|Born||Rebecca Ann Liberty Herbst
May 12, 1977
Encino, California, U.S.
|Other names||Becky Herbst|
|Spouse(s)||Michael Saucedo (m. 2001)|
Rebecca Herbst (born Rebecca Ann Liberty Herbst; May 12, 1977) is an American actress, known for playing nurse Elizabeth Webber on the ABC Daytime drama General Hospital, a role she originated on August 1, 1997, and Suzee, an alien on the Nickelodeon show, Space Cases.
Herbst was born in Encino, California. She grew up with parents Debbie and Wayne, and has an older sister, Jennifer. She is not related to former General Hospital co-star Rick Hearst (who portrayed Ric Lansing, Elizabeth Webber's ex-husband), whose surname was Herbst before he changed it professionally. Herbst was a competitive figure skater as a child, and at age sixteen decided to concentrate on acting.
At age six, Herbst stated she wanted to be on television so that she could play with the toys; she began filming commercials and has since appeared in over 60 nationally. She has guest-starred in television series including: Highway to Heaven, L.A. Law, Beverly Hills, 90210, Step By Step, Boy Meets World, Sister, Sister, Days of our Lives and Brotherly Love. She starred in films including Kaleidoscope, Why Me? and Hefner: Unauthorized. She was also featured in the Goo Goo Dolls 1995 music video "Naked". She was a series regular as Suzee on the second season of the Nickelodeon show, Space Cases from 1996–97.
Herbst began as a series regular as Elizabeth Webber on the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital on August 1, 1997. In 1999, Herbst won the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Younger Lead Actress, as well as an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Actress. In 2000, Soap Opera Update named Herbst No. 6 on their list of Woman of 2000. She was nominated in 2003 for the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Younger Actress. In 2007, Herbst appeared on Tyra Banks' talk show to help Tyra through "soap opera school." Herbst was nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2007 and 2012.
Herbst dated photographer Johnny Lindesmith in the late 1990s and they were engaged on December 30, 1999. On June 1, 2001, Herbst married former General Hospital co-star Michael Saucedo (who portrayed Juan Santiago). They have three children, Ethan Riley (b. October 31, 2001), Ella Bailey (b. April 12, 2004) and Emerson Truett (b. August 9, 2010).
Herbst 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 for the 33rd Daytime Emmy Awards ceremony.
|1986||L.A. Law||Jennifer Simmons||(1 episode)|
|1987||Highway to Heaven||Young Girl||(1 episode)|
|1990||Why Me?||Little Girl|
|1993||Beverly Hills, 90210||Brower Daughter||(1 episode)|
|1994||Shrunken Heads||Sally||as Becky Herbst|
|1995||Step by Step||Shelley||(1 episode)|
|Boy Meets World||Jill Hollinger||(1 episode)|
|Donor Unknown||Danielle Stillman||aka Dangerous Heart|
|Sister, Sister||Muffy||(1 episode)|
|1996||Days of our Lives||Dana Winthrop||(unknown episodes)|
|The Lazarus Man||unknown||(1 episode)|
|Space Cases||Suzee||(1996–1997, 15 episodes)|
|1997–present||Brotherly Love||Kristen||(7 episodes)|
General Hospital: Night Shift
|Elizabeth Webber||Role since: August 1, 1997
3 episodes, 2007
|1999||Hefner: Unauthorized||Barbi Benton|
Awards and nominations
|1999||Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series||General Hospital||Nominated|
|2007||Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|1999||Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Younger Leading Actress||General Hospital||Won|
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