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 as a playable skater to appear in the Tony Hawk's video game series, the first being Elissa Steamer and second being 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.