Legendary Hollywood sex symbol Raquel Welch has died.
Her family confirmed the news that she passed away this morning following a
Her first foray into Hollywood came with guest spots on popular television shows like Bewitched, The Virginian and McHale’s Navy.
But Welch shot to stardom for her roles in Fantastic Voyage and One Million Years B.C, becoming one of the industry’s most sought-after stars.
Welch starred (with Mae West) in Myra Breckinridge, a 1970 American comedy film based on Gore Vidal‘s 1968 novel. The picture follows the exploits of Myra Breckinridge (née Myron), a transgender woman. Upon its release, the film drew fiercely negative reviews and was a box office flop. Needless to say in today’s world it is politically incorrect, but at the time pretty ground-breaking for all the wrong reasons.
In the 90s hilariously Welch played herself on Seinfeld starring in a fictitious Broadway musical.
In ’95, Welch was named one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in Film History in an issue of Empire magazine, and was ranked No. 3 in Playboy‘s 100 Sexiest Stars of the 20th Century.
But she wasn’t just another sexy starlet, she could sing dance and act and won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for her role in 1974 The Three Musketeers.
Welch was married four times throughout her life.