Rachel Weisz Undressed
Rachel Weisz (born 7 March 1971) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning, and BAFTA-nominated English actress.
Weisz was born in London in 1971. Her father, George Weisz, is a Hungarian-born Jewish inventor whose family fled to England in order to escape Nazi persecution. Her mother, Edith, is a Vienna-born Austrian Catholic psychoanalyst and aspiring actress of part Ashkenazi Jewish and part Italian Catholic heritage. Weisz was raised Jewish.
Weisz read English at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. She graduated with a 2:1. During her university years she appeared in various student productions, co-founding a student drama group called Cambridge Talking Tongues, which went on to win a Guardian Student Drama Award at the Edinburgh Festival for an improvised piece called Slight Possession.