Lana Parrilla and Rebecca Mader

by , Sunday April 23, 2017
Lana Parrilla and Rebecca Mader

The Two that couldn't get away 

The way we spend our time defines who we are. 

         Rebecca Mader and Lana Parrilla, two talented actresses, sisters on TV, best friends in life and two people who make impacts on the lives of women, girls, sisters, daughters and straight up females everywhere. The two people who unites communities and brought friends, couples, and soulmates together. Are you asking how someone could do that? Or are you asking how two people can do something this great? The answer is different for each person and this is my answer. First, maybe I should give a bit of background information on each angel.

Rebecca Leigh Mader (Her role of Zelena is extrememly Underrated. Sun April 23, 2017 is her Zelena episode.)

Born April 24, 1977 in Cambridge, England.

She's the youngest daughter of her parents, the Mader's

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.​

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.[4] 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.

She announced her engagement to Marcus Kayne on 29 December 2014 via her Twitter account. The two were married on 23 November 2016. Announcing Mrs. Rebecca Leigh Mader Kayne. She has no children. She's been an actress for seventeen years. 

Lana Maria Parrilla 

Born July 15, 1977

Youngest daughter of Baseball player Sam Parrilla and Dolores Dee Azzara

Parrilla was born in Brooklyn 

Lana's parents divorced when she was three years old. She spent her first ten years living with her mother, and then lived with her father Lana Parrilla was attacked at ten years old by a dog, which left her a visible scar on the right side of her upper lip . During the time she lived with her father, he was too protective to allow her to attend a performing arts school, which delayed her acting career.Parrilla lived with her father until his murder in 1994, when she was 16 and he was 50. Her father was shot once in the chest by a 15-year-old female assailant at point blank range and later died from the wound. After the death of her father, Lana moved in with her mother in Burbank, California. Lana visited Granada in 2007 to learn Spanish. After high school she moved to Los Angeles and attended Beverly Hills Playhouse to study acting. She also studied voice for ten years. Lana Parrilla then began to be cast in small parts and later on, larger ones.

In her early career, Parrilla appeared in several movies, including Very Mean Men (2000), Spiders (2000), and Frozen Stars (2003). She made her television debut in 1999, on the UON sitcom Grown Ups. In 2000, she joined the cast of the ABC comedy series Spin City, playing Angie Ordonez for one season. She left the show in 2001. After that she joined Donnie Wahlberg and Neal McDonough in the short lived crime drama Boomtown, for which she received the Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actress, for her portrayal of Teresa, a paramedic. Initially a success, Boomtown began to struggle, and Parrilla's character became a police academy rookie, to tie her more closely to the rest of the show. "Boomtown" was cancelled just two episodes into its second season.

Parrilla guest-starred in a number of television dramas, including JAG, Six Feet Under, Covert Affairs, Medium, The Defenders and Chase. She had a recurring role in 2004 as Officer Janet Grafton in NYPD Blue. In 2005, Parrilla took a recurring guest role on the fourth season of the Fox series 24 as Sarah Gavin, a Counter Terrorist Unit agent. After just six episodes, Lana was made a regular cast member; but in the thirteenth episode, her character was written out after she tried to thwart another character's promotion from temporary to permanent CTU head Michelle Dessler (Reiko Aylesworth).

In 2006, Parrilla starred in the NBC summer series Windfall alongside Luke Perry, fellow former 24 cast member Sarah Wynter, and Parilla's former Boomtown castmate Jason Gedrick. In 2007, she guest starred as Greta during the third season of ABC's Lost in the episodes "Greatest Hits" and "Through the Looking Glass" In 2008, she had a leading role on the Lifetime movie The Double Life of Eleanor Kendall, in which she played Nellie, a divorcee whose identity has been stolen. Also in 2008, she starred in the CBS summer series Swingtown as Trina Decker, a woman who is part of a Swinging couple. In 2010, Parrilla had a female lead role in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced Miami Medical on CBS, which had a short run towards the end of the 2009–10 television season before it was canceled in July 2010. Windfall, Swingtown and Miami Medical were all canceled after 13 episodes.



In February 2011, she was cast as Mayor Regina Mills/The Evil Queen, in the ABC adventure fantasy drama pilot, Once Upon a Timecreated by Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.The series debuted in October 2011.The pilot episode was watched by 12.93 million viewers and achieved an adult 18–49 rating/share of 4.0/10 during the first season, receiving generally favorable reviews from critics.

Lana Parrilla's performance also received positive reviews from critics. In 2012 and 2013, she was regarded as a promising contender for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category, though she did not receive a nomination. She won the TV Guide Award for Favorite Villain and the ALMA Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series in 2012. Lana Parrilla also received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress on Television from the 38th Saturn Awards.

Lana Parrilla became engaged to boyfriend Fred Di Blasio on April 28, 2013, while in Israel. The two were married July 5, 2014, shortly before Parrilla began filming the fourth season of Once Upon a Time. Lana Parrilla confirmed the news on her Twitter account on August 1, 2014. Presenting Mrs. Lana Maria Parrilla DiBlasio, the couple has no children but Fred does have three sons who are Lana's stepchildren. 

Now we come to the part of the story were these two come into play in my life. In 2015, I was a pre-teen and I was having a really hard time in school. My creativity soared and I was researching modern day fairytales when I stumbled upon OUAT. The opening scene of Regina coming through and it saying Lana Parrilla sparked something in me. All my life my mother has been my mother but my mother hole in my heart was never full. So Lana came into that hole, it's been happening to me all my life. Some people think I'm crazy but I don't care anymore. 

Lana Parrilla filled that hole and In 2016 I finally signed up to twitter and talked to her. At that time Rebecca Mader came into the world for me and she filled my nearly empty mother hole as well. So I started talking to Lana, I met Tiffany and Jenna, they became my best friends. Tiffany and I still talk and we're making plans for me and her to go visit Steveston when I graduate in a few years. So I tweeted Lana about three times each day and finally in November she retweeted a retweet from me from when I signed up six, seven months before. I snapped finally and saw that she wouldn't work, she still saved my life from depression and made me realize I can do anything I set my mind too. 

In July after a while of Lana ignoring me I leaned upon Rebecca (Bex). The first time I tweeted her I told her that my dad had told me to go to bed but I wanted my favorite person to tell me. At that time I was suffering from suicidal thoughts and I wanted to die. Rebecca liked that tweet when I held a knife to my wrist. I couldn't do it because when Rebecca liked my tweet my thoughts about my future came rushing through my head. In January she liked another tweet and I was truly blessed. Lana still hasn't liked a tweet but I'm not giving up. 

My one hope in life for you all is that you accept Jesus Christ as your lord and savior. Only call upon his name and he shall save you. On January 18, I was in a vulnerable place, it was revival, I was depressed and wanted to die. I was crying and held a lot on my plate. When I was saved my tears stopped, time stopped, a weight was taken off my shoulders and I saw the world in a whole new way. I've been through a lot, my parents divorced when I was eight, my stepfather was very disciplined and was obscessed with harsh punishments. I moved in with my dad, and I moved in the wrong situation and hurt my parents, I hurt my brothers and God has forgiven me. 

I pray that if you are saved, you witness to others. I pray if you aren't saved you accept Jesus Christ as you lord and savior. When you do get saved pray that your favorite heroes and your family get saved. If you are saved but backslidden I pray that you get out of that. It is so hard to tell who's lost and who's backslidden because they have the same symptoms. 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Mkayla Harden 

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