Raquel Welch

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Jo Raquel Tejada
  • Birth Place: Chicago, IL
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/05/1940, Virgo
  • Profession: Actor
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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 Roustabout.
  • Auditioned for the role of Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island, 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:
  • Patrick Curtis - Ex-husband
  • Andre Weinfeld - Ex-husband
  • Damon Welch - Son
  • James Westley Welch - Ex-husband
  • Richard Palmer - Husband (separated)
  • Josephine Sarah Tejada - Mother
  • Castillo Tejada - Brother
  • Tahnee Welch - Daughter
  • Armand Tejada - Father
  • Gayle Pate - Sister
  • Raquel Welch Awards:
  • 1988 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1975 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended San Diego State College, San Diego, CA

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