According to a statement released by her manager (Steve Sauer), the veteran actress Raquel Welch who first gained widespread recognition in 1960 has passed away at the age of 82. Beginning her career as a spokesmodel on the variety show “Hollywood Palace” the actress went on to appear in a supporting role in the 1964 Elvis Presley film “Roustabout.”
Two years later, she starred in “Fantastic Voyage” a science fiction film about a team of scientists shrunken and injected into a critically ill man’s body and “One Million Years, B.C.” a prehistoric drama that cast Welch as the cavewoman Loana with photos of her in a fur bikini serving as the foundation of the movie’s marketing campaign and turning her into an international s*x symbol.
What is Raquel Welch’s Cause of Death?
Her family claims she had a quick illness and then died at the age of 82. No other information is available at this time. Her acting career lasted for more than half a century during which she appeared in more than 30 movies and 50 TV shows.
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Welch’s two children, Tahnee and Damon are now adults and will miss their mother dearly. TMZ was the first to break the news that Welch had died.
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