My name is Rachel Ritfeld I am a model, actress and travel writer in my career. My greatest achievement is being Rosalia’s “mummy bunny” as she calls me. I am honored to have been asked to be the first ambassador of the Young Mums Support Network. The work they have done over the past five years is paramount to communities all over the country and gives support to women who need it the most.
As the new ambassador I aim to inspire young mums through my journey; I also believe in providing practical tools, alongside YMSN, to support moms who need it the most on their missions to be the best mom and best woman they can be. Enabling them to inspire and educate not only their own but all children, including mine, because no one is perfect but together we can grow and motivate each other and show the next generation that we all house a “supermom” inside us, some just might need some more support to get there.”
was born in Suriname, South America and is of mixed Indian and Black Caribbean heritage.
She moved to Belgium at age 10 with her mother who worked for the Surinamese Embassy in Brussels. It was here, that a model scout who signed her at age 15 scouted Rachel on the streets of Brussels. Rachel was instantly in love with the catwalk.
Keen to get an education, Rachel moved to Brighton in England at age 17 to go to University where she majored in Social Anthropology at the University of Sussex. Throughout university, she went up and down to London for model bookings, but it wasn’t until she graduated at age 20, that she decided to pursue a full-time career in fashion and entertainment business.
“After studying I just wanted to travel the world, and then I booked a job in Jamaica, followed by one in Antigua, then Ghana … I soon realized that modeling was my natural path.”
Rachel fast became an “it- girl” in London after appearing in favorite TV shows on MTV and the UK’s Channel 4. In 2007 Fashion TV, named Rachel one of the hottest models in the world at the model awards in Cannes, France.
Rachel‘s high moral and ethical values have given her an opportunity as a spokeswoman for various charities, including the African Caribbean Leukemia Trust. As a role model, she is active with multiple conferences such as Inspirational You, the I’mPossible conversations, the Angel Film Festival in Monaco and more.
Rachel‘s primary acting appearances include playing a CIA agent in “Mission Impossible 5: Rogue Nation,” Ali in season 1 of “The Royals” on E! Entertainment, and most recently, starring as Barbara in “My Riot” set to release later this year.
A passionate writer from an early age, Rachel began a blog entitled “Once Upon A Sexy Time” in 2013 speaking from the outlook of a newly single mother. The blog rapidly gained the attention of women across the world by openly discussing a multitude of topics many women could relate to.
In January 2017, Rachel accepted a full-page column for London newspaper The Voice, where she writes about destination travel with a specific focus on luxury, family-friendly adventures, wildlife and music festivals.
Creating and maintaining activities she can share with Rosalia, Rachel explains why she brought her daughter into the acting/modeling real.
“There’s nothing I enjoy more than quality time with my daughter, and I am very proud to have created a life and lifestyle for us, centered around our relationship.
That being said, I love writing about our many travel adventures, and we sometimes work together on various modeling bookings as well. Balancing the responsibilities of parenthood without compromising the bond we share is at the forefront of all my decisions.”