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Actress Raquel Welch has died

Raquel Welch
Posted at 1:40 PM, Feb 15, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-15 15:49:25-05

Raquel Welch, an actress of television, film, and stage, has died. The well-known model and entertainer was 82.

Welch was known for her roles in films such as 1966's "Fantastic Voyage" and "One One Million Years B.C."

The news wasconfirmed to TMZ, citing a family source, and to KABC who cited a statement from one of her representatives which said, "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."

Born on September 5, 1940 in Chicago she moved to San Diego when she was a young child.

She studied theater arts at San Diego State College in 1958.

She became well-known after another role in 1966 in the film "One Million Years B.C."

She launched businesses selling wigs and a line of deerskin bikinis all turning her into a star of the 1960s and 1970s.

A representative for the actress and model told ABC, "Raquel leaves behind her two children, son Damon Welch and her daughter, Tahnee Welch."