|Born||(1976-03-26) March 26, 1976
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Matt Aldag (m. 2016)|
Natalia Livingston (born March 26, 1976) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Emily Quartermaine  (for which she won an Emmy Award) and Rebecca Shaw on ABC’s General Hospital and the role of Taylor Walker on the NBC soap opera Days of Our Lives.
Livingston was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Her father, James Livingston, is a physician, and her mother, Martha Livingston, is an artist and Spanish teacher. Livingston is of half Mexican descent, and is fluent in Spanish. She was raised in Macon, Georgia, and spent her summers in Mexico.
Livingston obtained a degree in sociology from Emory University. She started acting in high school and continued her interests in acting by taking acting classes in college. After graduation, she took an internship in the field of social work, and later moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career. While working at Home Depot, she was discovered and started acting in national commercials.
Livingston first appeared as Emily Quartermaine on General Hospital on April 1, 2003. The adopted daughter of established characters Alan and Monica Quartermaine, Emily was a prominent character who notably battled breast cancer in 2003. On May 20, 2005, Livingston won the Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Emily. She decided to leave the series, and Emily was murdered in November 2007; however, Livingston continued to appear periodically until May 7, 2008 as a hallucination of Emily seen by her love interest, Nikolas Cassadine (Tyler Christopher).
On January 15, 2009, Livingston returned to General Hospital for eleven (11) months as new character Rebecca Shaw. Livingston also appeared in the films Popstar (2005), and West of Brooklyn (2008), as well as the upcoming 2012 film Rough Hustle. Livingston was cast as Taylor Walker, Nicole‘s sister, on Days of Our Lives on January 26, 2011. In 2011, Livingston produced a documentary, The Man Who Ate New Orleans, which aired on PBS in 2012.
Livingston married longtime boyfriend Dr. Matt Aldag, a neuroscientist and scientific author, on September 3, 2016, in Bedford, Pennsylvania. In February 2018, Livingston announced she was expecting her first child, a daughter, due September 2018.
Prior to her role as breast cancer survivor Emily Quartermaine, Livingston had performed a breast self-exam after watching an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show that promoted awareness for the disease. She found a lump, which turned out to be benign.
Livingston has been actively involved with the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Revlon Run/Walk for Women, helping to raise money and increase awareness through national campaigns and PSAs. She has traveled widely in Europe, the Middle East, Russia, Africa and North and South America, and during a trip to India worked at Mother Teresa’s Home for the Dying.
|2002||Big Fat Liar||Girl at Movie Premiere|
|2003–09, 2013–14||General Hospital||Emily Quartermaine||Regular role|
|2004||Hired Help||Interpreter||Short film|
|2008||West of Brooklyn||Matty Jensen|
|2009||General Hospital||Rebecca Shaw||Regular role|
|2011||Days of Our Lives||Taylor Walker||Regular role|
|2014||Tainted Dreams||Liza Park||TV series|
|2015||Online Abduction||Jackie Fletcher|
|Born||Rebecca Ann Herbst
(1977-05-12) May 12, 1977
Encino, California, U.S.
|Other names||Becky Herbst|
|Spouse(s)||Michael Saucedo (m. 2001)|
Rebecca Ann Herbst (born May 12, 1977) is an American actress, known for playing nurse Elizabeth Webber on the ABC Daytime drama General Hospital, a role she originated on August 1, 1997, and Suzee, an alien, on the Nickelodeon show, Space Cases.
Herbst was born in Encino, California. She grew up with parents Debbie and Wayne, and has an older sister, Jennifer. She is not related to General Hospital co-star Rick Hearst (who portrays Ric Lansing, Elizabeth Webber’s ex-husband), whose surname was Herbst before he changed it professionally. Herbst was a competitive figure skater as a child, and at age sixteen decided to concentrate on acting.
At age six, Herbst stated she wanted to be on television so that she could play with the toys; she began filming commercials and has since appeared in over 60 nationally. She has guest-starred in television series including: Highway to Heaven, L.A. Law, Beverly Hills, 90210, Step By Step, Boy Meets World, Sister, Sister, Days of Our Lives and Brotherly Love. She starred in films including Kaleidoscope, Why Me? and Hefner: Unauthorized. She was also featured in the Goo Goo Dolls 1995 music video “Naked”. She was a series regular as Suzee on the second season of the Nickelodeon show, Space Cases from 1996–97.
Herbst began as a series regular as Elizabeth Webber on the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital on August 1, 1997. In 1999, Herbst won the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Younger Lead Actress, and also received a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Actress. In 2000, Soap Opera Update named Herbst No. 6 on their list of Woman of 2000. She was nominated in 2003 for the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Younger Actress. In 2007, Herbst appeared on Tyra Banks‘ talk show to help Tyra through “soap opera school.” Herbst was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2007 and 2012.
Herbst dated former General Hospital co-star Ingo Rademacher and photographer Johnny Lindesmith in the late 1990’s; Lindesmith and Herbst were engaged on December 30, 1999. On June 1, 2001, she married former General Hospital co-star Michael Saucedo (who portrayed Juan Santiago). They have three children, two sons (Ethan and Emerson) and a daughter (Ella).
|1986||L.A. Law||Jennifer Simmons||Episode: “The Princess and the Wiener King”|
|1987||Highway to Heaven||Young Gail||Episode: “A Mother and a Daughter”|
|1989||McGee and Me!||Renee’s Friend||Episode: “The Big Lie”|
|1990||Why Me?||Little Girl|
|1993||Beverly Hills, 90210||Brower Daughter||Episode: “Perfectly Perfect”|
|1995||Step by Step||Shelley||Episode: “Can’t Buy Me Love”|
|1995||Boy Meets World||Jill Hollinger||Episode: “Wrong Side of the Tracks”|
|1995||Donor Unknown||Danielle Stillman||TV film|
|1995||Sister, Sister||Cynthia||Episode: “Private School”|
|1996||The Lazarus Man||Episode: “The Wallpaper Prison”|
|1996–1997||Space Cases||Suzee||Regular role (14 episodes)|
|1997||Brotherly Love||Kristen||7 episodes|
|1997–present||General Hospital||Elizabeth Webber
/ Jessie Brewer
/ April 1, 2015 episode
|1999||Hefner: Unauthorized||Barbi Benton||TV film|
|2007||General Hospital: Night Shift||Elizabeth Webber||3 episodes|
Awards and nominations
|1999||Soap Opera Digest Award||Outstanding Younger Lead Actress||General Hospital||Won|||
|1999||Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series||General Hospital||Nominated|||
|2003||Soap Opera Digest Award||Outstanding Younger Lead Actress||General Hospital||Nominated|||
|2007||Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||General Hospital||Nominated|||
|2012||Daytime Emmy Award||Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series||General Hospital||Nominated|||