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Vanessa Anne Cruz
Vanessa Cruz 2
Biographical information
aka Number 117
Abby Issa
Claudia Sanchez
Multiple aliases
Status Active
Family Hernando Cruz (husband, deceased)
Aida Hernandez (mother)
Physical description
Hair Black
Eyes Black
Career information
Job Confidence trick woman
Out-of-Universe information
First Seen Vanessa Cruz
Last Seen Vanessa Cruz
Season(s) 2
Actor(s) Ana de la Reguera

Vanessa Anne Cruz was a con artist and member of the Blacklist.


Vanessa married a daytrader named Hernando Cruz at a young age. In 2007, he was clued in on an insider trading scheme at his firm. He reported it to his boss, Mason Carlton, but unfortunately, he was involved in the plan. To keep Cruz from talking, Carlton and some of the other conspirators framed him for what they did and threw him off of the George Washington Bridge, making it look like a suicide. Vanessa faked her own suicide and became a con artist, targeting wealthy investment bankers, hedgefund managers and similar businessmen, including the individuals who had killed her husband. Using fake identities and disguises to enter their lives, she would seduce them, gain access to their finances and rob them of millions. To cover her tracks and make her marks suffer more, she would frame them for some crime and either let them go to prison for it or kill them and let them take the blame posthumously while she moved on to the next mark.

Season 2Edit

"Vanessa Cruz"Edit



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