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  • Orson Welles cited the film as an influence on Citizen Kane - the opening shot of Manderlay directly inspired the opening shot of Xanadu. The Charles/Susan Alexander relationship also has some clear Maxim/Mrs. de Winter II influence.

  • Mrs Danvers is alluded to numerous times throughout Stephen King's Bag of Bones. In the book, Mrs Danvers serves as something of a bogeyman for the main character Mike Noonan.
  • In Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series, thousands of Mrs Danvers clones are created.
  • In Where the Crawdads Sing, the first novel Kya reads after she learns to read is Rebecca. She dances around in Ma's sundress, imagining dancing with Tate as if she were Mrs. de Winter.

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  • The film was parodied on The Carol Burnett Show in a 1972 skit called "Rebecky", with Carol Burnett as the heroine, Daphne; Harvey Korman as Max "de Wintry" and in the guise of Mother Marcus as Rebecky de Wintry; and Vicki Lawrence as Mrs Dampers.
  • The plots of certain Latin-American soap operas have also been inspired by the novel, such as Manuela (Argentina), Infierno en el paraíso (Mexico), the Venezuelan telenovela Julia and its remake El Fantasma de Elena on Telemundo.
  • The Comic Strip Presents episode Consuela, or The New Mrs Saunders is a direct parody of the film.
  • The 1970 Parallel Time storyline of Dark Shadows was heavily inspired by the book, including the costume ball scene. The second Night of Dark Shadows also took inspiration from the novel.
  • Devious Maids: The Season 2 mystery arc is clearly inspired by Rebecca, with du Maurier getting name-checked.

  • Meg & Dia's Meg Frampton penned a song titled "Rebecca", inspired by the novel.
  • Kansas alumnus Steve Walsh's solo recording Glossolalia includes a song titled "Rebecca", including the lyrics "I suppose I was the lucky one, returning like a wayward son to Manderley, I'd never be the same...".
  • Steve Hackett included a song titled "Rebecca" on his album To Watch the Storms.
  • The song Tolerate It by Taylor Swift is based on Rebecca, specifically the state of the narrator and Maxim's marriage when they move to Manderley.

  • In 2013, Devon watchmakers Du Maurier Watches, founded by the grandson of Daphne du Maurier, released a limited edition collection of two watches inspired by the characters from the novel—The Rebecca and The Maxim.