Rachel Weisz

Random Facts

  • Her sister, Minnie, is a singer.
  • Formerly lived in the section of London known as Primrose Hill.
  • Rachel was once asked to pose for Playboy. She turned it down.
  • She once owned a black Jaguar (This was when she was living in London, it is unknown if she still owns it).
  • Her last name is pronounced Vise, not Wise.
  • She was offered the part of Richard Gere's daughter in King David, but her father forbade her to take it.
  • She and a friend once went on a road trip from New Orleans, Lousiana to New York City. While on their trip they attended one of Rev. Al Green's services.
  • She loves Elvis Presley and can often be seen wearing a pendant with the initials EP.
  • Her father invented life saving medical equipment.
  • To get her role in The Constant Gardener, on a day off from filming Constantine in Los Angeles she flew to London to meet director Fernando Meirelles and then back to Loss Angeles again within one day.
  • In 2006 she was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
  • Considers her monologue all while doing a card trick in The Brothers Bloom to be the hardest thing she's ever done while working.
  • Her ex-fiance Darren Aronofsky directed the 2008 film The Wrestler. In it, the lead character (played by Mickey Rourke) is picking up a prescription and in his shopping basket the top of a copy of Town and Country magazine can be seen - it is the 2008 issue that featured Rachel on the cover!
  • While filming The Bourne Legacy in the Philippines in 2012, Rachel donated funds to repair a rundown park near the place where her trailer was parked. She had a merry-go-round and a seesaw installed.
  • Rachel filmed a part in Terrence Malick's To the Wonder, but her part was cut during the editing phase of the movie. Michael Sheen and Amanda Peet also had their parts cut from the film.
  • Her Oscar is kept in her son Henry's room.