Vanessa Marcil - Updated Jun 2024

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Vanessa Marcil

Vanessa Marcil is a well-known actress from the United States. Vanessa Marcil’s television credits include Brenda Barrett on General Hospital and Gina Kincaid on Beverly Hills.

Early Life and Childhood

Vanessa Marcil was born on October 15, 1968, in Indio, California, United States. Her age is 54 years old as of 2022 and she is a naturalized American citizen and Christian by religion.

Similarly, her full name is Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo and her birth sign is Libra. Marcil, the youngest of four children, was born to herbalist Patricia Marcil and contractor and self-made millionaire Pete Ortiz.

Marcil was born in Mexico, and her mother is of French and Italian ancestry.


Talking about her educational background, Vanessa went to Indio High School, which is in Indio, California. She attended College of the Desert, a junior college in Palm Desert, California, shortly after graduating from high school.

Career and Professional Life

Regarding her career, Marcil appeared in several stage productions before landing the role of Brenda Barrett at General Hospital in 1992. She received three Daytime Emmy Award nominations for her portrayal (in 1997, 1998, and 2003), and she won in 2003 as Outstanding Supporting Actress.

Moreover, she was named Outstanding Lead Actress at the Soap Opera Digest Awards in February 1998. Similarly, she appeared in the Prince music video on June 14, 1993 “Poorgoo,” which was officially released in extremely limited quantities. She was cast in a Prince music video in 1994 “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World,” and the following year she was named to People’s 50 Most Beautiful list.

Furthermore, she made her feature-film debut in The Rock (1996), co-starring with Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery, and Ed Harris. After six years on General Hospital, she left in 1998 to star in the made-for-television film To Love, Honor, and Deceive and had a recurring guest role in Steven Spielberg’s police drama High Incident.

She was originally cast as Detective Carmen Olivera in the ninth season of NYPD Blue in 2001. After her first appearance in “Johnny Got His Gold,” however, the show decided to redo the role and cast Jacqueline Obradors as Detective Rita Ortiz in place of Marcil.

Later, she returned to General Hospital as Brenda Barrett from 2002 to 2003, earning her a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress. She appeared in the Hallmark Channel film The Nanny Express and the Lifetime film One Hot Summer in 2009.

She appeared in the web series The Bannen Way in 2010, and after a seven-year absence, she returned to General Hospital in August 2010, staying for a year before leaving the daytime series in July 2011.

Vanessa Marcil

Caption: Vanessa Marcil giving a pose. Source: Hollywood Gossip

Brand Endorsements

Vanessa is a brand ambassador for the hair care company Head & Shoulders. She appeared in a television commercial for the California Tourism Commission.

Moreover, she co-hosted an infomercial for the DDF (Doctor’s Dermatologic Formula) skin care system with Cynthia Sass.

Awards and Nomination

Marcil was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Awards, Online Film & Television Association, Soap Opera Digest Awards, and Women’s Image Network Awards. Similarly, she has won several awards in Daytime Emmy Awards and Soap Opera Digest Awards.

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Caption: Vanessa Marcil featuring in a movie. Source: Daytime Confidential

Vanessa Marcil – Net Worth 2022

Vanessa Marcil is an actress from the United States who has earned a considerable income from her work. Marcil’s estimated net worth is around $4 million her annual salary is $350k per year and her source of income is mainly her acting profession.

Relationship Status

Marcil was married to actor Corey Feldman From 1989 to 1993. Marcil began dating her Beverly Hills, 90210 co-star, Brian Austin Green, whom she met on set, in 1999.

They married in July 2001 and have a son named Kassius Lijah Marcil-Green. They both were about to marry that year, but their relationship ended in 2003. Marcil married actor Carmine Giovinazzo in a private ceremony in New York City on July 11, 2010.

The couple announced in June 2011 that they were expecting their first child together; however, Marcil miscarried her second child that year. Marcil filed for divorce in August 2012, citing irreconcilable differences.

Moreover, Marcil announced on social media in April 2015 that she was engaged to MC Martin, a California Deputy Sheriff. Marcil announced her second pregnancy on November 13, 2017.

She announced on January 9, 2018, that she was expecting a daughter, but on January 27, she posted on Instagram that she had miscarried for the seventh time.

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Caption: Vanessa Marcil with her ex-husband. Source: Today


Marcil hasn’t been associated with any rumors or controversies, also she avoids the media and engaging in situations that can damage her professional acting career.

Body Measurements

Talking about her height Marcil is 5 Feet 4 inches tall and weighs 56kg. Similarly, Marcil’s body measurement is 34-27-34 inches and her eye color is black and her hair color is brown. Also, Marcil’s dress size is 5 and her shoe size is 7(US).

Vanessa Marcil – Social Media

Marcil is very active on Instagram. She has 286k followers on Instagram and owns an Insta account @vanessamarcilmlovesk. Similarly, her Twitter handle @vanessamarcilm is followed by 99.9k followers. Her Facebook account is @Vanessa-Marcil and has 8.3.k followers.