Rachel Kominski made her first appearance 19 March 1991. She is portrayed by Jacquetta May.
Rachel was a university lecturer who owned 55 Victoria Road. Michelle Fowler became her lodger. She stimulated Michelle to apply for college. She had an on-off relationship with Mark Fowler and slept with Tricky Dicky. After her university work, she worked in the café and then ran a bric-a-brac stall.