Raquel Welch – One of The Most Beautiful American Actresses Ever

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Birth Name: Jo Raquel Tejada

Date of Birth: September 5, 1940

Place of Birth: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Nationality: American

Origin: Bolivian/American

Occupation: Actress

Height: 5 ft 6 in; 1.68 m

Measurements: 37D-26-36 (in); 94-66-91 (cm)


Welch in one sentence – Raquel was one of the most desired women in the word for decades.

Quotes:

Once you get rid of the idea that you must please other people before you please yourself, and you begin to follow your own instincts - only then can you be successful.

Not everybody is comfortable with my ethnicity. When I first came along in the business, they (20th Century Fox) didn't really like the idea of my name being Raquel.

You can't fake listening. It shows.

Interesting Facts:

  • Raquel was born in 1940 to an American mother and Bolivian father. 
  • She studied ballet from age seven to seventeen but gave it up after her instructor told her that she didn't have the right figure.
  • At age 14, she won a beauty title as Miss Photogenic (she won a number of Miss Titles in her teens).
  • For a while she worked as a cocktail waitress.
  • Raquel starred in many films including: Fantastic Voyage (1966), One Million Years B.C. (1966), Bedazzled (1967), Bandolero! (1968),100 Rifles (1969), and Myra Breckinridge (1970).
  • She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Musical or Comedy for The Three Musketeers (1974).
  • In 1995 she was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Most attractive Stars in film history.
  • In 1996 Raquel dated champion boxer Gary Stretch when she was 56 and he was 31.
  • In 1996 Welch was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Always remember that true beauty comes from within.