Rachel Weiss (Hungarian: Weisz Ráhel, 7 March 1970 - ), German actress of Hungarian-Austrian Jewish descent, one of the biggest names in Babelsberg and most popular contemporary German actresses and winner of multiple German Film Awards.
Born in Vienna in the Archduchy of Austria (as a constituent state of the German Empire) in 1970 to a Hungarian Jewish father (whose original surname is "Weisz," but later slightly changed it to the standard German "Weiss" after moving to Vienna) whose family fled from Hungary to Austria following the Austrian military occupation as a result of the failed Ausgleich in 1937 and the rising anti-Semitism in Hungary, and the subsequent collapse of the Habsburg Empire and the incorporation of Austria into the German Empire, and an Austrian Jewish mother, she began her career in the entertainment industry as a model in 1984, briefly went into the beauty pageant scene as the second runner up in "Miss Vienna" in 1988 and then went into acting in the early 1990s in several German movies and TV shows.
She is best known for her role as Eva von Steiner, an Austrian librarian from Vienna working at the Cairo Museum of Antiquities with an interest in Egyptology and the deuteragonist in the 1999 movie Die Mumie, which is a modern German remake of the pre-2ACW American classic from 1932 starring Boris Karloff, produced and distributed by Constantin Film, co-starring with Jan Sosniok  as the main protagonist Rainer Kowalski, a German adventurer of Polish descent from the Ruhr area, as he leads Eva to the lost city of Hamunaptra in search of lost treasure. She returned for the 2001 sequel Die Mumie kehrt zurück and in 2008 for the third movie Die Mumie: Das Grabmal des Jaguarkaisers, which takes place in Mexico involving the Aztecs. All three movies in the Die Mumie trilogy have won multiple awards and nominations for the German Film Awards, kickstarted both Rachel and Jan's careers as A-list German celebrities and the trilogy is seen by many as an epic and fantastic German adventure film series, even by those outside the German Empire.
She is also known for her performance as the title character and the Austrian Queen and Holy Roman Empress in the 2004 movie Maria Theresa and its 2015 sequel Maria Theresa: Die Habsburgische Königin, as she was recognized by the wigs she wore in the films, as well as the blue eye contacts. 
She and Jan Sosniok married in 2006 and had two children from that marriage, one born in 2009 and the other in 2018. In addition to speaking German, she is also fluent in English, Italian, Hungarian and Yiddish.
 OTL he is known for his roles in the German soap opera Gute Zeiten, schlechte Zeiten and the 2002-2005 German TV series Berlin, Berlin, as well as other movies and TV shows, but not as well known as other big names like Til Schweiger and Daniel Brühl. In KRTL, due to the continuing predominance of Babelsberg and the German film industry becoming more competent, he is more famous.
 Basically my headcanon KRTL Germany's answer/equivalent to the two Elizabeth movies starring Cate Blanchett from OTL