Raquel Welch dead: ‘Fantastic Voyage’ actress and sex symbol was 82

The entertainment world is mourning the loss of a beloved Hollywood icon, Raquel Welch, who passed away at the age of 82.

The actress, who was best known for her roles in “Fantastic Voyage,” “One Million Years B.C.,” and “Bedazzled,” was a sex symbol of the 1960s and 1970s. She received a Golden Globe nomination for her performance in “The Three Musketeers” in 1974 and was nominated for a Grammy Award for her performance in the “Fantastic Voyage” soundtrack.

Welch was born Jo Raquel Tejada in Chicago in 1940. She began her career as a model before transitioning to television and film. Her breakout role came in 1966 when she starred in the sci-fi classic “Fantastic Voyage,” which earned her a Golden Globe nomination.

She continued to appear in films throughout the 1970s, including “Myra Breckinridge” and “The Prince and the Pauper.” She also had a successful career in television, appearing in series such as “The Muppet Show,” “The Love Boat,” and “The New Adventures of Wonder Woman.”

In addition to her acting career, Welch was also an author and a fashion icon. She wrote two books, “Raquel: Beyond the Cleavage” and “Raquel: Total Beauty and Fitness,” and was a spokeswoman for beauty and fashion products.

Welch was married three times and had two children. She is survived by her son Damon Welch and her daughter Tahnee Welch.

Her death has been met with an outpouring of love and admiration from fans and fellow actors. She will be remembered as an iconic Hollywood star and a pioneering woman in the entertainment industry.






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