An icon remembered. Raquel Welch, one of Hollywood’s most enduring beauties, has died at age 82. Born in Chicago in 1940, Raquel kicked off her career with a small role in the 1964 film A House is Not A Home, where she played a call girl. She skyrocketed to international fame with two 1966 roles: Fantastic Voyage and One Million Years B.C. Her part in the latter turned her into a sensation and a sex symbol, due to her tiny fur bikini, which became a popular poster, even though her character only had three lines.
Raquel continued acting through the 20th Century and into the 2000s. Her most recent roles came in 2017, when she played Rosa in Date My Dad and How To Be A Latin Lover, where she played Celeste.
The bombshell died at age 82 on Feb. 15, 2023, following a brief illness, as reported by TMZ. She was married four times, and is survived by her two children, Tahnee and Damon Welch.
Raquel will always be an icon to us. Pay tribute to the late beauty with a look back at her best photos over the years.