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.

HONORS and AWARDS:

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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:

Sergi Serapkin: Please sit down, Miss...?
Fathom Harvill: Harvill. Fathom Harvill. Please don't ask me how I got the name Fathom.
Sergi Serapkin: Let me guess. Your father wanted a very tall son. Or you were named after wealthy relatives. Or as a child, you were very deep.
Fathom Harvill: Two out of three, that's not bad.


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.


Fathom Harvill: I don't make a habit of murdering people I haven't been introduced to.


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Raquel Welch Facts
She was fired from Cannery Row (1982) and replaced by Debra Winger. She then sued MGM and won a $10 million judgement.

Was named "The Worst Actress of All Time" in Harry Medved and Michael Medved's 1980 book "The Golden Turkey Awards", beating out Candice Bergen, Mamie Van Doren, and even Vera Ralston. Interestingly, her co-star in Bluebeard (1972), Richard Burton, was named "The Worst Actor of All Time" in the same book.

Graduated La Jolla High School, La Jolla, California at age 16. [1957]

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