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Vanessa Hessler Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Vanessa Hessler Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 61 kg
Date of Birth January 21, 1988
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Eye Color Azure Blue

Vanessa Hessler is an Italian-American model and actress who has worked with several brands and designers such as FendiCalvin Klein, Prada, Guess, Gattinoni, Giorgio Armani, RoccoBaroccoFerrero SpA, Mariella BuraniErmanno ScervinoSand, L’OréalJust Cavalli, Avon, DSL, and Replay. In addition to that, she has also been a part of a variety of other projects which include the likes of Ma tu di che segno 6?Reality+Sant BarbaraOne Thousand and One NightsLa figlia del capitanoLa ragazza americanaCenerentolaThe Last Fashion ShowLa boîte à questions, Per una notte d’amore, Le grand journal de Canal+, Una sera d’ottobreDomenica in, Asterix at the Olympic GamesNatale a Miami, Les enfants de la télé, and T’empêches tout le monde de dormir.

Born Name

Vanessa Hessler

Nick Name


Vanessa Hessler on the red carpet for Synecdoche, New York Premiere in May 2008 – a part of 61st Cannes Film Festival
Vanessa Hessler on the red carpet for Synecdoche, New York Premiere in May 2008 – a part of the 61st Cannes Film Festival

Sun Sign


Born Place

Rome, Lazio, Italy


Malibu, California, United States


Italian and American


Considering she started modeling at the age of 15, needless to say, her education was rather discontinuous. The exact details of her schooling or college education are not confirmed but living back and forth in two countries (Italy and U.S.) made her fluent in English, Italian, and French.


Model, Actress


  • Father John Hessler
  • Mother Gabriella Hessler
  • Siblings – Albert Hessler (Brother), Patrick Hessler (Brother), David Hessler (Brother) (Doctor), Christian Hessler (Brother)
  • Others – Giulia Nunnari (Stepdaughter), Sara Hessler (Sister-in-Law, David’s wife)


As an actress, she has been signed with David Vatinet from Agents Associés – Suzy Vatinet – France.

As a model, she has signed herself with the following modeling agencies –

  • One Management – New York
  • Munich Models
  • Select Model Management
  • Model Management – Hamburg
  • Glamour Model Management – Rome (Mother Agency)
  • Delphoss Model Agency
  • Elite Model Management – Amsterdam
  • Elite Model Management – Milan
  • Elite Model Management – Barcelona
  • Elite Model Management – Paris
  • Elite Model Management – Stockholm
  • Elite Model Management – Toronto
  • Elite Model Management – China
  • The Fabbrica




5 ft 10 in or 178 cm


61 kg or 134.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Vanessa Hessler has dated –

  1. Al-Saadi al-Gaddafi – Vanessa was RUMORed to have dated former Libyan football player and former Commander of Libya’s Special Forces, Al-Saadi al-Gaddafi.
  2. Al-Mu’tasim-Billah al-Gaddafi (2007-2011) – He was the fourth son of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi by his second wife. Mutassim was captured along with his father by NATO-funded rebel forces in Libya during the battle of Sirte (the final battle of the Libyan civil war) and eventually shot to death in October 2011. Vanessa confessed that she had a four-year-long passionate relationship with the dictator’s son but left his country as soon as the uprising initiated the civil war. Mutassim was famous for his lavish lifestyle, known to spend millions to ensure the presence of celebrities from all over the world. Upon returning to Italy, Vanessa openly defended her former boyfriend and criticized the UK, France, and Italy’s role in overthrowing the Gaddafi regime.
  3. Francesco Montanari (2011-2013) – The Italian actor, Francesco Montanari turned out to be Vanessa’s rebound relationship after her former boyfriend, Mutassim Gaddafi’s death. The couple was often spotted dining together and kissing in various places in Rome.
  4. Gianni Nunnari (2014-Present) – Vanessa eventually found love with a Hollywood-based film/TV producer of Italian origin who is 29 years her senior. The couple resides in Malibu, California and has a daughter named Catarina (b. November 2015).
Vanessa Hessler traveling with her partner, Gianni Nunnari in 2014
Vanessa Hessler with her partner, Gianni Nunnari in 2014

Race / Ethnicity


Vanessa’s mother is Italian while her father is an American citizen with German ancestry.

Hair Color


Eye Color

Azure Blue

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Figure
  • Lips
  • Thick, Luscious Blonde Hair


34.5-25-35.5 in or 88-63.5-90 cm

Dress Size

6 (US) or 38 (EU) or 10 (UK)

Vanessa Hessler during Replay Photoshoot in 2012
Vanessa Hessler during Replay Photoshoot in 2012

Bra Size


Shoe Size

10 (US) or 7.5 (UK) or 40.5 (EU)

Brand Endorsements

  • She was a part of the H&M catalog in 2008
  • From 2010 to 2015 she was a part of the ad campaigns for the following brands
  • Airfield (2011)
  • Alice
  • Avon
  • DSL
  • Ermanno Scervino
  • Gattinoni
  • Gilli
  • Guess (Face of Guess, 2010)
  • Just Cavalli
  • Korff
  • Liu- Jo
  • L’Oreal
  • NaraCamicie
  • Replay (2012)
  • Sand
  • Calvin Klein
  • Alessandro Couture (2012)
  • Misaki (2013)
  • In 2017, she was associated with

Best Known For

  • Being a Runway Model in New York, London, Paris, and Milan
  • Being a Supermodel in Italy by virtue of being featured on several magazine covers in France, Italy, and Germany
  • Played Princess Irina in the 2008 Italian movie, Asterix at the Olympic Games/Astérix aux Jeux Olympiques
  • Played a model named Britt in the Italian thriller, The Last Fashion Show/Sotto il vestito niente – L’ultima sfilata (2011)

First Fashion Show

She debuted with Ready to Wear – Spring / Summer 2004 fashion week where she walked for Fendi, Gattinoni, RoccoBarocco, and Mariella Burani.

First Film

She first appeared in Christmas in Miami / Natale a Miami (2005) in her role as Stella.

First TV Show

As an actress, she was first seen in 2 episodes of the TV mini-series called, Cenerentola / Cinderella (2011) for her role as Aurora de Luca.

Personal Trainer

Vanessa’s exact training plan and diet details are not known but she often posts pictures in workout gear before or after hitting the gym and reveals that a visit to the gym at least three times a week is important to her. She depends upon Aerobics classes for a full-body workout.

Like most people, she battles sugar cravings and has to rely upon portion control to stay slim. She also depends a lot on coffee or energy drinks to get through busy days. Most of her meals are rich in lean protein such as chicken and fish.

Vanessa Hessler Favorite Things

  • All-time Favorite ModelGisele Bündchen
  • Fashion Designer – Fendi, Dolce & Gabbana and Miu Miu
  • Food – Fettucine con pomodoro fresco
  • Music – Pop, Rap & Oldies.
  • Songs – Led Zeppelin’s “House of the Rising Sun”, Ne-Yo’s “Miss Independent” and Rihanna’s “Rehab”
  • Quote Tomorrow is another day.

Source – Fashion Model Directory

Vanessa Hessler at “The Expendables 3” premiere in May 2014
Vanessa Hessler at “The Expendables 3” premiere in May 2014

Vanessa Hessler Facts

  1. Vanessa was discovered by a modeling agent while she was walking through the street of Rome’s city center.
  2. Until 8, she resided in Rome, Italy. From 8 to 14, she lived in Rockville, Maryland, U.S.
  3. She had no plans for becoming a model but loves her job for all the worldwide traveling it affords. According to her, a lengthy separation period from her family is the only downside of her profession.
  4. Vanessa was nicknamed ‘Alice’ for being the face of Alice-DSL, the high-speed Internet connection service of the Spanish telecommunications company Telefonica. She was featured in all their advertisements across Europe.
  5. Along with Gérard Depardieu, Clovis Cornillac, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alain Delon, Franck Dubosc, José Garcia, Stéphane Rousseau, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Élie Semoun, and Alexandre Astier, she co-starred as Princess Irina in the 2008 French fantasy comedy film Asterix at the Olympic Games (French: Astérix aux Jeux olympiques). The film serves as a sequel to Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra (2002) and is the 3rd installment in the Asterix film series.
  6. She brought to life the character of Georgia Bonetti in the romantic drama film Per una notte d’amore (English: For a Night of Love) in 2008.
  7. In November 2011, Vanessa lost her highest-paying endorsement deal with Telefonica due to her criticism of all the European countries that contributed to ending Muammar Gaddafi’s reign.
  8. Fashion Model Directory named Vanessa Model of the Month in May 2009.
  9. Vanessa stays on the move living alternately in Rome, New York, and Los Angeles even when she is not visiting any other country as a part of her acting project.
  10. She defiantly claims that she has to prove herself as someone with intelligence and more than a pretty face every day of her life.

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