On April 1, 2021, the world was shocked to learn that iconic actress, Raquel Welch, had passed away at the age of 82. Welch was known for her beauty, her acting chops, and her long career in Hollywood. Celebrities and fans alike have been paying tribute to the late star, remembering her impact on the entertainment industry.
Raquel Welch was born Jo Raquel Tejada in Chicago, Illinois on September 5, 1940. She was a child of two parents who were both of Spanish descent. She began her career as a dancer in the 1960s, performing in shows such as The Merv Griffin Show and The Hollywood Palace. In 1966, she starred in the cult classic film, One Million Years B.C., which catapulted her to stardom. She went on to star in films such as The Three Musketeers, Bandolero!, and Bedazzled, as well as the TV show, The Wild Wild West.
Welch was celebrated for her beauty and her talent, and she was an inspiration to many. She was an advocate for women’s rights, and she spoke out against sexism in Hollywood. She was also a dedicated mother to her three children, who she raised as a single mother after her divorce in 1982.
In the wake of her passing, celebrities and fans alike have been paying tribute to Raquel Welch. Actress Halle Berry, who was once compared to Welch, took to Twitter to honor the late star, saying, “Raquel Welch was an icon and a trailblazer. She was a symbol of beauty, strength and independence. She will be greatly missed.” Other celebrities, such as Richard Gere and Jamie Lee Curtis, also paid tribute to Welch on social media.
The world has lost an icon, and Raquel Welch will be remembered for her beauty, her talent, and her advocacy for women’s rights. She will be greatly missed, but her legacy will live on.
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