Actor Johnny Depp fell instantly in love with his wife Vanessa Paradis after seeing her back and neck.

The EDWARD SCISSORHANDS star, whose five-year marriage to the French singer and actress has produced two children, first met the JOE LE TAXI beauty in Paris, where he making his movie THE NINTH GATE.

During dinner at a restaurant, he caught a glimpse of Paradis from behind, and was captivated.

He recalls, "I saw this back and this neck and I thought, 'My God! What's that?' And suddenly the back turned to face me from 20-30 yards way and it made eye contact.

"That was it. I was done - over with!"

24/06/2003 02:04