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Bec Hewitt
Bec Cartwright Hewitt US Open.JPG
Born Rebecca June Cartwright
(1983-07-23) 23 July 1983 (age 32)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Other names Bec Cartwright
Years active 1998–2005 (Hiatus)
Spouse(s) Lleyton Hewitt (m. 2005)
Children 3 Ava, Mia and Cruz
Website http://www.lleytonandbechewitt.com
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, Cartwright began a relationship with tennis player and fellow Australian Lleyton Hewitt, On 5 May 2005, the couple announced they were expecting their first child.[citation needed] 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, Cartwright gave birth to daughter, Mia Rebecca Hewitt, at Sydney's North Shore Private Hospital.[citation needed] 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.[citation needed] 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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Daily Mail
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 02:28:31 -0800

She's sat through countless tennis tournaments, cheering from the sidelines in an array of stylish outfits. But for her husband's final whirl at the Australian Open, Bec Hewitt opted for an unusual look. The mother-of-three sported a decidedly rock ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Thu, 21 Jan 2016 02:15:37 -0800

As the tennis ace walked out into Rod Laver Arena at Melbourne Park on Thursday, his wife of over ten years affectionately wished him well, blowing a kiss from the stands. Standing beside Bec was the couple's ten-year-old daughter Mia, who looked ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Thu, 28 Jan 2016 22:53:12 -0800

She was described by her husband Lleyton Hewitt as his 'rock' during an emotional farewell speech at the Australian Open last week. And actress Bec Hewitt, 32, looked every inch the devoted wife and mother while attending a recent tennis event in Sydney.


Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:39:26 -0800

The couple are the newest ambassadors for Hans Continental's range of premium deli meats, produced with olive oil, called the Oliving range. It sees them featured on a new content hub 'Oliving the Life' in which Bec Hewitt showcases a range of recipes ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Wed, 06 Jan 2016 17:22:15 -0800

She may only be seven-weeks-old but it seems Kelsey Lee Clarke is already making new friends. On Thursday new mother Kyly shared a precious black and white image of her daughter receiving cuddles from close friend Bec Hewitt's three children.

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Sun, 08 Nov 2015 05:47:36 -0800

There is no doubt that Bec and Lleyton Hewitt are a seriously good looking couple so their children were always going to win the genetic jackpot. But as they stepped out as a family, one of the couple's children looked remarkably like her mother Bec ...


Mon, 26 Oct 2015 13:55:44 -0700

“I think my favourite, which is one of the latest ones, is that I've been at war and am at war with Bec Hewitt,” said Ritchie, “And the fact that we're not talking because Bec didn't ever come to meet my baby, which is actually not true at all”. The ...

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Daily Mail
Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:26:32 -0800

The snug-fitting design perfectly hugged the mother-of-three's petite frame which was elongated with the help of a pair of spindly stiletto heels. RELATED ARTICLES. Previous; 1; Next. 'I wish our little girl was at home': Michael Clarke says ...

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