Her parents' names are Curtis and Floneva.
She is best friends with Brooke Mueller.
According to Celebrity Sleuth magazine, her measurements are 34B-25-35.
She was crowned Miss Centralian in high school in 1987.
She is of Irish, Italian, German and Cherokee descent.
Rebecca studied at Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute.
At the end of her movie Urban Legend, a woman refers to Rebecca's character as the "girl from the Noxzema commercials". Rebecca was, in reality, the face of Noxzema products in the early 1990's.
She first met former fiancee Brett Ratner when they lived near each other in Manhattan, where both were desperate for their big break. Becoming friends, Ratner cast her in his first movie, a short film entitled Whatever Happened to Mason Reese. The movie put both Brett and Rebecca on the map for success.
In her spare time, she likes to read, paint, rollerblade and collect antiques.
She moved to New York when she was 15 and lived with six other models in an apartment in Manhattan.
Growing up, she lived in a house built on top of an Indian burial ground.
She appeared in a short film called Lady Luck in 1990.
Her father is a coal miner.
She attended Knott County High School in Hidman, Kentucky.
In 2001, she hit a 9-year-old jaywalker with her car whilst swerving into a two-way, left-turn lane. Rebecca stayed with the boy in hospital until his death a day later. The boy's parents filed a "wrongful death" lawsuit against Rebecca and she was eventually sentenced to three year's probation, a one-year suspension of her license, a $2,800 fine and 750 hours of community service. She also paid for the boy's hospital and funeral expenses. Because of the accident, Rebecca was dropped as a spokesperson for several fashion and cosmetics companies and was turned down for major movie roles.
She directed a short film for the CineVegas Film Festival entitled Me and Daphne starring Jeremy Piven.
In 2006, she was cast as the lead in the supernatural drama pilot Scarlett for the Lifetime network. Unfortunately, it was not picked up.
She has modelled for Noxzema, Glintz, JC Penney and Oglivie.
She took on the Julia Roberts role in the 2005 Broadway production of Steel Magnolias. She also appeared in a 1998 production of The Last Night of the Ballyhoo as Sunny.
The death of her character Toni Marchette on Beverly Hills, 90210 is noted as the moment the series "jumped the shark". Her character was shot dead by a Mafia hitman who mistook her for her husband Dylan (Luke Perry).
She auditioned for three different roles (Cici, Hallie, and Maureen) in the horror sequel Scream 2 before winning the role of Sorority Sister Lois.
She married actor Eric Dane on October 29, 2004.
In 2001, she appeared in the short film Doppelganger, alongside Timothy Olyphant. They previously worked together in Scream 2. They're also the only people in the short film.
Rebecca: My beauty routine is basically plenty of sleep and lots of water.
Rebecca: Sometimes I wake up and think, how did I get here?
Rebecca: I love being married more than anyone. It's what I always wanted. I found the person who's perfect for me and we have a great time and a great partnership.
Rebecca: I've gotten a couple of little notes calling me Ms. McSteamy, which is kind of funny.
Rebecca: Kids are definitely something that I see in my future. I don't know when. I haven't actually planned it. I don't know if I will plan it or just let it sort of happen, but yeah.
Rebecca: A woman who will tell you her age will tell you anything.
Rebecca: Since I was little and wanted to be an actress, I always dreamed of being on Broadway.
Rebecca: I have a love-hate relationship with reality TV. There's a part of me that just can't stand it. I think it's just ridiculous. But there's another part of me that can sit down and watch it.
Rebecca: My father is a coal miner. I only saw him when he came home from work, because he left very early in the morning. He would come home covered in oil and coal dust and soot, so I would say to my mom, "Is my daddy a black man?".
Rebecca: I love when my family calls me Becky. That's what they called me when I was growing up.
Rebecca: I drink at least five bottles of water a day and always get eight hours of sleep.
Rebecca Gayheart: (On her stomach) It's probably one of my favorite parts of my body.