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Overview (3)

Born in Luzon, Philippines
Birth NameRachel Louise Grant de Longueuil
Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Actress Rachel Louise Grant De Longueuil was born on the Island of Luzon in the Philippines. Her mother is Filipino and her father, British. Rachel is the middle of three sisters and grew up in the English town of Nottingham where she and her sisters performed on stage for many years. She attended drama school in London where she stayed on and pursued her acting career. She later moved to Los Angeles, California and now lives in New York.

Rachel has done some interesting theater work but got her big break as Nina in the British TV series on SyFy Sci-Fright (1999), but is best known for her role as Peaceful in the James Bond film Die Another Day Die Another Day (2002). She is proficient in martial arts and has worked with Jean Claude Van Damme and with Dominic Monaghan in British martial arts flick The Purifiers. She won Best Actress and Best Fight in the Shockfest Film Festival for her role as Princess in Red Princess Blues.

Rachel has traveled to over 70 countries and has led explorations to unknown and daring locations. She was Tour Guide and Host on Bravo TV's Tour Group and has a series of online travel videos, many which have gone viral accumulating over 100 million views in total. Her "How to Pack Over 100 Items into a Carry-on" won her a Shorty Award, was covered on over 200 websites and was featured on The Rachael Ray Show where she guest hosted. She writes for Jetset on Bravo.TV.

Rachel has appeared in several global commercials including: Galaxy Chocolate (UK), Axe Deodorant (worldwide), Carlsberg Lager (UK), Anadin Tablets (UK) Bank of Bangkok (Asia), Gouda Cheese (Germany), Vics Menthols (Germany).

She is related to British royalty through her grandfather, the late Baron Raymond De Longueuil (second cousin to Queen Elizabeth II of England) whose mother was Ernestine Maude Bowes-Lyon. Her father is the current Baron de Longueuil and her older sister Angela with take on the title of Baroness with Rachel and sister Rebecca as Honourable.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Rachel Grant

Trivia (7)

Presents Sci-Fright (1999) as 'Nina', a warped character who introduces films on the UK's Sci-Fi Channel.
Her interests include 'old school' Science Fiction such as Star Wars and Planet of the Apes. Also likes Manga and Japanese animation.
Her father, Michael Charles Grant de Longueuil, is the son and heir of the 11th Baron de Longueuil and Ernestine Bowes-Lyon, herself a first cousin of Britain's Queen Mother. Rachel's mother is Isabel Padua, a Filipina of Spanish descent.
Rachel's ancestry is mixed Eurasian - English-Scottish, French-Canadian, Spanish-Filipino.
She's a martial artist as well as an actress. She studies Silat and Kali with (Bruce Lee's old friend and pupil) Guro Danny Inosanto. She also enjoys racing cars, swimming, scuba diving, horse riding and traveling the world.
Through her Filipina mother, Isabel Padua, Rachel is distantly related to Filipino celebrities Martin Nievera, Joanne Lorenzana, Alma Moreno and the late Alicia Vergel.
Sister to Angela Grant de Longeuil, an international model for CalCarries. Angela was briefly a celebrity of sorts in the Philippines, appearing in fashion shows, dancing with Filipino celebrities and teaching flamenco and ballet in Parañaque.

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