Rachel Hannah Weisz is a British-American actress who rose to prominence at the turn of the century in the Mummy series. She since built upon that fame to create a storied career in Hollywood throughout the 21st century because of it. Check out these highlights from the filmography of Rachel Weisz
10. The Constant Gardener
Character: Tessa Quayle
Weisz teams with husband Ralph Fiennes to earn an Academy Award as a couple dealing with murder, greed, and the effects of corrupt corporations on a marriage.
9. The Favourite
Character: Lady Sarah
Weisz’s Lady Sarah governs the thrown in 18th century England while Queen Anne is ill. She shines next to Emma Stone and Olivia Colman.
8. The Brothers Bloom
Character: Penelope Stamp
Weisz teams with Mark Ruffalo and Andrien Brody for a great heist film that holds up with time. Two brothers make a wealthy heiress their final con, but things get complicated when love gets in the way.
7. The Bourne Legacy
Character: Dr. Marta Shearing
Weisz teams with Jeremy Renner (replacing Matt Damon as the focus) and Edward Norton in the fourth installment of the Bourne franchise. This installment expands beyond Jason Bourne’s story to enable more movies and more profits.
6. The Whistleblower
Character: Kathryn Bolkovac
Call me biased, but Weisz + whistleblowers is an instant win for me. It’s actually a great movie too, which helps justify its place on this list.
5. The Fountain
Character: Tomas/Tommy/Tom Creo
Hugh Jackman plays Tom, a scientist who travels through time to cure his wife’s (played by Weisz) cancer and seek immortality. From the 16th century to the 26th century, he learns about the mysteries of life, death, and love.
4. Definitely, Maybe
Character: Summer Hartley
Weisz plays Summer/Natasha in the story Will Hayes tells his daughter of how he met her mother. It’s a lot shorter of a story than the TV series based on the same concept.
3. Oz the Great and Powerful
Weisz costars with James Franco, Michelle Williams, and Mila Kunis in this big-budget Oz reboot. She’s the Wicked Witch of the East, who has a crucial role in the series of events that follow.
2. Enemy at the Gates
Character: Tania Chernova
This 2001 war film has a supporting role for Weisz in order to pigeonhole a love story into it. She pulls it off well, at the height of her Hollywood fame, and adds a touch of character to an otherwise tense movie.
1. The Mummy Franchise
Character: Evelyn Carnahan/Nefertiri
Weisz only shows up in the first two Mummy movies, but she’s the reason to watch them. Her performance as a strong-willed librarian outshines The Rock’s debut, CGI effects, and all the rest of her male costars. It’s a shame she dropped out, which destroyed the series with a bland replacement by the third movie.