Rebecca Gayheart is a fashion model, television and film actress, born on 12th August 1971 in Hazard, Kentucky, USA. She is probablybest known as the former spokesperson and model for “Noxzema”, and for her roles in films such as “Urban Legend”(1998), “Jawbreaker”(1999) and TV series “Dead Like Me”, “Vanished” and “Nip/Tuck”.
Have you ever wondered how rich Rebecca Gayheart is? According to sources, it has been estimated that Rebecca Gayheart’s overall net worth is $5 million, acquired thanks to a successful acting career which started out at the beginning of the ‘90s. She has appeared in numerous films and TV shows, which have contributed to her popularity and net worth. Since she is still an active member of the entertainment industry, her net worth continues to grow.
Rebecca Gayheart Net Worth $5 Million
Rebecca was born in Hazard of Italian, German and Irish descent, but raised in Pine Top, Kentucky. At the age of 15, she moved to New York City where she completed her education at the Professional Children’s School, and the Lee Strasberg Institute. Her first acting role was in the New York University short film “Whatever Happened to Mason Reese?”(1990), in which she portrayed the main character. However, her television breakthrough came with a series of TV commercials for “Noxzema”, thanks to which she unsurprisingly earned the nickname “The Noxzema Girl”, recognition among the public, and the real start of her net worth.
In 1992, she was cast in her first notable role in the soap opera “Loving”, and continued to appear on television throughout the following years in a recurring role in the “Vanishing Son”, “Earth 2” and “Beverly Hills 90210”.
Since 1999, Rebecca has been a regular on “Wasteland”, “Dead Like Me” and “Vanished” series’, and had a recurring role on “Nip/Tuck” in which she played next to Julian McMahon. The end of the ‘90s also brought a new film role to Gayheart as she starred in “Jawbreaker” alongside Rose McGowan, Julie Benz and Judy Greer. Her other notable roles include those in “Somebody is Waiting”, “Nothing to Lose”, “Scream 2”, “Hairshirt”, “Puppet”, “Shadow Hours”, “Harvard Man”, “Doppelganger”, “Pipe Dream” among many others. In 2007, she guest-starred as Jordan in the TV series “Ugly Betty”, and as Miss Most Awesomely Awesome in the superhero comedy film “Bunny Whipped”.
In the following years, she appeared in the Broadway comedy “Boeing-Boeing”, and had a guest role in “The Cleaner” in 2009. When it comes to her more recent activity, Rebecca starred in the 2013 teen comedy film “G.B.F”. Her net worth continues to rise.
Speaking of her personal life, Gayheart was briefly engaged to director Brett Ratner, but has been married to actor Eric Dane since October 2004, with whom she has two daughters. Rebecca had a disturbing event in June 2001, when she was driving a vehicle and struck a nine-year-old boy who died the next day. An her trial, she pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter, but was sentenced to three years of probation, one year license suspension, a $2800 fine and 750 hours of community service.
Starring on Broadway in Steel Magnolias (Shelby - the Julia Roberts role in the movie) [March 2005]
Gave birth to her second child at age 40, a daughter Georgia Geraldine Dane on December 28, 2011. Child's father is her husband, Eric Dane.
Gave birth to her first child at age 38, a daughter Billie Beatrice Dane on March 3, 2010. Child's father is her husband, Eric Dane.
Best friends with Brooke Mueller.
She and husband Eric Dane introduced Brooke Mueller to husband Charlie Sheen.
Parents are Curtis and Floneva.
Originally cast in the role of Inara, on the short-lived TV series Firefly (2002), but was replaced (by Morena Baccarin) after one day's shooting.
Crowned Miss Centralian in high school in 1987.
Auditioned for the roles of Cici, Hallie, and Maureen before landing the role of Lois in Scream 2 (1997).
She has English, Scottish, and German, as well as Irish, Italian, and Cherokee, ancestry.
Pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge. She was sentenced to three years' probation, a one-year suspension of her license, a $2,800 fine and 750 hours of community service. She was also ordered to make a public-service announcement. [November 2001]
On 13 June 2001, Gayheart struck 9-year-old Jorge Cruz Jr. as he jaywalked across the street. According to the police report, the boy was walking home from school, and crossed the street about 160 feet from the nearest crosswalk. While several cars stopped to let him go, Gayheart allegedly swerved around the traffic and into a two-way left-turn lane, striking the boy; he died the next day at Los Angeles Children's Hospital. His parents, Jorge Cruz and Silvia Martinez, filed a wrongful-death lawsuit on 6 August 2001 against her. Gayheart paid for Cruz's hospital and funeral expenses. [June 2001]
Studied at Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.
Attended Knott County Central High School, Hindman, Kentucky.
Formerly engaged to director Brett Ratner .
I love being married more than anyone. It's what I always wanted. I found the person who's perfect for me and we have a great time and a great partnership.
My beauty routine is basically plenty of sleep and lots of water.
Sometimes I wake up and think, How did I get here?