Since her entrée to the Hollywood scene in the 1960s, Raquel Welch has been a symbol of glamour and sex appeal whose honesty, high energy, and self-deprecating sense of humor are greatly admired by all her fans.
Whether refusing to change her name to ‘Debbie’ because producers considered ‘Raquel’ too “ethnic” or to lie about her age, even to the detriment of her career, she has evolved elegantly over time into a true champion for women who defy traditional aging.
She has won a Golden Globe for her role in The Three Musketeers, starred in many films, including Legally Blonde, and One Million Years, B.C., which featured her iconic image of a cavewoman clad in a fur bikini, and played the role of a transsexual opposite Mae West in the cult favorite Myra Breckenridge. She has starred on Broadway in the hit musicals Woman of the Year and Victor Victoria, is the author of Raquel: The Raquel Welch Total Beauty and Fitness Program (1983), Icon Face of M.A.C Cosmetics, and the newest spokesperson for Foster Grant eyewear. She lives in Los Angeles.