Rachel Bilson: American Actress and Model
Rachel Bilson may be familiar to you from The O.C. or as Dr. Zoe Hart from Hart of Dixie; depending on which segment of millennial society you belong to.
Off-screen, Bilson is known for her stylish apparel – her clothing line was an instantaneous success and she has been linked with several A-list partners including Bill Hader and Hayden Christensen.
Rachel Bilson’s Biography
Rachel Bilson is an American actress best known for her roles in prime-time drama The O.C and the 2006 film The Last Kiss; more recently she has made appearances in the 2008 action/science fiction film Jumper as well. Born into a California show business family, Bilson made her television debut in 2003; becoming famous through her portrayal of Summer Roberts on that series and subsequent ones such as 2006’s Jumper (2008) as well as recently appearing as Dr Zoe Hart on The CW’s Hart of Dixie series.
Bilson attended Grossmont College in a suburb of San Diego but left after one year upon the advice of her father to pursue a professional acting career. From there she went on to appear in numerous small roles on television and films.
After landing several minor roles, Bilson was cast in The O.C. She was originally intended to only appear in a few episodes; however, due to its immense success and viewers’ desire to watch, she quickly became a regular character on screen – her on-screen romance with Seth Cohen (Adam Brody) quickly becoming one of its central themes.
Bilson secured a contract with DKNY Jeans to design her clothing line under the name Edie Rose, which launched in September 2008. Bilson has long been known as an avid follower of fashion. She counts Kate Moss and Diane Keaton among her inspirations; often opting for boho-chic styles in her clothing choices.
Welcome to the OC, B*tches! was hosted during the Covid-19 pandemic; Broad Ideas With Rachel Bilson features relationship and sexuality-themed podcast episodes hosted by Bilson herself. Additionally, Bilson supports No Kids Policy’s efforts in protecting celebrity children from being photographed without parental consent.
Bilson shares her daughter, Briar Rose Christensen, with former partner Hayden Christensen; they separated in 2022 and recently spoke out about the pain caused by it, saying it “hurt like hell” and was more difficult than childbirth. Additionally, Bilson is vegan and advocates animal rights; her vegan restaurant The Garden can be found in Los Angeles.
Rachel Bilson’s Movies
Rachel Bilson has appeared in various movies throughout her career. She made her film debut with Unbroken in 2003, which gained her some notoriety. Since then she has appeared in various television shows and movies; 2008 saw her starring in the science fiction action film Jumper while later she would take on the role of Zoe Hart in The CW show Hart of Dixie. Additionally, she has worked as a model and voice for several video games.
Bilson has made guest appearances on numerous television shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, How I Met Your Mother and Take-Two. Coming from a show business family gave Bilson an edge when it came to acting. Her natural onscreen presence allows her to portray both negative and positive characters effortlessly, and her charming charm makes her an instantaneous hit among young audiences.
Bilson has received praise for her fashion sense and was recently named one of Hollywood’s best-dressed women. A lover of vintage styles, Bilson describes herself as a fashion fanatic; Kate Moss and Diane Keaton serve as style influences while Bilson embodies both femininity and glamour with her signature look.
Bilson has had many romantic relationships over time. After dating Adam Brody for three years until they parted ways in 2006, she later had an engagement to Hayden Christensen with whom she has one daughter called Briar Rose; although they no longer share a romantic connection they remain good friends.
Bilson recently appeared in the newly launched television show Accused on January 22. She is among a cast that includes Michael Chiklis, Wendell Pierce, Margo Martindale Oakes Fegley Abigail Breslin among many more, and has great chemistry with them all.
Bilson boasts an immense social media following, boasting more than 1.5 million followers on Instagram alone. She frequently shares pictures from her travels as well as adorable daughter pictures on the platform and is active on Twitter to connect with fans.
Rachel Bilson’s Fashion Style
Rachel Bilson has long been considered an icon in fashion. Her signature look combines casual chic with feminine elegance and femininity. As a veteran in the entertainment industry, she has perfected the art of dressing to impress, whether attending red-carpet events or simple dinner dates – always looking stunning! Rachel often opts for dresses that accentuate her figure; layering them up with classy jackets or boots for added appeal.
Petite actress Emma Roberts has become known for mixing vintage with contemporary styles and designer with high-street brands. She does not hesitate to layer her looks and never leaves home without an iconic pair of Wayfarers in hand – in addition to mastering both ponytails and ombre hairdos with ease!
She enjoys accessorizing her outfits with jewelry, hats, and scarves; her preferred footwear is heels – particularly pointed-toe pumps for an elegant yet flirty look – often pairing her outfits with large bags and clutches to complete the look.
Rachel Bilson made an impression store visit recently wearing an exquisite green gown from Sretsis while remaining unfazed by paparazzi culture and not even employing stylists for red carpet events, something which is very uncommon among Hollywood celebrities of her caliber.
Former The O.C. star Hilaria is also passionate about denim, as evidenced by her wardrobe. She wears both boyfriend jeans and skinnies but adds a personal touch with accessories like blazers or scarves. Additionally, Edie Rose for DKNY Jeans was designed specifically to meet her tastes.
Summer Roberts from The O.C. is Bilson’s most iconic role to date. Her laid-back California cool style has inspired generations of young girls today; Riverdale star Camila Mendes recently revealed that Bilson was her go-to TV fashion inspiration as she was growing up, saying her ladylike yet casually chic style was one that she looked up to as much.
Rachel Bilson’s Personal Life
Rachel Bilson first came to prominence when she played Southern California princess Summer Roberts on The O.C. Her natural charm quickly made her an audience favorite and soon she was nominated for three Teen Choice Awards (winning Best Hottie Female and Most Popular TV Actress (Drama), respectively) that year; Maxim magazine even named her one of its Top 100 Sexiest Women for 2006.
Bilson first made her mark as an actress when she took on a leading role in Hart of Dixie, a CW drama that followed veterinarian, Zoe Hart. Due to its success, Girl Meets World followed suit between 2012 and 2016. Bilson also appeared in several film projects including The Last Kiss and Jumper.
Bilson is an avid fashionista with an eclectic taste in clothing. Her appreciation of vintage inspired her to launch the Edie Rose clothing line in 2008. Later, DKNY Jeans collaborated with Bilson on creating “classic yet cool” jeans from Edie Rose’s design.
She is well known for displaying both sides of her personality, making her ideal for roles such as Summer Roberts on The O.C. She is also an enthusiastic horseback rider, participating in various competitions across the United States.
Bilson has become an outspoken champion for breast cancer awareness and animal rights since her fame began. In 2007, she established The Friends of Farm Sanctuary charity which rescues animals that would otherwise be killed or abandoned within the meat industry – now with over 30 shelters nationwide.
Bilson has experienced several high-profile relationships throughout her life. She was romantically involved with co-star Adam Brody during The O.C.’s four-season run and she shares a daughter with Hayden Christensen whom she met while filming Jumper. Additionally, Bilson has been linked with Nick Viall from The Bachelor and Saturday Night Live star Bill Hader.