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Vanessa Marcil

Vanessa Marcil was born on October 15, 1968, in Indio, California, to Peter Ortiz, a contractor, and Patricia Marcil Ortiz, an herbalist. She grew up in Palm Desert with her parents and her two older sisters Tina (born October 20, 1959) and Sherry (born September 7, 1962) and her older brother Sam (born November 16, 1958). When Vanessa was 8 she ... See full bio »

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General Hospital
General Hospital Brenda Barrett
Las Vegas
Las Vegas Sam Marquez
The Rock
The Rock Carla Pestalozzi
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 2017 Deadly Devotion (post-production)
 2016 The Convenient Groom
Dr. Kate Lawrence
 2015 Queens of Drama (TV Series)
 2014 Borrowed Moments
 2014 Stranded in Paradise (TV Movie)
Tess Nelson
 2013 American Girl Trapped on a Telenovela (TV Series)
Sarah Forlenza
- Pilot ... Sarah Forlenza
 2012 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Dr. Olivia Victor
- Wahine'inoloa (2012) ... Dr. Olivia Victor
 2009 Without a Trace (TV Series)
Kim Marcus
- Hard Landing (2009) ... Kim Marcus
- Daylight (2009) ... Kim Marcus
- Voir Dire (2009) ... Kim Marcus
 2008 The Nanny Express (TV Movie)
Kate Hewitt
 2002 Storm Watch
Tess Woodward
 2001 Spin City (TV Series)
Crazy Kara
- A Shot in the Dark: Part 2 (2001) ... Crazy Kara
 1999 This Space Between Us
Maggie Harty
 1999 Nice Guys Sleep Alone
 1997 976-WISH (Short)
 1997 High Incident (TV Series)
Kerry Andrews
- Remote Control (1997) ... Kerry Andrews
- Hot Wire (1997) ... Kerry Andrews
 1996 To Love, Honor and Deceive (TV Movie)
Sydney Carpenter
 1995 The Undertaker (Video short)
The Groupie
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Head and Shoulders shampoo (1997) See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 4 Articles | 5 Pictorials | 33 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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I don't know any woman who doesn't have an anxiety attack about wearing a bathing suit. I was on the show (General Hospital (1963)) for two years before they got me to wear a bathing suit and I almost had a heart attack the whole time. See more »


Had 2 miscarriages during her 2nd marriage to Carmine Giovinazzo. See more »

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