Vanessa Branch

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Vanessa Branch
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Branch attending the Maxim's 10th Annual Hot 100 Celebration in Santa Monica, California on May 13, 2009
Vanessa Lynn Branch

Alma materMiddlebury College
OccupationActress, model
Years active1999–present
Known for

Vanessa Lynn Branch is an English-born American actress and model. She is best known in the United States as the Orbit Gum girl for its series of television commercials (her catchphrase is "Fabulous!").

Early life[edit]

Branch filming a television commercial for Orbit Gum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 2007

Branch holds her 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 located in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania, she graduated from Middlebury College in 1994. Branch won the crown as Miss Vermont 1994 and competed in the Miss America 1995 pageant. In 1996, she began tutoring two young girls, 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.


Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Cell Stargher's Victim
2001 Ticker Redhead
2001 Good Advice TV Newswoman
2002 John Q. Registered Nurse
2003 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Giselle
2004 In Enemy Hands Admiral Kentz's Secretary
2004 Almost Rachel / Samantha Also producer
2005 Dreaming Reality Doctor Short film
2006 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Giselle
2007 Asylum Sophie Miller
2007 Suburban Girl Faye Faulkner
2007 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Giselle
2007 Milk and Fashion Anna
2008 Cold Play Indigo Thorpe
2008 All Roads Lead Home Lillian
2008 Wild Child Rosemary Uncredited
2009 Post Grad Receptionist
2009 Feed the Fish Lorraine
2009 Love in Translation Sophie
2011 51 Claire Felon
2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: Tales of the Code: Wedlocked Giselle Short film
2011 6 Month Rule Wendy
2012 Kung Fu Man Susan
2014 Cat Run 2 Wollcroft
2014 500 Miles North Claire
2015 Road Hard Nancy
2016 Love is Color Blind Ana Short film
2017 American Satan Leo's Mom Uncredited
Year Title Role Notes
1999 Encore! Encore! Danielle Bertrand Episode: "To Soeur with Love"
2001 Star Trek: Voyager Adult Naomi Wildman Episode: "Shattered"
2001 The Invisible Man Amanda / Mandy Episode: "Going Postal"
2001 The Mind of the Married Man N/A Episode: "When We Were Nice"
2002 Port Charles Paige Barrington Smith Episode: "Episode #1.1182"
2002 Livin' Large Segment Host Episode: "2002 Tattoo Convention Coverage"
2004 She Spies Kendall Swann Episode: "Wedding of the Century"
2005 Entourage Chinese Interpreter Episode: "Chinatown"
2005 Eve Imogene Episodes: "Shelly and?" and "Brit Better Have My Money"
2006 Lost Karen Episode: "Fire + Water"
2006 Gilmore Girls Bobbi Episodes: "The Great Stink" and "Introducing Lorelai Planetarium"
2007 Monk Mrs. Murphy Episode: "Mr. Monk Is at Your Service"
2007 Andy Barker, P.I. Nadia Episode: "Pilot"
2008 CSI: Miami Lisa Radley Episode: "Cheating Death"
2011 Turbo Dates Barbara Episode: "Chemistry"
2011 Protector Mrs. Lennox Episode: "Ghosts"
2012 Criminal Minds Teri Banks Episode: "Snake Eyes"
2012 Bones Claire Lazebnik Episode: "The Prisoner in the Pipe"
2012 Perception Michelle Akers Episode: "Lovesick"
2013 Model Employee Judge 9 episodes
2014 Days of Our Lives Giselle Van Hopper Episodes: "Episode #1.12377" and "Episode #1.12317"
2014 Satisfaction Denise Episode: "...Through Admission"


  1. ^ Howard, Theresa (August 13, 2007). "Orbit gal glad to do gum's 'dirty' work". USA Today. Archived from the original on May 3, 2017. Retrieved July 22, 2017.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Jacqueline Quirk
Miss Vermont
Succeeded by
Jennifer Faucette