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Date of Birth
15 October 1968, Indio, California, USA

Birth Name
Sally Vanessa Ortiz

5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Biography

Vanessa Marcil was born on October 15, 1968, in Indio, California, to Peter Ortiz, a contractor, and Patricia Marcil Ortiz, an herbalist. She grew up in Palm Desert with her parents and her two older sisters Tina and Sherry and her older brother Sam. When Vanessa was 8 she started acting in plays and even performed her own song at a sixth-grade talent show, which she won. Soon afterward she began pursuing an acting career and starred in several theatre productions before landing the role of Brenda Barrett on the ABC daytime soap opera "General Hospital" (1963) in 1992.

She made her feature film debut in The Rock (1996) opposite Nicolas Cage and starred in a made-for-television movie, To Love, Honor and Deceive (1996) (TV), in 1996. She stayed with "General Hospital" until 1998 and then left to join the cast of "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990) as Gina Kincaid, a former ice skater replacing Tiffani Thiessen as the show's vixen. She met Brian Austin Green on the show and the two had a baby together named Kassius Lijah Marcil-Green born in March of 2002.

In the fall of 2002 she made her long-awaited return to "General Hospital" reprising her role as Brenda Barrett, garnering her a Daytime Emmy Award for "Outstanding Supporting Actress" in 2003. Vanessa later joined the cast of the NBC drama "Las Vegas" (2003) as Sam Marquez, a casino host. She resides in Los Angeles with her son Kassius.
IMDb Mini Biography By:

Carmine Giovinazzo     (11 July 2010 - present) (filed for divorce)
Corey Feldman     (6 August 1989 - 1993) (divorced)

Trade Mark

Uses her most recent, married name for on-screen credit


Her father Peter is of Mexican descent. Her mother Patricia is of French, Italian, and Portuguese descent. She is the youngest of four children. All of her family remains living in Indio, California, USA.

As a child, she was given the option of skipping second grade along with a friend. She and her parents decided against it.

Attended Indio High School, Indio, California. Was part of the Circle Theatre Acting Company in Indio.

Attended College of the Desert, Palm Desert, California, where she studied law.

Has a tattoo on her lower back of a tribal symbol representing peace and love in the universe.

Named one of "People" magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People in 1996. Was offered the cover and a layout in Playboy but she declined. She is reportedly very shy about revealing her body.

Is a vegetarian.

Has two dogs named Woof and Joey.

Performed her own song at a 6th grade talent show and won.

Named in honor of actress Vanessa Redgrave.

She has designed a line of children's clothing called, 'Kass' (named in honor of her son Kassius) for Africa. A portion of the proceeds will go to help build schools and open centers to support and empower mothers and their children in Africa.

Was offered the role of Nell Porter on "Ally McBeal" (1997) but was forced to turn it down because she had already signed on to "Beverly Hills, 90210" (1990). The role was then given to Portia de Rossi.

Auditioned for the part of Nancy in I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) however, the part was eventually given to Jennifer Esposito, since the director felt her beauty would give less attention to the lead actors of the film.

Opened Patricia House in Los Angeles, which will aid women who can no longer care for their children. Created a hotline for these women to have their babies placed in good homes.

She has suffered from agoraphobia.

She remarked on "Today" (1952), 5 November 2004 that she is the great granddaughter of French mime Marcel Marceau, though she never met him.

Named #19 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list. Named #92 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).

Has a grandmother named Sally.

Named #92 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).

Loves to ride motorcycles.

Named on People magazine's "100 Most Beautiful People" list (2008), reportedly for being a muse to musician Prince, who wrote his 1994 song "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" about her.

Is best friends with "The Biggest Loser" (2004) trainer Jillian Michaels who is the godmother of her son Kassius.

Married Carmine Giovinazzo, from "CSI: NY" (2004), on July 11, 2010 in New York.

One of her best friends is Suzanne Whang of HGTV's "House Hunters" (1999). They first met when Suzanne was cast as Polly on NBC's "Las Vegas" (2003).

Marcil has filed for divorce from Carmine Giovinazzo citing irreconcilable differences.

In 2011, suffered 2 miscarriages during her marriage to Carmine Giovinazzo.

Personal Quotes

"Because of my crazy work schedule, I have become something of a master at changing my clothes while driving. The men driving next to me love it." - on driving to work while changing clothes.

"Acting probably saved my life. It gave me a home and a safe place to let out all of my emotions and have it be OK." - in having it be an outlet.

"I don't know any woman who doesn't have an anxiety attack about wearing a bathing suit. I was on the show ("General Hospital" (1963)) for two years before they got me to wear a bathing suit and I almost had a heart attack the whole time".

Where Are They Now

(2010) Hostess of an infomercial for the DDF (Doctor's Dermatologic Formula) skin care system. Also appearing is Cynthia Sass.

Date of Birth
25 September 1969, Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales, UK

Birth Name
Catherine Jones

5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Biography

Catherine Zeta-Jones was born on 25 September 1969, in Swansea, West Glamorgan, Wales, UK, the daughter of Dai Jones, who formerly owned a candy factory, and Pat Jones. Her brother David Jones (b. 1967) is a development executive and brother Lyndon Jones (b.1972) works at her production company. Catherine showed an interest early on in entertainment. She starred on stage in "Annie", "Bugsy Malone" and "The Pajama Game". At 15 she had the lead in the British revival of "42nd Street". She was originally cast as the second understudy for the lead role in the musical but when the star and first understudy became sick the night the play's producer was in the audience, she was given the lead for the rest of the musical's production. She first made a name for herself in the early 1990s when she starred in the Yorkshire Television comedy/drama series "The Darling Buds of May" (1991). The show was a smash hit and made her one of the United Kingdom's most popular television actresses. She subsequently played supporting roles in several films including Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992), the miniseries Catherine the Great (1996) (TV) and a larger part as the seductive Sala in The Phantom (1996) before landing her breakthrough role playing the fiery Elena opposite Anthony Hopkins and Antonio Banderas in The Mask of Zorro (1998). She starred in many big-budget blockbusters like Entrapment (1999), The Haunting (1999) and Traffic (2000), for which many believed she was robbed of an Oscar nomination for best supporting actress. In November 2000 she married actor Michael Douglas. She gave birth to their son Dylan Michael in August 2000 followed by daughter, Carys, in April of 2003.
IMDb Mini Biography By:

Michael Douglas     (18 November 2000 - present) 2 children


Is a trained singer and dancer.

Her father was the manager of a candy factory.

Became engaged to Michael Douglas in Aspen, Colorado. [31 December 1999]

Chosen one of 1998's Most Beautiful People by People Magazine.

Her first child with fiance Michael Douglas, a boy named Dylan Michael was born on 8 August 2000 about 6 p.m. at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The baby weighed in at 7 pounds and seven ounces and measured 21-1/2 inches.

Sister of David A. Jones, an executive at Initial Entertainment group, the company that co-financed Traffic (2000).

Named after her grandmothers: Catherine Fair on her mother's side, and Zeta Jones on her fathers.

Catherine and husband Michael Douglas share the same birthday, 25 years apart. He was born 25 September 1944; she was born 25 September 1969.

Daughter-in-law of Kirk Douglas and Diana Douglas.

Stepmother of Cameron Douglas.

Sister-in-law of Joel Douglas, Peter Douglas and the late Eric Douglas.

Her character in Traffic (2000) was changed to a pregnant woman, because Zeta-Jones herself was pregnant at the time with her son, Dylan.

Speaks Welsh fluently.

Mother is Irish, father is Welsh.

She portrayed Palene, the beautiful Thracian prophetess and woman of Spartacus, in Jeff Wayne's 1992 musical version of "Spartacus." The role of Spartacus was played by her future father-in-law, Kirk Douglas, in Stanley Kubrick's motion picture Spartacus (1960).

In the June 1998 of Yahoo! Internet magazine, she was listed as the number one actress being searched on Yahoo!.

Gave birth to her first daughter, named Carys Zeta Douglas, early Easter morning in New Jersey (April 20, 2003).

A traditional Welsh choir sang at her wedding.

Her wedding ring includes a Celtic motif and was bought in a Welsh town called Aberystwyth.

As a child, she was exposed to a virus that gave her breathing difficulties. This required a tracheotomy surgery, which ultimately left a surgical scar on her neck.

Is an avid fan of musicals, particularly the ones she saw as a child: Mary Poppins (1964) and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968).

Thursday December 11 2003 she was a hostess, together with husband Michael Douglas, at the 2003 annual Nobel Peace Price Concert in Oslo Spectrum in Oslo, Norway.

Ocean's Twelve (2004) reunited her with previous colleagues Steven Soderbergh, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts and Don Cheadle.

She is a spokesperson for Elizabeth Arden Cosmetics.

Was born in Swansea but grew up in the small seaside town of Mumbles in Wales.

Her production company is Milkwood Films, named after the play "Under Milkwood" by Welsh writer Dylan Thomas. She and Thomas are both from the same Welsh town, Swansea.

Her friend, singer Bonnie Tyler, sang at her wedding. Both Zeta-Jones and Tyler come from the same region of Wales.

She released the singles "For All Time" in 1989, "In the Arms of Love" and "I Can't Help Myself" in 1995 and a duet with David Essex, "True Love Ways", which was her only chart single. It appeared at #38 in the UK Top 75 singles chart in 1994.

Ranked #50 on VH1's "100 Hottest Hotties".

21 October 2004 - Filed lawsuit against the Spice House, "Reno's Friendliest Topless Cabaret" for the unauthorized use of her photo on its website.

On an awards show, speaking of her role of Velma Kelly in the movie Chicago (2002), she stated that while it was as exciting, it was almost as painful as giving birth to her son.

In 1992 the Columbia single 'For All Time' peaked at #36 in the UK charts; In 1995 she spent a week on the UK chart at #72 with 'In the Arms of Love'.

Ranked #68 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement.

Ranked #82 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" special supplement.

Was once engaged to Angus Macfadyen.

Was considered for the role of Jane Smith in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005).

Was originally approached to play "Roxie" in Chicago (2002), but wanted to play Velma Kelly because of the song "All That Jazz". Renée Zellweger ended up winning the role of Roxie.

In 2004, she began a two year $20 million contract as the spokeswoman of T-Mobile.

Turned down the role of Claudia Nardi in the musical Nine (2009) when Rob Marshall refused to expand the part for the film. Nicole Kidman was later cast instead.

Was in consideration for the part of Satine in Moulin Rouge! (2001) but Nicole Kidman, who went on to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, was cast instead.

Born at 2:40 PM (MET).

The 2009 Sunday Times estimates her and husband Michael Douglas' net worth at $278 million.

Was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's 2010 Birthday Honours List for her services to drama.

Won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical in 2010 for her portrayal of Desiree in A Little Night Music.

Was seven months pregnant with her son Dylan when she completed filming on Traffic (2000).

Returned to work four months after giving birth to her son Dylan in order to begin filming America's Sweethearts (2001).

Admitted herself into Silver Hills Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut on April 6, 2011 for a five-day treatment of her Bipolar II Disorder before leaving the hospital on April 11, 2011.

Her wedding dress was designed by Christian Lacroix.

Met her husband at Deville's Film Festival in September 1998, while she was promoting her upcoming film 'The Mask of Zorro'.

Catherine moved to London, from Wales, at age 15.

Acquired her first actor's guild card at the age of 15.

When she was 14, former Monkees star Mickey Dolenz was touring Britain in a musical that required the participation of local teens in each city it visited. She auditioned for the Welsh version of the show and won a chorus spot. She so impressed the producers that they whisked her off to London to star in a production of The Pyjama Game.

She began singing and dancing at the age of four, largely as a result of her involvement with the local Catholic congregation's amateur performing troupe. She began acting at age 11, playing the lean in a production of Annie and at 13 starred in a West End production of the musical Bugsy Malone.

Before moving to LA, she had a house in Fulham, London.

Her birth name is Catherine Jones, but she took her grandmother's name (on her father's side) because there were many others Catherine Jones, especially in her school class.

Listed on as one of the 99 hottest women (2002 #57) (2001 #5) (2003 #36).

The British press gave her the nickname "Catherine Zeta, The Maneater" due to her busy love life at the time.

Fluent in Welsh, French, English and Spanish.

Attended Dumbarton House School in Swansea.

In the 1980's, her parents won £100.000 at the game of Bingo and moved to St. Andrews Drive in Mayals, uptown Swansea.

Was originally approached to play "Roxie" in Chicago, but wanted to play Velma Kelly because of the song "All That Jazz". Renee Zellwegger ended up winning the role of Roxie.

Ranks #11 on as one of people's favorite actresses. [April 2005]

Likes listening to soul music. Is a big fan of Gladys Knight. She also likes Elvis Presley and Van Morrison. Every Sunday morning for 15 years, her father woke her up to Elvis Presley singing "American Trilogy" or Van Morrison's "Moondance".

Personal Quotes

I used to go around looking as frumpy as possible because it was inconceivable you could be attractive as well as be smart. It wasn't until I started being myself, the way I like to turn out to meet people, that I started to get any work.

I like women who look like women. I hated grunge. No one's more feminist than me, but you don't have to look as if you don't give a - you know. You can be smart, bright, and attractive aesthetically to others - and to yourself.

In Wales it's brilliant. I go to the pub and see everybody who I went to school with. And everybody goes "So what you doing now?" And I go, "Oh, I'm doing a film with Antonio Banderas and Anthony Hopkins". And they go, "Ooh, good". And that's it.

After Scottish actor Sean Connery presented her with the Oscar: A Scotsman giving a Welsh girl an Oscar - oh my God!.

After The Mask of Zorro (1998), people spoke Spanish to me for ages. I'm Welsh but that movie instantly gave me a new ethnicity.

For marriage to be a success, every woman and every man should have her and his own bathroom. The end.

[on her duel/strip scene from The Mask of Zorro (1998)]: I kept thinking 'Thank God I have long hair in this movie'.

This film holds a lot of meaning to me, both professionally and personally. I actually met my husband when I was promoting the film in Deauville, France, and it was such an amazing time for me, being completely unknown, really, in America or in Mexico, where I shot the first one. It's a very important film for me and it's very close to my heart. [on The Mask of Zorro (1998)].

I wish I was born in that era: by dancing with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, going to work at the studio dressed in beautiful pants, head scarves, and sunglasses.

"Did I want this role? That's like saying did I want to wake up in the morning wanting to breath!" on landing the part of Velma Kelly in Chicago.

I do think I'm lucky I met Michael. Not just Michael Douglas the actor and producer with two Oscars on the shelf, but Michael Douglas, the love of my life. I really do think it was meant to happen.

I like to feel sexy. I know my husband thinks I'm sexy. I think he is too. But I don't go out half-naked with 'sex' written across my back.

Humor and that wonderful word called 'charisma.' You cannot translate it. I can't nail it on the head, other than to just say that I'm completely over the top about my husband. - on what makes a man irresistible.

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