Actress Raquel Welch, who shot to stardom in 1966 after her bikini-clad appearance in the prehistoric drama One Million Years B.C., has died at 82.
Actress Raquel Welch, sex symbol the 60s, dead at 82
Raquel Welch, the film actress whose sultry, curvaceous looks made her a leading sex symbol of the 1960s and ’70s, has died at 82.
Her death was initially reported on Wednesday by TMZ.com, citing unnamed family members, and later by Hollywood trade publication Variety and the French news agency AFP, which cited her manager.
Welch came to the wide attention of moviegoers for her role in the 1966 sci-fi adventure Fantastic Voyage, followed by her iconic appearance later that year in the prehistoric drama One Million Years B.C.
Although Welch had just a few lines of dialogue in B.C., memorable images of her appearance in a deer-skinned bikini made her a bestselling pinup that transformed her into a global sex symbol.