Raquel Welch, Hollywood Sex Symbol, is Mourned

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Raquel Welch is 2nd from R in the 1964 Elvis Presley movie, Roustabout

To people of a certain age, Raquel Welch epitomized beauty in Hollywood. She was without a doubt one of the biggest sex symbols of the ’60s and ’70s, thanks to a resume of dozens of roles in feature films and TV series. She made a huge impact in such films as Fantastic Voyage, One Million Years B.C., Myra Breckinridge, The Three Musketeers, Fuzz, and Mother, Jugs and Speed. In 1994’s The Shawshank Redemption, one of her famous posters stole a scene. When she made her debut on the big screen in 1964, one of two features was as “College Girl” in the Elvis Presley film, Roustabout.

On the small screen, she made guest appearances and cameos on dozens of shows and hosted such programs as Saturday Night Live and The Muppet Show. In 1981, she won acclaim on Broadway in the starring role in Woman of the Year.

Welch died at age 82 on Feb. 15, 2023. (On Apr. 4, it was revealed that she had suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for years.) Many of those who shared the screen with her paid tribute.

Did you know that Welch appeared in the 1964 Elvis Presley film, Roustabout? She was 24 when it was released.

In 1967, she joined Bob Hope on his USO tour of military bases.

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