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Raquel Welch is an American actress and singer who rose to fame in the 1960s and 1970s. She is best known for her roles in films such as One Million Years B.C., Bedazzled, and The Three Musketeers. She has also appeared in television shows such as The Muppet Show and The Love Boat. Raquel Welch was born on September 5, 1940, in Chicago, Illinois. She is the daughter of Armando Carlos Tejada and Josephine Sarah Hall. She has two siblings, James and Gayle. Raquel Welch attended the Pacific Beach High School in San Diego, California. She then attended San Diego State University, where she studied drama and theater arts. Raquel Welch began her career as a model and dancer in the 1960s. She made her film debut in the 1966 film Fantastic Voyage. She then went on to star in films such as One Million Years B.C., Bedazzled, and The Three Musketeers. Raquel Welch has been married four times. She was first married to Patrick Curtis from 1959 to 1964. She then married James Welch from 1967 to 1972. She was then married to André Weinfeld from 1980 to 1990. She is currently married to Richard Palmer. Raquel Welch has an estimated net worth of $30 million. She has earned her wealth through her successful acting career.

Popular As Jo Raquel Tejada
Occupation actress,soundtrack,producer
Age 82 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born 5 September, 1940
Birthday 5 September
Birthplace Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Date of death February 15, 2023
Died Place Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality United States

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Raquel Welch Height, Weight & Measurements

At 82 years old, Raquel Welch height is 5′ 6″ .

Physical Status
Height 5′ 6″
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Who Is Raquel Welch's Husband?

Her husband is James Welch (m. 1959-1964) Patrick Curtis (m. 1967-1972) André Weinfeld (m. 1980-1990) Richie Palmer (m. 1999-2004)

Parents Not Available
Husband James Welch (m. 1959-1964) Patrick Curtis (m. 1967-1972) André Weinfeld (m. 1980-1990) Richie Palmer (m. 1999-2004)
Sibling Not Available
Children 2, including Tahnee

Raquel Welch Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Raquel Welch worth at the age of 82 years old? Raquel Welch’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actress. She is from United States. We have estimated Raquel Welch's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.

Spara forte, più forte... non capisco! (1966)$60,000
Bluebeard (1972)$150,000

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As of 2013, celebrity spokesperson for Foster Grant sunglasses since the 1960s.


In 2010 she started a relationship with American Idol (2002) producer Nigel Lythgoe following Lythgoe's split from Priscilla Presley, who was linked to Raquel's ex-husband, Richie Palmer, that same year.


Broke her wrist in a Los Angeles car crash. [August 2003]


Into the millennium she has co-starred in the Hispanic-oriented TV series American Family (2002) and the short-lived comedies Welcome to the Captain (2008) and Date My Dad (2017), along with the movies Tortilla Soup (2001), Legally Blonde (2001), Forget About It (2006) and How to Be a Latin Lover (2017).


Ten months after the large age gap brought her relationship with Gary Stretch to an end, she hooked up with Los Angeles restaurateur Richie Palmer, who is 14 years her junior. Richard left his fiancée, actress Cathy Moriarty for Raquel after they met in October 1997 at Ago, the West Hollywood restaurant owned by Robert De Niro.


Dated champion boxer Gary Stretch when she was 56 and he was 28. 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. [1996]


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


She was one of the pin-ups on the cell in The Shawshank Redemption (1994) (The other two were Rita Hayworth and Marilyn Monroe).


She has even spoofed her own diva image on occasion, most memorably on Seinfeld (1989).


Tahnee went on to take advantage of her own stunning looks as an actress, most notably with her prime role in Cocoon (1985). Off campus, Raquel became a local TV weather girl in San Diego and eventually quit college.


Suffered a mid-trimester miscarriage in February 1983. The baby was due in August.


She planned on making a comeback in Cannery Row (1982), even agreeing to appear topless (which she had never done before), but was suddenly fired during production without notice. She sued MGM for breach of contract and ultimately won a $15 million settlement, but it didn't help her film career and only helped to label her as trouble on a set.


TV movies became a positive milieu for Raquel as she developed sound vehicles for herself such as The Legend of Walks Far Woman (1980) and Right to Die (1987), earning a Golden Globe nomination for the latter project. She also found a lucrative avenue pitching beauty products in infomercials and developing exercise videos à la Jane Fonda. Raquel took advantage of her modest singing and dancing abilities by performing in splashy Las Vegas showroom acts and starring in such plausible stage vehicles as "Woman of the Year" and "Victor/Victoria. " Still a dazzler broaching age 70, Raquel continues to show up here and there and still can turn heads.


Was considered for the title role in Norma Rae (1979) but Sally Field was cast instead (she went on to be nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her performance and won).


She showed definite spark and won a Golden Globe for the swashbuckler The Three Musketeers (1973), and appeared to good advantage in the mystery thriller The Last of Sheila (1973).


Try as she might in such films as Kansas City Bomber (1972) and The Wild Party (1975), which drew some good reviews for her, her sexy typecast gave her little room to breathe. With determination, however, she partly offset this with modest supporting roles in larger ensemble pieces.


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


, however, she caused quite a stir in her groundbreaking sex scenes with black athlete Jim Brown in the "spaghetti western" 100 Rifles (1969), and as the transgendered title role in the unfathomable Myra Breckinridge (1970). Adapted from Gore Vidal novel, she created some unwelcome notoriety by locking horns with 77-year-old diva Mae West on the set. The instant cult movie was a laughingstock to all concerned and certainly didn't help Raquel's attempt at being taking seriously as an actress. Box office bombs abounded.


Was considered for the lead in Barbarella (1968) - that eventually went to Jane Fonda.


In England, she was quite revealing as the deadly sin representing "lust" for the comedy team of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in their vehicle Bedazzled (1967), and as the title secret agent in the sexy spy spoof Fathom (1967). In Italy, she gained some exposure in primarily mediocre vehicles opposite such heartthrobs as Marcello Mastroianni. Back in the U. S.


A new reigning '60s international sex symbol took to the cinematic throne as soon as Raquel Welch emerged from the sea in her purposely depleted, furry prehistoric bikini. Tantalizingly wet with her garb clinging to all the right amazonian places, One Million Years B. C. (1966), if nothing else, captured the hearts and libidos of modern men (not to mention their teenage sons) while producing THE most definitive and best-selling pin-up poster of that time.


Caught in the midst of the "beach party" craze, it's not surprising to find out that her first major film role was A Swingin' Summer (1965), which concentrated more on musical guests The Righteous Brothers and Gary Lewis & The Playboys than on Raquel's outstanding assets. But 20th Century-Fox certainly took notice and signed her up. With her very first film under contract (actually, she was on loan out to Britain's Hammer Studios at the time), she took on the remake of One Million B. C.


She found work providing minor but sexy set decoration on the small screen (Bewitched (1964), McHale's Navy (1962) and The Virginian (1962)) as well as the large screen (Elvis Presley's Roustabout (1964) and Doris Day's Do Not Disturb (1965)).


After a major dry spell following the death of Marilyn Monroe in 1962, the auburn-maned Ms. Welch effortlessly assumed Marilyn's place and forever wiped away the notion that enduring sex goddesses came only in one form -- bottled blonds.

Following the end of her marriage in 1962 (she and Welch didn't divorce until 1964), she packed up her two children and moved to Dallas, Texas, where she modeled for Neiman-Marcus and worked as a barmaid for a time. Regrouping, she returned to California (Los Angeles) and made the rounds of film/TV auditions.


Partly credited with ending Hollywood's run in the late 1960s of promoting the "Blonde Bombshell".


They had two children Damon Welch (born 1959), who later became an actor/production assistant, and actress Tahnee Welch (born 1961).


With her sights set on theater arts, she studied at San Diego State College on a scholarship starting in 1958 and married her first husband, high school sweetheart James Welch, the following year.


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


She was born Jo Raquel Tejada on September 5, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, the first of three children born to Bolivian Armando Carlos Tejada, an aerospace engineer, and his Irish-American wife Josephine Sarah Hall. The family moved to San Diego, California (her father was transferred) when Raquel was only two. Taking dance lessons as a youngster, she grew up to be quite a knockout and nailed a number of teen beauty titles ("Miss Photogenic," "Miss La Jolla," "Miss Contour," "Miss Fairest of the Fair" and "Miss San Diego").

(1940) in the Carole Landis starring role and the rest is history. Raquel remained an international celebrity in her first few years of stardom.


Second husband, producer Patrick Curtis, reportedly was one of several infants who took turns playing the baby of Olivia de Havilland in Gone with the Wind (1939).