Rebecca Mader
General Information
Gender: Female
Nicknames: Bex
Birthday: April 24, 1977
Age: 39
Birthplace: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Social Networks: Twitter
Other Information
Height: 5'7½"
Occupation(s): Actress
Talents: Acting
Family & Friends
Family: Milo (son)
Relationships: Joseph Arongino (ex-husband)
Marcus Kayne (current husband)
Series Information
Character: Zelena / Kelly West
First appearance: New York City Serenade
Last appearance: Leaving Storybrooke

Rebecca Leigh Mader is an English actress, best known for her roles as Charlotte Lewis in the ABC series Lost, and as Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West, on ABC's Once Upon a Time.

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Life and Career

Mader was born in 1977 in Cambridge, England. She worked as a model in New York City for a year, appearing in adverts for L'Oréal, Colgate and Wella Hair. She began her television career on the ABC daytime soap operas All My Children as Morgan Gordon, and One Life to Live as Margaret Cochran. She also appeared on the soap opera Guiding Light in 2003.

Mader has made number of guest appearances on television shows. In 2006, she had a series regular role of the short-lived Fox legal drama, Justice. In 2008, Mader began starring as anthropologist Charlotte Lewis on ABC series Lost. She appeared in the show from 2008 to 2009 and in two episodes in 2010. In 2011 she had a recurring role on No Ordinary Family, and in 2012 she made a guest starring appearance on the FOX science-fiction series Fringe, as Jessica Holt. Also in 2012, Mader starred in the short-lived ABC comedy series Work It.

In June 2013, Mader made her stage debut in the role of Barrie in the one-act comedy The Third Date at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. In December 2013, Mader was cast as Wicked Witch of the West, the new antagonist for the second half of the third season of Once Upon a Time (where her fellow Lost star Emilie De Ravin also stars in the series). She also made guest appearances during the second half of season four and was later promoted to a series regular for season five.

Personal life

Mader's first husband was businessman Joseph Arongino, whom she divorced in 2008.

In 2010, Mader received a Green Card and is planning to become an American citizen.

On 29 December 2014, Mader announced her engagement to producer Marcus Kayne. The two were married on 23 November 2016. In April 2019, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child, later revealed to be a boy, who was born in November.


Year Title Type Role
1968 One Life to Live TV Series Margaret Cochran #1 (2004)
2000 Madigan Men TV Series Kim
2001 Third Watch TV Series Mandy
2003 All My Children TV Series Morgan Gordon
2003 Fast Lane TV Series Nicole Martin
2003 Mimic: Sentinel Video Carmen
2003 Replay Belinda Brown
2003 Guiding Light TV Series Tony's Mystery Woman
2004 An American Girl Holiday TV Movie Aunt Cornelia
2005 Hitch Kim (uncredited)
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury TV Series Melani Ferris
2005 Stella TV Series Pretty Girl
2005 Starved TV Series Heather / Puma Girl
2006 Conviction TV Series Hannah
2006 Love Monkey TV Series Grace
2006 The Devil Wears Prada Jocelyn
2006 - 2007 Justice TV Series Alden Tuller
2007 Great World of Sound Pam
2007 Private Practice TV Series Leslie
2007 Mr. and Mrs. Smith TV Short Jordan
2008 The Rainbow Tribe Mrs. Murray
2008 - 2010 Lost TV Series Dr. Charlotte Staples Lewis
2009 The Men Who Stare at Goats Debora Wilton
2009 Ring of Deceit TV Movie Madison Byrne
2010 Ceremony Esme Ball
2010 The Big Bang Zooey Wigner
2010 Law & Order: LA TV Series Rebecca Townley
2011 Second City This Week TV Series Celebrity Guest
2011 No Ordinary Family TV Series Victoria Morrow
2011 Cougars Inc. Mary
2011 The Matthew Morrison Story Short
2011 Covert Affairs TV Series Franka
2011 Friends with Benefits TV Series Ariel
2011 Alphas TV Series Griffin
2011 Aim High TV Series Ms. Walker
2012 Fringe TV Series Jessica Holt
2012 White Collar TV Series Abigail Kincaid
2012 30 Rock TV Series Super Hot Lady
2012 - 2013 Work It TV Series Grace Hudson
2013 Iron Man 3 Sweat Shop Agent
2013 Key and Peele TV Series CIA Agent
2013 Drop Dead Diva TV Series Mistress Robin
2014 Warehouse 13 TV Series Lisa da Vinci
2014 Blue Bloods TV Series Tori Parsons
2014 - 2018 Once Upon a Time TV Series Zelena / Kelly West
2015 Hawaii Five-0 TV Series Nicole Booth
2015 Friends in Therapy TV Series Dr. Felicity Horn
2017 It's Gawd! Holly
Like Family (post-production) TV Movie Camille


  • Has said that she was badly bullied for much of her time in school.
  • Was a huge fan of Once Upon a Time (2011) before being cast as "Zelena".
  • Ranked #92 on Maxim's "Hot 100" of 2014 list.
  • Is a self-described "Movie, TV and Sci-Fi fan girl".
  • Prior to getting roles on them, she was a very big fan of Lost (2004), Fringe (2008) and Once Upon a Time (2011).
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