This young, fashionable actress was born on August 25, 1981, in Los Angeles, California. Growing up in the entertainment capital of the world, Rachel became interested in performing at a young age. She acted in high school plays and pursued a career in acting in her late teens. She landed small roles on a variety of television shows including, "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "That 70's Show."

Rachel shot to stardom while playing the role of Summer Roberts on FOX's hit show, "The O.C." Playing the Southern California hottie for five years made Rachel a television star. She followed up her "O.C." success with roles in the movies The Last Kiss and Jumper. She is also featured in the films, New York, I Love You and Waiting for Forever.

Along with her acting skills, Rachel is known for her great fashion sense. Her fabulous style has landed her on numerous "Best Dressed" lists and helped her land a job as a fashion columnist for InStyle. Rachel's love life has also received much attention. She dated her "O.C" costar, Adam Brody for many years and is now engaged to Hollywood hottie, Hayden Christensen. It'll be exciting to see what this multi-talented star will do next!



She performed in high school plays with "American Idol" Finalist, Katharine McPhee.

Stella McCartney is one of her favorite designers.