Rachel Louise Grant de Longueuil (born 25 September 1977) is an English actress and TV presenter.[3]

Rachel Grant
Born (1977-09-25) 25 September 1977 (age 46)[1]
Parañaque, Philippines[2]
Years active1998–present
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73m)
Stephen Hersh
(m. 2019)
FamilyRebecca Grant (sister)

Early life edit

Grant was born on the island of Luzon in the Philippines to Michael Grant, 12th Baron de Longueuil, and Isabel Padua; her family moved to the United Kingdom when she was a baby, and she was raised in Nottingham, England. She is of Scottish, French-Canadian and Filipino descent. She is related to the British royal family through her grandfather, the 11th Baron de Longueuil, who is second cousin to Queen Elizabeth II through the Bowes-Lyon family.[4]

Acting career edit

Grant played Peaceful Fountains of Desire in the 2002 James Bond film Die Another Day.[5] One of her first TV roles was on SyFy as Nina, the hostess of horror show Sci-fright. She was Professor Myang-Li in the Sky One series Brainiac: Science Abuse from 2003-2007. She has starred in theatre and in TV shows including Emmerdale, Murder in Suburbia, Blue Murder and Casualty. She also appeared in the films Until Death, The Purifiers and more recently, in the sci-fi-fi comedy Snatchers.

Sexual assault allegation edit

On January 15, 2018, Grant publicly made a sexual assault allegation against actor/producer Steven Seagal, stating an incident took place in 2002, during pre-production on his direct-to-video film Out for a Kill (2003), and that she lost her job on the film after the incident.[3][6] Seagal, who had been accused by other actresses of sexual assault and rape in the past, denied these allegations.[3][7]

Personal life edit

In November 2019, Grant married Biaggi Luggage CEO Stephen Hersh in Israel.[8]

Filmography edit

Television edit

Film edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Rachel Grant - Famtic". www.famtic.com. Archived from the original on 8 April 2009. Retrieved 6 June 2022.
  2. ^ "James Bond Girl, Hollywood Actress and TV Host Rachel Grant: Human Nature Global Ambassador".
  3. ^ a b c Rannard, Georgina; Evans, Patrick (January 15, 2018). "Steven Seagal denies Bond girl assault". BBC News.
  4. ^ Burke's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage, 101st edition, ed. L. G. Pine, Burke's Peerage Ltd, 1956, p. 2389
  5. ^ "Rachel Grant interview: Stunning Real Life Bond Girl Bravo 'Tour Group' Star". HuffPost. 12 December 2016.
  6. ^ Maddaus, Gene (February 9, 2018). "District Attorney’s Office Reviewing Sex Abuse Case Against Steven Seagal". Variety.
  7. ^ "Bond girl alleges Steven Seagal sexually assaulted her after 2002 audition". Sky News. Retrieved 2021-02-17.
  8. ^ "Rachel Grant Marries Successful CEO with Lots of Baggage". 24-7 Press Release Newswire. Retrieved 2021-02-17.
  9. ^ Daw, Terence (1998-11-20), Emmerdale: Revenge (Drama), retrieved 2022-01-02
  10. ^ Sci-Fright (Action, Adventure, Comedy), The Sci-Fi Channel, retrieved 2022-01-02
  11. ^ Tour Group (Reality-TV), Monkey Kingdom Productions, 2016-02-08, retrieved 2022-01-02
  12. ^ "BBC - Nottingham Features - Rachel Grant - Bond Girl". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 2022-01-02.
  13. ^ The Purifiers (2004) - IMDb, retrieved 2022-01-02
  14. ^ Brotherhood of Blood (2007) - IMDb, retrieved 2022-01-02
  15. ^ Until Death (2007) - IMDb, retrieved 2022-01-02

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