Vanessa Branch

 

Vanessa Branch

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Vanessa Branch
Vanessa Branch 2009.jpg

Vanessa Branch attending Maxim Magazine’s 10th Annual Hot 100 Celebration in Santa Monica, CA on May 13, 2009
Born Vanessa Lynn Branch
(1973-03-21) March 21, 1973 (age 44)
London, England, United Kingdom
Alma mater Middlebury College
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1999–present
Known for Miss Vermont in 1994[citation needed]

Vanessa Lynn Branch (born March 21, 1973) is an English-born American actress and model. She is best known in the United States as the Orbit Gum television commercial woman (whose catchphrase is “Fabulous!”).

Early life[edit]

Branch in 2007

Branch holds dual citizenship in the United Kingdom and the United States. She also speaks some French and Mandarin Chinese.[1]

After graduating from Mercersburg Academy, a boarding school in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, she graduated from Middlebury College in 1994. She won the crown as Miss Vermont 1994 and competed in the Miss America 1995 pageant. In 1996, she began tutoring two young girls, Blair and Ana Van Pelt, in French, and later moved in with the Van Pelt family in Newport Beach, California. She has stayed in Southern California since then and currently resides there.

Career[edit]

Branch appeared in the Lost episode “Fire + Water” as the character Karen. She also made an appearance on Gilmore Girls. She can also be seen in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, playing Giselle, a Tortugan wench jilted by Johnny Depp‘s Captain Jack Sparrow. She had a guest appearance as Nadia Kerensky in the pilot episode of the short-lived NBC comedy Andy Barker, P.I.. She also appeared in the Star Trek: Voyager episode “Shattered” as an adult Naomi Wildman.

In 2002, Branch appeared on the ABC Daytime soap opera Port Charles as Mary Margaret “Paige” Barrington Smith and Rebecca “Becca” Barrington.

In June 2006, she worked on an advertisement for Orbit Gum that introduced two new flavors, lemon-lime and crystal mint. She worked on advertisements with the company until 2010.[2] She was replaced by the current Orbit Gum girl, actress Farris Patton.

In July 2006, Maxim featured her in their “Girls of Maxim” gallery.[3]

She plays the role of Zhana Agonskaya in the 2008 video game Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3.

In 2010, she voiced the character of Beatrice Portinari in the video game Dante’s Inferno and also starred in the Disney Channel comedy series Sonny with a Chance.

In 2011, she starred as Claire in the Syfy original movie 51, which premiered in February 26, 2011.

In 2013, Branch was on the cover of H Magazine, photographed by Joey Shaw.[4]

FILMOLOGY:

2017 AMERICAN SATAN LEO’S MOM

2016 LOVE IS COLOR BLIND (TV SERIES) ANA

2015 ROAD HARD NANCY

2014 ROAD RUN 2 WOLLCROFT

2014 SATISFACTION (TV SERIES) DENISE

2014 DAYS OF OUR LIVES (SOAP) GISELLE VAN HOPPER

2014 500 MILES NORTH CLAIRE

2013 MODEL EMPLOYEE (TV SERIES) JUDGE

2012 PERCEPTION (TV SERIES) MICHELLE AKERS

2012 KUNG FU HERO SUSAN

2012 BONES (TV SERIES) CLAIRE LAZEBERNIK

2012 CRIMINAL MINDS (TV SERIES) TERRI BANKS

2011 6 MONTH RULE WENDY

2011 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: TALES OF THE CODE: WEDLOCKED (SHORT)

GISELLE

2011 ARENA (VIDEO) BBC REPORTER

2011 THE PROTECTOR (TV SERIES) MRS. LENNOX

2011 TURBO DATES (TV SERIES) BARBARA

2011 51  CLAIRE FELON

2011 LUCY (SHORT) LUCY

2010 DANTE’S INFERNO: AN ANIMATED EPIC (VIDEO) BEATRICE

2010 DANTE’S INFERNO (VIDEO GAME) BEATRICE PORTINARI

2009 FEED THE FISH LORRAINE

2009 POST GRAD  RECEPTIONIST

2008 CSI: MIAMI (TV SERIES) LISA RADLEY

2008 COMMAND AND CONQUER: RED ALERT 3 (VIDEO GAME) COMMANDER ZHONA AGONSKAYA

2008 WILD CHILD ROSEMARY

2008 ALL ROADS LEAD HOME LILLIAN

2008 COLD PLAY  INDIGO THORPE

2007 MILK AND FASHION ANNA

2007 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: AT WORLD’S END GISELLE

2007 SUBURBAN GIRL  FAYE FAULKNER

2007 ANDY BARKER, P.I. (TV SERIES) NADIA

2007 MONK (TV SERIES) MRS MURPHY

2007 ASYLUM SOPHIE MILLER

2006 GILMORE GIRLS (TV SERIES) BOBBIE

2006 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST GISELLE

2006 LOST (TV SERIES) KAREN

2005 EVE (TV SERIES) IMOGENE

2005 ENTOURAGE (TV SERIES) CHINESE INTERPRETER

2005 DREAMING REALITY (SHORT) DOCTOR

2005 ALMOST RACHEL/SAMANTHA

2004 SHE SPIES (TV SERIES) KENDALL SWANN

2004 IN ENEMY HANDS ADMIRAL KENTZ’S SECRETARY

2003 PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL GISELLE

2002 LIVIN’ LARGE (TV SERIES) SEGMENT HOST

2002 JOHN Q  REGISTERED NURSE

2002 PORT CHARLES (SOAP) PAIGE BARRINGTON SMITH

2001 THE MIND OF THE MARRIED MAN (TV SERIES)

2001 GOOD ADVICE (TV SERIES) TV NEWSWOMAN

2001 TICKER  REDHEAD

2001 THE INVISIBLE MAN (TV SERIES) AMANDA/MANDY

2001: STAR TREK: VOYAGER (TV SERIES) NAOMI WILDMAN

2000 THE CELL STARGHER’S VICTIM

1999 ENCORE ENCORE (TV SERIES) DANIELLE BETRAND

 

 

 

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