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Vanessa Brown (Smylla Brind)

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Biography

Vienna, Austria
The attractive daughter of Austrian-Jewish émigrés who fled their homeland to Paris in 1937 before coming to America, "B" actress Vanessa Brown grew up exceptionally fluent in German, French, Italian and English. She auditioned for Lillian Hellman at age 13 sporting a perfect Teutonic accent and earned the chance to understudy Ann Blyth on Broadway in the classic stage drama "Watch on the Rhine" in 1941. She eventually was given a featured role and followed that with a tour of the play using the stage name of Tessa Brind. Read more...

Actor

Character: Georgette 'Porgy' Sampter at 17

I've Always Loved You 1946

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Character: Wanda

Margie 1946

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Character: Agnes Willing

The Late George Apley 1947

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Character: Edith Shaw

Rosie! 1967

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Character: Miss Phinney

The Loretta Young Show 1953

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Character: Mrs. Goodenow

Bless the Beasts & Children 1971

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Character: Miss Rochemond

Call to Glory 1984

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