Birth: 21-03-1973, London, England, UK

Vanessa Lynn Branch is a British-American actress and model. She is best known in North America as the Orbit Gum television commercial woman.

 

After graduating from Mercersburg Academy, a boarding school in south-central Pennsylvania, she graduated from Middlebury College in 1994 and was Miss Vermont also that year.

 

 She can also be seen in the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, playing Giselle, a Tortugan wench jilted by Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow.

 

 She had a guest appearance as Nadia Kerensky in the pilot of the short-lived TV series Andy Barker P.I.. She also appeared in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Shattered" as an adult Naomi Wildman.

 

In July 2006, Maxim featured her in their "Girls of Maxim" gallery.

 

She plays the role of Zhana Agonskaya in the 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 Sonny With a Chance on the Disney Channel.

 

Also in 2010, she starred as Claire in the SyFy original movie 51, which premiered on late February.