She has appeared in several independent films, including 1999's A Walk in the Park and 2000's Two Shades of Blue, an erotic thriller with Marlee Matlin.
She stars as a lesbian cook doling out relationship advice in the award-winning indie film La Cucina.
Hunter also appeared on the cover of Vogue Italia, Australian Vogue, American and international editions of Elle and Dutch Harper's Bazaar.
Hunter posed nude for a cover-featured Playboy pictorial published in April 2004.
She has been on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue twice; in 1994 (alongside Kathy Ireland and Elle Macpherson) and in 2006 (alongside six other models).
Hunter was born in Glenfield, a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. As a child she wanted to be a ballet dancer, but was diagnosed with a rare blood disease which curtailed her dancing ambitions.
Furthermore, she has one sister named Jacqui Hunter.
There is no information about her education but as a child, she wanted to become a Ballet dancer which later was curtailed by a rare blood disease.
Also read: Biography of Stella Maxwell and know about her relationship, wiki, ethnicity, and career.She was quickly signed up to Ford Models and immediately embarked on a successful career, landing a Cover Girl cosmetics contract and becoming the spokesperson for the company for quite a few years.She subsequently appeared on magazine covers, including Cosmopolitan and on the 1994 "Dream Team" cover of Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue with other Supermodels Elle Mac Pherson and Kathy Ireland,and again graced its cover, this time solo, 12 years later in 2006.She had a brief appearance as a sexy mother in Dennis Dugan's The Benchwarmers (2006) and also played a sultry, bikini-clad mother in the music video for Fountains of Wayne's 2003 song "Stacy's Mom." Hunter appeared on a 2005 celebrity episode of Lingo, where she and her partner Trista Rehn split $US30,000 for charity.
Hunter is an ambassador to The Born Free Foundation, and established the Rachel Hunter Lowland Gorilla Fund.
On Friday morning (August 30, 2019) the Sun-Times reported Rachel Hunter and boyfriend, to be shopping for engagement rings.