Rebecca Gayheart

Actor, Model
One of the more promising young starlets to emerge from the last decade, model-turned-actress Rebecca Gayheart first came to national prominence as "The Noxzema Girl" - the pretty, fresh-faced spokesmodel for Noxzema ... Read more »
Born: 08/11/1971 in Hazard, Kentucky, USA

Filmography

Actor (35)

For Better or for Worse 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

G.B.F. 2014 (Movie)

Mrs. Daniels (Actor)

The Cleaner 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

CSI: Miami 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Ugly Betty 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Vanished 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Medium 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nip/Tuck 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Division 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dead Like Me 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

What I Like About You 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Harvard Man 2002 (Movie)

Kelly (Actor)

Inside Schwartz 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Pipe Dream 2002 (Movie)

Marliss Funt (Actor)

Doppelganger 2001 (Movie)

Adonia (Actor)

Wasteland 1999 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills 90210: The Final Goodbye 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Shadow Hours 2000 (Movie)

Chloe Holloway (Actor)

Too Smooth 2000 (Movie)

Jennifer (Actor)

Jawbreaker 1999 (Movie)

Julie Freeman (Actor)

From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter 1998 (Movie)

Mary Newlie (Actor)

Urban Legend 1998 (Movie)

Brenda (Actor)

Hairshirt 1997 (Movie)

(Actor)

Nothing to Lose 1997 (Movie)

Danielle (Actor)

Robin Cook's Invasion 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Scream 2 1997 (Movie)

Sorority Sister Lois (Actor)

Somebody Is Waiting 1997 (Movie)

Lilli (Actor)

Sliders 1995 - 1996 (Tv Show)

Actor

Beverly Hills 90210 1995 (Tv Show)

Actor

Earth 2 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Vanishing Son IV 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Vanishing Son 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Vanishing Son III 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Loving (TV Show)

Actor

The Christmas Blessing (TV Show)

Actor
Director (1)

Daphne and Me 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

One of the more promising young starlets to emerge from the last decade, model-turned-actress Rebecca Gayheart first came to national prominence as "The Noxzema Girl" - the pretty, fresh-faced spokesmodel for Noxzema brand skin products. Blessed with wholesome beauty, a flawless complexion, and that trademark mane of extremely curly hair, the photogenic Gayheart quit modeling in the mid-90's to try her hand at acting. As with many a young ingénue before her, Gayheart started her career in daytime before graduating to primetime, culminating in her biggest role then to date - as Luke Perry's doomed Mafia bride on "Beverly Hills, 90201" (Fox, 1990-2000). By decade's end, Gayheart had accumulated an impressive list of television credits and seemed well on her way. Unfortunately, the actress's promising career was badly derailed in 2001 as the result of a tragic personal tragedy. Thankfully, Gayheart would persevere and following a tragic accident, find personal happiness in a high profile marriage to Dr. McSteamy, himself, actor Eric Dane of "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC, 2005- ).

Relationships

Eric Dane Actor

Husband
Married Oct. 29, 2004 in Las Vegas, NV

Billie Dane

Daughter
Born March 3, 2010; father, Eric Dane

Georgia Dane

Daughter
Born Dec. 28, 2011; father, Eric Dane

Curtis Gayheart

Father

Floneva Gayheart

Mother

Brett Ratner Actor

Companion
Gayheart appeared in Ratner's NYU short film "Whatever Happened to Mason Reese?" (1990) Dated from c. 1989 to summer 1999; reportedly reconciled in 2001 No longer together

Michael Weatherly Actor

Companion
Briefly dated No longer together

EDUCATION

Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute

New York , New York
Attended for two and a half years

Professional Children's School

New York , New York
Moved to New York City at 15

Milestones

2008

Joined the cast of Broadway’s hit comedy "Boeing-Boeing" as a sexy stewardesses

2007

Guest-starred on "Ugly Betty" (ABC) as Jordan, an ex-girlfriend of Alexis Meade

2006

Cast as Judy Nash on the short-lived FOX series "Vanished"

2005

Starred as Shelby in the Broadway production of "Steel Magnolias"

2004

Guest starred on the FX series "Nip/Tuck"

2004

Appeared in three episodes of the Lifetime series "The Division"

2003

Played a grim reaper in the Showtime series "Dead Like Me"

2000

Urban Legends: Final Cut

1999

Featured in the black comedy "Jawbreaker"

1999

Cast as part of an ensemble in the short-lived ABC series "Wasteland"

1998

Co-starred in the horror film "Urban Legend"

1997

Re-teamed with Perry for the NBC miniseries "Robin Cook's 'Invasion'" (NBC)

1997

Teamed with Tim Robbins for "Nothing to Lose"

1996

Feature debut, "Someone Is Waiting"

1995

Played the doomed bride of Dylan (Luke Perry) on "Beverly Hills, 90210" (FOX)

1994

Played Bess Martin in the science fiction series "Earth 2" (NBC)

1993

Had a recurring role in the syndicated "Vanishing Son"

1991

Played Hannah Mayberry on the ABC daytime drama "Loving"

1990

Appeared in Brett Ratner's short film "What Ever Happened to Mason Reese?"

1990

Appeared in a series of Noxzema commercials

1987

Moved to New York City at 15 to attend NY's Professional Children's School

Raised in Pinetop, Kentucky

Bonus Trivia

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"I am incredibly ambitious. I want to sink my teeth into a part and show what I can do, and I want it to happen now." - Gayheart in Movieline magazine, March 1997

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On June 13, 2001, Gayheart struck and fatally injured nine-year-old Jorge Cruz, Jr., as he illegally crossed a Los Angeles-area street. According to the police report, the child was walking home from school and ran across the street approximately 160 feet from a crosswalk. The vehicles in front of Gayheart stopped to permit Cruz to cross. However, unaware of the reason that the traffic in front of her had stopped, Gayheart chose not to stop herself, and instead maneuvered her vehicle around the other cars, pulling into a two-way left-turn lane to pass them. In so doing, she struck the boy with her vehicle. Her attorney, Steven Lerman, subsequently admitted Gayheart had been using a cell phone during impact.

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Cruz died the following day at Los Angeles Children's Hospital. His parents, Jorge Cruz and Silvia Martinez, filed a wrongful-death lawsuit on Aug. 6, 2001, against her, seeking coverage of medical and funeral expenses, and compensation for loss of future earnings. The lawsuit was settled out of court, and settlement terms were not disclosed.

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On Nov. 27, 2001, Gayheart pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter in the death of Jorge Cruz, Jr. She was sentenced to three years' probation, a one-year suspension of her license, a $2,800 fine, and 750 hours of community service.

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"It's something that is with me everyday, and it will be for the rest of my life." - Gayheart, on the crash that killed a young boy, to People magazine, May 23, 2005

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In Aug. 2010, Gayheart and her husband Eric Dane won a legal battle against Gawker.com, claiming the web site last year unlawfully posted footage and "maliciously" distributed a raunchy homemade video that featured the couple indulging in a threesome with former Miss Teen USA Kari Ann Peniche. Gawker agreed to take down the video and pay an undisclosed sum to the couple in exchange for no further legal action.

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