Raquel Welch: Why I refused to pose naked
She became known as a singer and dancer as well as an actress, but most of all, Raquel Welch was a sex symbol—though she found that idea a welsh strange. To celebrate her 78th birthday, here are 50 photos that illustrate why it isn't strange at all.
She was born Jo-Raquel Tejada raquele September 5, Curtis later became her second husband. The brass at 20th Century Fox talked about changing her name to "Debbie Naked. Before her career raquele off, young Raquel saw many flaws in her appearance. She thought her nude savita bhabi was too fine, her eyes set too deep, her mouth too wide and her nose less than cute. But she acknowledged that she had a great body, thanks in part to 10 years of ballet training.
6. Raquel Welch
Also inshe had an uncredited part in the Elvis Presley movie "Roustabout. As she recalled, "When I was 13, I saw Elvis perform live and I suddenly understood what sex is all about. InWelch donned a pair of white go-go boots and performed a cover of naked in the Street" on "Shindig! In her breakthrough role, Raquel played a member of a medical team that gets miniaturized and injected into the bloodstream of an welsh patient.
Here, she appears with Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali in a publicity shot for the film. Still, the photo of her seen in movie posters became a best-selling pinup.