Rachel Roberts (model)

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Rachel Roberts
Born (1978-04-08) April 8, 1978 (age 41)
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Spouse(s)Andrew Niccol (2002–present)
Children2
Modeling information
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorGreen
Agency
  • One Management (New York)
  • Karin Models (Paris)
  • d'management group (Milan)
  • Models 1 (London)
  • View Management (Barcelona)
  • Iconic Management (Berlin)
  • Next Model Management (Los Angeles)
  • Lizbell Agency (Vancouver) [1]

Rachel Roberts (born April 8, 1978) is a Canadian model and actress. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Roberts has appeared in numerous ad campaigns, most notably for Biotherm Skin Care Products, and she became well known in the United States as the title character in the film Simone.

Career[edit]

When Roberts began modeling, she began to work for magazines such as Elle, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour, Marie Claire and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue of 2000, Victoria's Secret Country 1998, 1999 and Victoria's Secret lookbook 2000, 2001.

Signing on to be skin-care line Biotherm's official model, she gained even more popularity by posing in campaigns for labels such as Ralph Lauren, Gap, Bottega Veneta, Ferre, Sisley, and Victoria's Secret, she has walked for countless designers such as Chloé, Valentino, Givenchy, Fendi, Blumarine, Roberto Cavalli, Comme des Garçons, Paul Smith and Balmain. She also was seen in the European advertisements of Nivea.

Acting career[edit]

Roberts made her film debut as the title character of the movie Simone in 2002 performing opposite Al Pacino; the studio attempted to keep her identity a secret during production, and did not accord her credit in the initial theatrical release, in an effort to maintain the illusion that her character was a virtual computer-created entity. After release her identity became known and she received credit in the video release,[2][3] she later married Andrew Niccol, who wrote, produced and directed the film.[4] They have two children: son Jack and daughter Ava.[5]

She has guest-starred on such television series as Entourage, Ugly Betty and Numbers, she was given a recurring role on the ABC one-hour drama FlashForward. In 2011, she played Carrera in the movie In Time opposite Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried, she appeared in the series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Karen Chevera in the episode "Unplugged" (2012). She played Soul Fleur in the 2013 movie The Host. Roberts appeared on Mad Men opposite Jon Hamm in the episode "Tale of Two Cities", she starred in Rihanna's music video "Bitch Better Have My Money" which was released on July 2, 2015. She was cast as Cassandra in Andrew Niccol's upcoming sci-fi thriller film Anon, she also portrayed Sharon Tate in the tenth episode of American Horror Story: Cult.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Simone Simone as Simone; also thanks for the contribution of making this film
2009 How to Seduce Difficult Women Sabrina
2011 In Time Carrera
2013 The Host Soul Fleur
2018 Anon Alysa Egorian

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Still Life Nona Unaired television series
2007 Ugly Betty Marla Episode: "Secretaries Day"
2007 Entourage Monika Episode: "Gary's Desk"
2008 Numbers Melissa Conroy Episode: "Charlie Don't Surf"
2009-2010 Flashforward Alda Hertzog Recurring role; 5 episodes
2012 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Karen Chevera Episode: "CSI Unplugged"
2013 Mad Men Cindy Episode: "A Tale of Two Cities"
2017 American Horror Story: Cult Sharon Tate Episode: "Charles (Manson) in Charge"

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Role Artist
2015 "Bitch Better Have My Money" The Accountant's Wife Rihanna

Agencies[edit]

  • Liz Bell, Vancouver (mother agency)
  • MODELS 1 London
  • ONE MANAGEMENT New York
  • NEXT Los Angeles
  • D MANAGEMENT Milan
  • VIEW Spain
  • ICONIC Berlin

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rachel Roberts - Model".
  2. ^ David Germain, "'Simone' Gets A Life of Her Own; Rachel Roberts Emerges as the Real Woman Behind Unbilled Role of a Digital Actress", The Washington Post, August 24, 2002  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  3. ^ Alison Jones, "Culture: Rachel Is an Image of Pixel Perfection; Computers Cannot Replace Real Actors, as Alison Jones Finds out from Rachel Roberts", Birmingham Post, October 30, 2002  – via Questia Online Library (subscription required).
  4. ^ Nigel Dempster, "Rachel's expecting a baby . . . and it's not just an illusion", The Mail on Sunday, December 29, 2002  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required).
  5. ^ "Rachel Roberts and Andrew Niccol welcome daughter", People, March 3, 2008.

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