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Rachel WEISZ

English Rachel WEISZ

born Rachel Hannah WEISZ

British actress

Source :  Isabelle HUTH

Born: on March 07, 1970 in Westminster, London, United Kingdom  (48 years)


Biography

Weisz was born on March 7, 1970 in Westminster, London, and grew up in Hampstead Garden Suburb. Her father, George Weisz, is a mechanical engineer from Hungary. Her mother, Edith Ruth (née Teich; d. March 2016), was a teacher-turned-psychotherapist from Vienna, Austria. Her parents left for the United Kingdom around 1938, before the outbreak of the Second World War, to escape the Nazis. Scholar Rev. James Parkes helped her mother and her mother's family leave Austria for England. Her father is from a Jewish family. Her mother's ancestry is Austrian-Jewish, Viennese and Italian; Weisz's mother was raised Catholic and formally converted to Judaism upon marrying Weisz's father. Weisz's maternal grandfather was Alexander Teich, a Jewish activist who had been a secretary of the World Union of Jewish Students. She has a younger sister, Minnie Weisz, who is a photographic artist.

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