Remembering Raquel Welch 1940-2023

Hollywood Goddess and Sex Symbol

Remembering Raquel Welch 1940-2023

Raquel Welch, the legendary actress and one of the biggest sex symbols of all time, has passed at age 82 following a short illness. 

The 60’s and 70’s bombshell was born as Jo-Raquel Tejada on September 5, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois.  She got her big break in 1966 film “Fantastic Voyage. Later that same year, she snagged a role in “One Million Years B.C.” she had only three lines in the movie, but images of her in a doe-skin bikini were memorable enough to solidify her role as the sex symbol of her generation. She would star in several iconic films like “Myra Breckinridge,” as the original sexy Devil in “Bedazzled,” “100 Rifles” and “The Three Musketeers” which her performance would win her the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Musical or Comedy in 1974. In 2011, Men’s Health would solidify her sex symbol status by ranking her No. 2 in its “Hottest Women of All Time” and Playboy ranked Welch No. 3 on their “100 Sexiest Stars of the Twentieth Century” list. Raquel Welch passed on February 15th, 2023 at age 82 in her home in Los Angeles. RIP.

By Ken Warren, 2017

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