Vanessa Bennett
Marj Dusay
Marj Dusay as Vanessa Bennett
All My Children
Portrayed by: Marj Dusay
Duration: 1999-2002
First appearance: February 4, 1999
Last appearance: October 17, 2002
Cause/reason: Death
Created by: Megan McTavish
Family: Bennett family
Other names: Rosie Wells (alternate personality)
Nessa (alternate personality)
Gender: Female
Died: October 17, 2002
Cause of death: Fell over Miller's Fall with Leo du Pres
Occupation: Mobster
Residence: Pine Valley, Pennsylvania
Parents: Unknown man
(father, deceased)
Unknown woman
(mother, deceased)
Siblings: Gwyneth Bennett
Marital status: Single; at death
Past marriage(s): Charles Hayward
(dissolved; 19??-19??)
Unknown man
(divorced; 19??-19??)
Palmer Cortlandt
(divorced; 2001-2002)
Children: David Hayward
(son, with Charles)
Leonardo "Leo" du Pres
(son, with Unknown man, deceased)
Benjamin "Trey" Shepherd
(son, with Richard) {given up for adoption}
Grandchildren: Arabella "Babe" Carey
(granddaughter, via David, deceased)
Marissa Tasker
(granddaughter, via David, deceased)
Leora Hayward
(granddaughter, via David, deceased)
Oliver Castillo
(grandson, via David)
Great-grandchildren: Adam "A.J." Chandler III
(great-grandson, via Babe/adopted great-grandson, via Marissa)
Nieces & nephews: Mary Frances "Frankie" Stone
(niece, deceased)
Mary Margaret "Maggie" Stone
Romances: Unknown man
(affair/lovers, deceased) {Leo's father}
Richard Fields
(lovers, deceased)
Roger Smythe
(dated, deceased)

Vanessa Bennett (formerly Hayward & Cortlandt) was a fictional character on the ABC daytime soap opera All My Children.

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  • Marj Dusay (02/1999-10/2002)

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