Rebeca Peña’s dream was to see herself on the big screen. “I’m going to be an actress” she would tell her mother, Juana Peña. According to Rebeca’s family, the 26-year-old was ambitious and dedicated — she was determined to make a name for herself. Unfortunately, the young hard-working single mother’s life would be cut short.
It was April 11, 2001, at 2:15 in the morning and Rebeca had just finished filming. She was playing an extra in Will Smith’s movie ‘Ali.’ A witness claimed to see Rebecca walking towards the direction of her vehicle upon leaving the set.
Juana tried to call her daughter the next morning but it was left unanswered.