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      Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo

      Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo

      Highest Rated: 68% The Rock (1996)

      Lowest Rated: 68% The Rock (1996)

      Birthday: Oct 15, 1968

      Birthplace: Indio, California, USA

      Possessing a visage that inspired rock songs and was once likened to that of a young Elizabeth Taylor, Vanessa Marcil first captivated television audiences as dramatic temptress, Brenda Barrett, on the award-winning daytime soap opera, "General Hospital" (ABC, 1963- ). Her breakout role saw her locking lips with "GH" hunks like Maurice Benard and Ingo Rademacher, creating one of daytime TV's steamiest love triangles of the 1990s. As the impulsive, emotional Barrett, she not only earned a kind of long-time fame few daytime TV performers experience, but she also garnered numerous acting awards for her work, including a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. At the peak of her Brenda fame, she even landed a supporting role in the blockbuster "The Rock" (1996) opposite Nicolas Cage. After leaving the security of daytime soaps, Marcil took on primetime TV; first starring on the hit series "Beverly Hills 90210" (Fox, 1990-2000) as the show's resident sexpot before playing a no-nonsense casino host on NBC's sexy drama, "Las Vegas" (2003-08). After being an integral part of "General Hospital" for years, Marcil had ended her stint on the series in 2003, but after a long absence that left fans clamoring for ABC to bring back Brenda's storyline, Marcil reprised her role in 2010, solidifying her status as one of daytime television's most beloved actresses of all time.

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      No Score Yet No Score Yet My Stepfather's Secret Tina (Character) - 2019
      No Score Yet 20% Bad Tutor Kelly (Character) - 2018
      No Score Yet 30% Deadly Devotion Kaylene (Character) - 2017
      No Score Yet 27% The Convenient Groom Kate Lawrence (Character) - 2016
      No Score Yet 26% Stranded in Paradise Tess Nelson (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Borrowed Moments Christine (Character) - 2014
      No Score Yet 31% The Bannen Way Madison (Character) - 2010
      No Score Yet 60% The Nanny Express Kate Hewitt (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 20% One Hot Summer Margarita Silva Santos (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 43% Code Hunter Tess Woodward (Character) - 2002
      No Score Yet 60% This Space Between Us Maggie Harty (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 32% Nice Guys Sleep Alone Erin (Character) - 1999
      No Score Yet 71% To Love, Honor and Deceive Sydney Carpenter (Character) - 1996
      68% 85% The Rock Carla Pestalozzi (Character) $134.1M 1996

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      No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2011 2017
      No Score Yet 100% General Hospital Brenda Barrett (Character) 1963 1993-1999 2010-2014
      No Score Yet 71% Hawaii Five-0 Unknown (Guest Star) 2012
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show Guest 2010
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bannen Way Madison (Character) 2009-2010
      No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2009
      19% 100% Lipstick Jungle Josie Scotto (Guest Star) 2008
      No Score Yet 90% Las Vegas Sam Marquez (Character) 2003-2008
      No Score Yet 100% Crossing Jordan Unknown (Guest Star) 2004-2005
      83% 83% NYPD Blue Det. Carmen Olivera (Guest Star) 2003
      69% No Score Yet Spin City Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
      No Score Yet 93% Beverly Hills, 90210 Gina Kincaid (Character) 1998-2000
      No Score Yet No Score Yet High Incident Unknown (Guest Star) 1997