Rachel Shelley is a Hollywood actress and a model. She was born on August 25, 1969 in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. She is known for character Helena Peabody in series The L Word in which she plays the role of daughter of multimillionaire art collector Peggy Peabody. Although it was a negative role she became very popular with the show's audience.
She worked as Elizabeth Russell in the Oscar nominated Indian movie Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India based on time when due to drought farmers are unable to pay taxed and play cricket with British rulers so that their tax can be waived off.
She did her graduation from University of Sheffield with B.A. Honors in Drama and English and joined a local theatre firm in Edinburgh and then made a community theatre firm in Sheffield before she shifted to London to pursue her acting career. Her some successful movies are Photographing Fairies with
, Everybody Loves Sunshine. She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film for Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India.
She has also written articles for popular magazines such as DIVA and The Guardian. The various roles she did in movies are Isabel in Broken Heart a movie about a man after the loss of his wife, Clare in B.U.S.T.E.D based on life of two prisoners after they get released from jail, Mikki in The Bone Snatcher based on people disappearing from a diamond mine and the secret story behind it, Lauren in Seeing Other People in which a soon to be married couple decides to see other people and have fun before settling for each other for whole life and many more. She has also worked in TV films like Royce based on US government secret missions performed by Black Hole secret service agents, Cruise of The Gods based on stars of a science fiction TV series starts that go on cruise with their fan club members and The Dinosaur Hunters based on a novel show interesting discoveries by a paleontologist that dig in farm to find dinosaur skeletons.