8 September 1969 |
Glenfield, Auckland, New Zealand
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
Rachel Hunter (born 8 September 1969) is a New Zealand supermodel, actress and the host of Imagination Television's Rachel's Tour of Beauty. She has appeared on several magazine covers, including Italian Vogue, Elle, and Harper's Bazaar. She was on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in 1994 and again in 2006 .
Hunter was born in Glenfield, a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. Her parents divorced when she was still a child. Wanting to be a ballet dancer, she was diagnosed with a rare blood disease as a teenager, which curtailed her dancing ambitions.
|Hunter's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover from 14 February 1994|
|Hunter's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover from 17 February 2006|
Hunter began her career at age 17, modeling in Australia and New Zealand, appearing in Australian Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and for various campaigns throughout New Zealand and Australia. She was quickly snapped up by Ford Models and immediately embarked on a successful career, landing the Cover Girl cosmetics contract and becoming the spokesperson for the company. Hunter rose to global prominence after posing as a Sports Illustrated model in 1989. She subsequently appeared on magazine covers, including Cosmopolitan and on the 1994 "Dream Team" cover of Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue. Hunter also graced the cover of Vogue Italia, Australian Vogue, American and international editions of Elle and Dutch Harper's Bazaar.
Film and television
Hunter first appeared on television in the 1980s in an advertisement for Tip Top's "Trumpet" ice-cream.
Hunter guest starred in a 1997 episode of The Drew Carey Show as herself. She has appeared in several independent films, including 1999's A Walk in the Park and 2000's Two Shades of Blue, an erotic thriller with Marlee Matlin. She stars as a lesbian cook doling out relationship advice in the award winning indie film La Cucina. She had a brief appearance as a sexy soccer mom in Dennis Dugan's The Benchwarmers (2006) and also played a sultry, bikini-clad mother in the music video for Fountains of Wayne's 2003 song "Stacy's Mom."
Hunter appeared on a 2005 celebrity episode of Lingo, where she and her partner Trista Rehn split $US30,000 for charity. Hunter is an ambassador to The Born Free Foundation, and established the Rachel Hunter Lowland Gorilla Fund. Hunter also appeared as herself in the 2004 Christmas Special of The Vicar of Dibley. She also starred in Confessions of a Go-Go Girl (2008), The Perfect Assistant (2008), the science fiction TV movies Piranhaconda (2011) and Swamp Volcano, aka Miami Magma (2012).
She appeared as a judge on New Zealand's Got Talent from 2012 to 2013. In 2015, Hunter fronted her own television series titled "Rachel Hunter's Tour of Beauty" for TV One where she traveled the world to discover what beauty meant in countries around the world.
|Rachel Hunter's Tour of Beauty||Herself||2015|
|The Banksters, Madoff with America||Mimi||2013|
|New Zealand's Got Talent||Herself||2012-13|
|Swamp Volcano||Antoinette Vitrini||2012|
|RuPaul's All Stars Drag Race||Herself||2012|
|Awakening World (Documentary)||Herself||2012|
|A Matter of Justice||Nicole Ibiza||2011|
|Miami Magma (aka "World on Fire")||Antoinette||2011|
|The Brazen Bull||Det. Vinyec||2010|
|2010 World Music Awards||Herself||2010|
|10 Things I Hate About You||Herself||2010|
|She's Got the Look||Guest Judge||2008-2010|
|Black Widow||Dr. Laura||2010|
|Sunrise (TV series)||Herself||2010|
|The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest||Herself||2009|
|Jordon Saffron: Taste This!||Nikki||2009|
|Celebrity Circus (TV series)||Herself||2008|
|Confessions of a Go-Go Girl||Donna||2008|
|The Perfect Assistant||Judith||2008|
|The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet||Herself||2007|
|Celebrity Paranormal Project||Herself||2006|
|Make Me a Supermodel||Herself||2006|
|The Sharon Osbourne Show||Herself||2006|
|The Tyra Banks Show||Herself||2005-2006|
|You Can't Fire Me, I'm Famous (TV series)||Herself||2006|
|Howard Stern on Demand||Herself||2006|
|Style Me (TV series)||Herself||2006|
|Playboy: Celebrity Centerfolds (TV movie documentary)||Herself||2006|
|Keith Barry: Extraordinary (TV movie)||Herself||2006|
|Sports Illustrated: Swimsuit 2006 (TV movie)||Herself||2006|
|Fox & Friends||Herself||2006|
|Graham Norton's Bigger Picture||Herself||2006|
|The Benchwarmers||Hot Mother||2006|
|I.R.A.: King of Nothing||British Intelligence Agent||2006|
|The Tony Danza Show||Herself||2006|
|The 32nd Annual People's Choice Awards (TV special documentary)||Herself||2006|
|E! True Hollywood Story (TV series documentary)||Herself||2006|
|Final Move||Iris Quarrie||2006|
|You and Your Stupid Mate||Karen||2005|
|Strictly Come Dancing||Herself||2005|
|Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two (TV series documentary)||Herself||2005|
|Lingo (TV series)||Herself||2005|
|Living with Fran||Herself||2005|
|The 2005 World Music Awards (TV special)||Herself||2005|
|Richard and Judy (TV series)||Herself||2005|
|Bra Wars: Boom or Bust (Documentary)||Herself||2005|
|Dancing with the Stars||Herself||2005|
|Sports Illustrated 40th Anniversary Swimsuit Special: American Beauty (Documentary)||Herself||2004|
|Christmas in Tinseltown (TV short documentary)||Herself||2004|
|The Real Gilligan's Island (TV series)||Herself||2004|
|FilmFakers (TV series)||Herself||2004|
|On-Air with Ryan Seacrest (TV series)||Herself||2004|
|Howard Stern (TV series)||Herself||2000-2004|
|This Morning (TV series)||Herself||2004|
|10 Things Every Guy Should Experience (TV series documentary)||Herself||2004|
|Making the Video (TV series Documentary)||Stacy's Mom||2004|
|The Vicar of Dibley||Herself||2004|
|Haunted Lighthouse (short)||Rich Widow||2003|
|Tussen de sterren (TV documentary)||Herself||2003|
|V Graham Norton||Herself||2003|
|Today with Des and Mel (TV series)||Herself||2003|
|The Late Late Show (TV series)||Herself||2003|
|Are You Hot? The Search for America's Sexiest People||Herself||2003|
|VH-1 Where Are They Now (TV series documentary)||Herself||2002|
|Redemption of the Ghost||Gloria||2002|
|Rock Star||A.C.'s Wife||2001|
|Everyday Elegance: Make Room for Baby (TV series)||Herself||2001|
|An All-Star Tribute to Brian Wilson (TV movie documentary)||Herself||2001|
|The Howard Stern Radio Show (TV series)||Herself||2000-2001|
|Boys Klub||The Goddess||2001|
|Best Actress (TV movie)||Fiona Covington||2000|
|VH1 Divas 2000: A Tribute to Diana Ross (TV special)||Herself||2000|
|Stars in Their Eyes (TV series)||Herself / Marilyn Monroe||2000|
|TFI Friday (TV series)||Herself||1996-2000|
|Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards (TV special)||Herself||2000|
|Bra Wars (TV movie documentary)||Herself||2000|
|Style World (TV series)||Herself||2000|
|A Walk in the Park||Sally's Sister||1999|
|Winding Roads||Kelly Simmons||1999|
|Two Shades of Blue||Susan Price||1999|
|Suddenly Susan||Meegan Garrity||1999|
|Just a Little Harmless Sex||Marilyn||1998|
|The Drew Carey Show||Herself||1997|
|MTV Music Video Awards 1996 (TV special)||Herself||1996|
|Very Important Pennis (TV series)||Herself||1996|
|The Oprah Winfrey Show (TV series)||Herself||1995|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV series)||Herself||1994-1995|
|CBS This Morning (TV series)||Herself||1995|
|Ford Supermodel of the World (TV movie)||Herself||1995|
|Mad About You||Herself||1995|
|Sports Illustrated 1994 Swimsuit Issue Video (Video documentary)||Herself||1994|
|1993 MTV Movie Awards (TV special)||Herself||1993|
|Good Morning America (TV series)||Herself||1993|
|The 1993 World Music Awards (TV special)||Herself||1993|
|Vicki! (TV series)||Herself||1992|
|The 33rd Annual Grammy Awards (TV special)||Herself||1991|
|Ford Supermodel of the World 1991 (TV special)||Herself||1991|
|Late Night with David Letterman (TV series)||Herself||1990|
|Making of the Sports Illustrated 25th Anniversary Swimsuit Issue||Herself||1989|
At the age of 21, Hunter met rock star Rod Stewart, 24 years her senior, and they were married on 15 December 1990. Together they have two children, Renee and Liam, but separated in January 1999 and their divorce was finalized on 2 November 2006.
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