Rachel McAdams

1978 was a good year, Rachel Anne McAdams was born on November 17 and she makes POPCulture Online's Babe of the month this April!

Rachel McAdam's breakout role was for portraying the "Queen Bee," Regina George, in the 2004 hit film Mean Girls. She then starred in the film adaptation of The Notebook and the hit comedy Wedding Crashers. Her other film credits include The Family Stone, Red Eye and The Time Traveler's Wife. More recently she starred in Guy Ritchie's 2009 adaptation of Sherlock Holmes as Irene Adler, which she will reprise her role for the sequel.

McAdams received popular acclaim for roles in both Mean Girls and The Notebook and was honored for her work, including five nominations and three wins at the MTV Movie Awards in 2005.

McAdams beat competition including Beyoncé Knowles and Jessica Alba. She won the MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss along with Ryan Gosling in The Notebook. McAdams won for "Actress Action Adventure" award on the 2010 Teen Choice Awards, for her role on Sherlock Holmes. She was also nominated for the "Actress Sci-Fi" award, for The Time Traveler's Wife

Did you know?

Rachel McAdams turned down the role of Bond girl Vesper Lynd in the James Bond film Casino Royale as well as Anne Hathaway's role in The Devil Wears Prada and a significant role in Mission: Impossible III.

She also opted out of a cover shoot for Vanity Fair, in which she was to appear alongside two other young Hollywood actresses, Scarlett Johansson and Keira Knightley, upon finding out it was to be nude.

When McAdams appeared on set and discovered it was nude, she politely declined. In an interview with PARADE Magazine, McAdams stated, "When you're playing a fictional character, it's as normal and mundane as eating breakfast. What bothers me is our culture's obsession with nudity. It shouldn't be a big deal, but it is. I think this overemphasis with nudity makes actors nervous. There's the worry about seeing one's body dissected, misrepresented, played and replayed on the Internet."

Well sometimes less is more and we certainly don't think you need to go nude to be sexy Rachel!

You can catch Rachel McAdams as Becky Fuller in this month's Morning Glory!

Morning Clory opens in cinemas 24 March

All Morning Glory photos courtesy of United International Pictures

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