Raquel Welch is a pop culture icon. The movie in question is One Million Years B. Marrying her high school sweetheart and giving birth to two children, nobody would have thought Welch would become such a sex symbol in the Swinging Sixties — until she did. It's been nearly 60 years since the '60s, so keep on scrolling to find out what's happened to Raquel Welch since. It's funny that One Million Years B.
27 Raquel Welch Pictures Of The Sex Symbol Who Broke The Mold
Likely your grandfather or father's first celebrity crush, eternal sex symbol Raquel Welch turns 77 years old on Tuesday. Born Jo Raquel Tejada on Sept. She graduated high school in , becoming pregnant a year later and marrying her high school sweetheart James Welch. Her career didn't exactly skyrocket, as you can see.
Hollywood sex symbol Raquel Welch has revealed why she has never stripped off. The year-old actress has refused to take all her clothes off on screen or pose naked throughout her career spanning five decades, saying it is the way she has been brought up. She told Piers Morgan on his Life Stories show: "I am my father's daughter and that's just not the way you behave. You don't do that if you are a certain kind of a woman and that's the kind of woman I was raised to be. I really did want to please him.
Born Jo-Raquel Tejada in to a Bolivian father and an American mother in Chicago, actress Raquel Welch didn't initially aspire to the movie stardom and sex symbol status she ultimately achieved. Her first love was actually ballet. Ever since the image of her in a fur bikini from her breakout film One Million Years B. However, this Golden Globe-winning actress who The New York Times called "a marvelous breathing monument to womankind" was never a typical starlet. Instead, she said, "I think the reason my image made such an impact is that I was an early female action heroine.