Vanessa Madeline Angel (born 10 November 1966) is an English actress and former model. She played the role of Lisa on the television series Weird Science.

She is also known for her role as Claudia in the film Kingpin.

Angel, who has said this is her birth name and not a stage name

Angel, was born 10 November 1966 in London, the daughter of Elizabeth and Peter Angel, a stockbroker.

She was discovered by a model-management agent in a London cafe as a teenager.

At 16, she was signed by Ford Models and moved to New York City.

During her modelling stint, Angel appeared on the covers of Vogue and Cosmopolitan.

Angel's first film role was in the 1985 American comedy Spies Like Us, in which she played a soldier in the Soviet Strategic Missile Forces who sleeps with Dan Aykroyd's character; 

In 1990, she appeared in a small role in the film King of New York. Angel continued to appear in films throughout the early 1990s.