Below is a compiled list of the most interesting facts about Raquel Welch. Check it out!
A new reigning 1960s international sex symbol took to the cinematic throne as soon as Raquel Welch emerged from the sea in her purposely depleted, furry prehistoric bikini. Tantalizingly wet with her garb clinging to all the right amazonian places, One Million Years B.C. (1966), if nothing else, captured the hearts and libidos of modern men (not to mention their teenage sons) while producing THE most definitive and best-selling pin-up poster of that time. After a major dry spell following the death of Marilyn Monroe in 1962, the auburn-maned Ms. Welch effortlessly assumed Marilyn’s place and forever wiped away the notion that enduring sex goddesses came only in one form — bottled blonds.
Interesting Facts about Raquel Welch
- Is one of 20 actresses who did not receive an Oscar nomination for their Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Golden Globe-winning performance; hers being for The Three Musketeers (1973). The others, in chronological order, are: June Allyson for Too Young to Kiss (1951), Ethel Merman for Call Me Madam (1953), Jean Simmons for Guys and Dolls (1955), Taina Elg and Kay Kendall for Les Girls (1957), Marilyn Monroe for Some Like It Hot (1959), Rosalind Russell for A Majority of One (1961) and Gypsy (1962), Patty Duke for Me, Natalie (1969), Twiggy for The Boy Friend (1971), Barbra Streisand for A Star Is Born (1976), Bernadette Peters for Pennies from Heaven (1981), Kathleen Turner for Romancing the Stone (1984) and Prizzi’s Honor (1985), Miranda Richardson for Enchanted April (1991), Jamie Lee Curtis for True Lies (1994), Nicole Kidman for To Die For (1995), Madonna for Evita (1996), Renée Zellweger for Nurse Betty (2000), Sally Hawkins for Happy-Go-Lucky (2008), and Amy Adams for Big Eyes (2014).
- Has a younger brother, James Stanford Tejada, and a younger sister, Gayle Carole Tejada, an ovarian cancer survivor.
- Her grunting in One Million Years B.C. (1966) was dubbed by Nikki Van der Zyl.
- Born at 2:04pm-CDT.
- Graduated from La Jolla High School, La Jolla, California at age 16. [June 1957]
- 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.
- Was considered for the title role in Norma Rae (1979) but Sally Field was cast instead (she went on to be nominated for a Best Actress Oscar for her performance and won).
- Miss Fairest of the Fair, San Diego, Ca. 
- After Welch starred in One Million Years B.C. (1966) for Hammer Films, they planned a vehicle for her called Mistress of the Seas, a biopic of 18th century pirate Anne Bonney, “The true story of Anne Bonney who slashed her way to fame and fortune alongside the most dreaded scourges of the Caribbean!” This was canned for financial reasons. Surviving poster artwork depicts Welch with a pistol in one hand and a cutlass in the other, very scantily clad.
- Had a notorious backstage feud with the indomitable Mae West on the set of Myra Breckinridge (1970).
- Partly credited with ending Hollywood’s run in the late 1960s of promoting the “Blonde Bombshell”.
- Mentioned in the theme song of the 1980s television series The Fall Guy (1981).
Personal Quotes by Raquel Welch
I’m the antidote to Lindsay Lohan. I know she misbehaves terribly, but sometimes it just seems like it’s open season on her.- Raquel Welch
I found out a long time ago that if I indulged by stuffing my face with great food, lying about reading books and watching TV or talking on the phone, I was not a happy camper.- Raquel Welch
I think it’d be wonderful if we could train young girls to be active in lots of ways and that they then wouldn’t have to age at the same rate that they would if they were not more active. In other words, more physical fitness and not just the sporty kind, but the yoga, which is really important.- Raquel Welch
Not everybody is comfortable with my ethnicity. When I first came along in the business, they didn’t really like the idea of my name being Raquel.- Raquel Welch
I have a very, very good life. I’m grateful for all of my friends, my family and the life that I have, and the possibilities in my future.- Raquel Welch