September 5, 1940
February 15, 2023
5 ft 6 in | 167.5 cm
37-22-35 in | 94-56-89 cm
58 kg | 128 lbs
6.5 US | 37 EU
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).
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 was bust-waist-hip 37-22-35 in inches or 94-56-89 in cеntіmеtrеѕ, her bra size was 34C with cup size C.
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
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).