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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
Occupation
Years active 1998–2005 (Hiatus)
Spouse(s) Lleyton Hewitt (m. 2005)
Children 3
Musical career
Genres
Labels Warner Music Australia
Website
http://www.lleytonandbechewitt.com

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.

Career[edit]

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, himself fresh from a near five-year relationship and ten-month engagement to fellow tennis player Kim Clijsters.[citation needed] After six weeks of dating, Hewitt proposed following his loss in the Men's Singles Final of the 2005 Australian Open.[citation needed] 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]

Filmography[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Australia
2003 Bec Cartwright 21

Singles[edit]

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

References[edit]

General
Specific
  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. 

External links[edit]

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

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The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:49:53 -0800

FANS may have had to do a double take before recognising Bec Hewitt in the grand stand at Sydney's Qantas Credit Union Arena yesterday. The stunning mother of Mia, Ava and Cruz wowed the audience with dark hair and extremely tanned skin as she ...

New Idea

New Idea
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:56:18 -0800

Bec Hewitt showed off a glamorous new 'do as she cheered on hubby Lleyton in his first round match at the Australian Open. Photo: Getty Images. Bec Hewitt played the role of supportive wife over night when she stepped out to cheer on hubby Lleyton ...

Herald Sun

Herald Sun
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:09:57 -0800

FROM all the chatter about Bec Hewitt's hair (good grief), to Serena Williams striking a dramatic pose and a new glamour girl hitting the courts, check out all the tennis goss direct from Rod Laver Arena. LATEST: TOMIC TOO GOOD FOR KOHLSCHREIBER ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:26:51 -0800

Her husband is about to return to the tennis court for his 19th Australian Open tournament in Melbourne, and supportive wife Bec Hewitt will likely resume her court-side seat so she can cheer him on. But earlier in the summer, Lleyton Hewitt, 33, took ...

Property Observer

Property Observer
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:11:15 -0800

Bec and Lleyton Hewitt lost money on their three-storey Palm Beach retreat when it was sold late last year at $4.63 million. The Palm Beach Road house cost $4.4 million in 2005, with $250,000 paid in stamp duty. The $230,000 price gain over nine years ...

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, 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 ...

Daily Mail

NEWS.com.au
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 ...
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