Rebecca, one of the original "American Gladiators," recently returned to that show as a
celebrity guest and was victorious in winning the Gold. She has always
been a sports woman who encourages a healthy lifestyle of exercise, sports
and diet among family, friends and fans.
Rebecca is outgoing and competitive, and a motivator to her fans as
well as her friends and family. "I cannot change the world on my own,
but if I can help children feel their importance as inheritors of the
world and as individuals who make a difference, then maybe they will
mature into the kind of adults that make the world a better place. Keeping
children involved in a sport somewhere and
teamwork is their support system." She feels that this is especially
helpful for kids without one or both of their parents. The sport becomes a
parent to them.
Children are our future and, as a mother, Rebecca feels that sports
teach not just the game and the urge to win, but also develop the spirit
of struggle to be the best you can be without giving up, to believe in
yourself even when the odds are against you. Sports teach youngsters
discipline, respect, teamwork and that drugs and violence have no place in
the world of sports and fitness.
Rebecca's engaging personality and expansive energy level has helped to
keep her active in the entertainment industry. She has appeared in
numerous TV shows, over 16 feature films (Ace Ventura Pet Detective,
Beverly Hills Cop II, The
Three Amigos, etc.) and more than 20 MTV videos. She currently writes
articles for several health and fitness magazines and entertainment
columns for weekly and monthly publications.
Rebecca is pursuing a career as a writer and is the midst of writing
stories based on life experiences. She is currently involved in creating
life stories that have a message to society she hopes will encourage the
change of some laws and/or create some new laws in an effort to curb
domestic violence, child abuse, stalkers, dead-beat dads and drug abuse.
Her books and TV movies are aimed at being positive influences that ring
true and will cause many to review, and begin to change, both current laws
and ethical standards.
Rebecca has been active in charity work for over ten years, especially
for charities that promote the health and nurturing of children and the
planet and the safety of both domestic animals and wildlife. She also
supports the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. The environment is high on
her list of priorities since she has two little boys who love the ocean,
animals and all that Mother Nature has to offer. Rebecca would like to see
society give back to the Earth what we have so freely taken before it is
It may seem like Rebecca has taken on a monstrous opponent, and indeed
she has, but it is a struggle she believes we can win if we work together.
Teamwork is the answer and it is taught in sports. Nothing can stop her
"Team" from final victory over the injustices of the world if we
are all on the same team. Her heart sides with justice for all. She prays
that we are all on the same side, the same team, sharing the same desire
for a healthy world.