- Began professional modeling at age 17.
- Made a big splash as a Sports Illustrated model in 1989.
- Developed an interest in acting in the mid-'90s and took acting lessons.
- Appeared in Fountains of Wayne's video for their song "Stacy's Mom" in 2003.
- Launched swimsuit line Lola by Rachel Hunter in 2007.
- Is an ambassador to the Born Free Foundation.
- Established the Rachel Hunter Gorilla Fund.