Born in 1940, Raquel Welch is an American actress and singer who became famous thanks to a deer skin bikini she wore in the 1966 movie, One Million Years BC. Since then she has appeared in many movies and TV shows. Raquel Welch won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Film for The Three Musketeers (1974).
As vast as her acting career has been, Raquel Welch is perhaps best known for her status as a sex symbol. She has a place in both Empire Magazine and Playboy Magazines’ “Sexiest Movie Stars” lists. Even Time Magazine has Raquel Welch in their “Top 10 Bikinis in Pop Culture” list.
Raquel Welch has been married four times. She was married to James Welch from 1959 to 1964, Patrick Curtis from 1967 to 1972. Andre Weinfeld from 1980 to 1990. She is currently married to Richard Palmer although the two separated in 2008. Raquel Welch and first husband James Welch had two children: son Damon born in 1959 and daughter Tahnee born in 1961.
Raquel Welch has denied ever having undergone plastic surgery and instead attributes her youthfulness to a healthy lifestyle. In 1984 she took her personal knowledge and used it to write a book, The Raquel Welch Total Beauty and Fitness Program. The book focused on a yoga and fitness program as well and beauty and style tips. In conjunction with the book, Raquel Welch also produced a series of fitness videos.
In 2010, at the age of 60, Raquel Welch went on the Oprah Winfrey Show and discussed in detail what makes up her daily regimen. It includes doing yoga, drinking mineral water, and regularly eating fruits and vegetables.
Raquel Welch did admit to taking hormone replacements while going through menopause in her 40s. She found that she was too overwhelmed by drastic mood swings that left her depressed and without energy.
Although Raquel Welch has maintained that she has never undergone plastic surgery, there are many who have persistently speculated otherwise. In comparison between earlier pictures of the actress and later ones, her face is very smooth and might have benefited from botox.
Whether Raquel Welch has indeed had plastic surgery or whether she has been able to age flawlessly from a healthy lifestyle, she is still regarded by many as an everlasting sex symbol.