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Rebecca Shaw
Natalia Livingston as Rebecca Shaw (2009)
General Hospital
Portrayed by Natalia Livingston
(2009 - present)
First appearance January 15, 2009
Created by Robert Guza, Jr.
Aliases Rebecca Amber Shaw (full name)
Gender Female
Born January 16, 1982 (1982-01-16) (age 40)[1]
Occupation X-Ray technician
Former waitress at Kelly's Diner
Residence Wyndemere Castle
Port Charles, New York

Rebecca Amber Shaw[2] is a fictional character on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. She debuted on January 15, 2009, and is portrayed by Natalia Livingston,[3] who previously portrayed the late Dr. Emily Quartermaine on the series from April 2003 to May 2008.[4]


X-ray technician Rebecca Shaw arrives in fictional Port Charles, New York in January 2009, and local residents are shocked at her resemblance to Dr. Emily Quartermaine, who had been murdered over a year before. Rebecca becomes more evasive about her past as she meets Emily's inquisitive loved ones, including Emily's former fiance Nikolas Cassadine. Though touched by the story of Nikolas and Emily's romance, Rebecca is put off by Nikolas' persistence; she meets his half-brother Lucky Spencer, who is the first person in town to ask her about herself.[5] Rebecca and Lucky begin dating, which puts the brothers slightly at odds; Rebecca is also drawn to Nikolas, and they kiss.

Nikolas' evil grandmother Helena Cassadine — who had hated Emily and had even tried to kill her — returns to town. Helena notes Rebecca's resemblance to Emily with interest, and insults her.[6][7] Nikolas' aunt Alexis Davis voices her suspicions that Helena has actually orchestrated Rebecca's arrival as part of some plan;[7] Nikolas is inclined to agree when he later sees Helena and Rebecca talking.[8] Alexis accuses Rebecca of having had plastic surgery, and pulls back Rebecca's hair to reveal a scar;[8] Rebecca explains that it is from a childhood injury, and storms out in a fury.[9] Rebecca resumes her new relationship with Lucky, which irks Nikolas and drives him to kiss Lucky's ex-wife Elizabeth Webber in retaliation.[10] Rebecca and Lucky stop short of having sex but Nikolas is left with the impression that they have;[11] Rebecca seeks out Nikolas and admits that she is attracted to him.[12] On June 3, 2009, Alexis learns that Rebecca had been illegally adopted, and Nikolas and Rebecca finally have sex.[13] Helena returns on June 4, 2009[14] and tries to lure Rebecca away from her "current partner" and assist in Helena's plans; Rebecca angrily refuses.[15] Later, Rebecca is revealed to be conspiring and romantically involved with Ethan Lovett; after receiving more information, Alexis gives Nikolas the news that Rebecca is Emily's twin sister.[15] Nikolas tells a surprised Rebecca the truth on June 9, 2009;[16] Rebecca has secretly known all along, and as other people find out, Elizabeth is among those who suspect as much.[17] On August 14, 2009 Lucky came to Nikolas and told him about Rebecca's con with Ethan. On August 17, Nikolas breaks up with Rebecca. In September, Nikolas and Rebecca started dating again.


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