Raquel Welch has died at the age of 82. She often credited with paving the way for modern day action heroines in Hollywood films. Welch was a divorced mother-of-two before coming to California to win her first acting break.
She became an international sex symbol after her breakout role in the 1966 film One Million Years B.C. She also received a Golden Globe and publish a memoir in 2010. This is her life in pictures.
She appears in the 1966 science fiction adventure film Fantastic Voyage with actor Stephen Boyd.
She quickly rose to stardom as Loana in One Million Years B.C.
Welch met Queen Elizabeth II at a royal film performance
A promotional photo for the 1971 western “Haddie Caulder.”
With Michael York (left) and Simon Ward in the 1973 Richard Lester comedy “The Three Musketeers.”
Ms. Welch and Cher sing a duet of the song “I’m a Woman” on “The Cher Show” in 1975.
Outside Broadway’s Palace Theater in 1982, when she was the star of “Woman of the Year.”
takes a bow onstage after her performance in “Woman of the Year.”Credit...
Welch also played a transgender star in the 1970 comedy Myra Breckinridge
In 1996, she was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame