Rebecca Gibney was born in New Zealand on December 14, 1964. At 19 she crossed the Tasman-sea and she is now one of Australia's most appreciated actresses. Before she decided to go into acting she worked as a model and had small jobs in New Zealand. Her break-through came in Australia with her role in the children's program "The Zoo Family" and later got the part of Emma Plimpton in "The Flying Doctors". She has won several awards and been nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Television Drama for "Halifax f.p". The character Jane Halifax ("Halifax f.p") was written especially for her and the series has been sold to more than 60 countries worldwide.