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Profession Freak
Gender Female
Species half human half monkey
Status Alive
Background Information
Book Universe The Saga of Darren Shan
First Book Appearance Not in the books
First Movie Appearance Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
Acted By Jessica Carlson

Rebecca is a character from Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant. She is a love interest of Darren Shan. She is the Monkey Girl at the Cirque du Freak. Rebecca is only in the movies, and thus not considered to be cannon in the series. She's been expressed as a movie alternative to Debbie or Sam.

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant[edit]

At the Cirque, Rebecca seemed to be a behind the scenes freak who took care of the chores around the cirque, much like Harkat, Evra and Darren did throughout the series. Rebecca and Darren seem to get closer throughout the film and eventually Murlough and many other vampaneze come to the cirque and leave defeated, but with Rebecca after she tried to fight off the Vampaneze. Darren hunts down Murlough and is given a choice, he had to save his family or Rebecca, but the other that he did not save would be killed. After a climactic battle Rebecca frees herself with help from her tail. Darren is losing and he needs more blood and when Rebecca offers her blood, he accepts knowing that without it he will die. When Murlough is killed and Steve, Tiny and the new Little person Murlough leave. Darren and Larten take care of erasing Dermot, Angie and Annie's memories. On their front yard is where Darren shares his first kiss with Rebecca and the group heads back to the cirque together where a vote to keep Darren is held. Rebecca, Evra and Harkat all agree on it along with many others. But Rebecca is not mentioned in the books at all.


  • She is the thought to be the movie version of Debbie Hemlock, however, she is not a replacement. Despite her brief romance with Darren, Debbie may be in later films in addition to Rebecca.
  • The way that she offered her blood to Darren because he is getting weak, makes her almost like the replacement for Sam Grest. Sam Grest was absent because the wolfman didn't have to kill him for Darren to get blood (plus the wolf man is tame) and R.V. is also replaced by Loafhead, so the need for Sam Grest was minimal, and Darren is told that vampires can't drink monkey blood (and wolf blood but he wasn't told that till later).