Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo Bio

(Brenda, GH)

the 411

BIRTHPLACE: October 15
BIRTHPLACE: Indio, CA
STAR SIGN: Libra
YEARS ON SHOW: 1992-'98, 2002-'03, 2010-present
MARITAL STATUS: Married Carmine Giovinazzo on July 11, 2010; Corey Feldman, August 6, 1989-January 1, 1993 (divorced)
CHILDREN: Son, Kassius Lijah Marcil-Green, with Brian Austin Green; born March 30, 2002

Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo was born in Indio, CA, and grew up in Palm Desert with her parents and three older siblings. She started acting when she was 8 years old and won a talent show in sixth grade after performing an original song. After studying law at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, Calif., she pursued an acting career and secured several starring roles in theatrical productions. In 1992, she landed the role of Brenda on GENERAL HOSPITAL.

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. Has a tattoo on her lower back representing peace and love in the universe.
  2. Named one of People magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in 1996.
  3. Was offered a cover and feature in Playboy, but declined.
  4. Has designed a line of children's clothing called Kass (after Kassius). A portion of proceeds helps to build schools and empower mothers in Africa.
  5. Prince is believed to have written his 1994 song "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" about her.
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Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo
Marcil And Rademacher Return To GH!   Mar 5, 2013

Looks like Sonny won't be left off the nostalgia train gracing GH as it veers toward its milestone anniversary...

Vanessa Marcil Files For Divorce   Aug 22, 2012

GH's Vanessa Marcil (ex-Brenda) filed for divorce from her husband of two years, CSI: NY star...

Vanessa Marcil Back To GH?   Mar 20, 2012

After Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo (ex-Brenda, GH) tweeted photos from the GH set on March 20,...

Miscarriage For GH's Marcil   Dec 6, 2011

Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo (ex-Brenda, GH), who announced her pregnancy in June via Twitter, has lost the...

GH's Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo Pregnant?!   Jun 22, 2011

Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo (Brenda) tweeted...

Other Roles

TV Roles
WITHOUT A TRACE (Kim, 2009)
LIPSTICK JUNGLE (Josie, 2008)
LAS VEGAS (Sam, 2003-'08)
CROSSING JORDAN (Sam, 2004-'05)
NYPD BLUE (Det. Carmen Olivera, 2001-'03)
SPIN CITY (Crazy Kara, 2001)
BEVERLY HILLS, 90210 (Gina, 1998-2000)
HIGH INCIDENT (Kerry, 1997)

TV Movie Roles
ONE HOT SUMMER (Margarita, 2009)
THE NANNY EXPRESS (Kate, 2008)
TO LOVE, HONOR AND DECEIVE (Sydney, 1996)

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