Raquel Welch Overview:

Legendary actress, Raquel Welch, was born Jo Raquel Tejada on Sep 5, 1940 in Chicago, IL. As of December 2020, Raquel Welch was 80 years old.



She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures. Welch was never nominated for an Academy Award.

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Skydives and Spies in "Fathom"

By Rick29 on May 3, 2018 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Like many males from my generation, I was smitten with during my teenage years. Yes, I had a poster of her on my bedroom wall (well, technically the back of the door). However, it wasn't the famous one showing her as the world's sexiest cave woman in One Million Years, B.C. Instead, my ... Read full article

Happy Birthday

By monty on Sep 5, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Happy Birthday to the sexy superstar as she turns 70 today. And I must say she looks fabulous. She was born Jo Raquel Tejada on September 5, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, the first of three children born to Bolivian Armando Carlos Tejada Urquizo, an aerospace engineer, and his Irish-Amer... Read full article

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Raquel Welch Quotes:

Cop: I don't want to alarm you, ma'am, but there's a killer on the loose.
Kit Forrest: Oh, well if I see one, I'll call you.

Reporter: Señorita, how did you ever get a name like Fathom?
Fathom Harvill: A fathom is six feet. Papa was hoping for a tall son. Papa was disappointed.

Fathom Harvill: The name's Fathom Harvill.
Mike, Owner of Casa Miguel: Fathom? How'd you get a name like Fathom?
Fathom Harvill: It's short for Elizabeth.

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Raquel Welch Facts
She was crowned Miss La Jolla La Jolla and Miss Southern California before dropping out of college in San Diego where she had an acting scholarship, to get married to her high-school sweetheart, James Welch, at 19.

Son Damon Welch married the daughter of England and Yorkshire cricket legend Freddie Trueman.

Auditioned for the role of Mary Ann in "Gilligan's Island" (1964).

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