Rachel Stevens's Biography
When she was five, Rachel Stevens attended drama school. As a teenager, she won a modelling contest in Just 17.
Rachel came to wide public attention as a vocalist with S Club 7, which also featured Jo O'Meara. When the group broke-up in summer 2003, Stevens decided to go solo.
Rachel Stevens winning Glamour Magazine's 2005 Woman of the Year Award
In an interview on Top of The Pops, Rachel said:
"... Coming from a pop band, it has been a bit scary. I was always surrounded by six other friends for four and a half years and even though I've been doing performances and interviews all the time, it's scary doing it on your own..."
Funky Dory was released in September 2003. It featured her first single "Sweet Dreams My LA Ex", which according to Rachel Stevens' official website was "originally an imagined answer to Justin Timberlake's ‘Cry Me A River’"
In March 2005, Rachel Stevens released 'Negotiate With Love', which she explained to the Sunday Times:
"It's me saying to a boyfriend that he's been bad too many times and that I am not going to take it any more ..."
Rachel is keen on acting and has a cameo role in the forthcoming Deuce Bigalow film.
In series 6 of Strictly Come Dancing, Rachel Stevens partnered Vincent Simone.
In week nine, having been shocked the week before to be in the dance-off, Rachel and Vincent scored the highest ever points for the Rumba on Strictly Come Dancing with 39.
In week 10 of Strictly Come Dancing, they went one better getting the highest ever score for the foxtrot with a perfect 40.
Rachel and Vincent successfully reached the final of Strictly Come Dancing and ended up runners-up.
By the time of Strictly Come Dancing, Rachel Stevens was engaged to Alex Bourne.
Rachel Stevens and Alex Bourne had been childhood sweethearts, having gone to the same youth club when they were 12.
Rachel Stevens and Alex Bourne got married on 2 August 2009.
In May 2010 it was revealed that Rachel Stevens and her husband Alex Bourne were expecting their first baby.
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