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Vanessa Marcil Biography

Birth Name:
Sally Vanessa Ortiz
Birth Place:
Indio, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • Began acting at age 8
  • First television job was playing Brenda Barrett on General Hospital in 1992, a part that initially lasted six years
  • She returned in 2003 and earned a Daytime Emmy and Soap Opera Digest Award
  • Featured in Prince's music video for "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World
  • " Joined the cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1998 as Gina Kincaid
  • Volunteers for numerous charities including Sojourn Services, which helps battered women and their children