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Rachel Ward was born on September 12, 1957 in Cornwell Manor, Cornwell, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England as Rachel Claire Ward. She is an actress and director, known for The Thorn Birds (1983), Against All Odds (1984) and Sharky's Machine (1981). She has been married to Bryan Brown since April 16, 1983. They have three children. See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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The Thorn Birds Meggie Cleary
(1983)
Against All Odds Jessie Wyler
(1984)
(1981)
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid Juliet Forrest
(1982)

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 2018 Peter Rabbit
Peter's Mother (voice)
 2007 Rain Shadow (TV Mini-Series)
Kate McDonald
- The Soldiers Choice (2007) ... Kate McDonald
- The Call of the Wild (2007) ... Kate McDonald
- Black and White (2007) ... Kate McDonald
- Paringa Rules (2007) ... Kate McDonald
- You Can't Eat Scenery (2007) ... Kate McDonald
 2007 Shotgun! [An Opening Sequence] (Short)
Adrianna
 2006 Monarch Cove (TV Series)
Arianna Preston
- Episode #1.14 (2006) ... Arianna Preston
- Episode #1.12 (2006) ... Arianna Preston
- Episode #1.11 (2006) ... Arianna Preston
- Episode #1.10 (2006) ... Arianna Preston
- Episode #1.9 (2006) ... Arianna Preston
 2006 Blackbeard (TV Mini-Series)
Sally Dunbar
- Episode #1.3 (2006) ... Sally Dunbar
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Sally Dunbar
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Sally Dunbar
 2002 Johnson County War (TV Movie)
Queenie
 2002 Bobbie's Girl (TV Movie)
Roberta Langham
 2001 And Never Let Her Go (TV Movie)
Christine Sheve
 2000 On the Beach (TV Movie)
Moira Davidson
 1999 Seasons of Love (TV Series)
Kate Linthorne
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Kate Linthorne
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Kate Linthorne
 1997 My Stepson, My Lover (TV Movie)
Caitlin Cory
 1996 Twisted (TV Series)
Sara
- Third Party (1996) ... Sara
 1994 The Ascent
Patricia
 1993 Wide Sargasso Sea
Annette Cosway
 1992 Double Obsession
Grandmother
 1992 Double Jeopardy (TV Movie)
Lisa Burns Donnelly
 1992 Christopher Columbus: The Discovery
Queen Isabella of Castille
 1992 Black Magic (TV Movie)
Lillian Blatman
 1991 And the Sea Will Tell (TV Movie)
Jennifer Jenkins
 1989 Shadow of the Cobra (TV Mini-Series)
Chris Royston
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Chris Royston
- Episode #1.1 (1989) ... Chris Royston
 1988 Australians (TV Series)
Vivian Bullwinkel
- Vivian Bullwinkel (1988) ... Vivian Bullwinkel
 1987 The Good Wife
Marge Hills
 1987 Hotel Colonial
Irene Costa
 1985 Fortress
Sally Jones
 1984 Against All Odds
Jessie Wyler
 1983 The Final Terror
Margaret
 1983 The Thorn Birds (TV Mini-Series)
Meggie Cleary
- Part 4 (1983) ... Meggie Cleary
- Part 3 (1983) ... Meggie Cleary
- Part 2 (1983) ... Meggie Cleary
- Part 1 (1983) ... Meggie Cleary
 1982 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Juliet Forrest
 1981 Sharky's Machine
Dominoe
 1981 Night School
Eleanor
 1981 Dynasty (TV Series)
Edna MacReady
- The Dinner Party (1981) ... Edna MacReady
 1979 Christmas Lilies of the Field (TV Movie)
Jenny
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1 Interview | 1 Article | 13 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

On Richard Chamberlain: It feels like I'm still in The Thorn Birds (1983) because I was always waiting for Richard. See more »

Trivia:

Rachel Ward met her husband, Bryan Brown, while working on The Thorn Birds (1983). She played the heroine, and he played the heroine's husband (who was not however the hero!). See more »

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Virgo

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