Rebecca Gilling

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Rebecca Gilling
Born (1953-11-03) 3 November 1953 (age 69)
Castlecrag, Sydney, Australia
Occupation(s)Actress, CEO, former model
ChildrenAmy Pringle (b. 1987) William Pringle (b. 1991)

Rebecca Gilling (born 3 November 1953 in Castlecrag, Sydney, Australia)[1] is an Australian former model and actress, now environmentalist.

Gilling is the daughter of World War II Navy personnel Douglas Gilling and prominent feminist campaigner Bridget Gilling.


Her first acting role was in film Stone (1974) but she came to prominence in the Number 96 feature film version in 1974, as the "bad girl" flight attendant Diana Moore even though she was not a member of the regular TV series cast.[2] Her next acting role was in the action film The Man from Hong Kong (1975).[3]

Gilling went on to act in several television series. She was a regular support character in Glenview High (1977)[4] and then appeared in The Young Doctors as Liz Kennedy. Gilling later achieved international recognition in both the mini-series (1983) and subsequent series (1986) of Return to Eden as Stephanie Harper.

She also appeared in The Naked Country (1985) and in TV series City West (1984), The Blue Lightning (1986), A Dangerous Life (1988), Danger Down Under (1988) and The Paper Man (1990).

During the 1990s, she had a guest appearance on medical drama G.P. and was a presenter on the Nine Network lifestyle series Our House. She later became the spokesperson for the Australian not-for-profit environmental organisation, Planet Ark. She appeared on The Project on 23 September 2019, as the Planet Ark CEO, speaking in regards to the current state of recycling.



Year Title Role Type
1974 Number 96 Diana Moore Feature film
1974 Stone Vanessa Feature film
1975 The Man from Hong Kong Angelica Feature film
1985 The Naked Country Mary Dillon Feature film
1987 Feathers Fran Film short
1990 Heaven Tonight Annie Dysart Feature film
2009 Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation! Herself Feature film documentary


Year Title Role Type
1974 Silent Number Guest role: Futility Cragg TV series, 1 episode
1975 Armchair Cinema Guest role: Secretary TV series UK, 1 episode
1976 Secret Doors Role unknown TV movie
1976 Chopper Squad Lead role: Georgia Batie TV pilot
1978 Cop Shop Guest role: Carla Moore TV series, 2 episodes
1978-1979 Glenview High Regular role: Robbie Dean TV series, 39 episodes
1979-1981 The Young Doctors Regular role: Liz Kennedy TV series, 42 episodes
1980 The Mike Walsh Show Herself - Guest TV series, 1 episode
1981 Holiday Island Guest role: Trish McKenzie TV pilot series, 2 episodes
1981 The 1981 Australian Film Awards Herself - Presenter with Mike Preston ABC TV special
1982 Watch This Space Herself ABC TV series
1982 A Country Practice Guest role: Robin Nichols TV series, 2 episodes
1983 Return to Eden Lead role: Stephanie Harper / Tara Welles TV miniseries, 3 episodes
1984 City West Recurring role: Jean Cheney SBS TV series, 7 episodes
1984 Carson's Law Guest role: Debra Grayson TV series, 1 episode
1985 Special Squad Guest role TV series, 1 episode
1985 Five Mile Creek Guest role: Miss Armstrong TV series, 1 episode
1986 Return to Eden Lead regular role: Stephanie Harper TV series, 22 episodes
1986 The Blue Lightning Lead role: Kate McQueen TV movie
1987 Danger Down Under aka 'Harris Down Under' Lead role: Sharon Harris TV movie, AUSTRALIA/US
1987 Have a Go Herself - Guest Judge TV series, 3 episodes
1988 A Dangerous Life Lead role: Angie Fox ABC TV miniseries US/AUSTRALIA/UK/PHILIPPINES, 2 episodes
1989 The Saint In Australia aka 'Fear In Fun Park' Lead role: Aileen TV movie
1990 Making of 'Heaven Tonight' Herself / Annie Dysart TV special
1990 The Paper Man Lead role: Virginia Morgan ABC TV miniseries
1993 G.P. Guest role: Jenna Clarke ABC TV series, 1 episode
1993-2001 Our House Herself - Presenter TV series
1993-1995 Good Morning Australia Herself - Guest TV series
1994 The Raid Herself - Narrator (voice) Film documentary
1995;1998 Midday Herself - Guest TV series, 1 episode
1995 Sunday Herself - Guest TV series, 1 episode
1995 50 Fantastic Years (Part 2) Herself - Presenter TV special
1995 MBA Excellence In Housing Herself TV special
1996 40 Years Of Television: The Reel History Herself - Presenter TV special
1997 Mystique of the Pearl Herself - Narrator (voice) TV documentary
1997 Sex and Beyond: 25 Years of Cleo Herself TV special
1998 Midday With Kerri-Anne Herself - Guest TV series, 1 episode
1998 Catch Phrase Herself - Contestant TV series, 1 episode
1999 Stone Forever Herself SBS TV special
2002 The Dragon Chronicles Herself - Voice Animated TV series
2005 The Naked Country: Exclusive Interview with Actress Rebecca Gilling Herself / Mary Dillon Video
2006 9am with David & Kim Herself - Guest TV series, 1 episode
2006 Where Are They Now Herself with The Young Doctors cast TV series, 1 episode
2008 Not Quite Hollywood: Deleted and Extended Scenes Herself Video
2010;2012 The Circle Herself - Guest CEO Planet Ark TV series, 2 episodes
2016 The Man From Hong Kong: Uncut 'Not Quite Hollywood' Interviews Herself - Actress in 'The Man From Hong Kong' Video
2016 The Making of 'The Man From Hong Kong' Herself - Actress in 'The Man From Hong Kong' Video
2019 The Project Herself - Guest CEO Planet Ark TV series, 1 episode
2020 Studio 10 Herself - Guest CEO Planet Ark TV series, 1 episode
2021 ABC News Herself - Guest Deputy CEO Planet Ark TV series, 1 episode
2022 The Morning Show Herself - Deputy CEO Planet Ark TV series, 1 episode


  • What The Butler Saw? (1970)
  • False Accusations (1994-1995)
  • The Mudlarks (1995)

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