DATE OF BIRTH : 17th March 1973
DIED : 11th November 2014.
Rebekah died of cancer in the Hospice in the Weald, Pembury, Kent.
Diagnosed with breast cancer in 2008, she was given the 5 year all clear before in 2013, she learnt it has spread to her brain and lungs.
BORN : Torquay
HEIGHT : 5ft 5
PARTNER: Married partner Ashley Pitman in 2009. ‘We met in a nightclub. He’s my best friend and he doesn’t detract in any way from what I want to do; he just wants the best for me’
CHILDREN : Daughter, Gigi, born in January 2008.
STUDIED : Trained at the Pamela De Woel School before going on to Doreen Bird’s College
PREVIOUS JOBS : Worked in a nursing home
SKILLS : Singing; Mezzo-Soprano, Dance; Advanced Ballet, Jazz, Tap.
ON CHARACTER NINA : ‘She comes across as a bit of a bitch – but honestly she’s not. She’s just very plain-spoken. If she’s got something to say, she says it.’
ON JOINING CASUALTY : ‘I’m having such a fantastic time in Bristol, where Casualty is filmed. and I’ve just moved into a gorgeous new flat with a river view. I’ve been a Casualty fan for years – I can’t believe I’m actually in it!’
FAVE TV SHOW : Wife Swap ‘Because it makes me feel relatively sane and I find it fascinating. I belly laugh when I watch it!’
HER STYLE ICON : Jennifer Lopez.
WORST FASHION DISASTER : ‘The time I popped to the shop in old jogging bottoms and flip-flops and bumped into three people I hadn’t seen in ages’
TELEVISION CREDITS : Agony; The Bill; Casualty
THEATRE CREDITS : The Elephant Man; Rocky Horror Show; Copacabana; Starlight Express; A Chorus Line; Time Warp; Debbie Does Dallas; Naked Flame; Fame; Grease; Lucky Stiff; Hollywood and Broadway; Ap Arty to Murder
BOOKS : Rebekah released a book ‘Because Of You’ in 2009 about her cancer fight.
DID YOU KNOW?
* Rebekah fell off the stage, head first into the audience while starring in Starlight Express.
* Rebekah believes in feng-shui. ‘My house is all cream and I have a money plant in the right corner. I have a comedy frog for good luck too.’
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