Rachel Blakely

Rachel Blakely (born July 28, 1968) is an Australian actress. Her first film appearace was in the popular soap opera Neighbours, and most recently, she plays Justine in the upcoming movie Chad Chucka.


Rachel Leigh Blakely was born July 28, 1968 in Borneo. Her father is an American, and her mother was Australian; due to Harold Blakely's oil company, the family, including Rachel's younger sister Ruth, moved to several countries over the years until settling on an Australian farm when Rachel was twelve, and she now possesses dual American-Australian citizenship.

Before she became an actress, Rachel worked as a nightclub bouncer, a model and a short order cook; it was her ex-husband's suggestion that she audition for a role on Neighbours.

In her spare time, Rachel enjoys camping, sewing, painting, cooking and sleeping. Her favourite authors are Margaret Atwood and Tracy Chevalier, and her favourite movies are Queen Margot and Breaking the Waves.

Rachel married fellow actor Peter Craig in 1990, but they divorced some years later. She met her current partner, stuntman Sean Rigby, on the set of Tales of the South Seas. Their first child, Cooper Lee Rigby, was born in September 2003.

Currently, Rachel lives in Australia with her son and cat, Friday.

Rachel Blakely

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