Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch

American, Actress
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  • She was placed at number 2 on Men’s Health magazine’s 2011 list of ‘Hottest Women of All Time’ and number 3 on Playboy magazine’s list of ‘100 S*xiest Stars of the Twentieth Century’.
  • She was named after her paternal grandmother, Raquel Urquizo.
  • While at La Jolla High School, she had won the titles of ‘Miss La Jolla’, ‘Miss San Diego’ and ‘Maid of California’.
  • She underwent training in ballet dancing from the age of 7 to 17 but had to give up the pursuit after her instructor told her that she had not developed the perfect figure for it.
  • Born in Chicago, Raquel’s family moved to San Diego, California when she was 2 years old.
  • Born at 2:04pm-CDT
  • Auditioned for the role of Mary Ann in "Gilligan's Island" (1964).
  • Was a former cocktail waitress.
  • 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)
  • Second husband, producer Patrick Curtis reportedly played the baby of Olivia de Havilland in Gone with the Wind (1939).
  • Turned down the lead in Barbarella (1968) - which eventually went to Jane Fonda.
  • Among her many beauty contest titles were "Miss Photogenic", "Miss Contour" and "Miss Maid of California" - all won while she was in her teens.
  • One of the bombshells shown in The Shawshank Redemption (1994). (The other two were Rita Hayworth and Marilyn Monroe.)
  • Mother of Damon Welch.
  • Husband Richard Palmer is a restaurateur.
  • Her father is Bolivian.
  • Profiled in the book "Film Fatales: Women in Espionage Films and Television, 1962-1973" by Tom Lisanti and Louis Paul (McFarland, 2002).
  • Son Damon Welch married the daughter of England and Yorkshire cricket legend Freddie Trueman.
  • Mother of Tahnee Welch.
  • Miss Fairest of the Fair, San Diego, Ca. (1957)
  • 30 August 2003 - Broke her wrist in a Los Angeles car crash.
  • Dated producer Robert Evans with whom she attended Super Bowl (X) at Miami's Orange Bowl in 1976
  • Had a notorious backstage feud with the indomitable Mae West on the set of Myra Breckinridge (1970).
  • Graduated La Jolla High School, La Jolla, California. (1957)
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