Raquel Welch Biography

Raquel Welch is an American actress. She first won attention for her role in Fantastic Voyage, after which she won a contract with 20th Century-Fox. They loaned her to a British studio where she made One Million Years B.C.. Although she had only three lines in the film, the doe-skin bikini she wore became a best-selling poster that turned her into an iconic sex symbol and catapulted her to stardom. She later starred in notable films like Bedazzled, Bandolero!, 100 Rifles, and Myra Breckinridge. She made several television variety specials. Welch is, as of 2013, a spokesperson for Foster Grant.

Raquel Welch unique persona on film made her into one the reigning icons of the 60's and 70's. She carved out a place in movie history portraying strong female characters and breaking the mold of the submissive sex symbol. In 1995, Welch was chosen by Empire Magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in Film History. Playboy Magazine named Welch no. 3 on their 100 Sexiest Stars of the Twentieth Century list. In 2011, Men's Health Magazine ranked her no. 2 in its Hottest Women of All Time list. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Raquel Welch
Full Name:
Jo Raquel Tejada
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Actor, Businessperson
Ethnicity:
Irish American, Bolivian American
Date of Birth:
September 5, 1940 (77)
Astrological Sign:
Virgo
Marriages
Raquel Welch Timeline
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