Vanessa Hudgens is an incredible actress and fabulous singer. Who doesn’t love seeing her as a teen girl Gabriella Montez in high school dress!
Hudgens’ career breakthrough came from the popular film, ‘High School Musical’.
Vanessa is a part of charitable organizations like Best Buddies International, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C): Change The Odds, and VH1 Save The Music Foundation.
Check out Vanessa Hudgens’ height and weight, body measurements, success story, net worth, personal info, and much more.
Vanessa Hudgens’ Success Story
Vanessa started as a singer in musical theater in 1998. Later Hudgens started acting in advertisements and television commercials.
Vanessa had her debut role in the sitcom ‘Still Standing’ in 2002. That same year, she acted in ‘Robbery Homicide Division’. Next year, she acted in her debut theatrical film, ‘Thirteen’. In 2004 Hudgens acted in ‘Thunderbirds’ directed by Jonathan Frakes. This movie took inspiration from the 1960s TV series.
Vanessa Hudgens’ career breakthrough came through the Disney Movie, ‘High School Musical’ directed by Kenny Ortega. The film revolves around the lives of Gabriella Montez played by Vanessa Hudgens, Troy Bolton played by Zac Efron and Sharpay Evans played by Ashley Tisdale.
This television film became the most-watched Disney Channel film that year with 7.7 million viewers in the US. But this record was broken by Disney Channel’s sequel film, ‘Cheetah Girls 2’ in August. This movie earned 8.1 million viewers.
The songs of ‘High School Musical’ became a hit with Hudgens performing most of them. The song ‘Breaking Free’ ranked number 4 at BillboardHot 100 in the US. Her singles ‘Come Back to Me’ and ‘Say Ok’ from her first album ‘V’, received mixed reviews.
Vanessa again acted in the second movie of the High School film franchise, ‘High School Musical 2’ in 2007. This movie earned 17.2 million viewers. It achieved the highest viewership for a Disney Original movie.
The channel telecast a program ‘Road to High School Musical 2’ on June 8 and ended it with the Movie, ‘High School Musical 2’ in August. The show aimed to capture the bts of the movie. The movie songs ‘What Time Is It’ and ‘You Are The Music in Me’ were aired on Radio Disney in May and June respectively.
Her second album ‘Identified’ received less popularity compared to her first one. It was listed 23rd position at Billboard 200. Her single ‘Sneakernight’ was released on May 27, 2008.
Vanessa again acted in the third sequel of High school named, ‘High School Musical 3: Senior Year’. Gathering a huge collection of 252 million dollars across the globe, this film broke the ‘Mamma Mia’ movie record of the highest musical film opening.
Hudgens then focused more on acting rather than her singing. She acted as Sa5m in the film, ‘Bandslam’ in 2009 directed by Todd Graff. This film was a commercial failure but her performance earned appreciation.
She acted as Mimi in the theatrical production stage play, ‘Rent’ in 2010. Vanessa received negative comments for her performance but her acting was praised by the director of the play.
In 2011, Vanessa acted as Linda Taylor in ‘Beastly’ directed by Daniel Barnz. Later, Hudgens acted as Blondie in Zack Snyder’s psychological action film, ‘Sucker Punch’ in 2011. The movie was on the nomination list for Scream Awards 2011 and Taurus Award. In 2012, she acted in ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’. This film is the sequel to the hit movie ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’.
The movie earned a 325 million dollars worldwide collection. Vanessa acted in the 2013 movie, ‘Spring Breakers’.
Vanessa released her single, ‘$$$ex’, compiling the movie scenes in the music video. In 2013, she acted in ‘Gimme Shelter and ‘The Frozen Ground’.
Two years later, she acted in ‘Gigi’. Vanessa played in ‘Grease Live’ directed by Thomas Kail. Vanessa played Emily Locke in ‘Powerless’ but the series was canceled after a season.
Hudgens acted in the movie ‘Dog Days’ in 2018. She shared her screen with Finn Wolfhard and Nina Dobrev. She was a part of ‘Lay With Me’, released in 2018. That year, she acted in double roles as a European duchess and pastry chef in the Netflix movie, ‘The Princess Switch’.
In 2019, she appeared in ‘Rent: Live’, a TV special telecasted by Fox. Towards the end of the year-end, Vanessa produced and appeared in ‘The Knight Before Christmas’. Last year, she had voiced in the animated film, ‘My Little Pony: A New Generation’, a Netflix film directed by Mark Fattibene.
Vanessa Hudgens’ Height and Weight
Vanessa Hudgens has a height of 5 feet 1 inch (155 cm or 1.55 m) tall. She weighs 50 kg (110 pounds). Hudgens has an hourglass body and average build.
Vanessa Hudgens’ Dating History
Let’s explore the lucky guys who dated Vanessa Hudgens.
Vanessa Hudgens started a romantic relationship with her co-star Zac Efron in 2005. They met each other through Disney Channel’s series, ‘High School Musical’. Fans loved their chemistry. However, they broke up in 2010.
Hudgens had a relationship with Josh Hutcherson in 2011. It was a short one and the romance ended after one year. They indirectly confirmed it during the promotion of the film, ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’ in 2012.
It is rumored that Hudgens had a relationship with Austin Butler. This was confirmed after two and a half years in 2014.
The duo met each other through Ashley Tisdale. But they split after nine years of a long-term relationship.
Hudgens started dating Cole Tucker in November 2020.
Vanessa Hudgens’ Personal Info
Vanessa Anne Hudgens was born on December 14, 1988, in Salinas, California, United States. She is the elder daughter of Gregory Hudgens and Gina Guangco. Gregory was a former firefighter and her mother worked several desk jobs. Her sister Stella Hudgens is also an actress. Check out more about Vanessa.
- Birth Name: Vanessa Anne Hudgens.
- Nickname: Nessa, V, Van, Vanney.
- Date of Birth: December 14, 1988.
- Age: 33 years old.
- Birthplace: Salinas, California, United States.
- Religion: Christianity (Catholicism).
- Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius.
- Father Name: Gregory Hudgens.
- Mother Name: Gina Guangco.
- Siblings Name: Stella Hudgens.
- Spouse/Partner: Zac Efron (2005-2010), Austin Butler (2011-2020), Cole Tucker (2021- present).
- Children: No.
- Ethnicity: Her father has Native American, French and Irish ancestry and her mother is of Filipino, Chinese, and Spanish descent.
- Occupation: Actress, Voiceover Artist, Stage Actress, Producer, Singer.
- Education: High School (Orange County School of the Arts, Homeschooling, Guajome Park Academy).
- Tatoo: Butterfly tattoo (back of the neck), Om sign tattoo (side of the hand), Sunflower tattoo (side), Angel tattoo (right side), Text tattoo (shoulder), Star tattoo (inside the ear), small heart tattoo (left pointed finger), small chain design tattoo (right middle finger), Number ‘22’ tattoo (side of her wrist), Snake Tattoo (left ankle).
- Sexuality: Straight.
Vanessa Hudgens’ Body Measurements
Vanessa Hudgens has a height of 5 feet 1 inches or 1.55m (155 cm). She weighs 50 kg (110 pounds). The actress has a chest size of 35 inches (88.9 cm), a waist size of 24 inches (60.96 cm), a hips size of 34 inches (86.36 cm), and a body measurement of 33-24-34 inches or 84-60.96-86.36 cm.
Vanessa Hudgens looks astounding with her black hair and attractive dark brown eyes. Talking about her outfit sizes, Vanessa has a dress size of 2(US) or 32(EU) or 4(UK) and her shoe size is 6.5(US) or 37(EU) or 4.5(UK).
Vanessa Hudgens’ Body Measurements
155 cm (5 feet 1 inches)
50 kg (110 pounds)
33-24-34 inches (84-60.96-86.36 cm)
35 inches (88.9 cm)
24 inches (60.96 cm)
34 inches (86.36 cm)
Figure or Body Shape
Dark eyes, Long hair, Soft Voice
2(US) or 32(EU) or 4(UK)
6.5(US) or 37(EU) or 4.5(UK)
Vanessa Hudgens’ Favorite Things
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- Favorite Foods: Vanessa loves chocolate, and Sushi.
- Favorite Places: She likes to visit Paris, and Morocco
- Favorite Movies: Thirteen (2003), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Moulin Rouge (2001), Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001).
- Favorite Actress: Ashley Tisdale, Nina Dobrev.
- Favorite Actor: Matt Damon, Zac Efron
- Favorite Color: Her Favorite color is Red.
- Favorite Artists: Alicia Keys, Celine Dion.
- Favorite Outfits: Fitted skirt with matching crop top.
- Favorite Products: KNOW Beauty Purifying Cleanser, KNOW Beauty Calming Day Moisturizer, Complex Culture Sonic T-Bar Facial Massager, Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss, Rare Beauty Light Touch Brightening Concealer, Bare Minerals BAREPRO Performance Wear Powder Foundation, Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer, Benefit Cosmetics Brow Microfilling Eyebrow Pen, Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil, Freck Beauty Freck The Original Freckle, Dior Rouge Dior Refillable Lipstick.
- Favorite Books: The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz.
- Favorite Perfume: Aquolina Pink Sugar Perfume, Aquolina Pink Sensual Perfume, Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Abricot, Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille, Maison Margiela ‘REPLICA’ By The Fireplace Travel Spray.
Besides these, Vanessa loves photography, dancing, and traveling.
Vanessa Hudgens’ Awards and Nominations
Vanessa Hudgens is a fabulous actress and singer. She has won 16 major awards among 53 nominations. Hudgens received most of her awards from the series, ‘High School Musical’. Here is a glimpse of her major awards.
- Radio Disney Music Awards 2006- Best Team Anthem, Best True Ringer RingTone, Best Video That Rocks.
- Teen Choice Awards 2006, 2007, 2008, 2017- Choice TV Chemistry, Choice Music: Breakout Artist- Female, Choice Hottie, See Her Award.
- Radio Disney Music Awards 2007- Best Soundtrack Song.
- Kids’ Choice Awards 2009- Favorite Movie Actress.
- ShoWest 2010- Female Star of Tomorrow.
- Australian Kids’ Choice Awards- Cutest Couple.
- Young Hollywood Awards 2014- Trendsetter Award.
- Broadway.com Audience Awards 2015- Breakthrough Performance: Female.
- MTV Movie & TV Awards 2017- Best Musical Moment.
- Broadway World Washington DC Awards 2018- Best Actress in a Musical- Large Professional Theater.
- Napa Valley Film Festival 2019- Blackbird Vineyards Visionary Award.
Vanessa Hudgens’ Net Worth
Vanessa Hudgens has a net worth of $16 million US Dollars as of 2022. Her major income sources are from acting, voice acting, singing, production, brand promotions, and social media.
Has Vanessa Hudgens Done Plastic Surgery?
Fans doubt that Vanessa had breast implants. In her recent photo on Instagram, her breasts look bigger than before. Seeing her physique change, numerous speculations about Hudgens’ breast augmentation surgery arose. But the actress had denied all these rumors.
Vanessa Hudgens had said to the US Weekly reporter in 2018 that she is not against plastic surgery. Different countries have different cultures and there are various ways to improve outer beauty. It is this diversification that enables the combination of designs from numerous cultures across the world. Hudgens displays great respect for every fashion culture.
She added that these cosmetic surgeries are not necessary for her as of now. Vanessa leads a healthy and fit lifestyle. She said that mental health is also important just like physical health.
Vanessa Hudgens proved herself as an incredible actress and a fabulous singer. Besides these, she has her cosmetic company ‘Know Beauty’ partnered with Madison Beer. This brand employs a unique idea of DNA testing to determine the apt beauty products for the customers. This innovative approach could catch the market in the near future.