Rebecca Schaeffer Biography
(Actress & Model)
Birthday: November 6, 1967 (Scorpio)
Born In: Eugene, Oregon, United States
Rebecca Schaeffer was an American actress and model who was killed by a stalker. She was a teen model before she shifted her focus to acting. Her most famous role is of ‘Patricia (Patti) Russell’ in the TV sitcom, ‘My Sister Sam’. Known to be very down-to-earth and beautiful, Rebecca had also appeared in a number of movies like ‘Radio Days’, ‘Out of Time’, ‘Scenes from the Class Struggle in Beverly Hills’ etc. The saddest and most heartbreaking thing happened to Rebecca in 1989, when she was shot by an obsessed fan at the doorstep of her apartment in ‘West Hollywood’. She was only 21. The killer, Robert John Bardo, stalked Rebecca for three years, and shot her on the fateful day. Her killer was found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment. It was Rebecca’s death that prompted the introduction of first anti-stalking laws in the USA in 1990. California government changed its stalking laws to prevent the ‘DMV’ from releasing private addresses. It was done after Rebecca’s killer confessed that he found the late actress’ address through the ‘DMV’.