Vanessa Hudgens

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Vanessa Hudgens was born on December 14, 1988 in Salinas, California. At the age of eight, she performed as a singer in musical theaters and appeared in a few local productions.  When she was cast for a television commercial, her family re-located to Los Angeles. She appeared in many films and television shows before she rose to fame for starring as the leading character Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical series. In September 2006, Hudgens launched her debut album called V, which sold over 500,000 copies and later was certified Gold. During the 81st Academy Awards, she performed a musical number along with other artists. Hudgens volunteers for charitable activities on a regular basis. She also supports “Stand Up to Cancer.” In 2008 and 2009, Hudgens featured in People’s annual list of “100 Most Beautiful People.” She dated Zac Efron, her High School Musical love interest, in real life. However, they split in late 2010. Vanessa is a spokesmodel for Neutrogena. Vanessa Hudgens is known for wearing the perfume ‘Pink Sugar Sensual’ by Aquolina.