Rebel’s mother, a professional dog handler and shower, also shared her passion with her spouse. Together they kept a nursery for the breeding of a hunting dog breed Bigley and traded related products for dog breeders. Timid and shy chubby Rebel then suffered from her imperfections and tried to communicate with her peers as little as possible, immersed herself in her studies and favorite mathematics.
The name Rebel turned out to be predictive to some extent - years later Rebel challenged the settled Hollywood standards of female beauty and proved that one can be desirable, beautiful, and talented even with the XXL size of clothes.
As Wilson herself told later, the bouts of malaria she experienced in the country caused her visions in which she, the famous actress, walks the podium and receives an Oscar. When Rebel returned from a trip to Australia, she had finally decided who she wanted to be in the future.