Rachel Weisz’s biographyActress Rachel Weisz, a gorgeous and ill-fated Hypatia in Agora and controversial Tessa in The Constant Gardener, gained the audience’s love and worldwide recognition after starring as Evelyn in an action horror film The Mummy at the beginning of the 2000s. Rachel has been repeatedly titled the most beautiful woman in the world and it seems that she gets only better and more charming with age.
ChildhoodRachel Hannah Weisz was born on March 7, 1970, in Westminster to George and Edith Weisz. Rachel spent her childhood in Hampstead where she completed primary school and later attended the prestigious St Paul’s Girls School.
George Weisz was Jewish, while Edith was raised Catholic. As a result, the couple raised Rachel and her younger sister to be respectful of all religions and with the idea that they could always choose freely the religion they want to practice.
Thus, young Weisz made the British headlines that disgracefully claimed: not a very smart move from a girl who’s missed her chance. As the actress stated much later, she was just terrified to go to the audition, because she wasn’t sure at the time that acting would make a good career path for her.
Beginning of the careerIn 1993, Rachel Weisz graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and made her first television appearance in television series Advocates II and Inspector Morse. She went on to appear in a miniseries Scarlet and Black with Ewan McGregor and Christopher Fulford, who portrayed Rachel’s character’s admirers.
The most prominent rolesRachel’s portrayal of Evelyn in action-adventure horror films The Mummy and The Mummy Returns where she starred alongside Brendan Fraser is rightfully considered to be a fan favorite. Weisz played a shy intelligent librarian-Egyptologist. Rachel managed not only to show off her acting talents but also her intelligence. And the audience especially loved hers and Brandon Fraser’s scenes, full of chemistry!
2005 is considered to be one of the most successful years in actress’s career, primarily due to her receiving an Oscar for Best Actress for her role as Tessa in a political thriller film The Constant Gardener. Her husband was portrayed by the incredible Ralph Fiennes.
In 2017, a romantic drama Disobedience came out. The plot of the film revolves around a love relationship between two women in a strict Orthodox Jewish community. Rachel McAdams was cast to play Rachel Weisz’s love interest.
In the 2017 biographical drama The Mercy, Rachel portrayed the wife of a businessman, who in order to save his business from bankruptcy decided to go on a circumnavigation of the world on his yacht. The actress starred opposite Colin Firth and David Thewlis.