Vanessa Marcil, originally Sally Vanessa Ortiz, is an American actress born on October 15, 1968 in Indio, California, USA to parents Patricia Marcil and Peter Ortiz. Before rising to fame, she used to portray several roles in different theatre plays. In 1991, when she landed the role Brenda Barrett in the American TV series General Hospital, she became an icon and she was able to make a name for herself. It was in 2003 when she dominated the industry again, portraying the role Sam Marquez in the TV series Las Vegas. She became even more successful when she received several awards such as Soap Opera Digest Awards’ Outstanding Female Newcomer, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and Hottest Female Star. Her latest TV appearance was in Hawaii Five-0 where she played as Dr. Olivia Victor.
Now what’s the secret to her ever beautiful curves and svelte figure that’s always highlighted whenever she’s in a beach? According to the celebrated actress, she does normally make her body active by engaging in a daily exercise, yoga session, light weight lifting, running, and snowboarding. She shares in one of her interviews, “When I exercise, I do a variety of things so it’s always interesting and fun. When I’m exercising regularly I have double the energy, and everything is so much better.”
When it comes to diet, she particularly practices portion control diet. It’s a kind of diet that allows her to eat anything she wants–particularly foods with protein, carbohydrates, and fat, as long as she keeps them in moderation. “I eat whatever I want, so it’s a good thing I work out regularly,” she explains.
Body Measurement (2014 – Age 45)
Height: 163 cm | 5 feet, 4 Inches
Weight: 53 kg | 117 lbs
Bra/Bust Size: 12B | 34B
Waist Size: 61 cm | 24 in
Hip Size: 89 cm | 35 in