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Raquel Welch is a Actor and Executive Producer American born on 5 september 1940 at Chicago (USA)

Raquel Welch

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Birth name Jo Raquel Tejada
Nationality USA
Birth 5 september 1940 at Chicago (USA)
Death 15 february 2023 (at 82 years)

Raquel Welch (born Jo Raquel Tejada; September 5, 1940) is an American actress and singer.

She first won attention for her role in Fantastic Voyage (1966), after which she won a contract with 20th Century Fox. They lent her to a British studio, for whom she made One Million Years B.C. (1966). She had only three lines in the film, yet images of her in the doe-skin bikini which she wore became best-selling posters that turned her into a celebrity sex symbol. She later starred in notable films like Bedazzled (1967), Bandolero! (1968), 100 Rifles (1969), and Myra Breckinridge (1970). She made several television variety specials. In late 2008, she became a spokeswoman for Foster Grant's reading glasses campaign, created by Ferrara and Company.

Welch's unique persona on film made her into an icon of the 1960s and 1970s. She carved out a place in movie history portraying strong female characters and breaking the mold of the submissive sex symbol. 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. In 2011, Men's Health ranked her No. 2 in its "Hottest Women of All Time" list.


Welch has been married to:

James Welch (1959–64), publicist and agent; divorced
Patrick Curtis (1967–72), director and producer; divorced
André Weinfeld (1980–90), producer, director and journalist; divorced
Richard Palmer (1999–), separated
Welch is the mother of Damon Welch (born November 6, 1959) and actress Tahnee Welch (born Latanne Rene Welch, December 26, 1961). Tahnee followed her mother's December 1979 example and appeared on the cover of Playboy in the November 1995 issue and in a nude pictorial inside it.

Best films

Animal (1977)
Fantastic Voyage (1966)

Usually with

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Filmography of Raquel Welch (44 films)

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Tortilla Soup, 1h43
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Horror, Romance
Themes Cooking films
Actors Jacqueline Obradors, Héctor Elizondo, Tamara Mello, Elizabeth Peña, Nikolai Kinski, Raquel Welch
Roles Hortensia
Rating66% 3.3471553.3471553.3471553.3471553.347155
Semi-retired Mexican-American chef Martin Naranjo (Héctor Elizondo) shares a suburban Los Angeles home with his three adult daughters. Although he has lost the senses of smell and taste since his wife's death, he still cooks elaborate, multi-course meals for his family and friends. The women humor their father's old-fashioned ways, but each is searching for fulfillment outside the family circle.
The Kid Stays in the Picture, 1h33
Directed by Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen
Origin USA
Genres Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Robert Evans, Eddie Albert, Norma Shearer, Ali MacGraw, Francis Ford Coppola, Catherine Deneuve
Roles Self (archive footage)
Rating72% 3.64533.64533.64533.64533.6453
The book chronicles Evans' rise from childhood to radio star to film star to production chief of Paramount Pictures to independent producer, his marriage to Ali MacGraw, his downfall including his 1980 cocaine bust and implication in the murder of Roy Radin, aka "The Cotton Club Murder", his banishment from Paramount Pictures, and his return to the studio in the early 1990s.
Legally Blonde, 1h36
Directed by Robert Luketic
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Feminist films, Political films
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Matt Davis, Victor Garber, Jennifer Coolidge
Roles Mrs. Windham Vandermark
Rating64% 3.202693.202693.202693.202693.20269
In her senior year at the fictional CULA, girlish sorority president Elle Woods majors in fashion merchandising and is in love with her boyfriend, Warner Huntington III, who will attend Harvard Law School the following year. She excitedly expects him to ask her to marry him, but he breaks up with her instead, saying that he has to be with someone more "serious" if he plans on a career in politics.
Get Bruce!
Get Bruce! (1999)

Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Themes Documentary films about business, Documentary films about the film industry, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Shirley MacLaine, Lily Tomlin, Raquel Welch, Bruce Vilanch
Roles Self
Rating61% 3.098733.098733.098733.098733.09873
The film is a tribute to Bruce Vilanch, who writes material for celebrities who make public appearances, from Oscar hosts and award recipients to Presidents. Villanche's mother and photos of childhood are shown in the film; in Chicago, he writes for the Tribune and then heads West. Whoopi Goldberg, Billy Crystal, Robin Williams, and Bette Midler talk with him and to the camera about working with Bruce, and we also watch Bruce help others prepare for Liz Taylor's 65th birthday, Bill Clinton's 50th birthday, and an AIDS awards banquet where Vilanch lets his emotions show.
What I Did for Love, 1h35
Directed by Jérôme Cornuau
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Ophélie Winter, Jean-Marc Barr, Raquel Welch, Sam Anderson, Philippe Duquesne, Frédéric Bouraly
Roles Jacqueline
Rating40% 2.006112.006112.006112.006112.00611
De retour d'un reportage à l'étranger, Marc, un jeune photographe, trouve sa petite amie dans les bras de son colocataire. Lâché par son rédacteur qui ne lui confie que des reportages sans intérêt, il trouve refuge chez Victor et Alex, un couple d'amis homosexuels.
Chairman of the Board, 1h35
Directed by Alex Zamm
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Sports films, Surfing films
Actors Courtney Thorne-Smith, Bill Erwin, Carrot Top, Jack McGee, Larry Miller, Raquel Welch
Roles Grace Kosik
Rating23% 1.1608651.1608651.1608651.1608651.160865
Edison (Carrot Top) is a poor, failed inventor and surf bum, but soon runs into and befriends wealthy business magnate Armand McMillan (Jack Warden). When Armand passes away shortly thereafter, he leaves Edison the majority of shares in his large invention corporation, and leaves his jealous nephew, his only living relative, Bradford (Larry Miller) only a surfboard. Bradford attempts to derail Edison's success by stealing his formula for glow in the dark, which had not previously existed in the reality of this movie, and sharing it with a consumer who covers himself in it and alleges that Edison's prize invention—a portable TV/TV dinner combo—leaks radiation. When Edison reveals to all that radiation causes sickness and death—but not a literal glowing—and that he had invented the formula for glow in the dark, the company is saved and Edison appoints beau Natalie Stockwell (Courtney Thorne-Smith) to run the company.
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult, 1h23
Directed by David Zucker, Peter Segal
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Prison films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Leslie Nielsen, Priscilla Presley, Fred Ward, George Kennedy, Anna Nicole Smith, Kathleen Freeman
Roles Raquel Welch (uncredited)
Rating64% 3.2497653.2497653.2497653.2497653.249765
Frank Drebin (Leslie Nielsen) has retired from Police Squad and lives a basically happy life with his wife, Jane Spencer-Drebin (Priscilla Presley). It remains "basically happy" because police work has been Frank's meaning of life, and he feels unhappy about not being able to legally take on criminals anymore. Additionally, Jane tries to push him into siring a child, but Frank does not have the courage to go through this yet. It comes as a blessing to him when his old friends Ed Hocken (George Kennedy) and Nordberg (O.J. Simpson) come by and ask for his help in an investigation. The Police Squad has caught wind that a well-known bomber named Rocco Dillon (Fred Ward), who is currently incarcerated, has been hired by a terrorist (Papshmir, known from the first movie) to conduct a major terrorist act against the United States. An important contact, Tanya Peters (Anna Nicole Smith), Rocco's girlfriend, proves to be a dead end, so Drebin is asked to join Dillon undercover in prison, befriend him, and then leak details of the plan to his colleagues. However, the first part of the mission – by pure accident – proves to be extremely taxing; Jane becomes frustrated both at Frank's sudden unwillingness to engage in his marital duties and the suspicion that he is doing police work again, and storms out of the house.
Torch Song
Torch Song (1993)
, 1h29
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Raquel Welch, Jack Scalia, Alicia Silverstone, George Newbern, Laura Innes, Lee Garlington
Roles Paula Eastman
Rating48% 2.437022.437022.437022.437022.43702
Paula Eastman (Raquel Welch) is a Hollywood actress with an alcohol problem. Her career is doing poorly, and she sometimes sleeps with actors and producers to get roles; often, she comes home drunk. Paula changes her manager, and her career improves, but her personal life isn't improving along with it. Owing to her alcoholism, her relationship with her daughter, Delphine (Alicia Silverstone), is strained.
The Flintstones: Hollyrock a Bye Baby
Directed by William Hanna
Genres Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Henry Corden, Frank Welker, Raquel Welch, Betty Jean Ward, Jean Vander Pyl, Kath Soucie
Roles Shelly Millstone (voice)
Rating63% 3.1914753.1914753.1914753.1914753.191475
The Flintstones and the Rubbles go to Hollyrock to visit their children, Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm (who is trying his luck at being a screenwriter), after the former reveals that she and Bamm-Bamm are going to have a baby. During the visit, they drive Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm bananas by telling them what to do now that Pebbles is going to have a baby, even though they can take care of themselves. Meanwhile, Fred and Barney help Bamm-Bamm sell his script, but end up in a mess with a robbery of a giant pearl when it is mistaken for a bowling ball. Big Rock sends his henchmen Rocky and Slick to recover the giant pearl. Fred and Barney manage to get the tickets to a taping of a show at ABC studios in hopes to sell Bamm-Bamm's script. Fred and Barney encounter Shelley Millstone in hopes to have her for Bamm-Bamm's film. It doesn't go well and the security guard is called in to eject them. A chase begins throughout the ABC studios and they eventually get thrown out.
Scandal in a Small Town
Directed by Anthony Page
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Raquel Welch, Ronny Cox, Frances Lee McCain, Mickey Jones, Ernie Lively, Ray Girardin
Roles Leda Beth Vincent
Rating56% 2.819922.819922.819922.819922.81992
Leda Beth Vincent lives in the small town of Shiloh. Her daughter is a high school student who experiences anti-Semitic propaganda in her history class. Leda thinks this is unacceptable and tries to fight the Board of Education.
Animal (1977)
, 1h40
Directed by Claude Zidi
Origin France
Genres Comedy, Action
Themes Films about films
Actors Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raquel Welch, Jane Birkin, Raymond Gérôme, Dany Saval, Charles Gérard
Roles Jane Gardner
Rating64% 3.245983.245983.245983.245983.24598
Mike (Jean-Paul Belmondo) is a stuntman who works with his girlfriend Jane (Raquel Welch). On their wedding day Mike and Jane are forced by producers to do a stunt for a film they are working on. Mike, annoyed doesn't look on the road and crashes the car causing them to end up in a hospital. After they come out Jane doesn't want to talk to Mike so he decides to get her a job in a film in which he is a stunt double for his double who is a star in action pictures but is in fact a wimp.