Rebecca Staab

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Rebecca Ann Staab (born July 27, 1961) is an American actress and former beauty queen who has competed in the Miss USA pageant.

Biography[edit]

Staab was born in Hays, Kansas and grew up in Ralston, Nebraska. She graduated from Ralston Senior High School in 1979. In 1980 she won the Miss Nebraska USA title and competed in the Miss USA 1980 pageant held in Biloxi, Mississippi in May of the same year. She placed in the top twelve of the nationally televised event, the first Nebraskan semi-finalist in seven years. No other Miss Nebraska USA would place in the Miss USA competition for thirty years until Belinda Wright made the Top 15 in 2010.[1]

On January 11, 2008, Staab made her debut on The Young and the Restless as April Stevens, Paul Williams' former wife and mother of his daughter Heather Stevens.

Career[edit]

Before becoming an actress, Staab worked as a model for the Ford Agency. She has appeared as a regular in numerous television shows:

Staab and David Chisum will star in eight 35-second webisodes airing each week during the sixth season of the ABC television series Desperate Housewives.[3]

Personal[edit]

Staab had a 12-year relationship with actor/writer/director Shawn Thompson, whom she met while they were working together on Guiding Light (1952) (circa 1985-1988).[citation needed]

Staab is a certified scuba diver, and other hobbies include horseback riding, rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, running marathons and dancing. She is also fluent in French.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miss Nebraska USA Hall of Fame". Vanbros & Associates. Archived from the original on 2007-03-14. Retrieved 2007-04-26. 
  2. ^ Brown, Kathleen (1991-12-11). "Nebraska Native Lands Role on Fox Series". The Omaha World-Herald. 
  3. ^ ABC Plots Groundbreaking "Housewives" Spin-off, Entertainment Weekly, September 7, 2009

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