Rachel Stephens is an American television, stage, and motion picture actress.
She has a master's degree from Indiana University (Bloomington) in theatre arts. Prior to acting in movies she was a CBS research assistant and a television actress.
Stephens performed on stage as a reporter in The Best Things In Life Are Free and as the sister of Hope Lange in Bus Stop (play) (1955). In 1972 she appeared with Jo Anne Worley at the Arlington Park Theater in Chicago, Illinois. Stephens played Charlie's former mistress in a rendition of the comedy Goodbye Charlie by George Axelrod.
She was part of a cast which toured with Van Johnson in in the comedy Send Me No Flowers, in 1976. In 1980 she was featured in the Neil Simon play The Gingerbread Lady. Stephens starred as Toby, an aging beauty who need to be constantly reminded that she is attractive.
Stephens was signed to a film contract by Twentieth Century Fox in May 1956. In her first movie she played a nurse in Bigger Than Life (1956). The film was a drama which starred James Mason and Barbara Rush. Stephens next appeared in Oh Men!, Oh Women! (1957) directed by Nunnally Johnson and produced by Cheryl Crawford.
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