She's considered one of the world's most beautiful people. Her films have made you laugh (Wedding Crashers) and sob so hard you ran out of tissues (The Notebook). But I bet you didn't know that in addition to being a magazine cover girl, a leading lady and a red carpet goddess, she's also an environmentalist. Better yet, her love for nature and the environment isn't just an excuse to get press or a pet project to help her get tax breaks. She's been environmentally conscious since she was a kid, and to this day she does everything she can to lighten her footprint on the world (and even dreams of living in a tree house and growing her own food). 

She also puts her money where her mouth is, by shopping organically at the Saffron Rouge Boutique in Ontario, Canada. Word on the street (well, actually word from my husband Jeff, who acted in a play with Rachel's friend, who told Jeff.) is that Rachel always stops by Saffron Rouge when she's in town to stock up on her favorite organic skincare products.

Rachel even got together with two of her friends to start a website (http://www.greenissexy.org/) to help "spread the word to all sorts of people and really make a difference". The site is full of tips on organic restaurants, products and small ways you can make a difference. Now that's a thing of beauty.

Photo Credit: http://www.greenissexy.org/