Thornbirds author Colleen McCullough thought Rachel was the wrong choice to play Meggie Cleary in the film version and hated her performance.
Rachel co-starred with Jeff Bridges and James Woods in the 1983 film Against All Odds which was a remake of a 1948 film of the same name.
Rachel's Thornbirds co-star Richard Chamberlain said he found her extremely attractive and he is gay.
Rachel and her family currently reside in Australia just outside of Sydney.
Rachel was a presenter for Best Cinematography at the 1982 Academy Awards.
Rachel hosted the 1994-95 series In the Name of Love on the Lifetime Network.
Rachel's sister, Tracy Louise Ward, is married to the Marquess of Worcester.
Rachel is currently filming the TV mini-series Blackbeard.
Rachel's middle name is Claire.
Rachel is 5 feet 9 inches tall.
Rachel played Spanish Queen Isabella to Tom Selleck's King Ferdinand in the 1992 biopic Christopher Columbus: The Discovery.
Rachel re-united with Sharkey's Machine co-star Burt Reynolds in the 2002 TV movie The Johnson County War.
A portrait of Rachel painted by artist Jan Williamson won the Packing Room award at the 2003 Archibald Prizes.
Rachel appeared in the 1991 TV movie And the Sea Will Tell which was based on a book by Charles Manson prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi.
Rachel cut her long brown hair short for her role in the 1984 film Against All Odds.
Rachel co-starred with Steve Martin in the 1982 comedy Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid.
Rachel appeared with husband Bryan Brown once again in the 1987 Australian-made film The Good Wife.
Rachel's youngest daughter, Matilda, has followed her parents into the acting profession.
The first movie where Rachel got noticed was 1981's Sharkey's Machine in which she co-starred with Burt Reynolds.
Rachel and husband Bryan Brown met when they were filming the mini-series The Thornbirds together.
Rachel once roomed with actress Darryl Hannah during their early days in Hollywood.
Rachel left school at age 16 to become a top fashion model.
Rachel attended the Bryan Shaw School of Art in London during her teen years.
Rachel is the granddaughter of the 3rd Earl of Dudley.
Rachel: When I wanted to be an actress, I never wanted really to be the kind of actress I became.
Rachel: Oh, God! To have a billboard in Hollywood--you've made it.