Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch

[1996] Dated champion boxer Gary Stretch when she was 56 and he was 31. Gary was younger than her two children, Damon Welch and Tahnee Welch. Raquel was also born the same year as Gary's father, Ron Stretch. Their brief romance ended because of their age difference.

[c. 1973] Ex-girlfriend of costume designer Ron Talsky, who also designed her clothes for the films Kansas City Bomber (1972) and The Last of Sheila (1973).

30 August 2003 - Broke her wrist in a Los Angeles car crash.

Among her many beauty contest titles were "Miss Photogenic", "Miss Contour" and "Miss Maid of California" - all won while she was in her teens.

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

Born at 2:04pm-CDT

Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#18). [1995]

Ex-stepmother of Damon Curtis.

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

Had a notorious backstage feud with the indomitable Mae West on the set of Myra Breckinridge (1970).

Has a home on the private island of Mustique

Has American ancestry on her mother's side, dating back to both John Quincy Adams and the Mayflower. Her father immigrated from La Paz, Bolivia at age 17. His ancestry can be traced back to Armando Carlos Tejada Urquizo, a Bolivian of Spanish descent.

Her father is Bolivian.

Her former assistant was Polly Brown.

Her younger brother is Castillo Tejada.

Her younger sister, Gail, is an ovarian cancer survivor.

Husband Richard Palmer is a restaurateur. The couple are now separated.

In 1970, she accepted the Oscar for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" on behalf of Goldie Hawn, who wasn't present at the awards ceremony

Measurements: 37C-22 1/2-35 1/2 (measured in 1967), 37-23 1/2-35 1/2 (from 1980 fitting), 37D-26-36 (@ age 43 in 1985), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)

Mentioned in the theme song of the 1980s TV hit "The Fall Guy" (1981).