Her favorite movie is Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cammell's psychedelic 1970 masterpiece Performance .
Was offered a large part in the Richard Gere movie King David when she was only 14. Her parents wouldn't let her do it.
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.
Announced on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" that she was five months pregnant and engaged to Darren Aronofsky.
She was awarded the 1994 London Critics Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre) for Most Promising Newcomer for her performance in Design for Living.
1998: Named as one of European films' Shooting Stars by the European Film Promotion Board.
While filming The Mummy and The Mummy Returns , she formed a strong friendship with fellow co-stars John Hannah and Oded Fehr. They remain good friends.
Very good friends with the Fiennes family having worked with both Joseph Fiennes in Enemy at the Gates and twice with Ralph Fiennes in Sunshine and The Constant Gardener .
Dated director Sam Mendes.
Ranked #30 in Stuff magazine's 102 Sexiest Women in the World .
Chris Weitz, who directed her in About a Boy , was a classmate of Rachel when she attended Cambridge University.
Lives in New York with director Darren Aronofsky .
Won her Oscar for playing a pregnant woman in The Constant Gardener while she was pregnant in real-life with her first child.
Is the face of Revlon .
Her part in Eragon made her one of the first actress in world history to have a leading role as a dragon.
Invited to join AMPAS in 2006.
She was offered the role of "Becky" in Clerks II . She couldn't do it because of scheduling conflicts. The role eventually went to Rosario Dawson.
Rachel and her fiancé, Darren Aronofsky, became the parents of a son, Henry Chance on May 31, 2006.
Returned to work four months after giving birth to her son Henry in order to begin filming My Blueberry Nights .
Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#37). .
Ranked #85 on Askmen.com's 100 Most Desirable Women in the World .
Was originally considered for the role of Daisy in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button but later backed out due to scheduling conflicts. The part was then given to Cate Blanchett.
Had a role in the film Smart People , but dropped out before filming began. As a result, Sarah Jessica Parker was given her role.
The role of Hypatia in Agora was written with her in mind.
Voted #63 in FHM 100 Sexiest 2009.
Ranked #44 on Glamour Magazine's Most Glamourous Women in the World list .
Beat out Nicole Kidman for the role of Georgie Jutland in Dirt Music .