Legal name: Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn Nicholson
Vanessa-Mae Vanakorn Nicholson (born 27 October 1978), known professionally as Vanessa-Mae, is a British violinist.Her musical style is self-described as "violin techno-acoustic fusion", as several of her albums prominently feature the techno style with the classical style. She became a successful crossover violinist with album sales reaching several million, having made her the wealthiest entertainer under 30 in the United Kingdom in 2006.
She competed for Thailand in alpine skiing at the 2014 Winter Olympics, but months later was banned from competition after the event that qualified her for the Olympics was found to have been manipulated and therefore, according to the International Ski Federation (FIS), she "did not qualify and should not have been participating in the Sochi 2014 Games."Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license