Vanessa Kensington was the daughter of Mrs. Kensington, Austin's partner from the 1960s. Born on 10 June 1970, she was among the secret agents that welcomed the thawed Austin Powers to the 1990s. She was initially disgusted by Austin's politically incorrect, womanising attitude, but soon warms to his good nature and falls in love with him. At the end of the film, she and Austin marry and are shown in their honeymoon suite.
In the second Austin Powers film, Vanessa is quickly revealed as a fembot after inexplicably malfunctioning and self-destructing. Austin briefly grieves, but quickly gets over it, enjoying his freedom and taking up with Felicity Shagwell.
Kensington's self-destruction at the beginning and Austin's apparently genuine but very, very short grieving period are satires of how the women in James Bond movies are inexplicably not in the sequels to the previous films and how they are never mentioned again. When Austin reveals to Basil Exposition that Vanessa was really a fembot, Basil replies, "Yes, we knew all along, sadly," and the two quickly drop the subject as if nothing had happened. Numerous discrepancies, such as the reason Austin was partnered with Vanessa if she was known to be a Fembot, or why she did not betray him earlier, are never explained. There are also several inconsistencies to this storyline, such as the fact that Frau Farbissina did not evidently create the fembots until some time after Austin was partnered with Vanessa.