Rachel Ward

Rachel Ward

  • Highest Rated: 94% The Last Impresario (2014)
  • Lowest Rated: 7% Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992)
  • Birthday: Sep 12, 1957
  • Birthplace: Cornwell Manor, Cornwell, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England, UK
  • Former model, and daughter of the Earl of Dudley, actress Rachel Ward has appeared in several mainstream films and on television primarily during the 1980s. She attended Byram Art School in London before leaving at 16 to become a top fashion model who made many television commercials. In 1983 Ward, with her thick dark hair, husky voice, and large eyes, was voted one of the ten most beautiful women in the U.S. Although she had appeared in two slasher movies, she made her official feature film debut in Sharky's Machine in 1981. More films followed, but she didn't become really well-known until she starred opposite Richard Chamberlain in the popular television mini-series "The Thorn Birds." Ward disappeared from pictures for three years as she played wife to husband Bryan Brown, whom she met on the "Thorn Birds" set, and studied acting. She then reappeared in 1987, playing opposite her husband in The Good Wife. Though she has continued to work sporadically in films, she has yet to achieve true stardom.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

50% Palm Beach Screenwriter Director 2019
No Score Yet Peter Rabbit With Dance Along Peter's Mother 2018
50% The Death and Life of Otto Bloom Ada 2016
94% The Last Impresario Actor 2014
No Score Yet An Accidental Soldier Director 2013
84% Beautiful Kate Director 2009
No Score Yet Rain Shadow Kate McDonald 2007
No Score Yet Blackbeard Sally Dunbar 2006
No Score Yet Johnson County War Queenie 2002
No Score Yet Bobbie's Girl Bobbie Langham 2002
No Score Yet And Never Let Her Go Christine Sheve 2001
60% On the Beach Moira Davidson 2000
No Score Yet Seasons of Love Kate Linthorne 1999
No Score Yet My Stepson, My Lover (Love, Murder and Deceit) (No Recourse) Actor 1997
No Score Yet The Ascent Patricia 1994
No Score Yet Double Obsession Grandmother 1993
56% Wide Sargasso Sea Annette 1993
7% Christopher Columbus: The Discovery Queen Isabella 1992
No Score Yet Black Magic Lillian Blatman 1992
No Score Yet Double Jeopardy Lisa Burns Donnelly 1992
82% After Dark, My Sweet Fay 1990
60% How to Get Ahead in Advertising Julia Bagley 1989
No Score Yet Hotel Colonial Irene Costa 1987
No Score Yet The Good Wife Marge Hills 1987
No Score Yet Fortress Sally Jones 1986
38% Final Terror Margaret 1985
70% Against All Odds Jessie Wyler 1984
79% Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Juliet Forrest 1982
86% Sharky's Machine Dominoe 1981
No Score Yet Night School (Terror Eyes) Eleanor Adjai 1981
No Score Yet Christmas Lilies of the Field Actor 1979

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

No Score Yet Devil's Playground
2014
Director
  • 2014
100% Rake (AU)
2010-2018
Director
  • 2014

QUOTES FROM Rachel Ward CHARACTERS

Jessie Wyler
He said the only way I'd away from him would be to kill him.
Jessie Wyler
I think about you.
Terry Brogan
I think about you too lady. Let's leave it at that.
Terry Brogan
So what is it you don't like exactly, football players, tacos or beer?
Jessie Wyler
I like tacos and beer.
Juliet Forrest
[after listening to Rigby's inner monologue] We wouldn't have to have kids.
Juliet Forrest
We wouldn't have to have kids.
Juliet Forrest
Oh, you poor dear. I don't blame you for strangling me - I'll never say it again.
Rigby Reardon
Where'd you learn that?
Juliet Forrest
At camp.
Rigby Reardon
You learned that at girls' camp?
Juliet Forrest
It's really for a snake bite, but I find it works for everything.
Juliet Forrest
Well it was the only place he could experiment with his cheeses - without the smell bothering the neighbors.
Juliet Forrest
If you need me, just call. You know how to dial, don't you? You just put your finger in the hole and make tiny little circles.