Actress, director, columnist
Rachel Claire Ward, AM (born 12 September 1957) is an English actress, columnist, film director, and screenwriter who has primarily pursued her career in Australia. Wikipedia
Born: 12th September, 1957, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire.
Height: 5' 9" (175 cm)
Claim to Fame: The Thorn Birds
Pirate, rogue... adventurer.
In the Golden Age of Piracy, at the dawn of the 18th century, Blackbeard stood out among the lawless...
She is granddaughter of the 3rd Earl of Dudley and his first wife Lady Rosemary Leveson-Gower (once tipped as a possible bride for the future Edward VIII, later Duke of Windsor). Her uncle the Earl of Dudley is married to former actress Maureen Swanson; her sister Tracy-Louise Ward (now wife of the Marquess of Worcester, eldest son and heir of the 11th Duke of Beaufort) also acted, and her cousin the Honourable Leander Ward is also an actor.
Rachel Ward met her husband, Bryan Brown, while working on "The Thorn Birds" (1983) (mini). She played the heroine, and he played the heroine's husband (who was not however the hero!).