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Elizabeth Webber on the ABC Television Network's "General Hospital"
Rebecca Herbst originated the role of Elizabeth Webber in August of 1997. While originally misguided and mischievous, Elizabeth has become one of the town's most beloved heroines. Herbst brings a refreshing flair to the role she has portrayed for almost a decade.
Only two years after taking the role, she received her first Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Younger Actress in May 1999. Most recently in 2007, she was nominated again, this time in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress. In February of 1999, Herbst won a Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Younger Lead Actress.
At the age of six Herbst told her mother that she wanted to be on television so that she could play with the toys. Since then she has appeared in over 60 national commercials. She has guest-starred in many television series, including "Highway to Heaven," "L.A. Law," "Beverly Hills, 90210," "Step By Step," "Boy Meets World," "Sister Sister" and "Days of our Lives," and guest-starred in the recurring role of Kristen on "Brotherly Love." She also starred with Jaclyn Smith in the television movie "Kaleidoscope." Herbst played Suzee, a series regular on cable's "Space Cases." She was featured with Christopher Lloyd in the feature film "Why Me?," and has also starred in various educational videos. Most recently she co-starred in the unauthorized biography of Hugh Hefner.
Although acting was a key part of Herbst's upbringing, she feels that she had a very normal childhood. "I always stayed in school and I went to the dances and the prom, and it was always my decision," she explains of growing up as an actress. As a competitive ice-skater, she had to make a choice between skating and acting at the age of 16. She still loves to ice-skate and rollerblade in her free time, but is very happy with her decision.
Herbst is married to former "General Hospital" co-star Michael Saucedo. The happy couple welcomed son Ethan into the world in October 2001 and daughter Ella in April 2004, and will welcome their third child in August 2010. They live near Los Angeles.