Raquel Welch: Wiki, Bio, Age, Actor, Death, Films, Kid, Net Worth

Raquel Welch: Wiki, Bio, Age, Actor, Death, Films, Net Worth, Husband, Movies, Fantastic Voyage, Acrtess, United States of America, Oscar: Raquel Welch is a popular actress from the United States of America. Having an acting career of more than five decades, she is best known for her portrayal in 1966’s Fantastic Voyage. Besides that, she was also the Hollywood Sex Symbol during the 60s after her doe-skin-bikini photographs from One Million Years B.C. was widely spread. Born to her parents on September 5, 1940, she was 82 years old as of February 2023. Recently, she was in the news after she left for the heavenly abode on February 15, 2023.

Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch Birth and Family

The Fantastic Voyage actress was born to her parents as Jo Raquel Tejada on September 5, 1942. She took birth in Chicago, United States. Her father Armando Carlos Tejada Urquizo was an aeronautical engineer and of Spanish descent. On the other hand, her mother is Josephine Sarah Hall was an Irish American. Besides them, she has two younger siblings in her family. Her brother is James ‘Jim’ Tejada and her sister is Gayle Tejada.

Raquel Welch Education

In terms of her educational qualifications, she attended La Jolla High School. There, she also won the title of Miss La Jolla. In addition to that, she won several titles including Miss Photogenic, Miss Contour, Maid of California, and Miss San Diego- Fairest of the Fair during her teenage years. Besides this, she has also learned ballet for ten years. After graduating with  Honors from High School she attended the San Diego State College on a theater arts scholarship. During these years, she played the character of Ramona in The Ramona Pageant play.

Beyond the Cleavage Author

Raquel Welch Career

Professionally, Raquel began her career in the year 1960 when she started working as a weather presenter at KFMB. Prior to this, she was pursuing her passion for acting in theatres. It was in 1964 that she got her first film A House is Not a Home. After this, she appeared in a vast number of films. Her notable performances include Fantastic Voyage (1966), One Million Years B. C. (1966), which also made her the Hollywood Sex Symbol, and The Three Musketeers (1973).

In 1964, she also made her Television debut with The Hollywood Palace. Later she appeared in shows like Be switched, Wendy and Me, Raquel!, Scandal in a Small Town, 8 Simple Rules, Date My Dad and many others. Along with acting she also tried her hands at singing and modeling. As a model, she also appeared in Playboy Magazine but refrained from posing completely nude. Moreover, she is the author of two books titled ‘Raquel: The Raquel Welch Total Beauty and Fitness Program (1984)’ and ‘Raquel: Beyond the Cleavage (2010)’.

Fantastic Voyage Actress

Raquel Welch: Flims, TV Series, Music, Books and Theatre


  • How to Be a Latin Lover
  • Forget About It
  • Tortilla Soup
  • Legally Blonde
  • Get Bruce
  • What I Did For Love
  • Chairman of the Board
  • Naked Gun 33+1/3: The Final Insult
  • Animal
  • The Prince and the Pauper
  • Mother, Jugs & Speed
  • The Wild Party
  • The Four Musketeers
  • The Three Musketeers
  • The Last of Sheila
  • Bluebeard
  • Kansas City Bomber
  • Fuzz
  • Hannie Caulder
  • The Beloved
  • Myra Breckinridge
  • The Magic Christian
  • Flareup
  • 100 Rifles
  • Lady in Cement
  • Bandolero!
  • The Biggest Bundle of Them All
  • Bedazzled
  • Fathom
  • The Oldest Profession
  • One Million Years B. C.
  • Sex Quartet
  • Shoot Loud, Louder… I Don’t Understand
  • Fantastic Voyage
  • Do Not DIsturb
  • A Swingin’ Summer
  • Roustabout
  • A House Is Not a Home

TV Series

  • Date My Dad
  • The Ultimate Legacy
  • House of Versace
  • CSI: Miami
  • Welcome to The Captain
  • 8 SImple Rules
  • Jim Brown: All- American
  • American Family
  • Spin City
  • Seinfeld
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Central Park West
  • Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child
  • Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
  • Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby
  • Evening Shade
  • Torch Song
  • Tainted Blood
  • Trouble in Paradise
  • Scandal in a Small Town
  • Right to Die
  • The Legend of Walks Far Woman
  • From Raquel with Love
  • Mork & Mindy
  • The Muppet Show
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Really Raquel
  • Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In
  • Raquel!
  • The Baileys of Balboa
  • Wendy and Me
  • The Rogues
  • Bewitched
  • McHale’s Navy
  • The Virginian
  • The Hollywood Palace


  • Raquel: The Raquel Welch Total Beauty and Fitness Program (1984)
  • Raquel: Beyond the Cleavage (2010)


  • “I’m Ready to Groove (Album)
  • This Girl’s Back in Town


  • Victor/Victoria
  • The Millionairess
  • Woman of the Year
  • Raquel and the World of Sid and Marty Krofft

Raquel Welch Awards and Honors

  • Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actress for ‘The Three Musketeers’ (1975)
  • Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (1996)
  • Western Heritage Award for Bronze Wrangler (1983)
  • Imagen Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award for her positive promotion of Americans of Latin heritage (2001)
  • Almería Tierra de Cine Award (2005)
  • At the water Reade Theater, a special retrospective of films of Welch was presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in 2012.
  • CinEuphoria Award (2019)

60s Hollywood Sex Symbol

Raquel Welch Death

In the recent past on February 15, 2023, Raquel died following an illness in Los Angeles, California in the United States of America. Since the news of her death surfaced on the internet, the media as well as fellow actors and her fans are expressing their condolences and paying tribute to the popular actress.

Raquel Welch Personal Life

As far as her personal life is concerned, Raquel got married quite some time and then decided to not get into wedlock for the rest of her life. In 1969, she married James Welch, whom she met during her high school days. The couple had two children together, a son named Damon Welch and a daughter named Latanne Welch.

After divorcing Welch in 1964, she married Patrick Curtis who is a producer in 1967. The two separated and divorced in the year 1972. For the third time, she got married to another film producer named Andre Weinfeld but later divorced him in 1990. It was in the year 1999 that Raquel married the owner of Mulberry Street Pizzeria, Richard Palmer. After the two took divorce in 2003, she decided not to marry again.

Raquel Welch

Raquel Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Welch is a 5 feet and 6 inches tall beautiful actress. Moreover, she weighed about 54 kilograms which account for 118 pounds. In terms of her appearance, she has a fair complexion, light brown hair, and dark brown eyes.

Raquel Religion, Nationality, Ethnicity, and Net Worth

The famous American actress was a follower of Christianity. While her ethnicity is still not known, she holds American nationality. Furthermore, she has an estimated net worth of approximately $40 million as per the information available.

Raquel Social Media

As of February 2023, she has a total of 45.9 thousand followers with 128 posts on her Instagram account. Additionally, she follows 247 people. On her Twitter account, she follows 155 people and has 14.2 thousand followers with 575 tweets.

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Raquel Welch Information Table

Name   Raquel Welch
Known for   Fantastic Voyage (1966)
Gender   Female
Profession   Actress
Height (approx.)   in centimeters – 168 cm

In meters – 1.68 m

In feet & inches – 5 ft 6 in

Weight (approx.)   in kilograms – 54 kg

in pounds – 118 lbs

Figure Measurements   37-24-36
Eye Colour   Dark Brown
Hair Colour   Light Brown
Date of Birth   September 5, 1940
Age (At the time of death)   82 years
Birth Place   Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Zodiac sign/Sun sign   Virgo
Nationality   American
Hometown   United States of America
School   La Jolla High School
College/University   San Diego State College
Educational Qualification   Graduate
Religion   Christianity
Ethnicity   Not Known
Caste   Not Applicable
Current Address (At the time of death)   Los Angeles, California, United States of America
Hobbies/Interests   Not Known
Marital Status   Divorced
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends   Not Known
Sexuality   Straight
Parents   Father: Armando Carlos Tejada Urquizo

Mother: Josephine Sarah Hall

Siblings   Brother: James ‘Jim’ Tejada

Sister: Gayle Tejada

Husband/Spouse   James Welch (1952 to 1964)

Patrick Curtis (1967 to 1972)

Andre Weinfeld (1980 1990)

Richard Palmer (1999 to 2003)

Children   Son: Damon Welch

Daughter: Latanne ‘Tahnee’ Welch

Net Worth   Approximately $40 Million

Raquel Social Media Accounts




Some Lesser Known Facts About Raquel

  • Welch received a theatre arts scholarship during her college days.
  • She won several beauty titles during her teenage years.
  • Raquel worked as a weather presenter at a local channel in San Diego called KFMB.
  • In 1979, she posed for Playboy magazine. However, she refrained from doing a fully nude shoot.
  • She married four times and after her fourth divorce, she decided not to get married again.


1. What is Raquel Welch most famous for?

Raquel was known for her portrayal in Fantastic Voyage.

2. How old is Raquel?

She was 82 years old when she died on February 15,

3. Where does Raquel live?

At the time of her death, she was living in Los Angeles, California, United States of America.

4. Did Raquel have children?

She had two children named Tahnee Welch and Damon Welch.

5. What is Raquel’s original name?

Her parents named her Jo Raquel Tejada at the time of her birth.

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