Rachel Hunter

Rachel Hunter

Born: September 8, 1969
Age: 49
Birthplace: Glenfield, Auckland, New Zealand
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Biography

Rachel Hunter (born 8 September 1969)[1] is a New Zealand Supermodel,[2] actress and the host of Imagination Television's Rachel Hunter's Tour of Beauty.[3] 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 and 2006.[4][5]

Hunter was born in Glenfield, a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. Her parents divorced when she was still a child. As child she wanted to be a ballet dancer, but was diagnosed with a rare blood disease which curtailed her dancing ambitions.[6]

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Modelling career

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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 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.[7] Hunter rose to global prominence after posing as a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model in 1989.[8] 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 posed nude for a cover-featured Playboy pictorial published in April 2004.[9][10]

Hunter is signed to Ford Models in New York, Select Model Management in London, and Chadwick Models in Sydney, Australia.[7]

Acting career

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.[11] 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 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),[12] the science fiction TV movies Piranhaconda[13] (2011) and Swamp Volcano, aka Miami Magma (2012).[14]

She appeared as a judge on New Zealand's Got Talent from 2012 to 2013.[15] 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 countries around the world.

Personal life

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In the late 1980s Hunter lived with rock musician Kip Winger. Winger stated after their relationship ended that he was left heartbroken when Hunter left him for Rod Stewart.[16]

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.[17] Together they have two children - Renee (b. 1992) and Liam (b. 1994). They separated in January 1999 after nine years of marriage, and their divorce was finalised on 2 November 2006.[18]

She had a year-long relationship with Canadian NHL hockey player Sean Avery in 2004,[19] 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 7 weeks prior to their Wedding Day. [19][20]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Just a Little Harmless Sex Marilyn film debut
1999 Two Shades of Blue Susan Price
1999 Winding Roads Kelly Simons
1999 A Walk in the Park Sally's sister
2000 Tripfall Gina Williams
2001 MacArthur Park Karen
2001 Pendulum Amanda Reeve
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
2004 El padrino Newscaster
2005 You and Your Stupid Mate Karen
2005 Freezerburn Holly Hardin
2006 Final Move Iris Quarrie
2006 I.R.A.: King of Nothing British Intelligence Agent
2006 The Benchwarmers Hot Mother
2006 Ozzie Beth Morton
2007 Dead Write Jade also Associate Producer
2007 Mexican American Jacqueline Direct-to-Video
2007 7-10 Split Chiropracter
2007 La cucina Jude
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
2014 Soul Mates Carly

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Ford Super Model of the World Herself (host) Television Special
1993 Boy Meets 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 Piranhaconda Talia 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

Music Videos

Year Title Role Notes
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

Dancing with the Stars

Season 1 performances

Week# Dance / Song Judge's scores Result
Inaba Goodman Tonioli
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"
Group Viennese Waltz "I Got You Babe"
7
No
9
Scores
9
Given
Eliminated
Charities

Rachel Hunter supports the following charitable causes: Cancer, Children, AIDS.

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