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Rebecca Lynn Olkowski (born December 16, 1953 in Denver, Colorado), better known by her maiden name, Rebecca Forstadt, is an American voice actor who is best known for playing anime girls with sweet voices. She is also known as Reba West and Becky Olkowski.

After studying theater at Orange Coast College, in Costa Mesa, California, Ms. Forstadt began her acting career by working at Knott's Berry Farm's Bird Cage Theater, performing melodramas, often as the damsel in distress character. Later, she moved to Hollywood where she worked as a wardrobe mistress on such television shows as The White Shadow and Hill Street Blues, as well as for the film S.O.B.. She also spent several years doing live theater in the Los Angeles area. Most notably, she won some recognition for her portrayal of the character Josette in the world premiere of Eugène Ionesco's Tales for People Under 3 Years of Age at the Stages Theatre Center in 1982. She starred in several low-budget movies such as Mugsy's Girls, with Ruth Gordon and Laura Branigan, and Round Numbers with Kate Mulgrew and Samantha Eggar. She also appeared as a television actress in Hill Street Blues, St. Elsewhere, and L.A. Law.

Her voice acting breakthrough came when she landed the leading role of Lynn Minmei in the English version of Robotech, the popular anime series of the 1980s. Since then, she has voiced dozens of other anime characters and has branched into non-anime cartoons, live-action shows (such as Masked Rider and Power Rangers: Time Force), commercials and radio work, and has performed background voices for movies such as Antz, Dr. Doolittle, and The Santa Clause.

Notable Roles

Anime Roles

Non-Anime Roles

  • Hey Arnold! - Cindy/Show Spokeswoman
  • Oliver Twist - Additional Voices
  • The Little Polar Bear - Anna
  • The Mr. Men Show - Little Miss Giggles (credited as "Reba West")
  • The Return of Dogtanian - Juliette
  • Willy Fog 2 - Princess Romy

Live Action Roles

  • Delta Pi - Karen
  • Hallo Spencer - Peggy (voice)
  • Hill Street Blues - Girl Onlooker
  • L.A. Law - Waitress
  • Masked Rider - Ocusect (voice)
  • Power Rangers: Time Force - Computer Voice
  • Power Rangers: Wild Force - Newscaster (uncredited)
  • Round Numbers - Receptionist
  • St. Elsewhere - Nurse Lucy
  • Weather Girl - Kiyomi Ito (voice)


  • Digimon: Digital Monsters
  • Samurai X
  • Wild Arms: Twilight Venom

Theme Song Performance

ADR Loop Group

  • Antz
  • Dr. Doolittle
  • The Santa Clause


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