More a sex goddess than an actress, the statuesque Raquel Welch was one of the most popular celebrities of the s and s. While she appeared in dozens of films, they earned little notice, her success depending almost exclusively on her stature as a buxom pin-up. Born Raquel Tejada on September 5, in Chicago, she began taking dancing lessons as a child and by her teens was already winning beauty contests. At the age of 18 she married high-school sweetheart James Welch; the couple had two children before divorcing in
Welch has long been regarded as a bona fide sex symbol thanks to her appearance in One Million Years B. Raquel Welch by Associated Newspapers Limited And stepping out after her 78th birthday, Welch proved that she is still well deserving of that title as she looked as stunning and sexy as ever. Welch started her day with an effortlessly chic look, sporting a long, flowy white dress, casual flip flops, oversized sunglasses, and a stylish fedora hat while shopping in Los Angeles with her friend. Later on, Welch traded in her casual dress and flip flops for a flattering pair of white wide-legged trousers, stilettos, and a loose-fitting white blouse — but she kept the stylish fedora and shades, creating yet another fashionable ensemble. Over the years, many have questioned whether Welch has undergone cosmetic surgery to maintain her youthful appearance, but Welch has always maintained that a combination of healthy diet and skin care are to thank for her seemingly ageless good looks.
The year-old actress has refused to take all her clothes off on screen or pose naked throughout her career spanning five decades, saying it is the way she has been brought up. She told Piers Morgan on his Life Stories show: You don't do that if you are a certain kind of a woman and that's the kind of woman I was raised to be. I really did want to please him. She eventually posed for his Playboy magazine in , wearing a high-cut red swimsuit, and received her full payment even without the full nudity photo shoot.
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