Vanessa Hudgens is an American singer and actress best known for portraying Gabriella Montez in High School Musical 2006 and its related sequels. Inspired by her grandparents who were musicians, Vanessa became interested in singing and acting at a young age. She appeared in musical theater at the age 8 and was successfully cast in a TV commercial. She received training in piano, voice, and dance. And in 2007 her debut album was certified gold having sold over 500,000 copies. Vanessa is the spokesperson for Neutrogena products and was ranked no 10 in Cosmopolitan Magazine for best Dressed Celebs.