Rebecca Staab

Rebecca Staab Biography

Rebecca Ann Staab (born July 27, 1961) is an American actress and former beauty queen who has competed in the Miss USA pageant.


Staab was born in Hays, Kansas and grew up in Ralston, Nebraska. She graduated in 1979 from Ralston Senior High School. In 1980 she won the Miss Nebraska USA title and competed in the Miss USA 1980 pageant held in Biloxi, Mississippi in May of the same year. She placed in the top twelve of the nationally televised event, the first Nebraskan semi-finalist in seven years. No other Miss Nebraska USA would place in the Miss USA competition for thirty years until Belinda Wright made the Top 15 in 2010.

On January 11, 2008, Staab made her debut on The Young and the Restless as April Stevens, Paul Williams' former wife and mother of his daughter Heather Stevens.


Before becoming an actress, Staab worked as a model for the Ford Agency. She has appeared as a regular in numerous television shows:

  • She played Daphne, Barnabas Collins' first victim in the primetime version of the classic TV series, Dark Shadows
  • Roles on Live Shot, Trade Winds and Code Seven among others.
  • The role of Jenny on The Young Riders (1990).
  • A recurring role on One West Waikiki.
  • The Wonder Years and CSI: NY
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Season 6 Episode 12: Daddy's Little Girl as Chelsea
  • A kidnap victim in the series pilot for 'PS I Luv U' (1991)
  • Materialistic woman at bar in 'Love Potion No. 9' (1991)
  • The Invisible Girl in the unreleased 1994 Roger Corman movie version of The Fantastic Four.
  • Elizabeth Barrington on the now-canceled ABC daytime soap opera Port Charles.
  • In the Cheers episode "Smotherly Love" as the winner of a radio contest who takes Sam Malone to Atlantic City for a weekend.
  • In the Seinfeld episode "The Pledge Drive" as the coordinator of a public television fund drive on which Jerry Seinfeld was scheduled to appear.
Staab and David Chisum will star in eight 35-second webisodes airing each week during the sixth season of the ABC television series Desperate Housewives.


Staab had a 12-year relationship with actor/writer/director Shawn Thompson, whom she met while they were working together on Guiding Light (1952) (circa 1986-1998).

Staab is a certified scuba diver, and other hobbies include horseback riding, rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, running marathons and dancing. She is also fluent in French.

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