Vanessa Hudgens is the oldest daughter of Greg Hudgens and Gina Guangco who were residents of Salinas, California where she was born on December 14, 1988. She boasts of a rich culture and extraction including Irish, Spanish, Filipino, Chinese, and Native American. Like most child stars, she was schooled from home after quitting Orange County High School of the Arts after clearing 7th grade.
Soon her family the family relocated to Los Angeles where the real action was and this was where she honed her acting career. She shot several TV commercials and musical gigs. Her first appearance on the big screen was when she played the character Noel in the movie “Thirteen” in 2003. The following year, she took up the role of Tintin in the movie “Thunderbirds.” At the same time, she played small roles in TV shows including “Still Standing”, “Quintuplets”, and “The Brothers Garcia.” Additionally, she had some role in a swimsuit commercial with Old Navy, a clothing retail giant in 2005. She was also an endorser of Ecko clothing and sneakers.
But it was the Disney TV movie that propelled her to fame besides opening more doors to progress her acting. Some songs from the TV stole places in the global musical charts. "Breaking Free" became number one in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. This inspired Hudgens to release her first-ever album “V,” which entered the Billboard 200 at position 24 in its first week in the market. Notable songs included "When There Was Me and You," and "Come Back to Me. Following the success of the album led her to release her second album “Identified,” on July 1, 2008.
Hudgens has always maintained her body size at the perfect measurements of 34-24-34 with some long and sexy legs to boot. Standing at 5 feet 1 inch tall, pundits say this is the perfect match to her body size and figure.
And like other celebrities whose quick ascent to stardom, Hudgens has also paid the fame 'price’ after her nude photos surfaced on the Internet in September 2007. In the bid to salvage her image, her publicist clarified that photos were taken in private and said that the star was embarrassed over the situation and also regretted taking the pictures. On her part, she said the leaked photos marked the worst moments of her life so far. She has been romantically been linked to her co-star Zac Efron for the High School trilogy who is also a singer and actor. Currently, she is dating Austin Butler whom she had an affair the last four years.
Indeed, this was a scary moment for the star when speculation in the media indicated that she would be dropped from High School Musical 3 following the leaked pictures. However, Walt Disney Company came to her rescue saying that it was obviously a lapse in her judgment and hoped that she had learned some valuable lesson.
But the story didn’t end there; more topless images of the star continued to stream in. In August 2009, another set of pictures showing her topless re-surfaced on the Internet. This time, there was no comment from her publicist, but her attorneys demanded the removal of the pictures from the net. In yet another incident, Hudgens took to court "www.moejackson.com" for posting her nude photos that were apparently taken on a mobile phone at some private residence.