Originally created 05/03/04

'Friends' Finale: A look back at Rachel



She's the best "Friend." A look back how Rachel styled her way to the top of the heap:

THE FRIEND: Rachel Green.

SHE IS: A sweetheart of an American princess, whose perfection inspired an "I Hate Rachel Green Club" in high school. Began unfinished journey toward independence and adulthood in the pilot episode, when the friends forced her to lose her father's credit cards and gain a backbone. Always managed to look fabulous and sport trendsetting hairstyles despite lack of capital. A heartbreaker for sure but a victim, too, of her own dithering, she's the It Girl who doesn't always get it - Daddy's little girl, almost grown up.

PLAYED BY: Jennifer Aniston.

QUOTE: "This part I've done for 10 years is going to be hard to get out of peoples' minds. I'm just going to try to do my job as good as I can and hope it goes away."

WHY WE LOVE RACHEL: That hair, those eyes, that pout.

HIGHLIGHT: Tries to force an ex-sorority sister to admit they made out.

LOWLIGHT: Shows up at Ross' wedding to reveal her love for him, ruin event.

HOOKUPS: Paolo (Cosimo Fusco), the Italian hunk whose lips did the talking; Ex-fiance Barry (Mitchell Whitfield); mad screamer Tommy (Ben Stiller); customer-turned-beau Joshua (Tate Donovan); neighbor Danny (George Newbern); hunky older man Paul (Bruce Willis); assistant Tag (Eddie Cahill); co-worker Gavin (Dermot Mulroney) and, more than once and forever, Ross.

TEN YEARS FROM NOW: In tenth year of counseling with Ross, but still going strong. Executive vice president of a fashion house and grooming her daughter, Emma, for a design career - or law school.