Raquel Welch, an American actress, was known for her skimpy fur bikinis that catapulted her to stardom. She was born to Raquel Tejada on September 5, 1940.
Growing up in Chicago, Raquel Welch's classmates couldn't pronounce her name, so they called her "Rocky".
Before hitting the big time, Welch worked as a cocktail waitress and weather forecaster before landing a one-woman musical act in Las Vegas.
Raquel Welch became a household name after starring as Loana in the 1966 ultra-campy prehistoric fantasy film, One Million Years BC.
After taking the world by storm wearing "Mankind's First Bikini," Welch struggled to accept her role as a sex symbol and the stereotypes that went with it.
During his heyday, there were persistent urban legends told about the lengths Welsh went to achieve his near-perfect looks and figure.
Welch was married and divorced four times, dating Hollywood leading men such as Steve McQueen and Warren Beatty.
During her career, she developed a reputation as a notorious diva, most famous for her feud with co-stars Mae West and Farrah Fawcett on the set of the 1970 film Myra Breckinridge.
After her film career ended, Welch released a series of popular workout and yoga videos and became the face of MAC Cosmetics.
After a long life journey, Raquel Welch died on 15th Feb, 2023 in Los Angeles after a “brief illness”.
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