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Raquel Welch Fast Facts:
Won multiple beauty-pageant titles in her teens, including Miss La Jolla and Miss San Diego.
Briefly worked as a weather forecaster at a San Diego TV station.
Had a minor role in the 1964 Elvis Presley film
Auditioned for the role of Mary Ann on
, and was originally slated to play the part, until the show's creator, Sherwood Schwartz, met Dawn Wells.
Breakout film role was as a bikini-clad cavewoman in the 1966 prehistoric fantasy
One Million Years B.C.
, in which she only spoke three words.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1996.
Released a memoir,
Raquel: Beyond the Cleavage
, in 2010.
Raquel Welch Relationships:
James Westley Welch - Ex-husband
Damon Welch - Son
Richard Palmer - Husband (separated)
Josephine Sarah Tejada - Mother
Castillo Tejada - Brother
Tahnee Welch - Daughter
Armand Tejada - Father
Gayle Pate - Sister
Patrick Curtis - Ex-husband
Andre Weinfeld - Ex-husband
Raquel Welch Awards:
1975 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
1988 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
Attended San Diego State College, San Diego, CA
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