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Net Worth:
$4 Million
Oct 15, 1968 (55 years old)
5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
Actor, Presenter
United States of America
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What Is Vanessa Marcil's Net Worth?

Vanessa Marcil is an American actress who has a net worth of $4 million. Vanessa Marcil is best known for playing Brenda Barrett on the ABC soap opera "General Hospital" (1992–1998; 2002–2003; 2010–2011; 2013), Gina Kincaid on Fox's "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1998–2000), and Sam Marquez on NBC's "Las Vegas" (2003–2008). Vanessa has more than 25 acting credits to her name, including the films "The Rock" (1996) and "This Space Between Us" (1999), the TV movies "The Nanny Express" (2008), "Stranded in Paradise" (2014), and "My Stepfather's Secret" (2019), and the television series "Lipstick Jungle" (2008) and "Without a Trace" (2009). Marcil's performance on "General Hospital" earned her a Daytime Emmy and three "Soap Opera Digest" Awards.

Early Life

Vanessa Marcil was born Vanessa Sally Ortiz on October 15, 1968, in Indio, California. She is the daughter of herbalist Patricia Marcil, and contractor/self-made millionaire Pete Ortiz (who passed away in 2017), and she has three older siblings. Vanessa's heritage is Mexican on her father's side and Italian and French on her mother's side. Marcil studied at Indio High School, and after graduation, she enrolled at College of the Desert in Palm Desert, California.


Vanessa appeared in numerous stage productions before she was cast on "General Hospital" in 1992. She starred as Brenda Barrett on the soap opera until 1998, then she returned from 2002 to 2003, 2010 to 2011, and in 2013. Marcil appeared in more than 370 episodes of the show, and she earned several awards and nominations for her performance. She starred in the Prince music videos "Poorgoo" (1993) and "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" (1994), and in 1995, she was included on "People" magazine's "50 Most Beautiful People" list. In 1996, Vanessa co-starred with Sean Connery and Nicolas Cage in the action movie "The Rock," which grossed $335.1 million at the box office, and she appeared in the TV movie "To Love, Honor and Deceive." In 1997, she guest-starred in two episodes of the ABC police drama "High Incident" and starred in the short film "976-WISH." From 1998 to 2000, Marcil played Gina Kincaid on the teen drama "Beverly Hills, 90210," and around this time, she appeared in the films "Nice Guys Sleep Alone" (1999), "This Space Between Us" (1999), and "Storm Watch" (2002).


Vanessa guest-starred on "Spin City" (2001), "NYPD Blue" (2001; 2003), and "Crossing Jordan" (2004–2005), and from 2003 to 2008, she starred as Sam Marquez on "Las Vegas" which aired 106 episodes over five seasons and earned her a Women's Image Network Award nomination. She had recurring roles as Josie Scotto on NBC's "Lipstick Jungle" (2008) and Kim Marcus on the CBS police procedural "Without a Trace" (2009), and she starred in the Hallmark movie "The Nanny Express" (2008) and the Lifetime movie "One Hot Summer" (2009). In 2010, Marcil appeared in "The Bannen Way," which won a Streamy Award for Best Drama Web Series, then she guest-starred on "Hawaii Five-0" in 2012. She starred in the film "Borrowed Moments" (2014), the Hallmark movies "Stranded in Paradise" (2014) and "The Convenient Groom" (2016), and the Lifetime movies "The Wrong Mother" (2017), "Bad Tutor" (2018), and "My Stepfather's Secret" (2019), and she appeared in an episode of the Fox reality competition series "Hell's Kitchen" in 2014.

Vanessa hosted the Lifetime reality series "Blush: The Search for the Next Great Makeup Artist" in 2008, and she has served as a guest-hostess on the CBS series "The Talk" several times. In 2015, she starred on the Pop scripted reality show "Queens of Drama" with fellow soap opera actresses Hunter Tylo, Donna Mills, Lindsay Hartley, Crystal Hunt, and Chrystee Pharris. The series was about the actresses "working together in front of and behind the cameras to develop, pitch and produce a new series hoping to land a pilot deal by the end of the season." Marcil has also appeared on the television shows "Pure Soap," "Maury," "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Jimmy Kimmel Live!," "The Sharon Osbourne Show," "Last Call with Carson Daly," "The Tony Danza Show," "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "The View," "The Wendy Williams Show," and "Today."

Personal Life

Vanessa married actor Corey Feldman on August 6, 1989, and they divorced in early 1993. In 1999, she began a relationship with her "Beverly Hills, 90210" co-star Brian Austin Green, and they became engaged during the summer of 2001. Marcil and Green welcomed son Kassius on March 15, 2002, and they ended their engagement in October 2003. Vanessa married "CSI: NY" star Carmine Giovinazzo on July 11, 2010, and she suffered at least two miscarriages the following year. After divorcing Giovinazzo in March 2013, Marcil became engaged to MC Martin, a California Deputy Sheriff, in April 2015. In November 2017, she announced that she was pregnant, but two months later, she revealed that she had suffered her seventh miscarriage.

Awards and Nominations

Marcil received three Daytime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for "General Hospital," winning in 2003. The series also earned her five "Soap Opera Digest" Award nominations, and she won for Hottest Female Star in 1997, Outstanding Lead Actress in 1998, and Favorite Return in 2003. Vanessa's other nominations were for Outstanding Female Newcomer in 1994 and Hottest Soap Couple (shared with Maurice Benard) in 1995. Marcil has also received two Online Film & Television Association Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a Daytime Serial for "General Hospital" (1997 and 1998) and a Women's Image Network Award nomination for Actress in Drama Series for "Las Vegas" (2005).

Real Estate

In 1997, Vanessa paid $748,000 for a 2,304 square foot home Los Angeles. She sold the four-bedroom, three-bathroom home in 2015 for an undisclosed sum. At the time, the property would have been worth approximately $2 million.

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