General Hospital’s Elizabeth Webber doesn’t have much to celebrate — what with her being haunted by something or someone — but the opposite is true for her portrayer, Rebecca Herbst.
Happy Birthday, Rebecca Herbst
That’s because she was born on May 12, 1977, in Encino, California, which means that this talented actress is turning 45 years old today! Herbst’s decision to become an actress was a pragmatic one — at age 6, she wanted to be able to play with the toys that were advertised in the commercials.
Soon, she was appearing in nationally-aired spots for a plethora of products. Her acting career took off thanks to guest appearances on primetime programs like L.A. Law, Highway to Heaven, Why Me?, and Beverly Hills, 90210.
In 1996, she was cast in the Nickelodeon science fiction series Space Cases. One year later, she began her tenure as General Hospital’s Elizabeth Webber. During her time with the medical soap, Herbst acted out a traumatic rape storyline and steered her character from vixen to heroine.
Her pairing opposite Jonathan Jackson’s Lucky Spencer resulted in the creation of one of the most popular supercouples of the 1990s. For her work, Herbst has received three Daytime Emmy Award nominations.
She has been married to her former GH co-star, Michael Saucedo (ex-Juan Santiago), since June 1, 2001. The couple has three children — sons Ethan and Emerson, and a daughter, Ella.
Herbst has served as the spokeswoman for Purpose Skincare and participated in many fundraisers for the Smile Train charity. She is also a clothes designer, well known for designing and crafting her own gowns (which she frequently debuts on red carpets), as well as outfits for her fellow actresses (including Natalia Livingston and Kimberly McCullough).
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