Former Coffs girl will wow the US
By ANN-MARIE MAY
NICOLE Kidman did it. So did Cate Blanchett, Naomi Watts, Sophie Monk and Abbie Cornish.
Could the next name to be added to the list of Aussie actresses who have 'made it' in the US be Coffs Harbour girl Rebecca Natsis?
She is certainly on the right track.
The 24-year-old started 2007 off by making the move to Los Angeles, and with a US working visa in hand and an impressive list of industry contacts she is ready to take on Hollywood ? starting with lining up auditions for the busy pilot season, which starts this month.
Rebecca was born and raised in Coffs Harbour and worked for a short period of time at CHY FM doing voice-over work and on-air announcements.
She also did some modelling work with several local modelling agencies when she was younger.
In 1998 she moved to Melbourne and worked as an actor for five years, appearing on many Australian shows such as Neighbours, Blue Heelers, Last Man Standing and MDA.
After being one of only a handful of actors nationwide to receive a call back by US producers for a role in one of the Power Rangers series ? a roll in which she was also asked to showcase her musical talents ? Rebecca made the decision to make a full-time commitment to her acting career.
In 2005 she was accepted by the reputable TVI Actors Studio in Los Angeles to study in their eight week Professional Actors Intensive course in February of last year.
There she worked with many industry professionals including Everybody Loves Raymond producer Phil Rosenthal, casting director at The Bold and the Beautiful, Christy Dooley, and Scott Lairson from the casting office of Desperate Housewives.
She also worked with Gwen Hillier, who is the associate casting director for General Hospital in Los Angeles.