Raquel Welch - Famous Actor

Raquel Welch Net Worth


Raquel Welch’s net worth at the time of her death was $40 million. She became famous after appearing in an iconic deer skin bikini in One Million Years B.C. and broke the mold of blonde bombshell starlets of ’50s Hollywood.

Key facts:

  • Raquel Welch was an American actress, singer, model, and businesswoman.
  • She became the ultimate sex icon of the 197s after appearing in an iconic deer skin bikini in One Million Years B.C. (1966).
  • Despite her limited critical success with big screen acting, she's credited with being the first non-blonde Hollywood sex symbol and ushered in a new kind of ideal for the archetypal sex icon.
  • She took a couple of notably controversial roles, including playing a transsexual character in the movie Myra Breckinridge.
  • She caught the attention of producer Saul David's wife, and David recommended her to 21st Century Fox.

Basic Information About Raquel Welch

Full NameRaquel Welch
CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor, Businessperson
Net worth$40,000,000
Date of birth1940-09-05
Place of birthChicago
Date of death2023-02-15 (aged 82)
NationalityUnited States of America
EducationLa Jolla High School in California
Curiosities and TrademarksAuburn hair
Voluptuous figure
Seductive deep voice
FatherArmando Tejada Urquizo
MotherJosephine Sarah
SpouseRichie Palmer - (17 JulyΒ 1999 - 2004)Β (divorced)
AndrΓ© Weinfeld - (5 JulyΒ 1980 - 27 AugustΒ 1990)Β (divorced)
Patrick Curtis - (14 FebruaryΒ 1967 - 6 JanuaryΒ 1972)Β (divorced)
8 May - James Westley Welch (Β 1959 - 1964)Β (divorced)Β (2 children)
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ Instagram β†—οΈŽ Twitter β†—οΈŽ Facebook β†—οΈŽ Imdb

What Movie Awards did Raquel Welch win?


Golden Globe

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Raquel Welch awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Golden Globe - Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or MusicalWinnerThe Three Musketeers1975
Oscar - Best Actress in a Supporting RoleWinnerCactus Flower1970

Raquel Welch roles

Movie / Series Role
Legally BlondeMrs. Windham Vandermark
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final InsultRaquel Welch (uncredited)
Fantastic VoyageCora
How to Be a Latin LoverCeleste
One Million Years B.C.Loana
The Three MusketeersConstance de Bonacieux
BedazzledLust / Lilian Lust
Myra BreckinridgeMyra Breckinridge
Hannie CaulderHannie Caulder
100 RiflesSarita
8 Simple Rules... for Dating My Teenage DaughterJackie 1 episode, 2004
BewitchedStewardess 1 episode, 1964
Spin CityAbby / ... 3 episodes, 1997-2000
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanDiana Stride 1 episode, 1995
Made in HollywoodSelf 1 episode, 2017
Access HollywoodSelf 1 episode, 2017
CSI: MiamiVina Navarro 1 episode, 2012
Evening ShadeCynthia Gibson 1 episode, 1993
The VirginianSaloon Girl 1 episode, 1964
Saturday Night LiveJane Russell / ... 1 episode, 1976
Sabrina the Teenage WitchVesta 1 episode, 1996
McHale's NavyLt. Wilson 1 episode, 1964
SeinfeldRaquel Welch 1 episode, 1997
The TalkSelf - Guest / ... 3 episodes, 2013-2017
The Muppet ShowSelf - Special Guest Star 1 episode, 1978
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoSelf - Guest 2 episodes, 1995-1996
The Dick Cavett ShowSelf - Guest 3 episodes, 1970-1972
The Oprah Winfrey ShowSelf - Guest 1 episode, 2010
Laugh-InGuest Performer 1 episode, 1971
The Maury Povich ShowSelf 1 episode, 1996
Late Night with Conan O'BrienSelf - Guest 1 episode, 1996

Raquel Welch's Movie/Shows Salary

Movie / Series Salary
Spara forte, piΓΉ forte... non capisco!Β (1966)$60,000
BluebeardΒ (1972)$150,000

Raquel Welch's Quotes

  • Once you get rid of the idea that you must please other people before you please yourself, and you begin to follow your own instincts - only then can you be successful. You become more satisfied, and when you are, other people will tend to be satisfied by what you do.
  • Being a sex symbol was rather like being a convict. The mind is an erogenous zone.
  • [In 1973] I couldn't stand that my husband was being unfaithful. I am Raquel Welch - understand?
  • Americans have always had sex symbols. It'a time-honored tradition and I'm flattered to have been one. But it's hard to have a long, fruitful career once you've been stereotyped that way. That's why I'm proud to say I've endured.
  • [on Mae West] I do think she was a spectacular talent. There's no question she was a comedic genius, but I did, in person, actually feel like she was some kind of a dockworker in drag.

Raquel Welch's photos

Interesting Facts about Raquel Welch

  1. Graduated from La Jolla High School, La Jolla, California at age 16. [June 1957]
  2. Miss Fairest of the Fair, San Diego, Ca. [1957]
  3. Mother of Damon Welch and Tahnee Welch.
  4. Born at 2:04pm-CDT.
  5. Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#18). [1995]
  6. Of Spanish descent through her Bolivia-born father's side. (Her father, Armando Carlos Tejada-Urquizo, was only Bolivian via nationality, but his ethnicity was Spaniard, from a long lineage of Europeans from Spain.).
  7. Was considered for the lead in Barbarella (1968) - that eventually went to Jane Fonda.
  8. Estranged husband Richie Palmer owns the Mulberry Street Pizzeria in Beverly Hills.
  9. She was fired from Cannery Row (1982) and replaced by Debra Winger. She then sued Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and won a $10 million judgment.
  10. Among her many beauty contest titles were "Miss Photogenic", "Miss Contour" and "Miss Maid of California" - all won while she was in her teens.
  11. Broke her wrist in a Los Angeles car crash. [August 2003]
  12. Mentioned in the theme song of the 1980s television series The Fall Guy (1981).
  13. Had a notorious backstage feud with the indomitable Mae West on the set of Myra Breckinridge (1970).
  14. Auditioned for the role of Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island (1964).
  15. Has a stepson, Richie Palmer Jr., born 1989.
  16. Worked as a cocktail waitress, TV weather girl and fashion model before acting.
  17. Her third ex-husband, AndrΓ© Weinfeld, had a property on the private island of Mustique.
  18. Dated football player Joe Namath; Paramount executive Robert Evans; actors Warren Beatty, Richard Burton and Sean Connery; musicians Bob Dylan and Alice Cooper; and costume designers Bob Moore Jr. and Ron Talsky.
  19. Son Damon Welch married the daughter of England and Yorkshire cricket legend Fred Trueman.
  20. She was one of the pin-ups on the cell in The Shawshank Redemption (1994) (The other two were Rita Hayworth and Marilyn Monroe).

Additional information of Raquel Welch

Lucky Number10
Lucky StoneSapphire
Lucky ColorGreen
Best Match for MarriageTaurus, Capricorn
DivorceJames Welch
Patrick Curtis
AndrΓ© Weinfeld
Richard Palmer
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorLight Brown

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