Rebecca was born in Levin, New Zealand on December 14, 1964. She was born as the youngest of six children and grew up in Wellington on the north of New Zealand's two islands. At age 19 she crossed the Tasman-sea and has become one of Australia's most appreciated actresses.
Before deciding to go into acting, Rebecca worked as a model and had small jobs in New Zealand. Her break-through came in Australia with her role in the children's program, The Zoo Family, before attending an audition for the Australian drama, The Flying Doctors. Rebecca was so keen to earn the role of Emma Plimpton in The Flying Doctors that she turned up to the interview without makeup and in baggy clothes, in an effort to look like the character. Her audition was successful and Rebecca was given the part immediately. Afterwards Rebecca has said that the time with The Flying Doctors was one of the best times in her life.
She married Jack Jones on the 5th of July, 1992 but they divorced six years later. Over the years, Rebecca gained much experience as an actress and appeared in many productions, including in TV- and miniseries such as Halifax f.p., Kangaroo Palace, Day of the Roses and Stingers, as well as in films including Lucky Break and Joey.
Rebecca has won several awards including a number of AFI awards, and several Logie awards. In recent years she has been regularly nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Television Drama AFI award for Halifax f.p. in which the character Jane Halifax was written especially for her.
Rebecca is currently starring as Julie Rafter in the new Australian series Packed to the Rafters, alongside Erik Thomson and Michael Caton.… Collapse
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