Rebecca Gayheart

Rebecca Gayheart is an American fashion model and actress.

Rebecca Gayheart is an American fashion model and actress. She began her career in the entertainment industry as a teen model in the 1980s. She rose to national prominence after she signed with Noxzema in the 1990s.  She later appeared in numerous television series and movies. She has also appeared on Broadway.

What is Rebecca Gayheart famous for?

  • Popular by the name “The Noxzema Girl”.


Where was Rebecca Gayheart Born?

Rebecca Gayheart was born on 12 August 1971. Her birthplace is in Hazard, Kentucky in the United States. She holds an American nationality. She was born to a father, Curtis Gayheart, and a mother, Floneva Slone. She has 3 siblings, Elizabeth, Rachel, and Curtis Wayne. Her zodiac sign is Leo. She spent her early life in Pine Top, Kentucky.

She won a local modeling contest at the age of 15. She then relocated to New York City. She completed her education at the Professional Children’s School. After completing school, she attended the actors’ conservatory of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

Modeling Career

While attending the actors’ conservatory of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, she got commercials for Campbell’s soup and Burger King.

She also modeled for J.C. Penney catalogs.

She signed She signed a contract with Noxzema in the early 1990s.

She later earned the moniker “The Noxzema Girl”.


Film Career

In 1990, she made her film debut in Brett Ratner’s New York University short film, Whatever Happened to Mason Reese?. They first met when Gayheart was 15.

She made her feature film debut in the 1997 comedy film Nothing to Lose.

She had lead roles in slasher film Urban Legend, black comedy film Jawbreaker, thriller film Shadow Hours, From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter, and the independent comedy Harvard Man, comedy film G.B.F, and Grey Lady.

She also starred in guest or supporting roles in the films Scream 2, Hairshirt, Pipe Dream, Santa’s Slay, Bunny Whipped (2007), and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019).

Television Career

She made her television debut via tv commercials.

She later appeared in numerous television series.

Her major television works include science fiction tv series Earth 2, teen drama television series Beverly Hills 90210, drama Wasteland, comedy-drama series Dead Like Me, and serial drama series Vanished.

She has guest appeared in television series, Sliders, Hercules, Inside Schwartz, What I Like About You, The Division, Nip/Tuck, Medium, CSI: Miami, Ugly Betty, and The Cleaner among others.

She has also appeared in numerous television films such as The Christmas Blessings (2005), Scarlett (2006), Invasion (1997), and Vanishing Son franchises.


Stage Career

She appeared in the stage play The Last Night of Ballyhoo in 1998.

She later made her Broadway debut in a production of Steel Magnolias in 2005.

She later starred in a 2008 production of Boeing-Boeing.

Who is Rebecca Gayheart Married to?

Rebecca Gayheart was engaged to Brett Ratner, whom she met at the age of 15. Their romantic relationship spanned 13 years. They got engaged in 1997. But the couple eventually separated in 1999.

She later married American actor Eric Dane. The couple got married in 2004 and later separated in 2018. She filed for divorce from Dane after 14 years of marriage. The couple shares two daughters together.

A nude video of Gayheart, her husband Eric Dane, and former Miss Teen USA contestant Kari Ann Peniche was posted on the website in August 2009.


Legal Issues

Gayheart fatally struck a 9-year-old boy, Jorge Cruz, Jr. with her vehicle in Los Angeles on 13 June 2001. The boy died the following day from his injuries. The event was widely publicized at the time. Gayheart paid the family $10,000 for the boy’s funeral expenses. She pleaded no contest to vehicular manslaughter and was ultimately sentenced to 3 years of probation, one-year suspension of her license, $2,800 fine, and 750 hours of community service. The parents of the boy filed a wrongful death lawsuit. The lawsuit was settled out of court.

How tall is Rebecca Gayheart?

Rebecca Gayheart stands at a height of 1.7 m i.e. 5 feet and 7 inches tall. She has a body weight of 56 kg. She has a slim body build. Her body measurements are 34-25-33 inches. She has green eyes and her hair color is dark brown.

What is Rebecca Gayheart Net Worth?

Rebecca Gayheart earns from her career in the entertainment industry. Having started her career in the modeling industry, she later established herself in the television and movie industry. Her major income comes from working in the entertainment industry. Her net worth is estimated at $5 million.

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