For Raquelle, excess defines her posh lifestyle. She is exceptionally self-centered and loves looking at herself more than anything. Roughing it is not having a butler. The only thing to put a crack in her diamond sheen is Barbie. She dreams of catching her Malibu neighbor in a fashion fail and posting the pics on the web. She also wouldn’t mind stealing her boyfriend, which seems to be her biggest motive.
Raquelle is a fair-skinned young woman with long wavy black hair and brown eyes. She is the same size and body type as Barbie, allowing her to borrow Barbie's clothes as needed. Her signature outfit is a golden coat with a white shirt and a black, frilly skirt.
Raquelle doesn't seem to have any close friends of her own, and so is usually seen spending time with Barbie and the others. Raquelle dreams of catching Barbie in a fashion fail and posting the pictures on the web. She also wouldn’t mind stealing Barbie's boyfriend, Ken, which seems to be one of her biggest motives in foiling Barbie's plans. Raquelle is passionate, driven, and knows what she wants, often reigning in Ryan to help her with her schemes.
Ken is Raquelle's crush. Raquelle envies Barbie's relationship with Ken and his friendliness and often tries to show to other characters that she is better, and usually fails.
Raquelle has an unrequited crush on Ken and, in a number of episodes, attempts to prove to him that she would be a better partner then Barbie.
Raquelle is the twin sister of Ryan. She is the more clever (or devious) sibling and will often use her brother's crush on Barbie as a method to get him to do things for her.
Raquelle and Nikki dislike each other, with the latter character seemingly being the only one who notices how mean Raquelle can be. She has yet to fully interact with Teresa and Grace.
Raquelle acts indifferent towards Midge. She sarcastically comments on Midge's finicky needs in Perf Pool Party because she thinks Midge is in love with Ken.
Raquelle and Summer dislike each other, as seen throughout the course of Mall Mayhem. Raquelle goes so far as to lie about her feelings towards Barbie to prove to Summer that she is the better friend. The two may have possibly made up following their harassment by the Mall Cop.
Raquelle's name is an alternative spelling which is also the French spelling of the name Raquel. It is also pronounced the same way.
According to the Chinese dub episodes of the series, Raquelle is the older sibling, as Ryan calls her "Jiějiě", which is the Chinese term for older sister, in the Mandarin dub plenty of times, and in the Chinese Mandarin version of "Doll vs. Dessert", Raquelle calls Ryan "Dìdì", which literally means "younger brother" in Mandarin.
Raquelle's alternate name "Raquel" is also a Spanish and Portuguese version of the Hebrew name/Arabic name, "Rachel".
In the Japanese dubs of the webisodes ofBarbie: Life in the Dreamhouse, her name is Rakeru (ラケル). An alternative spelling is Rakueru (ラクエル). This is the first and only time Raquelle is called a name that is not Raquelle.
She is called ラケル in the show, when spoken in the actual show of the Japanese dubs of Barbie: Life in the Dreamhouse, but in the description of the Japanese dubs especially on the website or web link at Play. Barbie for Life in the Dreamhouse, she is called ラクエル.
Raquelle is usually the villain or antagonist in the show.
Raquelle & Ryan have similar roles to Ann & Alan from Sailor Moon, with the exception of being real siblings and not misguidedly evil. Raquelle crushing on Ken (who loves Barbie) is similar to Ann crushing on Darien (who loves Serena) Ryan crushing on Barbie (who loves Ken) is similar to Alan crushing on Serena (who loves Darian). This fact that the two being siblings in love with a person who is in a couple, to the other sibling loving the other one going out with that person of the opposite sex may or may not be a reference to that.