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Rebecca Herbst (born Rebecca Ann Liberty Herbst; May 12, 1977) is an American actress, best known for playing nurse Elizabeth Webber on the long-running daytime drama General Hospital, a role she originated on August 1, 1997, and Suzee, an alien on the Nickelodeon show, Space Cases.

Personal background Edit

Herbst was born in Encino, California. Her parents are originally from Germany. She has an older sibling: Jennifer. Herbst's nickname is Becky, although her mom sometimes calls her Liberty. She married former General Hospital co-star Michael Saucedo (who played Juan Santiago) in June 2001. They have three children, Ethan Riley (b. October 31, 2001), Ella Bailey (b. April 12, 2004) and Emerson Truett (b. August 9, 2010).[1] She is not related to former General Hospital co-star Rick Hearst (who played Ric Lansing, Elizabeth Webber's ex-husband), whose birth name is Richard Charles Herbst.

Rebecca's childhood dream was to become a national figure skater, and she has skated with well-known skaters Michelle and Karen Kwan. At age 16, Rebecca decided to concentrate on acting because she did not like the competition aspect of figure-skating. Rebecca also has a passion for designing clothes. She has designed most of her Daytime Emmy dresses and dresses for co-stars Natalia Livingston and Kimberly McCullough.

Professional background Edit

At the age of six, Herbst told her mother that she wanted to be on television so that she could play with the toys. She has appeared in over 60 national commercials, guest-starred in many television series, including Highway to Heaven, L.A. Law, Beverly Hills, 90210, Step By Step, and Days of our Lives. She was also featured in the Goo Goo Dolls 1995 music video "Naked". In 2007, Herbst appeared on Tyra Banks' talk show to help Tyra through "soap opera school."[2] Herbst became a spokeswoman for Purpose Skincare in 2007, Purpose just signed her to a second year partnership.


Acting achievements
  • Daytime Emmy Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actress (1999), Outstanding Supporting Actress (2007)
  • Daytime Emmy Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Supporting Actress (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • Daytime Emmy Pre-Nomination, Outstanding Younger Actress (2003, 2004, 2005)
  • Soap Opera Digest Award Winner, Outstanding Younger Lead Actress (1999), and nominee in 2003.

FilmographyEdit

Year Film Role Notes
1986L.A. LawJennifer Simmons(1 episode)
1987Highway to HeavenYoung Girl(1 episode)
1990Why Me?Little Girl
KaleidoscopeEmily
1993Beverly Hills, 90210Brower Daughter(1 episode)
1994Shrunken HeadsSallyas Becky Herbst
1995Step by StepShelley(1 episode)
Boy Meets WorldJill Hollinger (1 episode)
Donor Unknown Danielle Stillman aka Dangerous Heart
Sister, SisterMuffy(1 episode)
1996Days of Our LivesDana Winthrop(unknown episodes)
The Lazarus Manunknown(1 episode)
Space CasesSuzee(1996–1997, 15 episodes)
1997–presentBrotherly LoveKristen(7 episodes)
General Hospital
General Hospital: Night Shift
Elizabeth WebberRole since: August 1, 1997
3 episodes, 2007
1999Hefner: UnauthorizedBarbi Benton

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