Raquel Welch is an American actress and singer who first gained recognition for her role in the 1966 film Fantastic Voyage. She became international sex symbol after she appeared scantily clad in a sheepskin bikini in the 1966 film One Million Years B.C. Her other well-known films include Bedazzled, Bandolero!, Myra Breckinridge, 100 Rifles, Fathom, Legally Blonde and The Oldest Profession. Born Jo Raquel Tejada on September 5, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, her father, Armando Carlos Tejada Urquizo, was an aeronautical engineer, and her mother, Josephine Sarah, was of English ancestry. She performed ballet for 10 years. After graduating from La Jolla High School in La Jolla, California in 1958, she studied at San Diego State College on a scholarship. She worked as a model, waitress and television weather girl before making her film debut in 1964. She has been married four times. She has a daughter named Tahnee and a son named Damon, with her former husband, James Westley Welch.
Raquel Welch Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 5 September 1940
Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Birth Name: Jo Raquel Tejada
Nicknames: Miss Fairest of the Fair, Miss La Jolla
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Occupation: Actress, Singer
Religion: Roman Catholic
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Raquel Welch Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 121 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 55 kg
Height in Feet: 5′ 6″
Height in Meters: 1.68 m
Body Shape: Inverted triangle
Body Build/Type: Voluptuous
Body Measurements: 37-24-36 in (94-61-91 cm)
Breast Size: 37 inches (94 cm)
Waist Size: 24 inches (61 cm)
Hips Size: 36 inches (91 cm)
Bra Size/Cup Size: 34C
Feet/Shoe Size: 6.5 (US)
Dress Size: 4 (US)
Raquel Welch Family Details:
Father: Armando Carlos Tejada Urquizo (Aerospace engineer, Bolivian)
Mother: Josephine Sarah Hall (Mayflower descendant)
Spouse/Husband: Richard Palmer (m. 1999-2008), André Weinfeld (m. 1980-1990), Patrick Curtis (m. 1967-1972), James Westley Welch (m. 1959-1964)
Children: Tahnee Welch (Daughter), Damon Welch (Son)
Siblings: Castillo Tejada (Brother), Gayle Tejada (Younger Sister), James Tejada (Younger Brother)
Raquel Welch Education:
La Jolla High School, La Jolla, CA
San Diego State University
Raquel Welch Facts:
*She was born on September 5, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois.
*She was named after her paternal grandmother.
*She debuted in the 1964 film A House is Not a Home.
*In 1995, she was placed at #18 in the list of ‘100 Sexiest Stars in film history’ by Empire magazine.
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