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Rebecca Gayheart (born August 12, 1971) is an American television and film actress. Gayheart was born in Hazard, Kentucky and raised in Pinetop, Kentucky. She has Irish, Italian, German, Mexican and Cherokee Indian ancestry. She moved to New York City at 15 where she completed her education at New York's Professional Children's School and the Lee Strasberg Institute.
In her first film role, Gayheart appeared in Brett Ratner's NYU short film Whatever Happened to Mason Reese? (1990) starring Mason Reese. She also appeared in the Ratner-directed music video "Nuttin' But Love" performed by Heavy D and the Boyz.
But Gayheart's break into the television industry was a series of television commercials for Noxzema in the early 1990s, earning her the moniker "The Noxzema Girl". The commercials began airing in 1991 and brought her recognition.
In 1992, Gayheart landed her first major role when she joined the cast of the soap opera Loving as Hannah Mayberry. In 1993 and 1994, she had a recurring role in the Vanishing Son action pack series. In 1994 and 1995, Gayheart played Bess Martin in the science fiction series Earth 2. In 1995, she had a recurring role as Antonia Marchette in the series Beverly Hills, 90210 as Luke Perry's love interest.
Gayheart has also been a regular on the 1999 television series Wasteland, Dead Like Me, Vanished, and had a recurring role on Nip/Tuck. Gayheart was initially hired to play the part of Inara Serra in the 2002 series Firefly, but was dropped after only one day of filming. Morena Baccarin took over the role, and none of Rebecca's scenes were ever used.
In 2007, Gayheart guest-starred on Ugly Betty as Jordan, an ex-girlfriend of Alexis Meade.