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Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch
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Birth Date

September 5, 1940


February 15, 2023


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color

Dark Brown


5 ft 6 in | 167.5 cm

Body Measurements

37-22-35 in | 94-56-89 cm


58 kg | 128 lbs

Bra Size


Shoe size

6.5 US | 37 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Jo Raquel Welch was born in Chicago, Illinois, United States, on September 5, 1940, was an American actress.

Young Raquel Welch first started her career in beauty contest.

She won beauty titles "Miss Photogenic" and "Miss Contour", at the age of 14.

She began her acting career in local theater productions in San Diego, California.

She landed her Broadway debut in a musical "Woman of the Year" (1981-1983) in role as Tess Harding, at Palace Theatre.

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.

Raquel's breakthrough performance came as Loana in adventure fantasy film One Million Years B.C. (1966).

Raquel Welch Height and Weight

How tall was Raquel Welch and what was her weight? Raquel Welch's height was 5' 6" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 167.5 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, her weight was 128 іn pоunds or 58 іn kіlоgrаmѕ.

Raquel Welch Body Measurements

Raquel Welch body measurements was bust-waist-hip 37-22-35 in inches or 94-56-89 in cеntіmеtrеѕ, her bra size was 34C with cup size C.

Best Movies

She won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical for her role as Constance Bonacieux in drama action film The Three Musketeers (1973).

She won the Bronze Wrangler Award for Fictional Television Drama for her role as Walks Far Woman in Western film The Legend of Walks Far Woman (1980).

She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for her role as Emily Bauer in drama movie Right to Die (1987).

Bandolero! (1968) Western as Maria Stoner

Fantastic Voyage (1966) science fiction as Cora Peterson

Lady in Cement (1968) drama as Kit Forrester

Myra Breckinridge (1970) comedy as Myra Breckinridge

100 Rifles (1969) Western as Sarita

The Wild Party (1975) drama comedy as Queenie

The Last of Sheila (1973) mystery thriller as Alice Wood

Bedazzled (1967) comedy romance as Lust / Lilian Lust

Mother Jugs & Speed (1976) black comedy Jennifer "Jugs"

Hannie Caulder (1971) Western as Hannie Caulder

A Swingin' Summer (1965) comedy as Jeri

House of Versace (2013) biographical drama as Aunt Lucia

How to Be a Latin Lover (2017) comedy as Celeste Birch

Best TV Shows

She starred in CBS television special Raquel! (1970) and From Raquel with Love (1980).

American Family (2002) PBS series as Aunt Dora

Central Park West (1996) CBS soap opera as Dianna Brock

Welcome to The Captain (2008) CBS sitcom as Charlene Van Ark

Date My Dad (2017) Up TV comedy drama series as Rosa


Graduated from La Jolla High School, La Jolla, California (1957).

Studied at San Diego State College.

She also attended ballet classes.

Had younger brother, James "Jim" Stanford and younger sister, Gayle Carole.

Had Bolivian and English ancestry.

She won beauty titles Miss La Jolla and Miss San Diego – the Fairest of the Fair – at the San Diego County Fair.

Raquel's fur/hide bikini which she wore in film One Million Years B.C. (1966) became best selling poster.

She played Victoria Grant / Victor Grazinski in a musical "Victor/Victoria" (1997), at Marquis Theatre.

She performed one-woman nightclub musical act in Las Vegas.

Featured in Playboy magazine (1979).

Modeled for Neiman-Marcus.

Become the face of MAC Cosmetics Beauty Icon series in 2007.

She worked as a weather forecaster at television station KFMB in San Diego.

She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame located on 7021 Hollywood Boulevard in 1994.

She released book and videos "The Raquel Welch Total Beauty and Fitness Program" (1984).

She launched Signature Collection Wigs & Hairpieces in 1998.

She won the CinEuphoria Career - Honorary Award in 2019.

Raquel died on February 15, 2023, at the age of 82.


She was married to:

Richard Palmer (1999-2003)

André Weinfeld (1980-1990)

Patrick Curtis (1967-1972)

James Welch (1959-1964) they had a son, Damon Welch and a daughter, Latanne Rene "Tahnee" Welch


She dated Nigel Lythgoe (2010-2015), Robert Evans (1976-1977), Alice Cooper (1974-1975), Steve McQueen (1971) and Sean Connery (1966).