Rachel Green from “Friends” is one of the most iconic characters of the 1990s and early 2000s. Jennifer Aniston’s portrayal earned her an Emmy, and the sitcom is still a fan-favorite show today. Even “Friends” fans who have seen every episode of the series may have forgotten some of these interesting facts about Rachel.
She was in a sorority in college.
Though it’s unclear exactly where Rachel went to college or what she studied, we do know she was in a sorority.
She’s afraid of swings because of a ‘traumatic incident.’
In “The One With the Home Study,” Ross (David Schwimmer) wants to take his and Rachel’s daughter, Emma, to a playground.
She has a small tattoo
Rachel and Phoebe decide to get tattoos together on “The One Where Joey Moves Out.”
Rachel had a very brief smoking phase.
In “The One Where Rachel Smokes,” Rachel realizes she’s missing out on her new work colleagues’ conversations during smoke breaks.
She has a bit of a phobia about her eyes being touched.
When Rachel’s eye is bothering her, Monica (Courteney Cox) accompanies her to the eye doctor on “The One With Joey’s Big Break.”
Rachel briefly had a pet cat.
In “The One With the Ball,” Rachel buys an expensive hairless cat. She doesn’t have the cat for long because it’s aggressive, and Rachel gets tired of the hissing.
Rachel had a nose job after high school
Matthew Perry as Chandler Bing, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel Green, David Schwimmer as Ross Geller, and Courteney Cox as Monica Geller. Rachel and Monica both looked very different in high school.
Her childhood dog lived a surprisingly long time.
Rachel finds out that her dog, LaPooh, died on “The One With the Kips.” Ross is surprised by the news because he remembers the dog from high school.
Aniston didn’t like Rachel’s signature haircut
She said it was too difficult to maintain and isn’t something that matches her style. During the show’s later seasons, Rachel’s hairstyle changed to a more extended look.
Another ‘Friends’ actress almost played Rachel.
It’s hard to imagine anyone but Aniston playing Rachel, but the iconic role almost went to another “Friends” actress — Cox.
Her first kiss with anyone in the friend group is with Chandler, not Ross.
A flashback revealed that Rachel kissed Chandler at a college party she attended while still in high school.
Rachel is the only lead friend who has kissed everyone in the group
Rachel kissed Monica off-screen in “The One With All the Haste” to get their apartment back from Chandler and Joey, and she kissed Phoebe in “The One With Rachel’s Big Kiss.”
Rachel has two sisters, and they’ve never shown on-screen together.
The first sister shown is Jill (Reese Witherspoon) in “The One With Rachel’s Sister.” After Emma is born, Rachel’s other sister, Amy (Christina Applegate), visits on “The One With Rachel’s Other Sister.”
She’s either a Taurus or an Aquarius.
In “The One With Joey’s New Girlfriend,” Gunther asks Rachel when her birthday is, and she tells him it’s May 5.
Rachel is afraid of fish.
Phoebe tries to get Rachel to move back in with her on “The One With the Holiday Armadillo,” to make her hate Joey’s apartment.