Raquel Welch Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Raquel Welch Quick Info
Height5 ft 6 in
Weight58 kg
Date of BirthSeptember 5, 1940
Zodiac SignVirgo
Eye ColorDark Brown

Raquel Welch is an American actress and singer who rose to fame with her cameo performance in the 1966 film One Million Years B.C. Although she only had a limited role in the film, images of her in a doe-skin bikini became best-selling posters across the globe and turned her into an overnight international s*x symbol. She went on to act in numerous films in the 1960s and 1970s such as Bedazzled (1967), Bandolero! (1968), 100 Rifles (1969), Myra Breckinridge (1970), Hannie Caulder (1971), and The Three Musketeers (1973). For the last of those films, Raquel won a Golden Globe Award in the category of ‘Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical’. She has also acted in several TV series, TV movies, and stage plays during her prolific career. Raquel received a star on the ‘Hollywood Walk of Fame’ in 1994. She was included in Empire magazine’s 1995 list of the ‘100 S*xiest Stars in Film History’.

Born Name

Jo Raquel Tejada

Nick Name

Rocky

Raquel Welch as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2017
Raquel Welch as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2017 (Raquel Welch / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Residence

Los Angeles, California, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Raquel had graduated, with honors, from the La Jolla High School in San Diego, California in 1958.

Occupation

Actress, Singer

Raquel Welch as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2015
Raquel Welch as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2015 (Raquel Welch / Instagram)

Family

  • Father – Armando Carlos Tejada Urquizo (Aeronautical Engineer) (d. 1976)
  • Mother – Josephine Sarah Hall (d. 2000)
  • Siblings – James “Jim” Stanford (Younger Brother), Gayle Carole (Younger Sister)
  • Others – Agustin Tejada (Paternal Grandfather), Raquel Urquizo (Paternal Grandmother), Lidia Gueiler Tejada (Cousin) (Politician, First Female President of Bolivia) (d. 2011), Emery Stanford Hall (Maternal Grandfather) (Architect), Clara Louise Adams (Maternal Grandmother)

Build

Voluptuous

Height

5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm

Weight

58 kg or 128 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Raquel has dated –

  1. James Welch (1959-1964) – Raquel married her high school sweetheart James Welch on May 8, 1959. The couple parted ways in 1962 and got divorced in 1964. They have 2 children together – a son named Damon Welch (b. November 6, 1959) and a daughter named Latanne Rene “Tahnee” Welch (Model, Actress) (b. December 26, 1961).
  2. Patrick Curtis (1964-1972) – Raquel began dating film producer Patrick Curtis in 1964 and they got married in 1967. The couple got divorced in 1972.
  3. Sean Connery
  4. Joe Namath
  5. Adam West
  6. Warren Beatty
  7. Steve McQueen (1971)
  8. Elvis Presley (1972)
  9. Richard Burton (1972)
  10. Alice Cooper (1974-1975)
  11. Robert Evans (1976-1977)
  12. André Weinfeld (1980-1990) – Raquel got married to French-American film and TV producer, director, screenwriter, cinematographer, photographer, and journalist André Weinfeld in 1980. The couple got divorced in 1990.
  13. Richard Palmer (1999-2008) – Raquel got married to Richard Palmer in 1999. The couple got divorced in 2008.
  14. Gary Stretch (2003)
  15. Nigel Lythgoe (2010-2015)

Race / Ethnicity

Multiracial (Latino and White)

She is of Bolivian descent on her father’s side and English descent on her mother’s side.

Raquel Welch during a photoshoot in October 2017
Raquel Welch during a photoshoot in October 2017 (Raquel Welch / Instagram)

Hair Color

Dark Brown

She often tends to dye her hair blonde.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Curvaceous figure
  • Center-parted, neck-length hair
  • Charming smile
  • Radiant face
  • A husky, deep voice

Brand Endorsements

Raquel has served as the brand ambassador for –

  • MAC Cosmetics‘ Beauty Icon series
  • Foster Grant eyewear

She has been featured in the commercials for –

  • Foster Grant sunglasses (Print) (1968)
  • Crystal Light diet soft drink (TV)
  • Lux Soap (TV)
  • Clairol True Brunette shampoo and hair color (TV) (1972)
  • Foster Grant sunglasses (TV) (2009, 2010)
Raquel Welch as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2014
Raquel Welch as seen in an Instagram Post in October 2014 (Raquel Welch / Instagram)

Raquel Welch Facts

  1. Born in Chicago, Raquel’s family moved to San Diego, California when she was 2 years old.
  2. She underwent training in ballet dancing from the age of 7 to 17 but had to give up the pursuit after her instructor told her that she had not developed the perfect figure for it.
  3. While at La Jolla High School, she had won the titles of ‘Miss La Jolla’, ‘Miss San Diego’ and ‘Maid of California’.
  4. She was named after her paternal grandmother, Raquel Urquizo.
  5. She was placed at number 2 on Men’s Health magazine’s 2011 list of ‘Hottest Women of All Time’ and number 3 on Playboy magazine’s list of ‘100 S*xiest Stars of the Twentieth Century’.

Featured Image by Raquel Welch / Instagram

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