Ask AP: Vanessa Marcil

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on January 20, 2011

Why did Vanessa Marcil change her name when she returned to General Hospital?
Al Corey, Wakefield, Neb.

Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo, 42, who returned to the daytime drama after a seven-year absence, changed her name prior to her marriage last July to Carmine Giovinazzo, 37, who plays Det. Danny Messer on CSI: NY. "It is an incredibly beautiful last name, so I decided to start using it early," she explains. The former Las Vegas star was married previously to actor Corey Feldman from 1989 to 1993, and she has a young son with former Beverly Hills, 90210 cast mate Brian Austin Green.