Photo of Rachel Weisz Rachel Weisz

Born on March 7, 1971, in London to an Austrian psychoanalyst mother and a Hungarian inventor father, Rachel Weisz attended Cambridge University, where she appeared in student productions and co-founded a drama group called Talking Tongues, which won a Guardian Student Drama Award at the Edinburgh Festival. She gained recognition in Britain when she co-starred with Ewan McGregor in the BBC miniseries The Scarlet and the Black (1993).

In 1996, Weisz made her feature-film debut in Bernardo Bertolucci's Stealing Beauty, and in 1997, landed her first leading role in the period drama Swept from the Sea. Other notable films include The Mummy, Enemy at the Gates, About a Boy, Runaway Jury and Constantine.

In 2005, Weisz co-starred with Ralph Fiennes in The Constant Gardener, a performance that earned her critical acclaim and numerous honors, including an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award.

Rachel Weisz in Denial

Denial

2016 PG-13

In the 1990s, well-known Holocaust denier David Irving sued historian Deborah Lipstadt -- issuing a complaint under British law requiring the American academic to prove that the greatest atrocity of World War II actually took place.

  • Rachel Weisz in The Light Between Oceans The Light Between Oceans
  • Rachel Weisz in Masterpiece Contemporary: Page Eight Masterpiece Contemporary: Page Eight
  • Rachel Weisz in The Lobster The Lobster
  • Rachel Weisz in Complete Unknown Complete Unknown
  • Rachel Weisz in The Constant Gardener The Constant Gardener
  • Rachel Weisz in The Bourne Legacy The Bourne Legacy
  • Rachel Weisz in Oz The Great and Powerful Oz The Great and Powerful
  • Rachel Weisz in Youth Youth
  • Rachel Weisz in The Fountain The Fountain
  • Rachel Weisz in The Lovely Bones The Lovely Bones
  • Rachel Weisz in Enemy at the Gates Enemy at the Gates
  • Rachel Weisz in Runaway Jury Runaway Jury
  • Rachel Weisz in Dream House Dream House
  • Rachel Weisz in Constantine Constantine
  • Rachel Weisz in About a Boy About a Boy
  • Rachel Weisz in Agora Agora
  • Rachel Weisz in The Mummy The Mummy
  • Rachel Weisz in The Deep Blue Sea The Deep Blue Sea
  • Rachel Weisz in Chain Reaction Chain Reaction
  • Rachel Weisz in Envy Envy
  • Rachel Weisz in Inspector Morse 28: Twilight of the Gods Inspector Morse 28: Twilight of the Gods
  • Rachel Weisz in Definitely, Maybe Definitely, Maybe
  • Rachel Weisz in The Whistleblower The Whistleblower
  • Rachel Weisz in Stealing Beauty Stealing Beauty
  • Rachel Weisz in My Blueberry Nights My Blueberry Nights
  • Rachel Weisz in Confidence Confidence
  • Rachel Weisz in The Brothers Bloom The Brothers Bloom
  • Rachel Weisz in 360 360
  • Rachel Weisz in Beautiful Creatures Beautiful Creatures
  • Rachel Weisz in The Shape of Things The Shape of Things
  • Rachel Weisz in Fred Claus Fred Claus