Vanessa Hudgens Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

31st January 2017

Quote: "Today marks one year since my dad passed away. He's my angel looking down on me and I know how proud he is. I keep trucking on but still feel his presence in my heart. And there he will forever stay." Actress Vanessa Hudgens remembers her dad Greg on the anniversary of his death. Her father lost his battle with cancer in January, 2016, aged 65.

11th July 2016

Fact: Selena Gomez performed to a star-studded crowd as she took her Revival tour to Los Angeles on Friday (08Jul16), when audience members included Vanessa Hudgens and her former High School Musical co-star Ashley Tisdale, Jason Derulo, Brooklyn Beckham, and Australian pop star Cody Simpson. Halle Berry and Tobey Maguire, who both have young daughters, were also spotted among the concert-goers at the Staples Centre.

4th April 2016

Tweet: "So crazy! Thanks for tuning in So extremely grateful for my fans who lift me up & support me thru the madness". Actress Vanessa Hudgens celebrates hitting 17 million followers on Instagram.

22nd January 2016

Quote: "We're honouring the movie... but it's a family show and we had to modify a few things, so there's no 'f**gool', there's no 'p**sywagon'." Vanessa Hudgens reveals the upcoming TV version of Grease, in which she portrays Rizzo, will be cleaner than the original movie.

22nd January 2016

Quote: "She's playing Vi, the waitress who works at the Frosty Palace, who has a scene with Frenchy before Beauty School Dropout. It's amazing; it's like the generations staring at each other." Vanessa Hudgens can't wait for Grease fans to see the original Frenchy, Didi Conn, in the upcoming TV revamp of the movie musical. Conn takes on the role played by Joan Blondell in the 1978 film, while Carly Rae Jepsen takes on Frenchy.

23rd October 2015

Fact: Former Saved by the Bell star Mario Lopez has been added to the star-studded cast of the upcoming Grease: Live TV event. The actor-turned-TV personality will play Vince Fontaine, host of the teen dance show National Bandstand. The role was originated by Edd Byrnes in the 1978 film. Lopez joins Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens, Carly Rae Jepsen, Jessie J and Keke Palmer, among others, in the production, which will premiere in the U.S. on 31 January (16).

15th June 2015

Tweet: "What a wonderful ride it has been. Unfortunately all good things must come to an end and we only have one more week to share this wonderful love story on Broadway... I will be forever grateful for the audiences who came to see the show, everyone who made the show a reality and my cast mates who have become family. I have truly enjoyed every second of this journey and am very excited for the next chapter of my life." Actress Vanessa Hudgens says goodbye to Broadway as her New York theatre debut in Gigi comes to a close. The curtain falls on the production on Sunday (21Jun15).

15th January 2015

Fact: The younger teen siblings of Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens and Cody Simpson are taking their turn in the spotlight in a new campaign for Mudd Jeans. Noah Cyrus, Stella Hudgens, and Alli Simpson's ads for the teen-focused brand's Spring 2015 campaign will debut in March (15).

2nd October 2014

Fact: Actress Vanessa Hudgens gave unsuspecting fans a fright by dressing up as a zombie at California's Knotts Berry Farm theme park for their annual Halloween attraction. The High School Musical star crept up on visitors but finally revealed herself by removing her mask, much to their surprise. Other unnamed celebrities have also signed up to go undercover throughout the month of October (14).

28th September 2014

Quote: "I sent her a text earlier. I haven’t heard back from her, but I love her. I adore her. All you need is your best friend. I feel like every girl feels that way. All you need is a couple of girls who are always there by your side, you can call no matter what time of the night it is and know that they’ll be there for you. As long as you have that, you’re doing pretty good in life." Vanessa Hudgens has reached out to pal Sarah Hyland after learning the Modern Family star has obtained a restraining order from her ex-boyfriend, actor Matt Prokop.

12th September 2014

Tweet: "Lori Butler, my mom, my hero & my best friend passed away this morning. Lets all celebrate her. I love you and will miss you every day Mom." The Carrie Diaries actor Austin Butler pays tribute to his mother, who died on Thursday (11Sep14). Butler's girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens and actress Ashley Tisdale also paid their respects via

10th September 2014

Fact: Ashley Tisdale recruited her good pal and High School Musical co-star Vanessa Hudgens as one of her six bridesmaids when she married Christopher French on Monday (08Sep14). Tisdale announced the news via on Tuesday (09Sep14).

16th December 2013

Fact: Actress Vanessa Hudgens celebrated her 25th birthday with glamorous bash in Los Angeles on Saturday (14Dec13). The Spring Breakers star hosted an old Hollywood-themed party at L.A. hotspot No Vacancy, and was joined by her boyfriend Austin Bulter and celebrity friends including Jena Malone, Ashley Tisdale and Aly and AJ Michalka.

13th September 2013

Fact: A member of the paparazzi came to actress Vanessa Hudgens' help on Wednesday (11Sep13) after finding herself short of money to feed a parking metre in West Hollywood.

10th September 2013

Quote: "A vintage Mustang, kids and an Oscar". Actress Vanessa Hudgens is determined to win an Academy Award after including it in a checklist of things she wants to achieve in her future.

18th July 2013

Quote: "I was at Coachella this year and next year I'll be at Glastonbury. I'll wear a headdress, it'll be perfect." Actress Vanessa Hudgens is planning to attend Britain's Glastonbury festival in 2014.

8th May 2013

Quote: "I tend to have a Mother's Day party at my house and she gets to invite all of her friends. I make sure there's Filipino food for her, plus wine and cheese and lots of cupcakes and sweets. It's definitely a cheat day!" Actress Vanessa Hudgens is throwing a big bash for her mum Gina to celebrate America's Mother's Day on Sunday (12May13).

2nd April 2013

Tweet: "Beep Beep... who got the keys to my Tweet? Vroooom!" Actress Vanessa Hudgens posts her very first tweet, almost two years after setting up an account on the social networking site.

21st March 2013

Quote: "SoulCycle. When I first started going, I was there twice a day. I close my eyes and bang my head (to the music) and wake up the next morning with a sore neck, feeling like I've been to a rock concert. It's really good therapy." Actress Vanessa Hudgens on her obsession with the hot new indoor cycling trend.

21st March 2013

Quote: "We were shooting in Florida and there were people, like, just genuinely on spring break. (Director) Harmony (Korine) really never actually told anybody to take their tops off; he was just like, 'You guys, have fun, do what you wanna do, if you wanna take your clothes off, cool...' It was like Girls Gone Wild in my face." Actress Vanessa Hudgens was surprised when extras on the set of her new movie Spring Breakers got naked for party scenes.

20th March 2013

Quote: "I've never been on spring break; it's kind of like my nightmare... It's just too much." Spring Breakers star Vanessa Hudgens has never had a wild spring break experience. The U.S. holiday is often linked to wild teenage parties in holiday hotspots like Florida and Mexico.

16th December 2012

Fact: Actress Vanessa Hudgens celebrated her 24th birthday on Friday (14Dec12) with a trip to the top of New York City's Empire State Building with her boyfriend Austin Butler. The couple checked out the views of the city from the exclusive Vip 103rd floor.

11th September 2012

Quote: "She's told me not to hit the paparazzi, no matter how much I might want to." Up-and-coming actor Austin Butler on his girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens' best advice for handling the spotlight.

21st June 2012

Fact: Black Eyed Peas star Apl.DE.AP is to front a major Los Angeles celebration of Filipino culture featuring his bandmates, Nicole Scherzinger and Vanessa Hudgens. The singer/dancer will host the Celebration of Filipino Music at the Hollywood Bowl on 8 July (12). Bandmates and Taboo will also perform, as will Scherzinger. Hudgens will co-host the gala with actor Lou Diamond Phillips.

16th April 2012

Fact: Couples Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler, Joshua Jackson and Diane Kruger and Ian Somerhalder and Nina Dobrev joined Emma Watson, Paris Hilton, Gerard Butler, Lindsay Lohan, Dylan MCDermott, Emma Roberts, Lauren Conrad and Arnold Schwarzenegger's son Patrick at the Coachella festival in Indio, California this past weekend (13-15Apr12).

1st February 2012

Quote: "I think people shouldn't be in a relationship until they fully love themselves. If you don't love yourself, you are not going to make yourself happy, so how can you make someone else happy? Young relationships are silly and fun - you have to do it to experience and learn and grow." Vanessa Hudgens shares her outlook on love. The actress was in a longterm relationship with her High School Musical co-star Zac Efron but is currently dating actor Austin Butler.

1st February 2012

Quote: "I did not grow up a tomboy and I didn't have much time on the Xbox. But, just recently, I have had the luxury of having one and I love playing Call Of Duty. It is so much fun. It's like a super-realistic battle game. You get to run around, go on missions and shoot people." Vanessa Hudgens reveals her guilty pleasure.

26th August 2011

Fact: Vanessa Hudgens attempted to smile her way out of trouble with a traffic cop in Los Angeles on Thursday (25Aug11) after her car was pulled over. However, the actress' charms failed to work, and she was handed a citation for a motoring offence.

19th July 2011

Quote: "I love musical festivals. I wish that I could just live in a music festival and run around barefoot, listening to live music... I love dressing up... and the music festivals are the one place that you can fully go for it and have no shame." Vanessa Hudgens loves music festivals like California's Coachella.

12th April 2011

Quote: "Natalie Wood, one of my idols, who knows what happened to her? She was on a boat that was mysteriously in the water, and now she's dead. A lot of women get walked all over on (sic) by not standing up for themselves." Vanessa Hudgens offers her thoughts on the death of actress Wood.

1st April 2011

Quote: "I know all of his friends are going to want to see the movie, so hopefully he'll see it with them." Vanessa Hudgens is hoping her ex-boyfriend Zac Efron will watch her latest film, Sucker Punch.

30th March 2011

Quote: "The 50-calibre one (rifle) that I was shooting at the dragon was amazing... We did it on a soundstage and I actually had to keep my mouth open... If you close your mouth you can blow out your eardrums." Vanessa Hudgens on learning how to shoot guns for new movie Sucker Punch.

29th March 2011

Quote: "I'm not the same girl I was five years ago. Hopefully with the choices I'm making, people will start to see that I'm not just little Gabriella." Vanessa Hudgens is desperate for more grown-up roles now that High School Musical is over.

24th March 2011

Quote: "My mum is 50 now and she was actually gonna be a nun before she met my father, so drinking is like a new-found thing for her. As soon as I turned 21, it was like, 'I guess I should have a glass of wine as well...' and she kinda loves it. My mum is kinda the little party animal." Vanessa Hudgens admits her mum likes to have a good time.

23rd March 2011

Quote: "I see Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek and these amazing women doing foreign films. I barely speak English!" Actress Vanessa Hudgens envies the Spanish beauties for their linguistic skills.

20th March 2011

Quote: "I think this is my time to really step it up and get to grow up. Women are taking over. I feel like it's something we've recently discovered, true woman empowerment. It's a great thing. Everyone loves it. They're watching Angelina Jolie kick ass." Vanessa Hudgens is sure her new movie Sucker Punch has helped her feel more empowered.

19th March 2011

Quote: "I just try to let it go in one ear and out the other and continue to live. There is just way too much nonsense in this business. If I read something weird or upsetting, I'll call my girlfriend, we'll go to swim class and everything is all better." Vanessa Hudgens ignores gossip about her personal life.

16th March 2011

Quote: "I hope by the time I’m 30 to have a husband and maybe a baby." Newly-single Vanessa Hudgens makes family plans after splitting from Zac Efron.

14th March 2011

Quote: "Parties and all the stuff isn't really my scene. My scene is honestly sitting around at home, hanging out with my mom and my sister. I think I am kind of boring like that. And I love being outside so I would rather be out on the beach than going to a bar." Actress Vanessa Hudgens has no interest in hitting the clubs.

4th March 2011

Quote: "I have a little sister and I'm kinda terrified because she's gorgeous and I kinda feel like a mother, like, 'Call me when you get to the movies!' It's bad." Actress Vanessa Hudgens always worries about her 15-year-old sibling Stella's welfare.

3rd March 2011

Quote: "It was very last minute... I've wanted a butterfly tattoo for a while. A butterfly landed on my mum's stomach a week before I was born and that's how I got my name. Vanessa means butterfly in Latin." High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens explains the meaning behind her new ink.

20th February 2011

Quote: "I want Marchesa to dress me for my wedding. Their lace work just blows my mind. Anyone would be lucky to have a Marchesa dress in their wedding." Newly-single Vanessa Hudgens still has big wedding plans.

14th February 2011

Fact: Actress Vanessa Hudgens posed for photographs with The Beast character from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on a trip to Disney World in Florida this weekend (12-13Feb11). The star's latest film BEASTLY was inspired by the classic tale.

11th February 2011

Quote: "Not only is he amazingly, stupidly talented, but he still kind of hits on me. All the time. If it was anybody else, I’d be like, 'Who the hell do you think you are?' But because it’s Michael Caine, I’m like, 'Sock it to me more, baby, come on!' I frickin’ love him." Vanessa Hudgens has a crush on her JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH co-star MICHAEL CAINE.

26th January 2011

Fact: Vanessa Hudgens is taking over from Britney Spears as the new face of clothing line Candie's, following in the footsteps of Fergie and Hilary Duff. Hudgens, says, "Ever since I saw Fergie do the ads for Candie's I fell in love. It's such an honour to be able to be a Candie's girl now."

20th September 2010

Quote: "She's getting used to the beard but she says it itches." Zac Efron admits his girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens isn't a fan of his new facial hair.

4th August 2010

Fact: Stars including Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, and Dakota Fanning have teamed up to record a public service announcement (PSA) for cancer awareness campaign Change The Odds.

20th July 2010

Quote: "She's into yoga and all the girly ways you can work out. She's getting me into that stuff, too." Zac Efron on how girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens helps him stay toned and in shape.

18th July 2010

Quote: "Zac's a good guy. He's not vain. It really just depends on who you are. I got lucky." Vanessa Hudgens is smitten with boyfriend Zac Efron.

30th June 2010

Quote: "He was a whole different person... He's just grown-up. He doesn't have his (tooth) gap anymore. I look at him, and I see a man." Vanessa Hudgens, 21, on falling for her boyfriend Zac Efron, 22, on the set of Disney film High School Musical four years ago (06).

5th May 2010

Quote: "You remember Everybody Dance Now by C+C Music Factory? I would listen to it non-stop. I would blast that song, get on the trampoline, and dress up as Catwoman." Vanessa Hudgens on her favourite childhood memory.

5th May 2010

Quote: "At one point we all play hookers. I do a belly dance in the most amazing belly-dance costume." Vanessa Hudgens plans to test her teen fans with a controversial new role in SUCKER PUNCH.

5th May 2010

Quote: "I have a wig I often wear when I go out. When I've got it on, nobody ever recognises me." Vanessa Hudgens knows how to keep a low profile.

5th May 2010

Quote: "All the actresses I love are getting old and I'm like, 'Who's going to replace them? You guys can't get old.' But, at the same time, I guess it's my turn." Vanessa Hudgens is all set for movie mega-stardom.

18th September 2009

Fact: Kate Winslet has been crowned the most stylish woman on the red carpet by the editors of U.S. magazine People. The poll also named Reese Witherspoon the star with the best short dresses, while High School Musical graduate Vanessa Hudgens was given the best hippie chic title.

12th August 2009

Quote: "I was so freaked out. I just told him how big a fan of his I was. He's so grounded. It was amazing. I love him. Who doesn't?" Vanessa Hudgens on meeting her idol David Bowie on the set of BANDSLAM.

11th August 2009

Fact: Comedian Dane Cook's joke about Vanessa Hudgens' nude photo scandal at Sunday's (09Aug09) Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles was cut out of the televised edit when the ceremony was shown on U.S. TV on Monday night (10Aug09). Cook was booed by fans at the prizegiving when he poked fun at the Disney star by quipping, "Vanessa Hudgens, girl, you got to keep your clothes on! Phones are for phone calls, girl!"

9th August 2009

Fact: High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens was made an honorary Girl Scout at a screening for her new movie BANDSLAM, which was hosted by the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles on Friday (07Aug09).

7th August 2009

Quote: "It has become crazy, just the fact that we have people following us around. We're girls with 40-year-old guys chasing us, stalking us all day. It's really weird. But I feel like it's something that comes with the territory. Unfortunately there is not much you can do about it." Disney star Vanessa Hudgens has some reservations about the paparazzi.

5th August 2009

Quote: "It's always so much fun to get out there and live your rock star fantasy but I don't see it in my career, no." High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens has no desire to become a rocker after playing one in BANDSLAM.

24th July 2009

Quote: "That’s why I’m extremely guarded. I really do try to watch everything I say. Because one little tiny slip, and it’s like the world is coming to an end! It is hard. I do always have a wall up." Actress Vanessa Hudgens on life after candid naked snapshots of her were leaked onto the Internet.

3rd June 2009

Quote: "If there's any way to be in that film, I'd do it. I'd play a girl if I had to." Zac Efron is jealous of girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens' role in upcoming movie SUCKER PUNCH.

8th May 2009

Fact: Actress Vanessa Hudgens won her part in new movie BANDSLAM by performing a rendition of Amy Winehouse's hit single REHAB during her audition.

29th April 2009

Quote: "Ashley Tisdale and I each got one in different colours when we were on tour in Mexico. We call it our friendship purse." Vanessa Hudgens on her treasured Louis Vuitton handbag.

15th April 2009

Quote: "I'm in love with Angelina Jolie. Everything she does, I adore." Actress Vanessa Hudgens is a big fan of Brad Pitt's partner.

15th April 2009

Quote: "I would like to do an action film where I could kick someones ass. I want to be strong and empowered. I want to shock everybody." Actress Vanessa Hudgens is keen to move away from her High School Musical days.

6th April 2009

Quote: "I hope so. It's always great getting to work with your best friend." Disney hunk Zac Efron is on the lookout for a new movie role alongside his High School Musical co-star and girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens.

6th April 2009

Quote: "I hope so. It's always great getting to work with your best friend." Disney hunk Zac Efron is on the lookout for a new movie role alongside his High School Musical co-star and girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens.

2nd April 2009

Quote: "VANESSA and I would love to be like the U.S. DAVID and Victoria Beckham. It's funny when we're compared to them, I just can't believe it. I totally love the way David dresses." Zac Efron is hoping he and girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens can emulate the British couple's success.

31st March 2009

Quote: "Theyre pictures. Its hot." Vanessa Hudgens insists she's cool with new magazine photos of her boyfriend Zac Efron rolling around in the dirt with naked Lithuanian model EDITA VILKEVICIUTE.

27th October 2008

Quote: "It's funny, we all live in the same area. Miley lives down the block. We all meet up. They are a cool bunch of people. It's just a shame that it's hard to find time to get together." High School Musical actress Vanessa Hudgens is pals with Miley Cyrus and her fellow young Hollywood stars.

24th October 2008

Quote: "I hope High School Musical lives on because it's amazing what it's done for kids. Its positive messages have given them courage and strength to do things that are different." Vanessa Hudgens is proud that her part in the Disney franchise has inspired youngsters.

24th October 2008

Quote: "My mom just came over and stocked my fridge with food, so I'm fine in that department." High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens, 19, doesn't have to worry about feeding herself in her new $2.75 million (GBP1.7 million) Californian home.

22nd October 2008

Quote: "He always buys red roses. He knows they are my favourite. If you really love someone, you shouldn't have to work at it. You finish each other's sentences and have the same sense of humour." Vanessa Hudgens on her relationship with her High School Musical co-star Zac Efron.

3rd October 2008

Quote: "I wasn't like, 'I don't want anyone looking at her'. No, I was proud. She deserves it." Actor Zac Efron is chuffed his girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens has topped a magazine's hot list.

4th July 2008

Fact: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL star Vanessa Hudgens is allergic to chlorine.

4th July 2008

Fact: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL star Vanessa Hudgens is allergic to chlorine.

23rd June 2008

Quote: "I see a little girl. I feel like I haven't changed since I was seven. I look exactly the same, except I have a lot more hair on my head." Disney star Vanessa Hudgens - at 19 - doesn't feel the effects of ageing.

10th June 2008

Quote: "One guy who I think is adorable but I would never imagine doing anything with - because he's taken and I love who he's taken by - is David Beckham." HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL star Vanessa Hudgens reveals her celebrity crush.

19th April 2008

Quote: "If you have paparazzi, you know you have gotten somewhere." HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL actress Vanessa Hudgens considers herself a star, now that she's hassled by the press.

19th March 2008

Quote: "I was home-schooled all my high school years. Part of me wants to wish that I did go... But missing all the drama is not a problem with me." HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL star Vanessa Hudgens didn't go to high school.

3rd February 2008

Fact: David Bowie is set to return to acting as part of the cast of new movie WILL. The rocker is in talks to join Lisa Kudrow and HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL star Vanessa Hudgens in the quirky romance about teenage misfits falling in love.

28th January 2008

Quote: "I found out from my manager. Thank God I wasn't home." HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL star Vanessa Hudgens on finding out a naked cameraphone photo of her posing for boyfriend Zac Efron had surfaced online while she was touring in Australia.

14th January 2008

Quote: "These days, everyone is just waiting for me to f**k up. I'm not gonna give anyone the satisfaction of that." HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL star Zac Efron has no plans to follow his girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens example and become the subject of a naked photo scandal.

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