Rachel Hunter is a supermodel and actress from New Zealand, and she is one of the world’s most photographed international cover models. She was born in Auckland and debuted in the worldwide fashion industry when she was 17 years old, after being selected by a modeling agency. After posing as a ‘Sports Illustrated’ model, she immediately rose to notoriety and became one of the most beautiful international cover models in the world. She took acting classes in addition to modeling and began her career with multiple television appearances before moving on to feature films and indie films. She is not just one of the world’s most photographed international cover models, but she also has a long list of acting credits, including appearances on popular US television shows, music videos, and feature films. She is a strong supporter of the Born Free Foundation and the Breast Cancer Campaign, and she has been actively involved in their humanitarian efforts. Since she was a young model, she has been a household name in New Zealand and beyond.
Childhood and Adolescence
Wayne Hunter and his wife Janeen Hunter had her on September 9, 1969, in Glenfield, Auckland, New Zealand. Jacqui Hunter is her sister’s name.
She aspired to be a ballet dancer since she was a child, but her dreams were dashed when she was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder.
Her parents divorced when she was 15, and she was 15 at the time. She was discovered by a local photographer and brought to New York to work as a model a year later. She signed a contract with the ‘Ford Models’ agency in New York, gaining the Cover Girl cosmetics contract and became the company’s ambassador.
Career of Rachel Hunter
She was a popular model by the age of 17 and appeared on the covers of numerous fashion magazines, including ‘Vogue,’ ‘Elle,’ and ‘Cosmopolitan.’ She was also requested to model for ‘Playboy’ magazine, but she declined because she felt she was too young.
She shot to international recognition in 1989 as a model for the ‘Sports Illustrated’ magazine. She was included on the ‘Dream Team’ cover of Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue in 1994.
She pursued acting classes in addition to modeling and made her film debut in the romantic comedy ‘Just a Little Harmless Sex’ (1998).
She went on to star in films such as ‘A Walk in the Park’ (1999), ‘Two Shades of Blue’ (2000), ‘Rock Star’ (2001), ‘Pendulum’ (2001), and ‘Redemption of the Ghost’ (2001). (2002).
In the music video for the song ‘Stacy’s Mom’ by the American power pop band ‘Fountains of Wayne,’ she played the sexy mother.
She consented to pose naked for the ‘Playboy’ magazine in 2004, for which she was said to have been paid $1.8 million.
She competed in the reality television shows ‘Dancing with the Stars’ in the United States and ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in the United Kingdom. She became the host of the reality show ‘Make Me A Supermodel’ for Britain’s Five TV channel in 2005.
‘Style Me With Rachel Hunter,’ a reality show for a US cable TV channel, premiered in 2006. The show’s competitors had to complete a variety of fashion tasks to prove that they could be her stylist.
In 2007, she developed the ‘Lola’ fashion line, a collection of cutting-edge swimsuits that are both inexpensive and have the same sense of flair, sexuality, and originality as those she has seen on fashion runways throughout the world.
In 2008, she collaborated with New Zealand’s ‘The Warehouse’ chain to produce a cheap but attractive women’s clothing brand.
She also appeared in a number of other films, including ‘The Benchwarmers’ (2006), ‘Confessions of a Go-Go Girl’ (2008), ‘The Perfect Assistant’ (2008), and the science fiction television films ‘Piranhaconda’ (2011) and ‘Swamp Volcano’ (2011). (2012).
She is a spokesperson for the ‘Born Free Foundation,’ an organization dedicated to preventing animal suffering, protecting endangered species, and preserving animals in the wild. The ‘Rachel Hunter Lowland Gorilla Fund’ was also founded by her.
Personal History and Legacy
She married British rock musician ‘Rod Stewart,’ who was 24 years her older, on December 15, 1990. Renee and Liam, the couple’s two children, were born to them.
The couple split up in January 1999, and in 2005, they filed for divorce, which was officially granted the following year. She demanded a lump sum payment as well as complete financial assistance for her children after signing a pre-nuptial agreement.
She has been associated to various celebrities such as Bruce Willis, Michael Weatherly, Kevin Costner, Robbie Williams, Wes Scantlin, and Tommy Lee since her divorce. She later became engaged to Jarret Stoll, a 13-year-younger NHL hockey player, but the wedding was put off.
Estimated Net Worth
Rachel Hunter has a net worth of $60 million. She is a New Zealand model, actor, and reality television show host. Hunter has become a big figure in the fashion world over the years, and she has also dabbled in other areas of entertainment. Rachel Hunter is known for anchoring “Rachel Hunter’s Tour of Beauty” on Imagination Television, in addition to appearing on a variety of magazine covers.