- Following a short period of poor health, Raquel Welch passed away at the age of 82. Her family members confirmed that she died at home in Los Angeles.
- Welch’s successive roles in Fantastic Voyage made her the primary significant American symbol of allure in the 1960s.
- She was raised in California after being born in Chicago to a Bolivian father and an American mother. In 1995, she was named one of the 100 most attractive stars in film history.
Raquel Welch’s reason of death was disclosed after she passed away on 15th February at her Los Angeles home. She was 82 at the time of her death.
She is recognized for being the voluptuous movie actress who became the first significant American symbol of allure in the 1960s and maintained that image for 50 years in the entertainment industry.
Raquel Welch’s son, Damon Welch, announced her passing. “Her career spanned over 50 years starring in over 30 films and 50 television series and appearances. The Golden Globe winner, in more recent years, was involved in a very successful line of wigs.”
Her family claims that she passed away after a brief illness. As of now, they have not provided any other information.
Welch’s representative Steve Sauer said in a statement to People news that “the iconic bombshell actress of film, television, and stage died away quietly early this morning after a brief illness.”
Raquel leaves behind her two children, her son Damon Welch and her daughter, Tahnee Welch.
Tahnee and Damon Welch, Welch’s two now-adult children, are her only heirs. Damon is 63 and has also worked as an actor, while Tahnee is 61 and a model and actress.
Life overview of Raquel Welch
Welch has long been regarded as a famous actress and global symbol of allure. With breakthrough performances in “Fantastic Voyage” and “One Million Years B.C.,” in 1966, she made her professional debut in the middle of the 1960s.
Later, after appearing in numerous more movies, she was honored with a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.
She received this honor in 1973 for playing one of the Three Musketeers. Welch pursued further entrepreneurial prospects later in life, including a jewelry and skincare brand. Her most noteworthy
She was placed No. 3 in Playboy’s “100 most attractive Stars of the 20th Century” and one of the “100 Most Attractive Stars in Film History” in a 1995 edition of Empire magazine.
Previously, the actress admitted she “nearly died” while filming the movie because she contracted tonsillitis while donning the revealing swimsuit in a storm.
She claimed to sources that she already had so much penicillin when wearing the fur bikini that she almost died. Later, she mentioned that she had to rush, turn her car around, head back to the doctor’s office, just run upstairs, jump in the elevator, and all that.
Raquel Welch’s fans, friends, and colleagues were devastated after they learned the news of her sudden passing. They have been sending continued condolences and prayers to her family and remembered her on their social media.
So sad to hear about Raquel Welch’s passing. I loved working with her on Legally Blonde. She was elegant , professional and glamorous beyond belief. Simply stunning. May all her angels carry her home. 🕊️ Sending love to her family and her many fans ❤️ pic.twitter.com/FBtXhpvS25
— Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) February 15, 2023
I met Rachel Welch some years ago, She was more beautiful and petite than I had imagined . She was also very gracious. May she RIP https://t.co/laQ5SMStkN
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) February 15, 2023
Sad to hear the loss of Raquel Welch.
One of my favorite moments is when she met Janis Joplin on the Dick Cavett show. Surreal goodness. pic.twitter.com/YPfBq3aiX1
— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) February 15, 2023