Rachel Blanchard was born on March 19, 1976. She portrayed Melanie Schlegel on The Kids of Degrassi Street. Blanchard is also most known for portraying Cher Horowitz on the 1996-1999 television show, Clueless, and for portraying the role of midnight society member Kristen on the show Are You Afraid Of The Dark? from 1991 until 1993. She is also known for playing Nancy on Peep Show and Alice on Open House.


  • She attended high school at Havergal College in Toronto.
  • She enjoys playing hockey on her spare time.
  • She was voted in at #37 in FHM's 100 Sexiest Girls of 2002 poll, UK edition.
  • She attended Humbercrest Junior Public School in Toronto, Ontario.
  • She has a pet dog, a bull terrier named Wilbur because it looks like the pig in Charlotte's Web.
  • She attended Queen's University in Canada, where she majored in psychology.
  • She played Cher on Clueless (TV Series).