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Rachel Ward

Rachel Ward (born September 12 1957), daughter of the Earl of Dudley, is an Australian actress.

She attended Byram Art School in London before leaving at 16 to become a top fashion model. In 1983 she was voted one of the ten most beautiful women in the United States.

She became well known when she starred opposite Richard Chamberlain in the television mini-series "The Thorn Birds". She disappeared from pictures for three years and studied acting. She then reappeared in 1987, playing opposite her husband in "The Good Wife".

Her husband is Bryan Brown whom she met on the "The Thorn Birds" set.