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Amanda de Cadenet is an English photographer, actress and television presenter.

Amanda de Cadenet
OccupationPhotographer, actress, television presenter
Years active1989–present
John Taylor (m. 1991–1997)
[1] (divorced; 1 child)
Nick Valensi (m. 2006)
[2][3] (2 children)


De Cadenet is the daughter of Anna and racing car driver Alain de Cadenet.[4][5] At age 18, 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 in 1991, according to de Cadenet herself, was when she was only 19, and pregnant, 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][failed verification] 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 would 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 Hillary Clinton, Lady Gaga, Portia de Rossi, Rita Wilson,[15] Gwyneth Paltrow, Zoe Saldana and Jane Fonda.[16]

On 24 July 2014, Lifetime Channel launched a weekly late-night television talk show featuring de Cadenet entitled, Undone with @AmandadeCadenet, which is taped in front of a live studio audience.[17]


  1. ^ a b Midler & Lehner 2006.
  2. ^ Contact 2006
  3. ^ Reardanz 2006.
  4. ^ a b c Lusher 2010.
  5. ^ Nolan 2006.
  6. ^ a b c Lee 2010.
  7. ^ BBC 2005a
  8. ^ "The Tatler List". Tatler. Archived from the original on 5 February 2016.
  9. ^ Kay 2007.
  10. ^ SPIN 2003, pp. 73
  11. ^ HarpersBazaar 2006
  12. ^ Examiner 2006
  13. ^ a b People 2006
  14. ^ Daily Mail article on The Conversation
  15. ^ The Conversation - Episode 2 featuring Lady Gaga, Leslie Bennetts, Portia de Rossi, Rita Wilson
  16. ^ The Conversation - Episode 1 featuring Gwyneth Paltrow, Jane Fonda, Sarah Silverman, Zoe Saldana
  17. ^ "The Hollywood Reporter".


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