fame in musical high school film series helped her to grab two musical recording contracts. Her two solo albums named V and identified released in 2006 and 2008 got vast amounts of success as well. She has done lots of movies as a supporting actress in the last few years and is now quite active on social media platforms having millions of followers on Instagram

 

Vanessa Hudgens Personal Life

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Personal Details

Birth Date December 14, 1988 (age 31) Birth Place Salinas, California, U.S. Occupation Actress, Singer Years active 1998–present
 

When it comes to the personal life of Vanessa Hudgens, it’s quite an exciting story about her. She was born in California and was raised on the West coast. Vanessa Hudgens current age is 31, and she has a younger sister Stella Hudgen who is also in the same industry working as an actress. The family background of Vanessa Hudgens is quite an interesting one because she was born to a Catholic family, her father had Irish, native American and French descent, and her mother is a Filipino. Such a diverse family background has helped her to gain lots of understanding of different cultures. The musical interest of Vanessa is not a surprising thing because all of her grandparents were musicians.

She quietly talked about how it’s influential to be raised in such a great family background of all musicians. Such a diverse and musical background helped her to do Broadway musicals named Gigi (2015), and later she also signed for Fox’s live musical production shows that sustain her limelight.

Vanessa Hudgens height is just 5.08 feet, that makes her more attractive and beautiful. Her singing talent, along with the acting skills, has helped her to gain musical shows and movies, and she is quite happy about it. In one of her interviews, she talked about how her family was supportive when she decided to pursue a career in acting and singing. When she started getting a good response from her auditions, her family decided to shift to LA from California, which later became her second hometown.

Vanessa Hudgens’s school life was not an easy thing for her because of the constant auditioning in musicals and TV shows. She did attend Orange County School of Arts for a brief period but later decided to pursue homeschooling focusing more on her dream of becoming an actress and singer.

 

Vanessa Hudgens And Austin Butler Relationship

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Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler are those celebrities who were the symbol of typical teenage love among Americans. They broke the heart of the nation when the news of their long nine-year-old relationship came into public.

The couple met at the set of Disney’s musical high school even though Butler was not a part of the film series. Hudgens dated her co-star Zac Effron for a few years. When the couple split in 2010, Austin Butler entered her life and stayed together for more than nine years until the recent news of break up.

The couple who was first hiding their relationship and love story in front of the camera didn’t think about it during 2012 public veneers. Vanessa and Austin were seen to be involved in doing PDA activities, mostly where the paparazzi caught such things on their camera. In December 2012, the couple was seen kissing in the Knick’s game at Madison Square Garden that made both of their fans officially call them a couple.

If we look at the Vanessa Hudgens Instagram old post carefully then her image with Austin Butler who had a caption of “hot damn I’ve got some seriously sexy friends” with a hashtag of #bestie that might have broken the heart of Austin. But, it still meant they started dating each other at least their fans were beloved at that time.

However, everything became clear about these love birds when Vanessa wrote a sweet birthday message for her “bestie” friend Austin. Vanesa’s Instagram post on August 18, 2014, mentioned Autin on his birthday, and she is thankful to God for creating such a gentleman who helped her so far. Austin, who mum on the whole situation but knew everything that’s going around among his fans, broke the streak of silence.

He mentioned about him and Vanessa being in a relationship during the MTV Music Award Show 2015. Austin said how they as a “couple” managed to maintain their relationship throughout the extended period. This whole situation made every fan and netizens to finally admit Vanessa was living her true love life with her handsome boyfriend.

There was a time when everyone thought that Austin and Vanessa got engaged with each other, but later she said it’s just a rumour and nothing like that happened. Vanessa’s twitter message in December 2019 clarified every rumour about her and Austin getting married is not valid. However, she mentioned in an interview about how the couple are trying to do their long-distance work for two years.

However, on January 14, 2020, a source confirmed that the more than nine years relationship between Vanessa and Austin has come to an end. That news has still haunted many of their fans who are now struggling to cope up with the pandemic situation. Both of them haven’t mentioned anything about why they decided to go down in separate ways. But, some reports say it’s because of the couple’s busy schedule and long distance with each other that this beautiful relationship failed.

 

Vanessa’s Opinion On Leaked Images

Since many celebrities have gone through the phase of their personal images getting viral on the internet, Venessa Hudgens images also got leaked, which gathered massive publicity among the netizens. Vanessa Hudgens, who was famous for her most believable characters in the movies and Tv shows, had to face lots of trauma because of the leaked images on the internet.

While giving an interview, she talked about how her 2007 leaked images scandal was traumatizing to her. She talked about this incident after a few years while making a comeback in the films with good films to sign for. She mentioned in the interview that it was traumatizing to see her personal images getting viral on the internet, and that was unofficially the first celebrity leak scandal. After this incident, similar incidents happened with lots of celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, who also shared the same experience as Venessa.

Since Vanessa Hudgens was just 18 years old when her images leaked on the online platforms, things hurt her in many wrong ways. She further mentioned in the interview about how “these” people who make such content viral have a terrible influence on our society, and it’s ultimately a breach of privacy. Vanessa gave a public conference for her fans and all the people who were new to this celebrity scandal case. In which she mentioned feeling shameful for taking such types of pictures and giving in the hands of such people who later destroyed her private life for a publicity stunt.

After going through some required therapy sessions and a massive break from musical and filmography, Vanessa managed to get out of the bad phase successfully. Recently she frankly talked about her living mantra on handling such types of bad things and said if anyone’s making her uncomfortable, then she is likely going to walk out of such a situation. When you are not feeling well because of someone, then try to tell them.

Her latest big-budget movie Bad Boys For Life starring Will Smith, Martin Lawrence hit the theatre, and she made a huge comeback with this multistarrer movie. She shared the red carpet with her ex-boyfriend Austin Butler and thanked him for the required support also.

 

Vanessa Hudgens Career Life

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The career of Vanessa Hudgens was quite a roller coaster ride since she had to go through some traumatized situations after her images got leaked. She was the sweetheart of every teenage boy who saw Disney’s musical high school movie series. Even though she did give two solo music albums that became quite hit, she focused mostly on her movie career afterwards. Here is the brief view of her career and related things which are a considerable part of her life.

 

The Start With High School Musical 

Everything started for her with the famous Disney’s movie series that broke any records. At that time she co-starred with Zac Effron who she dated for a brief time. However, the success which this movie series gave Vanessa was a huge part of her overall career. Her singing and acting talent were seen by everyone in this epic saga and helped her to grab more movies and music albums. The chemistry between her and Zac Effron was so good that the duet song “Breaking Free” from the High School Musical movie topped out at no. 04 on Billboard chart. The song was so good that it helped her to grab two solo album records.

 

Albums And Songs Of Vanessa Hugman

Her love for singing and musicals have helped her to remain in the publicity. After the solid rock hit of Disney’s famous movie series, she released two solo albums V(2006) and Identified (2008). These albums gave her the much-required lamplight and her solo album V was certified gold in single’s album during that period. However, her second album identified was placed at no. 24 on Billboard’s hit of the year 2008. She did not get the required success with her second album as a result of that Vanessa decided to end the contract with Hollywood Records and focused on her movies career.

Even though the start of her career was with music, she was more interested in filmmaking, and TV shows business. However, her continuous involvement in musicals is widely known for everyone. Since she is a beautiful actress who can sing well makes her the perfect combination for musicals shows.

 

Hudgens Movies And TV Shows

Even though the start of the movie career was stable, she had to face lots of troubles to change her typical Disney girl. Starting movies of Vanessa Hudgen were below average and put more efforts to come into the limelight again. Vanessa’s 2009 Slamband was a story of a new kid who arrives in the town to become a rockstar and starts her rock band. People don’t like it much, and the response to the box office was quite average.

However, 2011 released sucker punch gave her a different perspective overall; her character was named “deadpan” a young introverted woman who is in a mental institution and thinks the whole place is a brothel. This character was unique from what she portrayed in Disney’s musical drama and gave her much required comeback.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island became the career-shaping film for her since she shared the screen with Dwayne Johnson and Josh Hutcherson. The film became a box office hit and got famous because of the tremendous adventurous story and action scenes. The chance to star with big stars Dwayne Johnson was a massive opportunity for Vanessa, and she nailed her role perfectly.

Over the last few years, she has worked in many numerous films in which her roles were in the supporting cast. However, she gave her best performance in each of them. The controversy regarding the leaked images also affected her filmography because of which she took a short break from movies. Vanessa’s latest film was Bad Boys For Life which was a blockbuster hit, and now everyone’s talking about her comeback again.

 

Vanessa Hudgens Movies List

Year Title Role
2003 Thirteen Noel
2004 Thunderbirds Tin-Tin Kyrano
2008 High School Musical 3: Senior Year Gabriella Montez
2009 Bandslam Sa5m
2009 The Ultimate Idol Herself
2011 Beastly Lindy Taylor
2011 Sucker Punch Blondie
2012 Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Kailani Laguatan
2012 Spring Breakers Candy
2013 Choose You Ex-girlfriend
2013 The Frozen Ground Cindy Paulson
2013 Machete Kills Cereza Desdemona
2013 Gimme Shelter Agnes “Apple” Bailey
2015 Freaks of Nature Lorelei
2018 Dog Days Tara
2018 The Princess Switch Stacy De Novo / Lady Margaret
2018 Second Act Zoe
2019 Polar Camille
2019 The Knight Before Christmas Brooke Winters
2020 Bad Boys for Life Kelly
2020 The Princess Switch: Switched Again Stacy De Novo / Lady Margaret / Fiona
TBA Tick, Tick… Boom! Karessa Johnson
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Vanessa’s TV Shows List

Year Title Role
2002 Still Standing Tiffany
2002 Robbery Homicide Division Nicole
2003 The Brothers García Lindsay
2005 Keke and Jamal Camille
2005 Quintuplets Carmen
2006 Drake & Josh Rebecca
2006 High School Musical Gabriella Montez
2006 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Corrie
2007 High School Musical 2 Gabriella Montez
2009 Robot Chicken Lara Lor-Van / Butterbear /
Erin Esurance (voice)
2012 Punk’d Herself
2013 Inner Circle Herself
2016 High School Musical: 10th Anniversary Herself
2016 Grease: Live Betty Rizzo
2017 Powerless Emily Locke
2017 Running Wild with Bear Grylls Herself
2017 Drop the Mic Herself
2017–2018 So You Think You Can Dance Judge
2018–2019 Drunk History Joan of Arc / Marge Callaghan / Mata Hari
2019 Rent: Live Maureen Johnson
2020 The Disney Family Singalong Herself

 

Vanessa Hudgens Instagram Controversy

Vanessa Hudgen is quite popular on the social media platform, Instagram. She has more than 38.5 million followers, making her the most influential celebrity in Hollywood on Instagram. The continuous updating of her daily on Instagram life has made her fans fall in love with her. But like any other celebrities, she has also faced criticism on her Insta account recently.

Since the coronavirus pandemic happened things in the USA have changed rapidly, millions of people so far have tested positive. In such hard situations, Vanessa Hudgens made fun of the coronavirus pandemic stating that it’s not a big deal if it’s going to kill some people since it’s inevitable.

Her shocking response made her fans furious, and people started trolling her for insensitive remarks. Later, Hudgens had to post an apology response on her Insta account stating how much she respects the government’s decision of lockdown and she is staying home safe. That controversy was quite big considering her 38 million followers are not taking things as easy when it comes to the coronavirus pandemic situation.

After such a controversial incident, she has posted numerous times about how one should deal with the current situation and advised people to follow the social distancing and quarantine. Her fans on Instagram and other social media platforms are quite obsessed with her feet, and that’s why Vanessa Hudgens’ feet style is still one of the most searched terms on the internet.

 

Vanessa Hudgens Net Worth 

Famous for Disney’s high school movie series, Vanessa even though hasn’t gotten any big movies signed has reportedly net worth of more than $14 million. Since she is an active user of Instagram from last so many years and has 38 million followers, such type of publicity helps celebrities like her in many ways.

Along with movies and musicals, she also works as a film producer, a model for big brands that helps her to get big contracts. The current year was right for her, and her fans are waiting to get glimpses of her.

 

Hudgens True Beauty Campaign

Vanessa Hudgens teamed with EcoTools in 2017 for promoting The True Beauty national campaign which was focused on women empowerment. Under this Campaign, Hudgens tried to tell young women to access their beauty regardless of what society says to them about their race, weight, or any other things. According to her, every woman should acknowledge how beautiful she is in her way. The proceeds from this Campaign later were used for poor girls’ education all around the world.

Conclusion

So these are some essential facts about Vanessa Hudgens which we covered in this article. As an actress, singer, Tv producer, she has a variety of films to choose from and has done plenty of good movies. We will be updating this article with the latest news we got about her professional or personal life. However, if you liked the information provided about your favourite then leave a comment below mentioning what part we should cover the next.