General Hospital (GH) spoilers and updates tease that alum Vanessa Marcil (Brenda Barrett) was one of the biggest names in the daytime television world. But after her character’s demise, not much has been said about her, prompting a lot of fans to wonder where she is now and what she’s doing. After all, you don’t forget a name like Vanessa or certainly a beautiful face like hers. Here’s what you need to know.

As many fans remember, an 18-year-old Brenda began her hot and steamy romance with mobster Sonny Corinthos (Maurice Benard) during a time when the crime was rampant on the streets of Port Charles. Brenda and Sonny’s chemistry was also one of the reasons why General Hospital enjoyed some of its highest ratings in the early ’90s.

General Hospital Spoilers – What Happened To Vanessa Marcil

Having Brenda back in the picture would certainly throw everyone in for a loop, but mostly for Sonny) and Carly Corinthos (Laura Wright). Maurice Benard, who plays Sonny on the hit ABC soap, says that he would love to see Vanessa back on the canvas. That’s because viewers love her so much. He told Soaps in Depth in a new interview, “If I had my say, she would have been back about five years ago. She brings ratings and if you put two and two together, that’s four. So, if you bring her back, it’s a no-brainer.”

General Hospital: Vanessa Marcil (Brenda Barrett)

Aside from her work on daytime television, Vanessa also had roles in several television movies including My Stepfather’s Secret, Bad Tutor, The Wrong Mother, and The Convenient Groom. While it doesn’t look like Vanessa has any projects in the pipeline right now, she has been busy being a full-time mother to her son, Kassius.

General Hospital Updates – Fans Want To See Brenda Back

It’s without a doubt that fans would love to see Brenda back, as they have been very vocal about it on social media. That’s because everyone loves to see the hot drama between Brenda, Jax Jacks (Ingo Rademacher), Sonny, and Carly! Watch this space as we have a feeling that this won’t be the last that we’ll hear from Vanessa.

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By Joanna Mazewski

Joanna Mazewski is a writer and editor who is happily married with two children and their rescue pup. She first began her career as a PA for one of the original James Bond screenwriters, Kevin McClory. These days she spends her time traveling to all corners of the globe, shopping online and hiding her secret stash of different flavored Kit Kat bars from her kids.

5 thoughts on “General Hospital (GH) Spoilers: What Happened To Vanessa Marcil?”
    1. Wrong Brenda be free fun for sonny to have someone loves him doesn’t use him.

      Sam should make up her mind she messed up between her and Jason and now drew coming back but the actor coming back maybe give to Elizabeth bring back Hamden and nickolas
      Maybe carly and Jason

      Got to have some past fun be happy again not burning since sonny left for a while and Jason

      Been a soap star ever since the old days hope gets better
      Eva should get better

  1. I would loooooooooooooooooooooooooove to see Vanessa Marcil back on GH as Brenda Corinthos. It’s amazing to hear people complain about Brenda. She can’t act, she whines too much. She never understood sonny or his life. She’s selfish. She has no connections to the show anymore. ALL LIES! Brenda Barrett was on GH looooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong before carly, sonny, and all these gazillion characters they have cast on that show. She still is and always will be relevant whether u haters like it or not. Sonny would not be there today if Brenda hadn’t saved his life not once, not twice but three times. It might be four. She has literally risked her life and saved sonny’s life many times, so sonny can still be there having children with all these women. Don’t ever tell me she is whiney or weak or can’t handle sonny or his life. She has been through alot with that man and still loved him after all of it. The Writing and who writes the stories are important and for Brenda and Sonny, the writing and the writers from 1997-2011 have been terrible. They deserve writing that embodies who they truly are and have always been. They were never written to overcome everything. The writers always wanted them to fail. The same story over and over again. Brenda and Sonny are soulmates and they have a connection and love and chemistry that will never end no matter how many times the writers try to erase the true history of their love story. They will never be over .AND VANESSA IS MISSED BY MANY FANS! BELIEVE THAT! I hope Vanessa returns one day and that she and Maurice reunite as Sonny and Brenda and really show how powerful their acting is together like True Sonny and Brenda fans know it is. Sorry for the long comment, but i had to voice my opinion.

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