女性配乐大师Rachel Portman (瑞秋波特曼)。'97年以《艾玛姑娘要出嫁》荣获奥斯卡金像奖最佳电影配乐奖以及2000年获奥斯卡提名《心尘往事》，她擅长在小提琴与沉稳的木琴中跳跃着风格强烈的铜管音符，并适时抹上一些民族色彩，勾勒出浪漫动人的气氛感受。
A British born (December 11, 1960 in Haslemere) composer, Rachel Portman's biggest claim to fame was being the first woman to win an Academy Award (an Oscar, that is) for Best Original Score. The award, which came about due to her work for the film Emma in 1996, wasn't her only chance at the coveted prize, as she continued her streak of well-respected and well-received works by earning nominations in 1999 and 2000 for Cider House Rules and Chocolat, respectively. Her first score, for the film War of the Buttons, appeared in 1994, and since then, Portman worked on and composed scores for more than 20 films, including the aforementioned box office hits, as well as Home Fries, Hart's War, and the remake of the Manchurian Candidate. She also composed the score for the 2008 film The Duchess, starring Keira Knightley.