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

Rebecca Staab
Rebecca Ann Staab

(1961-07-27) July 27, 1961 (age 57)
Hays, Kansas, U.S.
Years active1985–present



Staab was born in Hays, Kansas and grew up in Ralston, Nebraska. She graduated from Ralston Senior High School in 1979. 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.[1]

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 in numerous television shows:

She appeared in multiple episodes of Beverly Hills 90210 as Deidre. Staab and David Chisum starred in eight 35-second webisodes airing each week during the sixth season of the ABC television series Desperate Housewives.[4]


  1. ^ "Miss Nebraska USA Hall of Fame". Vanbros & Associates. Archived from the original on 2007-03-14. Retrieved 2007-04-26.
  2. ^ "Who's Who in Springfield - Jessica Matthews". Retrieved 23 March 2018.
  3. ^ Brown, Kathleen (1991-12-11). "Nebraska Native Lands Role on Fox Series". The Omaha World -Herald.
  4. ^ ABC Plots Groundbreaking "Housewives" Spin-off Archived 2010-01-05 at the Wayback Machine, Entertainment Weekly, September 7, 2009

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