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Rachel Weisz

Rachel Hannah Weisz (born 7 March 1970) is an English screen and theatre actress and fashion model. She gained wide public recognition after her portrayal of Evelyn "Evy" Carnahan-O'Connell in the films The Mummy and The Mummy Returns. In 2002, she starred opposite Hugh Grant in the hit About a Boy and continued to garner leading roles in Hollywood productions. Her performance in The Constant Gardener (2005) won her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, along with other major motion picture awards. Weisz was born in Westminster, London, England, and grew up in the Hampstead Garden Suburb. Her mother, Edith Ruth (née Teich), is a teacher turned psychotherapist who was born in Vienna, Austria. Her father, George Weisz, is a Hungarian-born inventor and engineer. Her parents fled to England during the Second World War. Weisz' father is Jewish and her mother is of Jewish, Catholic Viennese, and Italian descent. Weisz's maternal grandfather, Alexander Teich, was a secretary of the World Union of Jewish Students, and Weisz' maternal grandmother's mother was Italian. Weisz has a sister, Minnie, who is an artist.

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Rachel vs. Michelle vs. Mila -- Who'd You Rather?

Rachel vs. Michelle vs. Mila
Who'd You Rather?

"Oz the Great and Powerful" babes Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Mila Kunis glammed up the movie's London premiere on Thursday.Question is ... READ MORE >

Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz -- Happy Couple

Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz
Happy Couple

Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz were spotted at JFK airport in NYC on Saturday ... the first time they've been seen out since they tied the knot.Honeymoon time, perhaps? READ MORE >

- 1014 days ago
Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz Get Hitched

Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz
Get Hitched

Daniel Craig put his James Bond spy skills to good use this week -- because he and Rachel Weisz got married on the hush-hush in New York City.Only a handful of people attended the shindig… READ MORE >

- 1027 days ago
Rachel Weisz Shares a Bond with Daniel Craig

Rachel Weisz
Shares a Bond with Daniel Craig

Newly single actress Rachel Weisz already has her hands on a new man ... James Bond badass Daniel Craig.The two were spotted holding hands this week outside of London ... one month after TMZ first… READ MORE >

- 1208 days ago
Darren Aronofsky, Rachel Weisz Split After 9 Years

Darren Aronofsky, Rachel Weisz
Split After 9 Years

Darren Aronofsky and Rachel Weisz have split ... TMZ has learned.Aronofsky -- who directed "The Wrestler," "Requiem for a Dream" and "Pi" -- and Weisz -- who starred in "The Mummy," "The Constant… READ MORE >

- 1256 days ago
Rachel Weisz: The Lovely Bones Indeed!

Rachel Weisz:
The Lovely Bones Indeed!

By the looks of her disappearing frame, Rachel Weisz is really getting into character for her role in the Peter Jackson directed film, "The Lovely Bones." And no, it's not the Nicole Richie Story!… READ MORE >

- 2500 days ago
Rachel Weisz Stands By Her Man

Rachel Weisz
Stands By Her Man

Critics at the Venice Film Festival were extremely harsh to the Darren Aronofsky film "The Fountain." The audience was apparently left perplexed by the film and even booed the film at a… READ MORE >

- 2781 days ago

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