The Lovely and Talented Raquel Welch

A look back at the timeless bombshell's captivating career.

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    Life of a Sex Symbol

    She broke out in Hollywood with her first big film, the 1966 caveman romp "One Million Years B.C." And at 71, Raquel Welch is still smokin'!Check out these hot shots of the film legend, spanning all the way back to her days as a young bathing beauty.(REUTERS)
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    'Beyond the Cleavage' Book Cover

    The star released her biography through Weinstein Books in March of this year.
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    Raquel Welch Headshot

    The stunner is on her fourth marriage, to Richard Palmer. However, the couple has reportedly separated.(AP)
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    Raquel Welch in 2003

    Born in Chicago to an American mother and a Bolivian father, Jo Raquel Tejada eventually made her way to Hollywood by way of San Diego and Dallas.Raquel has two children, Damon, and Latanne (now Tahnee), from her first marriage to James Welch.(AP)
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    'Legally Blonde' Premiere

    She's still got it! Welch poses during the premiere of "Legally Blonde" in Los Angeles on June 26, 2001.(REUTERS)
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    Raquel Welch in 2000

    As a businesswoman, Welch has had success with her signature line of wigs.(AP)
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    Hollywood Star

    The actress poses in front of her newly unveiled star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame along Hollywood Boulevard during ceremonies on June 8, 1996.(REUTERS)
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    Raquel and Kermit

    Raquel poses with muppet Kermit the Frog, many years ago.
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    Raquel Welch

    80s TV credits include "From Raquel with Love," "Right to Die," and "Scandal in a Small Town." 
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    Raquel Welch in a Disco Dress

    During the 70s, Welch starred in movies like "The Three Musketeers" and "Mother, Jugs & Speed."
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    1979 'Playboy' Cover

    The sex symbol in her element.
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    Raquel Welch in a Serape

    In 1974, Welch won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Musical or Comedy for "The Three Musketeers." She was also nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in the TV drama "Right to Die."
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    Raquel Welch at the Beach

    The bombshell in a classic bikini shot.
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    Raquel Welch with a Car

    Welch was one of the leading sex symbols of the 1960s and 1970s.
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    Raquel Welch in a Red Suit

    "Playboy" called Raquel the "Most Desired Woman" of the 1970s.
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    Patriotic Raquel Welch

    Raquel poses in a star-spangled ensemble.
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    Raquel Welch Sunbathing

    The actress played lust incarnate in the hit film "Bedazzled."
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    'One Million Years B.C.'

    Her publicity still from the hit 1966 movie became a bestselling poster!
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    Young Raquel Welch

    Welch started out as a weather forecaster in San Diego at the TV station KFMB. After getting divorced, she took her kids to Dallas, where she worked as a cocktail hostess. Eventually, she moved to L.A. and started auditioning for movies. And the rest is history!
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