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Rachel Hunter

Birthplace: Glenfield, Auckland, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Private and Private
Ex-wife of Sir Rod Stewart
Partner of Leonardo DiCaprio
Mother of Private and Private
Sister of Private

Managed by: Carlos F. Bunge
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About Rachel Hunter

Rachel Hunter (born 9 September 1969) is a model, actress and reality TV show host from New Zealand.


   * 1 Biography
         o 1.1 Reality TV
         o 1.2 Personal life
   * 2 References
   * 3 External links

Born in Glenfield, a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, Hunter began modelling by age 17 and rose to prominence after posing as a Sports Illustrated model in 1989.[citation needed] She appeared on magazine covers, including Cosmopolitan and on the 1994 "Dream Team" cover of Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue.{{Citation needed]}

She posed nude for a cover-featured Playboy pictorial published in 2004.[citation needed] She also replaced Penny Lancaster, the wife of Hunter's ex-husband Rod Stewart, as the face and body of Ultimo, a Scottish lingerie house. In 2006, Hunter was replaced by Helena Christensen.[2]

Hunter guest starred in a 1997 episode of The Drew Carey Show as herself. Trying to develop a career in acting, she has taken a series of acting lessons and appeared in several independent film, including 1999's A Walk in the Park and 2000's Two Shades of Blue, an erotic thriller with Marlee Matlin.[citation needed] She stars as a lesbian cook doling out relationship advice in the award winning indie film La Cucina (film). She had a brief appearance as a sexy soccer mom 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.

Hunter is signed to Select Model Management in London, and Chadwick Models in Sydney, Australia.[citation needed]

[edit] Reality TV

She has been a contestant on the United States reality television series Dancing with the Stars and The Real Gilligan's Island, and appeared on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing and NBC's "Celebrity Circus".

She was a judge on the ABC reality competition Are You Hot? with Lorenzo Lamas. It was cancelled after one season. She appeared on the VH1's sci-fi celebrity reality show Celebrity Paranormal Project. She appeared as a celebrity guest on the first week of the NBC reality competition Phenomenon. She featured in a documentary about bra history & design for Discovery Channel "Bra Wars" [1]

In 2005 she hosted a series of Make Me A Supermodel, a reality show for Britain's Five TV channel. The series was marked by an ongoing feud between Hunter and contestant Jasmine Lennard. In 2006, she hosted a reality program for U.S. cable TV channel WE, Style Me With Rachel Hunter. Contestants on the show participated in a series of fashion challenges to prove that they "measured up" and were capable of being Hunter's stylist. Hunter, Phillip Bloch and Milica Kastner were judges. The opportunity to style Hunter for the People's Choice Awards and a cash prize was awarded to the winner, Buick Audra.[citation needed]

She was a contestant on NBC's new celebrity circus act Celebrity Circus which premiered 11 June 2008.

[edit] Personal life

In the late 1980s Hunter lived with rock musician Kip Winger.[3] Several Winger songs were written about her.[citation needed]

At the age of 21, Hunter met rock star Rod Stewart, 24 years her senior, and they were married on 15 December 1990.[4] Together they had two children, Renee and Liam, but in January 1999 they separated. Stewart filed for divorce in 2005. The divorce took over a year to finalise, and was official on 2 November 2006.[citation needed] Having signed a pre-nuptial agreement, Hunter claimed a lump sum plus full financial support of Renee and Liam, on condition of remaining in Los Angeles, California, USA.[citation needed]

In 2004, Hunter had a scare when she found a lump in her breast. It was found to be a blocked duct. Hunter required surgery when it was discovered the problem was causing blood poisoning.[5]

Hunter was engaged to ice-hockey player, Jarret Stoll—13 years her junior, however, the engagement ended by Stoll emailing the wedding guests two months before the wedding date of 23 June that the wedding was off.[6][7] The couple have a joint house in Hermosa Beach, California. While on a trip to Auckland she was pictured with a ring on her engagement finger.[8] The two were planning an August wedding, however her representative confirmed on 25 June 2009 that the wedding has been called off and the pair have decided to split.[9]

  1. ^ Rachel Hunter: Why She's on a Diet - Rachel Hunter :
  2. ^ Vogue Fashion Bites March 2006
  3. ^ "Winger gets real", RIP Magazine, October 1990
  4. ^ "Chronical column", The New York Time, 18 December 1990
  5. ^
  6. ^ Photo Gallery - Fanhouse
  7. ^ "Rachel Hunter and Jarret Stoll pay $3.645M for a house in Manhattan Beach, CA", 21 September 2007
  8. ^ "After 'Hot Legs' Rod, Rachel looks set to marry her much younger ice man". Daily Mail (London). 10 August 2008. 
  9. ^ Kari Friedlander (25 June 2009). "Rachel Hunter Calls off Wedding". TV Guide Online. Retrieved 25 Jun. 2009. 
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Rachel Hunter's Timeline

September 9, 1969
Glenfield, Auckland, New Zealand