Full detailed profile on Rebecca Hotchkiss Played by Andrea Evans on Passions Daytime Soap Opera.
Actor: Andrea Evans
Who played Rebecca Hotchkiss over the years
Andrea Evans (September 1, 2000 - present - recurring)
Useful information on Rebecca Hotchkiss
* Loves money and power.
Rebecca is the meddling mother of Gwen. She was childhood friends with Ivy and was ecstatic when Gwen and Ethan (Ivy's son) fell in love. Rebecca is one that measures life by money and power. Because she has spent her life trying to acquire these things, she immediately recognized what Theresa Lopez-Fitzgerald was trying to do to Gwen and Ethan's relationship. Rebecca had her sights on Julian Crane. She is the one who found the proof of Ethan's paternity on Theresa's computer and emailed it to the tabloids. That ended up backfiring a little when Theresa and Julian got drunk together in Bermuda and ended up in bed together - and married! That left Rebecca out in the cold. When it was later ruled that their marriage was not real, Rebecca had to blackmail Julian into marrying her by insisting that she would tell everyone about him and Eve.
Of course she had other plans for Theresa. She is the master mind behind the concept of Gwen and Ethan adopting Theresa's child. She then found out that Theresa was carrying Ethan's child because she drugged him. Rebecca vowed once again for revenge. She started drugging Eve in an attempt to keep her husband. Rebecca ended up manipulating Julian into signing a promissory saying that he would never divorce her. When the poisoning got suspicious, she got on the stand and pointed the finger at Liz. Julian remained with her but did not stop seeing his true love Eve. Rebecca had to use her sexual past with the tabloid editor JT Cornell to keep him quiet about who really sent the information to him about Ethan�s true paternity.
Julian Crane (Estranged)
Gwen Hotchkiss (daughter)
After the videotape plays Gwen’s voice confessing, Theresa tells Ethan, “We’re going to be together!” Theresa asks Sam to play the tape so Ethan can hear everything and Gwen and Rebecca try to make a quiet escape. Sam catches them though and Ethan says they will watch the tape along with the rest of them.
Theresa hooks up the camera to the TV so everyone can see and hear Gwen and Rebecca confessing their crimes. Everyone watches in shock and anger, as Gwen and Rebecca stand there in horror. After it’s over Ethan angrily turns the camera off and lashes out at Gwen. Ivy, Paloma and Sheridan also take turns yelling at the Hotchkiss women while they try to defend themselves. Ethan is disgusted with Gwen, but she says the tape is a fake. She blames Little Ethan for editing various conversations between Gwen and Rebecca to make it look like they said those things. Little E says he couldn’t have messed with it because it was taped right after the footage of Kay and Miguel getting married. Sam says he’s right and police skills must run in the family. Ethan believes his son and Theresa happily hugs Ethan and Little E. Sam congratulates Theresa and Ethan, as Noah welcomes Little E to the family and Ivy apologizes to Theresa for not believing her for all these years. She says she realizes Theresa loves Ethan more than her own life and she welcomes her to the family. Theresa promises to be good to Ethan and Ivy says she believes her. Theresa asks Ethan if they are really going to be together and Ethan says they will be a family with Little E, Jane and even Jonathan. He tells a shocked Gwen that she is an unfit mother and he will not let her raise their son. Theresa says after all these years her dream has finally come true. Ethan smiles and enthusiastically plants a kiss on her. Gwen isn’t ready to give up and points out that Theresa lied to him too regarding Little Ethan. Theresa defends herself and Gwen continues her tirade, but Sam and Luis stop her by handcuffing both her and Rebecca. Rebecca doesn’t put up a fight and requests a strip search, but Gwen says they can’t arrest them for what happened in Mexico because it is out of their jurisdiction. Sam counters that he will detain her until the D.A. reviews her involvement with Juanita and her plans to blow up the church. Ethan tells Gwen she just got her answer as to why he chose Theresa. Frustrated, Gwen spits out, “Damn it!”
Gwen and Rebecca are zapped into janitor’s outfits and Theresa says it’s God’s way of telling them to clean up their acts! Gwen and Rebecca are mortified that they are in hideous polyester and Rebecca recalls that the last time she wore anything this tacky was when they went to Vegas a few years back. Gwen doesn’t remember it and Rebecca says Gwen was really upset about Theresa and Ethan for the millionth time and ended up marrying that guy she met. Gwen freaks out and says Rebecca told her it was all a dream, but Rebecca assures her it was not, but recalls that she never got divorced. Ethan and Theresa realize that his and Gwen’s marriage is null and void and they can get married now. Theresa asks her new sister-in-law Kay to hocus pocus Rebecca and Gwen off to go mop something. Kay zaps them and they disappear. Ethan asks Father Lonigan to marry him and Theresa and he says he’d be honored to.
While they stand in front of Father Lonigan, Theresa and Ethan check to make sure this isn’t another fantasy and when they realize it’s not, Ethan asks what could stop them now? Just then, Rebecca yells out to stop the wedding and Gwen and Rebecca come rushing in. A cop stops them, but they say everyone else got a happy ending why can’t they get one too? Father Lonigan says if they are sincere about being good they can. They both say they are sincere and Rebecca hears a donkey. She smiles and says, “There’s my happy ending!” Gwen wonders about her and the cop says he’s always had a thing for bad girls gone good and tells her to call him once she gets out on bail. This appeases Gwen and she says she’d like that.
In the church basement, Gwen tells Ethan that they should be leaving for their honeymoon. Ethan suspects there must really be something on that video tape. Theresa wants them to play it since Gwen is so petrified. "You two witches are going to get exactly what you deserve!" Theresa smirks. Little Ethan repeats what he heard Gwen say. All of the Lopez-Fitzgerald's gather together against her and Rebecca, refusing to let them leave the room. Everyone wants to see what's on the tape and nothing they can say will stop them. As Ethan fumbles with the camera, the two women stand aside and hope it is actually broken.
As Little Ethan hooks the camera up to a TV, Rebecca still wants to make a break for it. Gwen won't let her. Fancy and Sheridan watch them, sure that someone is about to get hurt. Little Ethan rewinds the tape and it starts to play. Gwen and Rebecca wring their hands while Sam explains that he must have left the camera running. As the tape plays, the sound only works for the first moment and stops. Gwen says that's because there is nothing to hear and she's starting to feel insulted by all of this. Theresa points out that they heard Gwen say that Ethan can never know the horrible things she's done. He demands an explanation. She says that she just splurged on their honeymoon and had to get her mother to help pay for it. "I want to be on this wonderful honeymoon so, please, can we just go?" she asks.
Esme stumbles into the basement and tells everyone how much she was looking forward to sitting through four boring weddings. She stumbles toward the priest's office and knocks the camera on the floor. Theresa clutches at it. "Oh no! I'm never going to be able to prove what Gwen and Rebecca did!" she gasps. Theresa cries about how unfair this is. Fancy prompts Esme to apologize. Rebecca says Fate must not want Theresa to win. Ethan says it looks like nothing was on the tape anyway. Theresa clings to Ethan and refuses to let it end this way. Luis threatens to bring the camera to the crime lab. Gwen is smug. Pilar starts swearing. Gwen declares that the order of the universe has finally been corrected and she and Ethan will be together for good.
Back downstairs, Theresa cries and apologizes for ruining everyone's wedding day. Ethan asks for a moment alone with her. "I don't like to see you cry," he tells her. He just got her back and now he is losing her again, but he doesn't have any hope for them. "I'm only half a man right now without you," he says. She cries about everything they've lost. He knows that everything she did was just because she loves him. He promises that their hearts will always be one. Gwen reminds him that they have a plane to catch. Ivy stops her. "Do you think you'll ever be able to make him happy?" she asks. Gwen does. She breaks Ethan away from Theresa and tells him that he's had enough time with Theresa. Gwen takes Ethan to the door and tells everyone that they have their true loves and she has the right to have Ethan. Pilar tells her that her marriage is a joke. Gwen tells her she and her family are bad Catholics. Esme calls her a word that rhymes with witch. Ethan tells her to stop embarrassing herself. Theresa continues to beg Ethan not to leave. She runs into Ethan's arms again and tells him she can't live without him. He loves her, but Gwen is his wife. Before he can leave, Sam walks in with the camera: It's been fixed. It plays and they can hear that Gwen and Rebecca exposed Ethan to the tabloids. Gwen tries to pull him out but he pushes her away.