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The Heartbreaking Death Of Raquel Welch
Lifestyle News
Raquel Welch, famous for films like “One Million Years B.C.,” “Fantastic Voyage,” and “100 Rifles,” passed away at the age of 82 on February 15, 2023. The actress suffered a short illness before her passing and is survived by two children, her daughter, Latanne “Tahnee” Welch, and her son, Damon Welch.
Raquel Welch was born Jo Raquel Tejada in Chicago, Illinois, on September 5, 1940, and when the aspiring actress moved to Hollywood in 1963, she quickly found success, debuting in the 1964 Elvis Presley film “Roustabout.” Welch later appeared scantily clad in the film “One Million Years B.C.,” cementing her image as a sex symbol.
Welch went on to have a successful Hollywood career, and she even made her Broadway debut in 1981 with the play “Woman of the Year.” Despite her fame, Welch refused to succumb to the pressures of Hollywood, declining to change her name to Debbie because Raquel was considered “too exotic,” and openly honoring her Bolivian heritage.