Rachel Weisz

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Full Name: Rachel Weisz


Height: 5’7” (1.70m)


Date of Birth: March 7th, 1971


Current Age: 35


Star Sign: Pisces


Place of Birth: London, England


Eye Colour: Hazel


Piercings: Ears


Favourite Actors: Katharine Hepburn, Bette Midler, Shirley MacLaine, Jack Nicholson, Ingrid Bergman, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Ewan McGregor, Susan Lynch, Elizabeth Taylor, Cate Blanchett & Renee Zellweger


Favourite Singers: Elvis, Led Zeppelin, Patti Smith, the White Stripes, Dolly Parton & Madonna


Favourite Movie: Performance


Education: St Paul’s Girls School, London, England

                   Cambridge University, England


Family: Father – George Weisz

             Mother – Edith Ruth Weisz

             Sister – Minnie Weisz


Celebrity Relationships: Alessandro Nivola (Actor)

              Neil Morrissey (Actor)

               Sam Mendes (Director)

                   Darren Aronofsky (Director)



Children: Son - Henry Chance Aronofsky


Occupation: Actress



Dirt Music (2008)

The Colossus (2007)

My Blueberry Nights (2007)

The Fountain (2006) playing Izzi

The Constant Gardener (2005) playing Tessa Quayle

Constantine (2005) playing Angela/ Isabel Dodson

Envy (2004) playing Debbie Dingman

Runaway Jury (2003) playing Marlee

Confidence (2003) playing Lily

The Shape of Things (2003) playing Evelyn Ann Thompson

About a Boy (2002) playing Rachel

The Mummy Returns (2001) playing Evelyn Carnahan O’Connell

Enemy at the Gates (2001) playing Tania Chernova

Beautiful Creatures (2000) playing Petula

This Is Not an Exit: The Fictional World of Bret Easton Ellis (2000) playing Lauren Hynde

Tube Tales (1999)

Sunshine (1999) playing Greta

The Mummy (1999) playing Evelyn Carnahan

My Summer with Des (1998) playing Rosie

I Want You (1998) playing Helen

The Land Girls (1998) playing Ag

Swept from the sea (1997) playing Amy Foster

Bent (1997) playing a prostitute

Going All the Way (1997) playing Marty Pilcher

Chain Reaction (1996) playing Dr. Lily Sinclair

Stealing Beauty (1996) playing Miranda  

Death Machine (1995) playing a Junior Executive

White Goods (1994) playing Elaine

Seventeen (1994)

Dirtysomething (1993) playing Becca



Her family History: Rachel’s mother Edith Ruth is a Jewish-Austrian psychoanalyst, she is of part Italian descent. Her father George is a Jewish-Hungarian inventor, he invented a new type of artificial respirator. Both of her parents had been forced to flee their respective countries during the oppression in the 1930’s. Her mother, Edith tried to teach her German as a child but she never learnt it properly. At the beginning of Rachel’s career she didn’t want to change her name because she thought she would be betraying her family.  


Interesting Facts about Rachel:


*      Rachel has homes in New York & a $450,000 apartment in Primrose Hill, North London

*      She studied English at Cambridge University

*      In the beginning of Rachel’s career her name was spelt “Vyce” because “Vice” would have been too ridiculous & “Weisz” was too difficult. Her agent though, told her to change it back because he thought it looked like a number plate. Rachel has also been credited under the name Kenya Campbell

*      Rachel formed the theatre company ‘Talking Tongues’ while studying at Cambridge University

*      She won a student Drama award for a play she wrote & acted in at the 1991’s Edinburgh Festival

*      She has a crush on actress Maggie Gyllenhaal

*      She loves her ‘Beautiful Creatures’ co-star Susan Lynch so much that a lot of people thought they were in love - "It's really difficult because we always sound like we're madly in love with each other. My agent did actually say to me... I was seeing someone new and it was a bit of a secret. After a while, my agent went, "Rachel, I've just got to ask you... I don't mean to be intrusive, but [whisper] is it Susan?" I'd obviously spent the whole lunch going, "La la Susan, la la la Susan" and I went, "No, no. No, it's not actually!'"

*      She finds smoking a bad habit and she quit in 2003

*      Rachel was a radical feminist while she was at University

*      She says she finds Hollywood – particularly the way women are treated “repellent”

*      Rachel wanted to make a documentary about a 70-year old gynegologist who was the first woman to say “vagina” on National radio

*      Harry Houdini & Jackie Onasiss are her idols

*      Rachel considers herself a complete “woman appreciator” and when asked which celebrities she thinks are the sexiest, she always mentions women first including; Shakira, Gena Rowlands, Cate Blanchett & Maggie Gyllenhaal

*      She was offered a part in Richard Gere movie ‘King David’ when she was 14 but her parents wouldn’t let her do it

*      She hates frogs & camels

*      Rachel drives a black, old Jaguar 4.2 sovereign with pepper-pot wheels

*      Her ‘Beautiful Things’ co-star Susan Lynch taught her the schoolgirl dance from Britney Spear’s “Baby One More Time” video

*      ‘I Want You’ is her favourite film that she has starred in so far

*      When Rachel heard that she got the part of Evelyn in ‘The Mummy’  she went straight to the pub to celebrate and got in an argument with a male friend who objected to the fact that she was asked to lose weight for the film

*      At school, she was in the same class as actress Emily Mortimer

*      Rachel tried modelling while she was in her teens

*      Rachel won “Most promising Newcomer” by the London Critic’s Circle

*      She is a patron of The X Appeal which is the official charity of the Royal College of Radiologists

*      Named as one of European films' Shooting Stars by the European Film Promotion Board in 1998

*      Ranked #30 in Stuff Magazine’s “102 Sexiest Women in the World” in 2002

*      Rachel was the face of Revlon in 2005

*      She is to marry director Darren Aronofsky to whom is the father of her child which she announced on “The tonight with Jay Leno” show

*      She has starred opposite both Ralph Fiennes & Joseph Fiennes

*      Rachel is the 2006 face of Burberry

*      Rachel gave birth to her son Henry Chancee in spring 2006

*      She won an Oscar for her role in ‘The Constant Gardener’



Rachel’s Personal Quotes:


"I found myself a sophisticated, educated American. He's not an actor. He's traveled the world. He knows where Europe is, unlike a lot of Americans. He's very cultured, but he's all man."

"You just have to play every scene honestly and forget about a reaction and what the audience is going to think. I think the more seriously you take something, the funnier it might be."

"People find out I'm an actress and I see that 'whore' look flicker across their eyes."

"I find Hollywood really toxic."

"I have absolutely no empathy for camels. I didn't care for being abused in the Middle East by those horrible, horrible, horrible creatures. They don't like people. It's not at all like the relationship between horses and humans."

"When I'm playing a character, I use the American accent. But when I go back to England, I just glide right back into Englishness immediately. Every actor uses a dialect coach. Every actor, and if they say they don't, they're lying. Everybody does, yeah. You don't want to worry about it. You have someone listening out to check that you're not straying."

I'm a bit superstitious about certain things, like what shoes to wear. If I wear the wrong shoes, the whole day may go wrong. Or if I don't get to the bottom of the stairs before the door closes - stupid little things like that. Then I also have all the normal ones, like don't walking under ladders and so on.

God no! I hate it, absolutely hate it. I can't stand it, it's such a drag. So I just tend to wear the same things all the time. I don't like change anyway. - On shopping

I sometimes do worry that actors are people's role models, you know. And doctors and teachers and people doing really important things just get paid nothing. And they put us on the cover of magazines. They should be our heroes. I find it all a bit dubious.

I'm not one for parties and stuff like that. I get a bit nervous around lots of people. Being invisible is what I really enjoy. That I find quite entertaining.

I think mystery is kind of great. I don't know anything about Bette Davis or Katharine Hepburn or Ava Gardner - not really - and I like that. I love watching their movies because they're my personal movie stars. I don't know what they eat and who their trainer is.

"You know what, I have faith in people. I think people want to see something new and different. They don't want to see anything that they've seen before. They don't want to have it worked out in the first 10 minutes how it will end. I think people are really smart and sophisticated."

"I've never felt uncomfortable with my level of fame. I don't get hassled. Maybe sometimes in a minor way, but New Yorkers are much too cool for that. The thing is, you choose to be an actress, but not to be a celebrity."

"'Oh God, don't make me come across as a moaner. I think it's unacceptable to moan about anything when you're lucky enough to do what I do. What I'm trying to say is I'm more settled now. The thirties have calmed me down. I know who my real friends are, I know what I want to do. In your twenties, you just do everything. It's just overload all the time. In the thirties, you learn that it's OK to go to bed early if you want."

"I don't do too well there. If you were brought up in London, where you can walk around everywhere and there are theaters, you can't really do LA. I couldn't make a life there. You're in a car all the time, and there are no seasons."

"There's a lot of contemporary actresses I admire, but there's practically no one who's made a color movie whose career I'd want ... I don't feel very modern at all."

"I'm very wary of talking about statements. I'm a storyteller, I'm an actor, an entertainer."