Rebecca Herbst is a part of America’s thriving Daytime television industry. She has been playing the character, Elizabeth Webber on the soap opera, General Hospital since 1997. Rebecca Herbst began her career in 1986 and can point to several credits to her name across film and television, both in Daytime and Primetime.
In addition to being a successful actress with a career several aspiring actresses can look up to, Rebecca Herbst also has a background as a figure skater, an unusual background for members of Hollywood. For fans of Rebecca Herbst, there are several pieces of information to learn about the General Hospital star and you can read about them below as we explore details of the life of the American actress.
Rebecca Herbst Biography
While learning of Rebecca Herbst, the first place to start is her name; Herbst has German roots and it is believed to mean Autumn. The German influence in her name suggests that the actress might have parents who are of German ancestry. Specifics are unknown as the actress has managed to keep details of her childhood away from the media. However, we know that Rebecca was born on the 12th of May, 1977 to Debbie and Wayne Herbst in Encino, California. The actress has at least one sibling, an elder sister named Jennifer.
Rebecca Herbst relationship with acting began as a child at the age of five. She did not, however, become a professional actress until she was 16. During her childhood days and early teenage years, she split her interest between figure skating and acting.
While she competed professionally as a figure skater, she worked as an actress, mostly appearing in commercials. An early beginning that has led her to appear in an astonishing figure of over 60 commercials throughout her life. Before she decided to give up figure skating for life as a full-time actress, Rebecca began to rack up credits in television.
She earned her first credit as Jennifer Simmons on an episode of L.A Law. She was nine years old at the time. The following year, she earned another as ‘Young Gail’ on Highway to Heaven. By the time she was 16, Rebecca had earned a total of six credits appearing in several television projects and a film, Why Me? which she appeared in 1990.
Since she devoted her total focus to acting, she has continued the trend that began with her early career – appearing as a guest star on television shows. She earned her first regular role as Suzee in Space Cases, appearing on the Nickelodeon show between 1996 and 1997. She then followed it up with a recurring role as Kristen on Brotherly Love appearing in 7 episodes of the show.
She got her biggest role yet in the same year when she was cast as Elizabeth Webber on the long-running soap opera, General Hospital. She has been appearing on the show ever since and has so far been nominated for several awards. In 1999, she won Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Younger Lead Actress.
Her other endeavors include being a fashion designer; Rebecca has been known to design clothes, particularly her Daytime Emmy award dresses. She has also designed for other actresses like Natalia Livingston and Kimberly McCullough.
As a woman with a generous heart, she is a member of the Smile Train charity. She is also the spokeswoman for Purpose Skincare, a position she assumed in 2007.
Appearances across several shows and a couple of films has established Rebecca Herbst as a successful actress. This status has also come with a significant increase in her overall wealth. She is currently believed to be worth $2 million and she can look at her appearance on General Hospital as the driving force of her net worth.
Family Life – Husband and Kids
Rebecca Herbst has had quite a busy personal life thus far; she once notably dated Ingo Rademacher. She also dated Johnny Lindesmith, a photographer, whom she was briefly engaged to, although, never made it to the altar.
She eventually got married on the 1st of June, 2001 to Michael Saucedo, who also starred on General Hospital. Their marriage has so far produced three children, two boys and a girl named – Ethan, Emerson and Ella respectively.
Height and Weight
Rebecca Herbst is, without a doubt, an attractive woman in great shape. She has a height of 5 feet 2 inches and a weight of 49kg. Her physical appearance also includes light brown hair and blue eyes.