Raquel Welch young
September 5, 1940
5 ft 6 in | 168 cm
37-24-36 in | 94-61-91 cm
54 kg | 118 pounds
8 US | 38 EU
Raquel Welch was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States, on September 5, 1940, is an American actress. Young Raquel Welch started her career in beauty contest, she won "Miss Photogenic", "Miss Contour" and "Miss Maid of California".
She began her acting career in local theater productions in San Diego, California.
She made her big screen debut in drama film A House Is Not a Home (1964) in role as Call Girl.
She got her television debut in variety show The Hollywood Palace (1964-1965) in role as Billboard Girl.
Her breakthrough performance came as Loana in British adventure fantasy film One Million Years B.C. (1966).
How to Be a Latin Lover (2017) comedy in role as Celeste Birch, opposite Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek and Kristen Bell
She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her performance as Constance Bonacieux in drama action film The Three Musketeers (1973).
Bandolero! (1968) western with James Stewart and Dean Martin
Fantastic Voyage (1966) science fiction in role as Cora Peterson
Lady in Cement (1968) drama with Frank Sinatra
Myra Breckinridge (1970) comedy with Mae West and Farrah Fawcett
100 Rifles (1969) western with Burt Reynolds
The Wild Party (1975) drama comedy in role as Queenie
The Last of Sheila (1973) mystery thriller opposite James Coburn
Bedazzled (1967) comedy romance with Dudley Moore
Mother Jugs & Speed (1976) black comedy with Bill Cosby and Harvey Keitel
Hannie Caulder (1971) Western opposite Christopher Lee and Ernest Borgnine
A Swingin' Summer (1965) comedy in role as Jeri
She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Emily Bauer in television movie Right to Die (1987).
She starred in CBS television special Raquel! (1970) and From Raquel with Love (1980).
American Family (2002) PBS series in role as Aunt Dora
Central Park West (1996) soap opera in role as Dianna Brock
Welcome to The Captain (2008) CBS sitcom in role as Charlene Van Ark
She played Aunt Lucia in biographical drama television film House of Versace (2013).
Date My Dad (2017) comedy drama television series in role as Rosa
Graduated from La Jolla High School, La Jolla, California (1957).
Studied at San Diego State College.
Has a younger brother and a younger sister.
Her fur/hide bikini which she wore in film One Million Years B.C. (1966) became best selling poster.
She attended ballet classes.
Featured in Playboy magazine (1979).
Modeled for Neiman-Marcus.
Worked as a weather forecaster at television station KFMB in San Diego.
She received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in 1994.
Performed in a nightclub musical in Las Vegas.
She released book and videos "The Raquel Welch Total Beauty and Fitness Program" (1984).
She launched Signature Collection Wigs & Hairpieces in 1998.
She was married to:
Richard Palmer (1999-2003)
André Weinfeld (1980-1990)
Patrick Curtis (1967-1972)
James Welch (1959-1964) they have a son, Damon and a daughter, Tahnee
She dated Nigel Lythgoe (2010-2015), Robert Evans (1976-1977), Alice Cooper (1974-1975) and Steve McQueen (1971).
If you have physical attractiveness, you don't have to act.
I was a bigger-than-life persona before I was anyone in my own mind.
Once you get rid of the idea that you must please other people before you please yourself, and you begin to follow your own instincts - only then can you be successful. You become more satisfied, and when you are, other people will tend to be satisfied by what you do.
I felt like, you know, my presence in the world of cinema had a different meaning than Meryl Streep... There was an impact that was made, but it wasn't the usual.
My father was Bolivian, which makes me half-Bolivian. It's where I got some of my exotic features and certainly my skin tone.
I was lucky that one of my first movies, 'One Million Years B.C.' was made in Europe by a British company. The Brits, and a lot of the rest of Europe, seemed to really love exotic women. The fact that I was American and exotic just made me more appealing to them.