Rebecca Mader
Rebecca Mader May 2017
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
Relationships: Joseph Arongino (ex-husband)
Marcus Kayne (current husband)
Series Information
Character: Zelena/Wicked Witch of the West / 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.

On 29 December 2014, Mader announced her engagement to producer Marcus Kayne. The two were married on 23 November 2016.


Year TV Show/Movie Medium 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


  • 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).