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Raquel Welch

Actress Raquel Welch
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Full Name: Jo Raquel Tejada
Profession: Actress

United States of America

Biography: First won attention for her role in "Fantastic Voyage", after which she won a contract with 20th Century-Fox, but is perhaps most recognized for her role in "One Million Years B.C.". Although she had only three lines in the film, the doe-skin bikini she wore became a best-selling poster that turned her into an iconic sex symbol and catapulted her to stardom.

Born: September 5, 1940
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Age: 81 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo

Married Life

  • 1959-05-08 Aspiring American actress Raquel Tejada (18) weds high school sweetheart James Welch; divorce in 1964 - she keeps his name (Raquel Welch)
  • 1967-02-14 Actress Raquel Welch (26) weds director Patrick Curtis in Paris
  • 1980-07-05 Actress Raquel Welch (39) weds producer AndrĂ© Weinfeld
  • 1999-07-17 Actress Raquel Welch (58) weds Richard Palmer in Beverly Hills, California

Historical Events

  • 1966-11-24 The cult classic "One Million Years B.C.", starring Raquel Welch, is released 1st in West Germany

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