Legendary Screen Siren Raquel Welch Dead at 82


HOLLYWOOD – Legendary Hollywood actress Raquel Welch has died, TMZ reported Wednesday.

Family sources told TMZ that she died after a brief illness. She was 82 years old. 

Born Jo Raquel Welch, she won attention for her role in the 1966 film “Fantastic Voyage,” which granted her a contract with 20th Century Fox. 

She became an international sex symbol in “One Million Years B.C” after she donned the famous doe-skin bikini. That status stayed with her. In 1995, Empire magazine chose her as one of the “100 Sexiest Stars in Film History.” She came in at No. 3 in Playboy’s “100 Sexiest Stars of the Twentieth Century.”

Welch also proved she had great acting skills. She won a Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Musical or Comedy in 1974 for her role in “The Three Musketeers.”

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