From the moment she landed her role in Fantastic Voyage and later in One Million Years B.C in 1966, gorgeous Raquel Welch, who will be turning 82 in September of this year, attracted the attention of millions of people worldwide. No one really cared that her character only had three lines of dialogue in the film because it was her stunning appearance in her undergarments that stunned the audience.
“I had no other credentials as an actress outside of that one laughable line of dialogue: ‘Me Loana… You Tumak.’ It felt like I’d stumbled into a booby trap – pun intended. I’m a living proof that a picture speaks a thousand words,” Welch said.
Soon after, images of her in the doe-skin bikini became best-selling posters that turned her into an international sex symbol. Playboy Magazine gave her the title of “the most desirable lady of the decade” in the year 1970 and she truly was one.
Her roles, through which she portrayed strong female characters, helped break the mold of the traditional sex symbol and end Hollywood’s vigorous promotion of the blonde bombshell.
Throughout the years, Welch took part in many films and she even got her own television program called Raquel! Her healthy lifestyle and her passion for yoga resulted in her publishing a book with exercises.
Men’s Health named her second hottest woman of all time in their 2014 issue.
During the last three years, Welch stood out of the limelight and we haven’t seen much of her. Recently, however, she was spotted visiting the J&J Beauty Lounge nail salon in Beverly Hills, a favorite place of the residents of the wealthy neighborhood. The model and actress was caught going through a series of different emotional states while she was having her nails done.
What many noticed is that although she’s still the same stunningly gorgeous woman she has always been, her looks did change over the years and she doesn’t truly resemble her old self.
Most recently Welch appeared in a sitcom titled Date My Dad where she reunited with Robert Wagner on screen, four decades after starring together in The Biggest Bundle of Them All. The same year, 2017, she acted in How to Be a Latin Lover.
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