• Rebecca Staab is an American actress and former model who is best known for her role as Elizabeth Barrington in the series “Port Charles”.
• As a child, she was interested in dance and won the Miss Nebraska USA title in college.
• Her acting career began in 1985 and she has since appeared in numerous series and movies.
• Rebecca is in a long-term relationship with actor William DeVry and they have adopted a Chihuahua named Nikita.
• She is 60 years old, 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall, and has an estimated net worth of over $1 million.
Who is Rebecca Staab?
Rebecca was born under the zodiac sign of Leo on 27 July 1961, in Hays, Kansas USA; she holds American nationality, and her ethnicity is White. Rebecca is an actress with 87 credits to her name, perhaps known best for her role as Elizabeth Barrington in the series “Port Charles”, which is a spin-off from the 1963 series “General Hospital”, acting alongside Lynn Herring, Jon Lindstrom and Julie Pinson in this romantic drama, which had 53 award nominations and won seven.
Early life and education
Rebecca was raised by her parents in Omaha, Nebraska since her family moved from Kansas because of her father’s job.
She has two siblings, an older sister, and a younger brother; in the interview for rivetingriffs.com she said that growing up in Nebraska was hard for her family, as they were pretty poor, however, they were happy.
Rebecca had an interest in dance from an early age, wanting to become a ballerina, although she was better at tap dance. An high school she was in choir, and appeared in musical plays, which was her dream come true, to sing and dance at the same time.
She attended Ralston Senior High School in Ralston, Nebraska, and upon matriculating in 1979, enrolled at college in Lincoln. However, during her studies she participated in the beauty pageant for Miss Nebraska USA title and won, then in 1980 in the Miss USA pageant, and placed in the Top 12, all of these events launching her modeling career.
Although she didn’t mean to be a model as she was a straight-A student, she didn’t graduate from college, as one opportunity in modeling lead to another, and she moved to New York, and later to Paris, Milan and Japan pursuing her modeling career, which eventually lead to her acting career.
Roles in series
Rebecca made her acting debut in an episode of the series “Loving” in 1985, in which she portrayed Cecilia Thoompson Sowolsky, followed by her role as Jesse Mathews in the series “Guiding Light”, a romantic drama series that had 450 award nominations and won 106.
In the following years, she made appearances in series such as “Matlock”, “Father Dowling Mysteries”, “Hard Time on Planet Earth” and “Hardball”, she also appeared in two episodes of the series “Mancuso, FBI” in 1990.
In the following year, she was cast to play Daphne Collins in the series “Dark Shadows”, which had six award nominations and won two, including a Primetime Emmy.
Rebecca acted in two episodes of the popular ’90s series “Beverly Hills, 90210” in which she played the character Deidre, followed by minor roles in the series “Cheers”, “Likely Suspects”, “Raven”, “The Wonder Years”, “Seinfeld”, and several others.
In 1995, she was cast to play Sherry Beck in the series “Live Shot” which was a romantic drama about the inner workings of a Los Angeles television news operation, created by Steve Marshall and Dan Guntzelman.
After that role, she portrayed Rebecca Dunn in the series “One West Waikiki”, followed by her appearance in the series “Chicago Hope”, “Viper”, “Martial Law”, “Any Day Now”, “Diagnosis Murder”, and many others.
In 2002, she was cast to play Elizabeth Barrington in the series “Port Charles”, followed by supporting roles in several series before she portrayed Colleen DeKizer in the series “Somewhere Between” acting alongside Aria Birch, Devon Sawa and Paula Patton in this mystery science-fiction drama, which had five award nominations and won three.
Rebecca’s most recent role was in the mini TV series “The Chronicle Mysteries: The Wrong Man” in which she portrayed Eileen Bruce; it’s announced that she is nowadays working on the shooting for the coming series “Manopause”, however, the release date of this series hasn’t been revealed yet.
Roles in movie
Rebecca made her first appearance on the big screen in the 1991 movie “The Marrying Man”, starring Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, followed by her role as Cheryl in the 1992 movie “Love Potion No.9”, alongside Sandra Bullock, Tate Donovan and Mary Mara.
In the following years she was cast to play Susan Storm in the movie “The Fantastic Four” in which she starred alongside Jay Underwood and Alex Hyde-White, followed by her minor role in the movie “The New Age”, and after that, she starred in the 1997 movie “T. N. T.” in which she portrayed Jamie Wheeler.
In the movie “Stray Bullet” she was cast to play Stella Crosby, followed by her portrayal of Amelie in the movie “Quiet Days in Hollywood” alongside Peter Dobson and Hilary Swank.
For almost two decades, Rebecca had supporting roles in numerous TV movies; her most recent role was in the 2020 movie “Christmas by Starlight”. Fans of Rebecca will be happy to hear that on 5 November 2021 the new Netflix movie “Love Hard” will be released, in which Rebecca is cast to play Barb Lin in this romantic comedy about a girl from Los Angeles who is unlucky in love, and who is trying to find her true love.
Love life and relationships
Rebecca has kept her private life a secret – she hasn’t spoken about any other man whom she has been with, however, she is quite open when it comes to her relationship with her long-term boyfriend William DeVry.
William was born under the zodiac sign of Aries on 20 April 1968, in Montreal, Canada; he’s a television actor perhaps known best for his role as Tim Dolan in the series “Port Charles” and his portrayal of Michael Cambias in the series “All My Children”.
The two met in July 2007, went out to dinner, and after a few drinks had a long conversation sitting in her car; they just didn’t want to separate, and have been together since that night.
As of October 2021, they are living together, haven’t become engaged, and they don’t have any children. They recently adopted a Chihuahua from the shelter and named it Nikita, and besides it they have four more dogs.
Hobbies and other interests
Rebecca’s favorite hobbies are reading books and watching movies – her favorite writer is George Orwell, and her favorite movie is “Singin’ in the Rain”.
She is into traveling, and thanks to her modeling career when she was younger lived in Japan, France, and Italy. She’s also traveled for pleasure, and has visited a couple of US states, Canada, and some European countries. Her favorite travel destination is Vancouver, Canada, and her dream travel destination is Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Rebecca is active on social media networks, especially on her Instagram account on which she has amassed more than 3,000 followers, and posted nearly 700 pictures mostly featuring her work, her everyday life, her boyfriend, and their dogs.
Age, height, and net worth
Rebecca is 60 years old, has long blonde hair and her eyes are blue, weighs around 123lbs (56kgs), and is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) tall with vital statistics of 35-26-36.
As of October 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million.