Mad Men’s Rachel Menken, as portrayed by Maggie Siff, exudes confidence, intelligence, taste and other attributes one might like to find in a business partner.
This is how Siff describes her character to her alumnae magazine:
“Rachel is intelligent and thoughtful, very direct — a truth-teller — and also very in touch with her sexuality. She is a powerful, attractive woman who is articulate in defending her right to be that. It’s hard to find a female role that has all of those characteristics. In a lot of ways, she really exemplifies what I think of as a Bryn Mawr woman.”
Siff also attended NYU’s Tisch School where she earned a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts.