Rebecca Gayheart Biography

Updated On Feb 02, 2018 Published On Dec 06, 2015
Facts of Rebecca Gayheart
Date of Birth: 1971 , August-12
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
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Rebecca was in a relationship with an American director, producer, and screenwriter Brett Ratner. The couple was also engaged, but couldn't make it to marriage. The pair was engaged from 1996 - 2004. Rebecca's former fiancee Brett was accused of sexual misconduct including Olivia Munn, Natasha Henstridge in late 2017.

Rebecca is married to her actor boyfriend Eric Dane. The couple is also parents to two daughters, Billie Beatrice and Georgia Geraldine.

Rebecca was sentenced to three years of probation and a one-year suspension of her driving license, a $2,800 fine and 750 hours of community service, following June 13, 2001's incident. She hit a nine-year-old Jorge Cruz Jr. while driving through the street of Los Angeles, and she pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter.

Rebecca completed her education from Professional Children's School and the Lee Strasberg Institue, based in New York. She was named Miss Centralina during her high school days. Rebecca began acting since 1990 and her debut acting role was in the short movie, Whatever Happened to Mason Reese?. She then appeared in several TV series and in 1997, she made her feature film debut and that was in the movie, Nothing to Lose

In 2002, Rebecca was hired to portray the role of Inara Serra on the TV series Firefly but was fired only after a day of filming, for director Joss Whedon witnessed lack of chemistry between her and the rest of the cast.

She has also appeared in movies like Scream 2Urban Legend, Urban Legends: Final Cut, Bunny Whipped, Grey Lady and TV shows including Sliders, Invasion, Dead Like Me, The Division, Medium, CSI: Miami.

The annual salary she has been earning is unknown, however, her net worth is said to be around $5 million.

In 2009, Rebeccas, Eric, and former Miss Teen USA Kari Ann Peniche's sex tape were leaked online on Gawker Media's Defamer blog. The couple filed a $1 million lawsuit against Media in September 2009. In August 2010, Media agreed to pay the couple a million for posting their homemade sex tape.

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Born in Hazard, Kentucky

August 12 , 1971

Born as Rebecca Gayheart in Hazard, Kentucky, United States of America to Curtis Gayheart and Floneva Slone, Rebecca is also known by her nickname The Noxzema girl. She is an American and is of Irish, Italian, and German descent.

Attended Professional Children's School


Though she was born in Hazard, Kentucky, she grew up in Pine Top, Kentucky. And then she moved to New York City and began studying at Professional Children's School and the Lee Strasberg Institute. She graduated from there some years later. 

Was crowned with Miss Centralian


While she was in her high school days, she was not only the student but also the beauty queen. In 1987, she took part in Miss Centralian contest and she was also crowned with this title at the end of the show.

Began her acting career


Graduate of Professional Children's School and the Lee Strasberg Institute, Rebecca began acting since 1990 and her debut acting role was in the short movie, Whatever Happened to Mason Reese?. She then appeared in several television series and commercials.

First feature film, Nothing to Lose


After making her appearance in several television commercials and television series, she made her feature film debut and that was in the movie, Nothing to Lose in 1997. That year, she also appeared in another movie, Scream 2.

Engaged with Brett Ratner


In 1997, Rebecca got married to director, producer and screenwriter Brett Ratner. He is also a film editor and music video director. But before getting married they called off this engagement. The actual reason about this sad news is unknown.

Married to Eric Dane

October 29 , 2004

Few years later she was found having love affairs with actor Eric Dane. They got married on 29th of October 2004 and as a loving spouse they welcomed two children together. They got married after being in touch for about ten months.

First child, Billie Beatrice

March 3 , 2010

After being married with actor Eric Dane, she became pregnant for the first time at the end of 2009 and she finally welcomed it on 3rd of March 2010. That time, she welcomed a baby girl and they named her Billie Beatrice. 

Second child, Georgia Geraldine

December 28 , 2011

She also became mother for the second time in her life and that was at the end of 2011. She and her loving husband, actor Eric Dane welcomed their second child together on 28th of December and that time it was also a baby girl and they named her Georgia Geraldine.