Vanessa Torres (born July 17, 1986 in Anaheim, California) is a professional skateboarder.
Vanessa is one of the top skateboarding women in the world. She is featured in several women's skateboarding videos such as AKA: Girl Skater and Getting Nowhere Faster. She also appears in the video game Tony Hawk's Proving Ground, making her the third female skateboarder to appear in the series, following Elissa Steamer and Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins.
In 2003, Torres became the first female skateboarder to win a gold medal at the X Games. She won the street course at the first X Games to feature female skateboarding competitions.
Torres is of Mexican descent. She splits her personal time living in San Diego and San Francisco, California.