Vanessa may refer to:

  • Vanessa (name), a female given name coined by Jonathan Swift, originally as a nickname for Esther Vanhomrigh
  • Vanessa (butterfly), a genus of butterflies
  • Vanessa, Ontario, a hamlet in Norfolk County, Ontario, Canada

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Famous quotes containing the word vanessa:

    Vanessa wanted to be a ballerina. Dad had such hopes for her.... Corin was the academically brilliant one, and a fencer of Olympic standard. Everything was expected of them, and they fulfilled all expectations. But I was the one of whom nothing was expected. I remember a game the three of us played. Vanessa was the President of the United States, Corin was the British Prime Minister—and I was the royal dog.
    Lynn Redgrave (b. 1943)