Vanessa Marcil Reprises Iconic 'Brenda' Role on General Hospital

More celebration is under way for General Hospital, which is reveling in its 50th anniversary on ABC, as EW reports that Mexican American actress Vanessa Marcil will reprise her role as Brenda Barrett on the hit soap opera. Marcil will join Ingo Rademacher, who played her onscreen on-again-off-again lover Jax on the show.

GH is staying mum about their actual return date, but word on the street is it'll occur sometime before April 1. The GH alums are expected to stay for more than a few weeks, which means the famous love triangle of Jax, Brenda, and Sonny (Maurice Benard) continues!

Marcil, who made a cameo in Hawaii Five-0 last year, created the role of Brenda in 1992. After an eight-year absence from the show that made her a household name, she returned to GH for a year from 2010-11.

Rademacher and Marcil are among many former cast members who have returned to help celebrate the soap’s milestone. Other faves to make it back to Port Charles this season are Genie Francis, Kin Shriner, Rick Springfield, and—OMG!— Richard Simmons.

Last we saw Brenda, she took off with her son Alec to Rome. Are you looking forward to her return?