Rachelle's dream role is portraying the life of Boudicca, a warrior who fought against the Romans and became the first queen of Britain after she died.
Rachelle loves to solve crossword and Sudoku puzzles. She likes to eat in restaurants and hang out in cafes. She also reads a lot of magazines and books when she finds the time.
Rachelle's TV movie credits include Pool Guys (2005), The Legend of Butch & Sundance (2004), Picking Up & Dropping Off (2003), See Jane Date (2003), and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (1999).
Life imitated art when Rachelle left Big Wolf on Campus to attend college, just as her character did on the show.
Rachelle took up creative arts at Dawson College. She also took summer theater classes at Boston's Walnut Hill School. She also attended McGill University for a degree in education and literature.
Rachelle can speak French.
Rachelle moved to Los Angeles in 2004. As of 2008, her father lives north of Montreal while her mother resides in Wisconsin.
Rachelle's favorite part on training for the movie Twilight was being put in a harness and on wires and flying through air at high speeds.
One of her favorite cities is London.
Rachelle is very athletic. She does horseback riding and scuba diving. She has also had kickboxing training.
Rachelle, when she was living in Canada, helped out part-time teaching English at local high.
Rachelle is 5'6" (1.68 m) tall. She has curly red hair, which is a trademark of hers.
Rachelle: (on the reason she moved to Los Angeles) The honest answer is that in Montreal, I felt a bit frustrated by the lack of English work.
Rachelle: I think I might have a thing with death. a fascination maybe - the fact that we die is what makes life so valuable. That's why the vampire thing is such an enigma - you get to live forever but it's a life without value because it can now be taken for granted. You can do everything you ever wanted only to find out it's now meaningless.
Rachelle: My heroes change so often. There are so many incredible people but the one constant for me is teachers. It's what I would do if I couldn't act and I think it is the most selfless thing you can do. Teachers are tragically underpaid!
Rachelle: (about being nervous during auditions) Sure I get nervous! I don't know what I do to calm down, maybe I don't. I think what I've learned to do is channel the energy (nerves are just excess energy after all) and put it where I need it to be. Sorry, it's hard to explain!
Rachelle: (on portraying Victoria in "Twilight") I'd like to think that I respect the role and the world of the book in a way someone else might not. On a simpler level, I made her playful instead of mean. I think the playfulness adds a toying element that is almost crueler and someone else might not have chosen that approach.
Rachelle: (Being an actor is her first dream) Being a mom is my other dream. I can't wait! I don't think I will fully know what it means to be a woman until I have a child.
Rachelle: I was an only child so I played all the parts in any game I played. Very over the top sometimes and yet also able to play alone for hours.
Rachelle: (on becoming part of the film "Twilight") There were three things about it that made me want to go for the audition: The first one was that [director] Catherine Hardwicke was attached; the second was that the role was to play a vampire; and the third was that I could do an adaptation of a book that's a trilogy, with the potential to explore a character, hopefully, over three films.
Rachelle: I will say this for all us freckled people, all of us red-headed, freckled gals: I intend to represent!
Rachelle: I wanted to be on TV, which is of course where I was seeing people pretend to do all of these things, so TV has a special place in my heart.
Rachelle: I always knew I'd be a performer, after falling in love with Madonna and dancing around the house to her songs. I found out early that I couldn't sing, however.
Rachelle: I was really into vampires before this came along. It's so scary but romantic and mysterious. I used to have a recurring dream where Dracula would take me away. I was about 14 or 15 and I used to pray every night that that would be the dream!
Rachelle: For me letting someone go through my ipod is a very intimate act! You're so exposed, all your bad taste and guilty pleasures on display.
Rachelle: (on one of her lines in the film "Twilight") Victoria has a line where she very aggressively says, "I love it when men chase me!" And it can be taken so many different ways. I find that line, as a woman, to say that in a really empowering way, is kind of sexy.
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