Matchup: Old School Vanessa Marcil vs New School Victoria Justice

Vanessa Marcil & Victoria Justice Matchup

Pictured: Vanessa Marcil & Victoria Justice

We’ve been thinking about doing this matchup for a while, so we can all thank Gabbo’s comment in the last Victoria Justice post as the one that broke the camel’s back.

For all you young kids out there, the beautiful Vanessa Marcil is currently 44, but when she was in her prime, you couldn’t find a more beautiful actress on television. It’s a pity she came into the industry before Hollywood’s Spanish/Latin invasion b/c a woman like Vanessa Marcil would definitely get a lot more love. She’s best known for her roles as Brenda Barrett Corinthos on “General Hospital,” Gina Kincaid on “Beverly Hills, 90210” (the first one, of course).

The gallery is slightly heavier on Vanessa Marcil photos, but that’s only because we see a lot more of Victoria Justice these days. We tried to include a healthy dose of older & more recent candid photos, as well as old school photo shoots of Vanessa close to her mid-to-late-90s prime. Here’s more about Vanessa:

Personal Life:
Marcil was married to actor Corey Feldman from 1989 to 1993,[8] although she has at times denied this fact. For example, in the June 2005 issue of Maxim, Marcil was quoted as saying, “I never married Corey. He’s just a kid I did drugs with when I was a teenager.”[9] However, Nevada marriage records indicate that she in fact married Feldman on August 6, 1989 (under Marcil’s birth name Sally Vanessa Ortiz).[10]

Marcil dated Nathan Fillion from 1995 to early 1997[11] and former Beverly Hills, 90210 castmate Brian Austin Green from 1999 until early 2003. Marcil and Green have one son together, Kassius Lijah Marcil–Green, born March 30, 2002.

Career highlights:
In 1994, she was cast in the Prince music video, “The Most Beautiful Girl in the World”, and made People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful list the next year.[5] She made her feature film debut in the 1996 film The Rock, in which she appeared opposite Nicolas Cage, Sean Connery and Ed Harris.

After six years on General Hospital, she left the show in 1998, to star in the made-for-television movie To Love, Honor and Deceive, and had a recurring guest role on the police drama High Incident produced by Steven Spielberg. Marcil joined the cast of Beverly Hills, 90210 in November 1998 as Gina Kincaid and remained with the show for one-and-a-half seasons. In 1999, she starred in two independent films: Nice Guys Sleep Alone with Sean O’Bryan and This Space Between Us with Jeremy Sisto.

She returned briefly to General Hospital in 2000 and from 2002 to 2003, as Brenda Barrett, in a recurring role. In 2001, she was initially cast to join NYPD Blue’s 9th season as a new series regular, Det. Carmine Olivera. However, after her first appearance in “Johnny Got His Gold”, the show decided to re-do the role and replaced Marcil with Jacqueline Obradors as Det. Rita Ortiz. Marcil did make one more cameo appearance as Det. Olivera in the 11th season episode “Shear Stupidity”.

Victoria Justice out and about in New York City. (Nov 28)
Vanessa Marcil - September 2012

  • err

    Wow. They really look alike. Even their smiles are eerily similar.

    • err

      Both are pretty, but I’ll go with Vanessa. Stunning as Victoria is, I find her boring. It’s like she lives in the same boringtown as Taylor Swift.

      • Moe

        it’s a pity her career is micromanaged to the point of watching paint dry. the girl needs to slip a nipple or something once in a while to keep people interested. ha.

  • bryanzee

    I would have to go with Vanessa.

  • xoo

    Woow. Both are gorgeous but there is something about vanessa what i like more. Victoria is like a beautiful doll, always the same smile,the same look in her eyes. Vanessa is like a beautiful woman so i choose her.

  • I like Vanessa’s face more, Victoria has a much better body.

  • McP

    OK, how about a more interesting poll, each of them now.

    • bryanzee

      VJ of course. Youth will always prevail.

      I actually think VJ would be hotter if both were the same age and she wasn’t so boring.

    • Moe

      What’s interesting about comparing a 44 year old w/ a 20 year old?

      • The fact that the 44 year old is kicking the 20 year old’s ass?

        • Nookies

          Unfair poll. We all know the majority of moejackson readers are middle aged men with low standards. VJ all the way.

  • Ryozenzuzex

    The REAL answer is Nina Dobrev, of course

  • backwoodsman

    Good matchup. Though you did include some excellent shots of VJ (hadn’t seen that edgier one before, with the curly hair), I gave the nod to Vanessa. I’m pretty sure it’s the fact that she partied hard with Corey Feldman and still looks decent today. Always have a soft spot for the partiers…. 🙂

  • Vanessa was MUCH hotter and sexier in her day than Victoria is now, MAYBE Victoria will get hotter but I need to see it, right now she is just a boring child with potential

  • thebattleofbastogne

    Vanessa – then and now. Victoria is pretty, but lacks the all important sex appeal that Vanessa has. Victoria does have prettier feet, though.

  • Problem solved,, I’ll take them both..

  • skilligan

    1 day later my original vote still stands, Vanessa in her day is WAY better than Victoria

    • bryanzee

      if VJ showed off her body more she would beat Vanessa

      • skilligan

        IF she does it I will believe you. IF she doesn’t I won’t

  • Glad I could inspire a thread. Also, glad that Marcil is rocking the vote. Unfortunately, I can’t see the rest of the comments yet with the new system testing. But figure I need to get in a test post. Here’s an older pic from People mag 1995 to test pic posting with html, uh yeah pic posting.<img src=””>

    • It seems to be missing some paragraph separation and you can see the html code. It doesn’t just post the pic, but at least the link works. I see where you can delete your post, but not where the edit button is.

    • It seems to be missing some paragraph separation and you can see the html code. It doesn’t just post the pic, but at least the link works. I see where you can delete your post, but not where the edit button is.

    • It seems to be missing some paragraph separation and you can see the html code. It doesn’t just post the pic, but at least the link works. I see where you can delete your post, but not where the edit button is.

    • MoeJackson

      Gabbo The photo is supposed to come up. I’ve made a note of it…

  • mooty

    yeah I can only see 5 comments so maybe someone has already said this, but Vanessa Marcil was on that Las Vegas show for it’s entirety I think with Molly Sims and Josh Duhamel.. the show essentially sucked but it was simple enjoyable and fantastic eye candy

  • MoeJackson

    I gotta admit, when I initially created the poll, I thought Victoria would run away w/ it, but I’m pleasantly surprised w/ the results…
    Maybe VJ will go through a rebellious phase where she’ll give the finger to her parents & her management & start doing crazy roles. After all, look what happened to Miley!! If VJ wants to survive, she’ll definitely need to try a little harder in pleasuring–I mean–pleasing her fan base.