Tuesday, March 7, 2017

12 Trivia Facts About Rachel Weisz

  1. Rachel Hannah Weisz was born on 7 March, 1970, in London, U.K., to Edith Ruth (Teich), a psychoanalyst, and George Weisz, an inventor. 
  2. Her father was born in Hungary and her mother was born in Austria. Both moved to the U.K. around 1938, because of the Nazi threat. Rachel's paternal grandparents, Yair Weisz (from Pressburg) and Katherine Glickel Sternberg (from Budapest), were both Ashkenazi Jews. Rachel's maternal grandfather, Alexander Teich, was an Austrian Jew, and Rachel's maternal grandmother, Anna Bassi, who was Catholic, had Austrian and Italian ancestry. Rachel's mother formally converted to Judaism when marrying Rachel's father.
  3. She pronounces her last name "Vice."
  4. Studying English at Cambridge University, Weisz formed the Talking Tongues theater company and at 1991's Edinburgh Festival won a student drama award for a play she wrote and acted in.
  5. Drives an old, black Jaguar 4.2 Sovereign with pepper-pot wheels.
  6. Has a tattoo of a ladder on her hip.
  7. She appeared in two movies in 2005 that have the word "Constant" in their titles: Constantine (2005) and The Constant Gardener (2005).
  8. Manila, The Philippines: Started filming for The Bourne Legacy (2012). [January 2012]
  9. Is one of 6 actresses to have been pregnant at the time of winning the Academy Award; the others are Eva Marie Saint, Patricia Neal, Meryl Streep, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Natalie Portman. Neal is the only to have not accepted her award in person as a result of her pregnancy. Weisz was 7 months pregnant with her son Henry when she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The Constant Gardener (2005).
  10. Was the 127th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The Constant Gardener (2005) at The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) on March 5, 2006.
  11. Became an American citizen in 2011.
  12. 22nd June 2011 She married James Bond actor Daniel Craig.


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