(m. 1990; div. 2006)
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
Rachel Hunter (born 8 September 1969) is a New Zealand model, actress and the host of Imagination Television's Rachel Hunter's Tour of Beauty. She has appeared on several magazine covers, including Vogue, Elle, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, Playboy, Cosmopolitan and Harper's Bazaar. She has been on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue twice; in 1994 (alongside Kathy Ireland and Elle Macpherson) and in 2006 (alongside six other models).
Hunter was born in Glenfield, a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, and educated at Glenfield College. Her parents divorced when she was still a child. As a child she wanted to be a ballet dancer, but was diagnosed with a rare blood disease which curtailed her dancing ambitions.
|Hunter's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover from February 1994|
|Hunter's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover from February 2006|
Hunter began her career at age 16, modelling in France, Australia and New Zealand, appearing in Australian Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Australian Cosmopolitan and for various campaigns throughout New Zealand and Australia. She became the face of Tip Top Ice-Cream in New Zealand and was the "Trumpet Girl". She was quickly signed up to Ford Models and immediately embarked on a successful career, landing a Cover Girl cosmetics contract and becoming the spokesperson for the company for quite a few years. Hunter rose to global prominence after posing as a Sports Illustrated swimsuit 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 with other Supermodels Elle MacPherson and Kathy Ireland, and again graced its cover, this time solo, 12 years later in 2006. Hunter also appeared on the cover of Vogue Italia, Australian Vogue, American and international editions of Elle and Dutch Harper's Bazaar.
Hunter first appeared on television in 1985 in an advertisement for a New Zealand Ice-Cream brand promoting their "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 mother 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 was one of six celebrities in the inaugural cast of the American dance competition series Dancing with the Stars in 2005. She 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 travelled the world to discover what beauty meant in various countries.
At the age of 21, Hunter met rock star Rod Stewart, 24 years her senior, in a Los Angeles nightclub. They married three months later at the Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church in Beverly Hills, California, on 15 December 1990. Together they have two children: Renée (b. 1992) and Liam (b. 1994). They separated in January 1999 after eight years of marriage, and their divorce was finalised on 2 November 2006.
She had a year-long relationship with Canadian NHL ice hockey player Sean Avery in 2004, and in 2006 began a three-year relationship with Jarret Stoll, 13 years her junior, also a Canadian NHL player who played for, and won the Stanley Cup with, the Los Angeles Kings. Her son Liam was a junior player being mentored by him while playing for the LA Kings Juniors when they first met. Stoll proposed to Hunter in 2008 whilst he accompanied her on a trip home to her native New Zealand later that year and they were due to marry on 14 August 2009, but the wedding was called off by Stoll seven weeks prior to their wedding day.
|1998||Just a Little Harmless Sex||Marilyn|
|1999||Two Shades of Blue||Susan Price|
|1999||Winding Roads||Kelly Simons|
|1999||A Walk in the Park||Sally's sister|
|2001||Boys Klub||The Goddess|
|2001||Rock Star||A.C.'s Wife|
|2002||Redemption of the Ghost||Gloria|
|2003||Haunted Lighthouse||Rich Widow Feeney||Short film|
|2005||You and Your Stupid Mate||Karen|
|2006||Final Move||Iris Quarrie|
|2006||I.R.A.: King of Nothing||British Intelligence Agent|
|2006||The Benchwarmers||Hot Mother|
|2007||Dead Write||Jade||also Associate Producer|
|2009||Jordon Saffron: Taste This!||Nikki|
|2010||The Brazen Bull||Detective Vinyec|
|2010||Black Widow||Dr. Laura|
|2011||A Matter of Justice||Nicole Ibiza|
|2013||The Banksters, Madoff with America||Mimi Mymen|
|1991||Ford Super Model of the World||Herself (host)||Television Special|
|1993||Bobby's World||Ms. Miller (voice role)||Episode: "Bobby Ties the Knot"|
|1995||Mad About You||Herself||television debut|
Episode: "Just My Dog"
|1997||The Drew Carey Show||Herself||Episode: "Cap-Beer-Cino"|
|1999||Suddenly Susan||Meegan Garrity||Episode: "Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut"|
|2000||Best Actress||Fiona Covington||Television Movie|
|2003||Cribs||Herself||Episode: "Rachel Hunter/Shannon Elizabeth/Sam Madison"|
|2004||The Vicar of Dibley||Herself||Episode: "Merry Christmas"|
|2005||Larva||Hayley Anderson||Television Movie|
|2005||Dancing with the Stars||Herself (contestant)||Reality series; 5 episodes|
|2006||Make Me a Supermodel||Herself||Reality series; 6 episodes|
|2006||Celebrity Paranormal Project||Herself||Reality series; 8 episodes|
|2008||The Perfect Assistant||Judith Manion||Television Movie|
|2008||Confessions of a Go-Go Girl||Donna Mercer||Television Movie|
|2008–2010||She's Got the Look||Herself (Guest judge)||14 episodes|
|2010||Gravity||Shawna Rollins||series regular; 10 episodes|
|2010||10 Things I Hate About You||Herself||Episode: "Too Much Information"|
|2011||Miami Magma||Antoinette Vitrini||Television Movie|
|2012||New Zealand's Got Talent||Herself||Reality series|
|2012||RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars||Herself (Guest Judge)||Episode: "It Takes Two"|
|2015||Her Infidelity||Lily Helms||Television Movie|
|2016||FabLife||Herself (Co-Hostess)||Episode: "Beauty Secrets Spectacular with Supermodel Rachel Hunter"|
|2016||Hollywood Medium||Herself||Episode: "Corey Feldman/Rachel Hunter/Evelyn Lozada"|
|2017||The Women Behind The Women: Behind Steel Dragon||Wife||Television Movie|
|1991||"Broken Arrow" by Rod Stewart||Woman||Directed by Peter Nydrie|
|2003||"Stacy's Mom" by Fountains of Wayne||Stacy's Mom||Directed by Chris Applebaum|
|2006||"Mojo" by Peeping Tom||Woman||Created by Matt McDermitt|
Dancing with the Stars
|Week #||Dance / Song||Judge's scores||Result|
|1||Waltz / "Three Times a Lady"||7||6||7||No elimination|
|2||Rumba / "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing"||8||8||8||Bottom two|
|3||Tango / "Toxic"||8||9||9||Safe|
|4||Samba / "Tequila"||7||9||9||Eliminated|
|Group Viennese Waltz / "I Got You Babe"||No scores given|
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