Raquel Welch (Actress), born on September 5, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Raquel Welch's age 81 years & Zodiac Sign Virgo, nationality American (by birth) & Race/Ethnicity is White. Let's check, How Tall is Raquel Welch?
Raquel Welch Bio
Raquel Welch Height
5 Feet 6.5 Inches (168.91 cm)
|Height & Weight|
|Height (in Feet-Inches)||5 Feet 6.5 Inches|
|Height (in Centimeters)||168.91 cm|
|Weight (in Kilograms)||54 kg|
|Weight (in Pounds)||121.25 lbs|
Raquel Welch Body Measurements
Raquel Welch's full body measurements are 38 inches (96.52 cm) - 36D - 26 inches (66.04 cm) - 37 inches (93.98 cm) .
|Measurements||38-26-37 inches/ 96.52-66.04-93.98 cm|
|Bust Size||38 inches (96.52 cm)|
|Waist Size||26 inches (66.04 cm)|
|Hips Size||37 inches (93.98 cm)|
Bio And Wiki
Raquel Welch is one of the most famous and trending Actress in the whole world right now. Raquel Welch was born on September 5, 1940, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. She was born Jo Raquel Tejada, but is best known as Raquel Welch.
Family, Childhood, and Education
Her father was a Bolivian aeronautical engineer, Armando Tejada Urquizo, and her mother was Irish American, Josephine Sarah. They moved to San Diego, California, when Raquel was just about two. She attended and subsequently graduated from La Jolla High School in California. Her parents divorced later.
Raquel had graduated, with honors, from the La Jolla High School in San Diego, California in 1958.
She also started winning local pageants including the title of Miss Photogenic and Miss Contour at the age of 14. While attending school, she has crowned ‘Miss Fairest of the Fair’ in the San Diego County Fair. She initially wanted to be a ballerina but gave up when her trainer told her that she did not have the right body for ballet.
Her first major film was ‘A Swingin’ Summer’ where she played the role of Jeri. The movie was a comedy and she also made her singing debut with it. A year after that, she starred in her second major film, the 1966 science fiction ‘Fantastic Voyage’. In 1966, she appeared in the adventure/fantasy film ‘One Million Years B.C.’ She appeared as the lead in the film which was set in a fictional age of cavemen and dinosaurs. This role proved to be a life-changer for Raquel and established her as the American sex symbol of the 1960s and 1970s.
She starred in the 1967 British spy film ‘Fathom’. She played the lead role of Fathom Harvill, a skydiver who recovers an atomic triggering mechanism. In the next few years, she was cast in major projects including one alongside Robert Wagner in the 1968 crime film, ‘The Biggest Bundle of Them All’ and in films like ‘Bedazzled’, ‘Lady in Cement’, ‘Flareup’, and ‘Bandolero!’. The 1970 film, ‘The Beloved (a.k.a. Sin)’ starred Raquel as a beautiful but frustrated housewife who starts an affair and then plans her husband’s murder. In the same year, she was cast in and as ‘Myra Breckinridge’, a comedy film based on Gore Vidal’s novel of the same name. During this period, she played a series of versatile roles which garnered her positive attention from the audience.
She appeared in the 1971 film ‘Hannie Caulder’, where she played a gang-rape victim who takes revenge on her rapists. She then starred alongside Richard Burton in the 1972 film ‘Bluebeard’. She played K.C. Carr in the MGM film ‘Kansas City Bomber’ which was directed by Jerrold Freedman and released in 1972. She was also a part of the ‘Musketeers’ film series that was released in 1973-74. She played Constance Bonacieux in these films and won several accolades for her performance.
She was cast alongside James Coco in the 1975 film, ‘The Wild Party, where she played Queenie. She played a role in the TV film ‘The Legend of Walks Far Woman’ that aired on NBC, alongside Bradford Dillman. She has also made notable contributions to television in films like ‘Right to Die’, ‘Scandal in a Small Town’, and ‘Torch Song’. Her recent ventures include ‘How to Be a Latin Lover’. The film was released in April 2017 and it was a success.
She appeared on Broadway in ‘Victor/Victoria’ and ‘Woman of the Year’ from 1997 to 1982. She was the face of Lux Soaps, Foster Grant sunglasses, and her line of signature wigs collection and HAIRuWEAR extensions. She also launched a Beauty and Fitness Program book and yoga videos. She also has her own jewelry and skincare line. Welch released a dance single ‘This Girl’s Back in Town.’
In 2010, Raquel also published her autobiography titled ‘Raquel: Beyond the Cleavage.’
Relationship/ Affairs And Children’s/ Son
Raquel Welch married James Welch, her high school sweetheart on May 8, 1959. However, they soon separated and divorced in 1964. In 1967, she married producer Patrick Curtis and the pair divorced him in 1972.
Additionally, she was also married to André Weinfeld for 10 years from 1980 to 1990. She wed Richard Palmer in 1999 but the relationship came to an end and she separated from him in 2008.
Welch has two children: Tahnee Welch, and Damon Welch from her first marriage.
Raquel Welch Net Worth And Salary
As of 2021, the estimated Raquel Welch’s net worth is $47 million USD. Her major source of income is her acting career. Raquel’s salary as of 2021 is $2.9 million per year.
Social Media Profile
She is active on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. She has more than 24k followers on Twitter and more than 58k followers on Instagram.
Trivia: Raquel Welch Facts
* She performed ballet for ten years. In 1964, she debuted in A House is Not a Home.
* She was employed as the spokesperson for Foster Grant glasses.
* She appeared in 100 Rifles with Burt Reynolds.
* She got married and divorced three times before marrying Richard Palmer in 1999. The couple separated in 2008.
* She has a daughter named Tahnee and a son named Damon.
Now she is ranked in the list of a most popular American actress.Read Full Biography Wikipedia