|Net Worth||$5 Million|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.702 m)|
|Date of Birth||Aug 12, 1971 (50 years old)|
|Nationality||United States of America|
Rebecca Gayheart Net Worth:
How Much Is Rebecca Gayheart net Worth?
American actress Rebecca Gayheart has a net worth of $5 million. Gayheart rose to fame in the 1990s as “The Noxzema Girl” in the company’s ads, and she as Hannah Mayberry on the ABC serial opera “Loving” from 1992 to 1993. Rebecca has appeared in over 40 films and television shows, such as “Scream 2” (1997), “Urban Legend” (1998), “Jawbreaker” (1999), and “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (2019), as well as “Earth 2” (1994–1995), “Beverly Hills, 90210” (1995), “Wasteland” (1999), and “Vanished” (2006). Gayheart also directed the short film “Me and Daphne” in 2002, and she has performed in “Steel Magnolias” (2005) and “Boeing-Boeing” on Broadway (2008).
Rebecca Gayheart was born in Hazard, Kentucky on August 12, 1971. Her mother, Floneva, was an independent Mary Kay beauty consultant, while her father, Curtis, was a coal truck driver and miner. Rebecca and her siblings Rachel, Elizabeth, and Curtis grew raised in Pine Top, Kentucky, and she attended Knott County Central High School. As a student in high school, Gayheart performed Lizzie Borden in a play; at age 15, she won a modeling competition and relocated to New York City. There, she attended the Professional Children’s School and the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute while posing for J.C. Penney catalogs and acting in commercials for Burger King and Campbell’s soup.
Brett Ratner directed the 1990 New York University short film “Whatever Happened to Mason Reese?” starring Gayheart. Two years later, she was cast as Hannah Mayberry on “Loving,” where she appeared in over 140 episodes. In 1994, Rebecca featured in the television films “Vanishing Son,” “Vanishing Son III,” and “Vanishing Son IV,” and began starring as Bess Martin in the 21-episode NBC science-fiction series “Earth 2.” She had a recurring role as Antonia “Toni” Marchette on Fox’s “Beverly Hills, 90210” in 1995, and had her feature film debut the following year with the drama “Somebody Is Waiting.” In 1997, Gayheart acted with Martin Lawrence and Tim Robbins in “Nothing to Lose” and as Sorority Sister Lois in “Scream 2,” which earned $172,4 million. She portrayed Brenda Bates in the 1998 horror film “Urban Legend,” Julie Freeman in 1999’s “Jawbreaker,” and Samantha “Sam” Price in the 1999 ABC series “Wasteland,” developed by “Scream” creator Kevin Williamson. In 2000, Rebecca featured in “From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter” and “Shadow Hours” and had a cameo in “Urban Legends: Final Cut.” In 2001, she co-starred in “Harvard Man” alongside fellow “Scream 2” sorority sister Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Gayheart appeared as a guest star on “Inside Schwartz” (2001), “What I Like About You” (2003), “The Division” (2004), “Nip/Tuck” (2004–2006), and “Dead Like Me” (Showtime, 2003) in 2003. She appeared in the films “Pipe Dream” (2002), “Santa’s Slay” (2005), and “Bunny Whipped” (2007), and she as Scarlett in the television film “Scarlett” (2006). In 2005, Rebecca received acclaim for her performance in “Steel Magnolias” on Broadway. David Rooney of “Variety” wrote, “Exuding all the breezy confidence of a girl who’s always been popular and beautiful, Gayheart’s Shelby provides a strong center, allowing only brief glimpses of the cracks in her cheerful, optimistic veneer and refusing to be treated as fragile goods by the clucking women around her.” In 2006, Rebecca portrayed Judy Nash on the Fox series “Vanished.” Around the same time, she appeared as a guest star on “Medium” (2006), “CSI: Miami” (2007), “Ugly Betty” (2007), and “The Cleaner” (2009). She participated in the teen comedy “G.B.F.” in 2013 and “Grey Lady” alongside her husband, Eric Dane, in 2015. In 2019, Gayheart played Billie Booth, the deceased wife of Brad Pitt’s Cliff Booth, in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” which was nominated for an Academy Award and won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.
Rebecca met Brett Ratner, who would eventually helm “Rush Hour” and “X-Men: The Last Stand,” when she was 15 years old, and they were in a relationship for 13 years. They got engaged in 1997, but separated in 1999. Gayheart wed future “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Eric Dane on October 29, 2004, 10 months after meeting him; the couple welcomed daughters Billie (born March 3, 2010) and Georgia (born December 28, 2011) before Rebecca filed for divorce in early 2018. After a naked video of Gayheart, Dane, and former Miss Teen USA contender Kari Ann Peniche was released on gawker.com in 2009, the couple sued Gawker Media for copyright infringement. After about a year, Gawker agreed to delete the video.
In June 2001, while driving a vehicle belonging to her “From Dusk Till Dawn 3” co-star Marco Leonardi, Rebecca hit a 9-year-old kid named Jorge Cruz, Jr. The next day, Cruz passed away, and Gayheart handed the family $10,000 to cover funeral costs. She pled no guilty to vehicular manslaughter in November 2001 and was sentenced to three years of probation and 750 hours of community service. In addition, Rebecca’s license was suspended for a year and she was compelled to pay a $2,800 fine. The wrongful death case filed by Cruz’s parents was resolved out of court in January 2002. During his 2019 visit, Gayheart discussed the fatal tragedy “The Only One in the Room” podcast, admitting, “After that catastrophe, I simply didn’t want to live. That was the end result. I could not manage that in any way. I spent over a year attempting to kill myself by doing every possible act of self-destruction.”
In 2006, Gayheart and Dane purchased a 2,265-square-foot property in Los Angeles for $1.64 million. In 2011, they listed the three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom property for $1.495 million, one week after purchasing a home in the Beverly Hills Post Office district of Los Angeles for $2.4 million.