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Birth Name: Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn

Place of Birth: Singapore

Date of Birth: 27 October, 1978

*father – Thai
*mother – Chinese Singaporean

Vanessa-Mae is a British violinist and alpine skier. She competed under the name Vanessa Vanakorn (Thai: วาเนสซ่า วรรณกร) in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. The minor planet 10313 Vanessa-Mae is named after her. She is also known as Vanessa Vanakorn.

Vanessa-Mae was born in Singapore, to a Thai father, Vorapong Vanakorn, and a Singaporean mother, Pamela Soei Luang. She moved to England when she was four, after she was adopted by her British stepfather. She is also known as Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn Nicholson.


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