Vanessa Marcil insists she's not a sex pot

By Alan Carter
Updated February 17, 1995 at 05:00 AM EST

Though she plays bodacious Brenda on ABC’s General Hospital and is prominently featured in the ex-Prince video ”The Most Beautiful Girl in the World,” Vanessa Marcil insists she is not a sexpot. ”I’m really something of a tomboy, and shy,” she says. Marcil, who has also become host of ABC In Concert, wears some of the skimpiest clothes on soaps. Still, the San Diego, Calif., native declares that it’s just not her style to be provocative. ”Brenda and Vanessa are totally different,” she says. ”I’m very self-conscious about my body. She is the exuberant one.” Perhaps, but Marcil apparently does have a bit of Brenda in her: ”Because of my crazy work schedule, I have become something of a master of changing my clothes while driving,” she confides. ”The men driving next to me love it.”

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