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Rachel Williams
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Rachel Williams is a American model, actor, and TV presenter now living in the United Kingdom.

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Her father Tod Williams and stepmother Billie Tsien are architects in the Manhattan firm Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, well-known for their American Folk Art Museum, which many critics have called the best building of 2001. She followed in her father's footsteps and studied architecture and graduated from Columbia University.
Rachel Williams began modeling in when she was 21, doing significant fashion magazine work from 1988-1992. She appeared in and on the covers of Elle Magazine, Vogue, Cosmo and the J. Crew catalog as well as advertising campaigns for Absolut vodka, Calvin Klein and Revlon. She posed for Playboy in 1992 and Penthouse in 1995.
She was the subject of a bitter lawsuit battle over her being lured away from Click Model Management by Christy Turlington to change her management contract over to Ford Models, which managed Turlington.
In March 1995, her manager publicly announced her relationship with British pop singer Alice Temple:
"The simplicity of the story is what makes it really beautiful. Here are two people who respect each other and have an attraction based on their life and their lifestyle. They have a lot of time to be with each other (sharing a flat in London). They've created a life together. Rachel has no problem with the fact that she's with Alice. 'I never thought to hide it,' the megamodel known as The Amazon shrugged in coming out of the fashion closet to shocked headlines. 'I've had flings with women before, though my long-term relationships have always been with men. I was pleasantly surprised when I fell for Alice!'"[1]
Williams also stated in 1995 on the short lived late night talk show, Lauren Hutton and... that she was bisexual and "...can have fun with either gender."
She was one of the presenters of The Girlie Show (1996) a Channel 4 television programme which became notorious as an example of ladette vulgarity.
She appeared in Strangers with Candy in the episode Yes You Can't (2000) as Dr. Rachel Williams, Supermodel

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For someone who was such a presence at the time - at the same time as Christy, Cindy, Linda et al - she doesn't get remembered much. Certainly not as much as she's due.

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Follow that girl:The ugly battle over a supermodel's defection.
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Very interesting article!On top of learning about the whole model luring model to other agency "scandal" there is so much about how Rachel got started in modleing and just her in particular.

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Reposting the first page of the article,uncut.

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What a great start to my day seeing this threadIt's pretty much unbelievable that she didn't have one maybe because she didn't actually model as long as other girls from around the time she started.

She is the embodiment of the word glamazon even though she has a very sweet face.
The pic with Christy Turlington from Vogue US is beautifuland I've never seen it before.
I will try and contribute to this thread soon.

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For someone who was such a presence at the time - at the same time as Christy, Cindy, Linda et al - she doesn't get remembered much. Certainly not as much as she's due.
No she doesn't!I fell in love with her through her American Elle work in the late 80's,and later on when i saw all her earlierVogue covers and editorials i was stunned she was THAT popular back then.Stunned by elated.I have much more to post but this for now.

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