|Intro||English American actress and model|
|A.K.A.||Vanessa Lynn Branch|
|Is||Film producer Actor Television actor Model Beauty pageant contestant Film actor|
|From||United States of America|
|Type||Fashion Film, Television, Stage and Radio|
|Birth||21 March 1973, London, UK|
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!").
Branch holds her dual citizenship in the United Kingdom and the United States. She also speaks some French and Mandarin Chinese. 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.