Legendary actress and iconic 1960s sex symbol Raquel Welch has died at the age of 82.
Welch’s TV career kicked off in the mid-1960s with guest spots on popular shows such as The Virginian, McHales’ Navy and Bewitched.
Those led to even bigger fame in 1966 via her back-to-back roles in Fantastic Voyage and One Million Years B.C.
She also starred as the transgendered title role in 1970’s Myra Breckinridge, and scored a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Musical or Comedy in 1974 for her turn as “Constance de Bonacieux” in The Three Musketeers.
TV appearances continued in the 1970s/80s with guest spots on hit shows such as Mork & Mindy, and the TV flicks The Girl’s Back in Town and Right to Die, which earned her another Golden Globe nomination.
In 1981 she starred on Broadway replacing Lauren Bacall in the title role of Woman of the Year. In 1997, she returned to Broadway as a replacement in Victor/Victoria.
Rest in peace Raquel Welch.
Raquel Welch has passed away at the age of 82.
What a life. Rest in peace… pic.twitter.com/Lp0ECK3ugB
— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) February 15, 2023
RIP RAQUEL WELCH (1940-2023) 💔
Here she is at her dazzling best in 1975 singing I’M A WOMAN with CHER. pic.twitter.com/v0Nr69EPF8
— James Leighton (@JamesL1927) February 15, 2023
To the youngster:
Before breast implants and Botox, this is what natural beauties looked like. The one and only Raquel Welch. pic.twitter.com/UK5M7UpP0O
— Abraham Stein (@AbrahamStein8) February 15, 2023