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Bec Hewitt
Bec Cartwright Hewitt US Open.JPG
Born Rebecca June Cartwright
(1983-07-23) 23 July 1983 (age 31)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Other names Bec Cartwright
Years active 1998–2005 (Hiatus)
Spouse(s) Lleyton Hewitt (m. 2005)
Children 3
Musical career
Labels Warner Music Australia

Rebecca June "Bec" Hewitt (née Cartwright; born 23 July 1983) is an Australian actress and singer. From 1998 to 2005, Hewitt played Hayley Smith Lawson on the soap opera Home and Away. As Bec Cartwright, Hewitt released an eponymous pop music album in 2002. In 2005, she married professional tennis player, Lleyton Hewitt.


Cartwright began her acting career at age 5 for television commercials. In 1992, she made her mainstream television debut on an episode of Police Rescue.[1] She has also guest starred in Water Rats and Roar.

She won her breakout role and best known role to date in 1998 portraying Hayley Smith Lawson on Home and Away. Cartwright became a series fan favourite and earned herself numerous Logie Award nominations until 2005 she earned a Most Popular Actress win.[1] She coincidentally fell pregnant within months of her 'Home and Away' character and left the series to become a full-time mother. For a short period of time Ella Scott Lynch replaced her as Hayley before shortly departing the series.

In 2002, Cartwright signed a recording contract with Warner Music Australia and East West Records. Her debut single "All Seats Taken" was released 18 November 2002 and peaked at 10 on the ARIA Music Charts. Her follow-up singles "On the Borderline" and "A Matter of Time" both failed to match the same success, both charting only the Top 30. Her self-titled debut album was released on 16 June 2003, and despite high expectations charted only at 21 and was certified Gold. The album met with mixed reviews with Smash Hits giving the album two out of five stars. In 2004, Cartwright ended her partnership with Warner Music.

Cartwright was announced as a contestant in the first season of Dancing with the Stars. She and her partner Michael Miziner won the first season on 23 November 2004. The couple returned in an opening performance in a dance routine during the second season premiere.

She hosted Abba Mania which premiered in November 2006 on Nine Network. The special met with controversy surrounding the fact that the only celebrity performers were Nine Network personalities. Hewitt's performance met with largely negative reviews. Bec has voiced no plans to return to acting.

Personal life[edit]

Cartwright was born in Sydney on 23 July 1983 the youngest child of Darrel and Michelle Cartwright. She has an older brother Shaun and older sister Kristy.[1] After a four-year relationship with fellow Home and Away co-star Beau Brady, Cartwright and Brady were briefly engaged.[2]

Soon after the end of her engagement she began a relationship with tennis player and fellow Australian Lleyton Hewitt, himself fresh from a near five-year relationship and ten-month engagement to fellow tennis player, Kim Clijsters. After six weeks of dating, Hewitt proposed following his loss in the Men's Singles Final of the 2005 Australian Open. On 5 May 2005, the couple announced they were expecting their first child. The pair married on 21 July 2005; the wedding was at the Sydney Opera House, and their reception took place at Taronga Zoo. The event attracted much media attention, with Bec and Lleyton selling exclusive coverage of the day to magazine New Idea.[3] Fellow actresses and friends Ada Nicodemou and Kate Ritchie were bridesmaids.

On 29 November 2005, she gave birth to daughter, Mia Rebecca Hewitt, at Sydney's North Shore Private Hospital. Before her birth a lucrative contract was made with women's magazine Woman's Day involving regular diaries from Bec and exclusive photos and interviews of the family for the first two years of Mia's life. The couple attracted much criticism for the observation that they had effectively "sold" their daughter to the highest bidder. On 11 December 2008, Hewitt gave birth to a baby boy whom the couple named Cruz Lleyton Hewitt.[4] Their third child, a daughter named Ava Sydney Hewitt, was born on 19 October 2010.[5] Her name was announced via a text message subscription service for the cost of $2, a move that attracted much criticism of Bec and Lleyton. Both pregnancy announcements and births were covered in exclusive stories by OK! Magazine. In February 2009, after revelations about Hewitt's previously unknown offshore income and bank accounts were revealed during a legal battle with his former management company, Octagon Sports Marketing, the couple relocated to a $3.8 million home at the Old Fort Bay estate in Nassau, Bahamas.[6]




Year Title Australia
2003 Bec Cartwright 21


Year Song Australia Album
2002 "All Seats Taken" 10 Bec Cartwright
2003 "On the Borderline" 29
"A Matter of Time" 26


  1. ^ a b c "Rebecca (Bec) Hewitt". Lleyton & Bec Hewitt. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Maley, Jacqueline; McKenny, Leesha (5 October 2010). "Bec's Beau tells why they split". Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 9 October 2010. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Game, set and match for Bec and Lleyton". ABC News. 21 July 2005. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 
  4. ^ "Bec and Lleyton Welcome Baby Boy". New Idea. 2009. 
  5. ^ "Lleyton Hewitt and Bec Hewitt confirm they are expecting third child". Herald Sun. 24 May 2010. 
  6. ^ "Lleyton and Bec Hewitt buy $3.8m home in Bahamas". The Daily Telegraph. 10 June 2009. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 

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Preceded by
Dancing with the Stars (Australia) winner
Season 1 (Late 2004 with Michael Miziner)
Succeeded by
Tom Williams & Kym Johnson

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1988 news items

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 05:06:11 -0800

The 31-year-old and her tennis star husband, Lleyton Hewitt stepped out for the Newcombe Medal on Monday evening at The Palladium at Crown in Melbourne. Revealing her lean pins and toned arms at the Australian tennis industry's night of nights, Bec ...

Woman's Day

Woman's Day
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 12:01:54 -0800

It seems Bec Hewitt has finally washed her hands clean and turned over a new leaf, overcoming her long time battle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The blonde beauty realised her new confidence when she walked into her home and laughed at the ...

Daily Mail

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:55:13 -0700

THEY'VE faced a decade of media scrutiny surrounding their love life, but Lleyton and Bec Hewitt's 10-year marriage is far from on the rocks. The tennis champion's manager David Drysdale has confirmed that the couple is still very much together ...

Woman's Day

Woman's Day
Sun, 16 Nov 2014 11:41:15 -0800

As speculation about Bec Hewitt's return to Summer Bay continues to grow, Woman's Day can reveal if she does, it won't be the happy family it once was. A close family friend tells us Bec's once rock-solid friendship with her former Home And Away co ...

Herald Sun

Herald Sun
Tue, 04 Nov 2014 22:32:29 -0800

BEC Hewitt said she is open to a return to acting as her husband Lleyton Hewitt's tennis career nears its final years. The couple are based in the Bahamas with their three children Mia, 9, Cruz, 4, and Ava, 4. “I am so open to it, I would love to get ...
NEWS.com.au (blog)
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:47:45 -0700

A leading media analyst, who we also just invented, says the low point of this week's Woman's Day story was the paragraph that read: “Bec Hewitt is fed up with the lack of intimacy from her tennis-obsessed husband”. “Of course he's tennis obsessed!

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:38:59 -0700

Mother-of-three Bec Hewitt flaunts her flat tummy in a cropped top and Daisy Dukes as she cheers on her tennis star husband Lleyton at the US Open. By Caitlin Jinks for Daily Mail Australia. Published: 19:36 EST, 27 August 2014 | Updated: 05:22 EST, ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:09:02 -0700

She is originally from Australia, but Bec Hewitt has clearly become accustomed to life in London. The blonde beauty, who once appeared in Home and Away, cut a maternal figure as she enjoyed a spot of retail therapy in Covent Garden on Monday. Joined by ...

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