25 Raquel Welch Facts To Leave You Breathless!

Raquel Welch, an American actress, is known for her skimpy fur bikini that skyrocketed her to stardom. However, these 25 Raquel Welch facts to leave you breathless will show you there is more to her than meets the eye.

In modern-day Hollywood sex appeal is often associated with nudity. For Welch, that was one thing she was not comfortable with doing. Still, she is widely recognized as being one of the top sex symbols of her era.

Her fight for actors rights and her journey through uncovering her Spanish identity has made Welch a force to be reckoned with.

Discover more about Welch’s interesting life and how she became the Hollywood star she is today.

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Over 100 Magazine Covers


Welch’s popularity and beauty landed her on over 100 magazine covers. 

She has been seen on Cosmopolitan, Life, Vogue, People, Playboy, Harpers, and many other major print publications


Las Vegas Showgirl

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Towards the end of Welch’s career, she put her singing and dancing talents to good use.

She loved the limelight of Las Vegas’s showrooms. Welch starred in shows like Women of the Year and Victor/Victora. 


Welch Sues MGM


After being fired Welch asked to at least be offered another role. However, MGM declined to do so. 

She was determined to have justice served. Welch sued MGM for $24 million dollars for breach of contract. She claims the studio simply used her to get financing and knew all along they were going to fire her for a younger actress.


She was Fired


Welch was fired from the set of Cannery Row in 1981. They claimed she violated her contract by insisting that her hair and makeup be done at home.

Debra Winger, 15 years younger than Welch, replaced her. Welch was infuriated and felt extremely disrespected by MGM. What she did next would impact the union for the actor’s rights.  


Bolivian engineer father


Welch’s father, Armando Carlos Tejada, was an aerospace engineer. He immigrated America when he was just 17 years old.

His ancestry can be traced back to Bolivian located in South America

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