|“||It is not my fault that you and your brother are the most wanted fugitives in the world, That is on you.||”|
— Vanessa to Seth in Mistress
Vanessa Styles was a character who first appeared in the third episode of the first season of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series. She is the ex-wife of Seth Gecko and a criminal. She was sentenced to 20 years in prison after helping Seth escape a police officer.
Not much is known about Vanessa's history before the start of the series, but she and Seth got married early on, but later divorced. It's also known she was a criminal when she and Seth got involved.
Throughout From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series
In Mistress, she meets up with Seth at the Big Kahuna Burger and they go in the restroom and make out. Afterwards, they sit at a booth and they start talking. She tells him that Richie has a screw loose and Seth refuses to believe what she is saying. She begin smashing Seth's car windows, thinking that if she was crazy like Richie, he'll start to care about her too. Soon, the restaurant has police officers surrounding the place and Vanessa provides herself as bait so Seth can run.
In Let's Get Rambling, she keeps the officer at gunpoint until she gets talked down by Freddie and puts her hands up while also stating she doesn't know where the brothers are staying at. She gets arrested and is taken into custody. She talks to Freddie about how there's something wrong with Richie.
While not appearing in Season 2, Vanessa is mentioned by Eddie in The Best Little Horror House in Texas as having been sentenced 'two dimes at Hilltop', meaning twenty years in the Hilltop Unit of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison for women located in Gatesville, Texas.
Vanessa is a beautiful young woman with long, jet black hair and light green eyes. She wore a sleeveless, black shirt and dark pants. She has black fingernails, wore a necklace and a bracelet.
She has an outspoken personality and says what needs to be said, but is shown to care about her ex-husband, Seth. According to police records, she is a bit of a troublemaker with the law.
- Vanessa is a feminine given name. The name was created by taking Van from Esther Vanhomrigh and adding Essa, a pet form of Esther. It can also come from Greek origin and means "resembling a butterfly".
- Styles is a surname.
- It's been hinted numerous times that Vanessa and Richard did not get along.
- Seth gave her 4 million dollars in bearer bonds to disappear.
- She is currently in a woman's prison in Gatesville, Texas.
- In the film version, Seth mentions to Santánico Pandemonium that he already had a wife.