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Jo Raquel Welch (Tejada)

Also Known As: "Raquel Welch"
Birthplace: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
Death: February 15, 2023 (82)
At home, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States (Heart failure and Alzheimer's dease)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Armando Carlos Tejada-Urquizo and Josephine Sarah Esterly
Ex-wife of Private; Patrick Curtis; André Weinfeld and Private
Mother of Tahnee Welch and Private
Sister of Private and Private

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About Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch was an American actor.

Welch first won attention for her role in Fantastic Voyage (1966), after which she won a contract with 20th Century Fox. They lent her contract to the British studio Hammer Film Productions, for whom she made One Million Years B.C. (1966). Although she had only three lines of dialogue in the film, images of her in the doe-skin bikini became best-selling posters that turned her into an international sex symbol. She later starred in Bedazzled (1967), Bandolero! (1968), 100 Rifles (1969), Myra Breckinridge (1970) and Hannie Caulder (1971). She made several television variety specials.

Through her portrayal of strong female characters, which helped in her breaking the mold of the traditional sex symbol, Welch developed a unique film persona that made her an icon of the 1960s and 1970s. Her rise to stardom in the mid-1960s was partly credited with ending Hollywood's vigorous promotion of the blonde bombshell. She won a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Musical or Comedy in 1974 for her performance in The Three Musketeers. She was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in Television Film for her performance in the film Right to Die (1987). In 1995, Welch was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars in Film History". Playboy ranked Welch No. 3 on their "100 Sexiest Stars of the Twentieth Century" list. (Wikipedia, CC BY-SA)

Cremated by Gorman Mortuary Inc. Ashes provided to Tahnee Welch.


  • "Raquel Welch." Wikipedia, revision of 15 February 2023. < link > Accessed 15 February 2023.
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Raquel Welch's Timeline

September 5, 1940
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
December 26, 1961
San Diego, San Diego County, California, United States