Born in Hays, Kansas and growing up in Omaha, Nebraska, Rebecca had a 4.0 GPA in both high school and college, and placed in the top 6 in the Miss USA pageant as Miss Nebraska.
After three years as a professional model based in Paris, and working all over the world accumulating covers and international campaigns, she moved on to New York and continued working with the Ford Modeling agency while starting her acting career as punk-rocker "Cecelia Thompson" on ABC's "Loving," (still one of her favorites, mostly because she never gets to play punk-rockers, any more), followed by the series regular "good girl", "Jessie Matthews", on "Guiding Light" Some of Rebecca's other series regular roles include the sex-crazed anchorwoman "Sherry Beck" on the newsroom drama "Live Shot"; innocent vampire "Daphne Collins" on "Dark Shadows"; the first lesbian television character "Ellen Sommers" on "Trade Winds"; and the billionaire widow/vampire/ fashion designer "Elizabeth Barrington" on "Port Charles". Not every girl gets the chance to be a Marvel Comic superhero, but Rebecca starred in the original film version of The Fantastic Four as "Susan Storm, The Invisible Girl".
She is enthusiastically remembered by many fans of the film Love Potion No. 9, for her famous "verbally castrating" bar room scenes with Tate Donovan, and is also recognized frequently for the "top funniest commercials of the year" TAG body spray, as the Mrs. Robinson-MILF who seduces her daughter's boyfriend. Rebecca played the title role in Indy film A House on a Hill, starring with Philip Baker Hall. And, recently completed work on the critically acclaimed film "A Perfect Ending."
Most recently seen on "Masters of Sex", "Dexter", "Glee", "Fairly Legal", "Criminal Minds", "The Mentalist", "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", "CSI: NY", "NCIS", and "Nip/Tuck", Rebecca has enjoyed working on other network series from "Cheers", "Seinfeld", "Ellen", "The Wonder Years", "Columbo", "Beverly Hills, 90210", "The Drew Carey Show", "Dharma & Greg", and "Las Vegas", to name a few.
An avid traveler, Rebecca has been from Russia to Costa Rica, Italy to Bali, Japan to Austria, France to Singapore, Estonia to Kauai, Crete to Zihuatanejo, Istanbul to Hong Kong, Helsinki to the Canary Islands, Tunisia to St. Barts, Tahiti to Tulum, and most places in between! She personally enjoy every outdoor adventure sport - her garage looks like a miniature "Sports Chalet". Another passion of Rebecca's is architectural restoration -- hands on, she just completed a top-to-bottom inside-out year-long project of restoring a 100 year old home from a "haunted crack house" to the historic jewel it deserves to be appreciated as. And now, on to the next one....
Rebecca studied in New York City with Uta Hagen at the HB Studios, and in Los Angeles with Larry Moss.