September 5, 1940 (82)
Raquel Welch is an iconic actress and entertainment legend whose career spans over five decades. She passed away on February 15, 2023. Welch is best known for her roles in films such as Fantastic Voyage, One Million Years B.C., Myra Breckinridge, and The Three Musketeers. Welch has worked with a number of notable actors, directors, and producers, including Burt Reynolds, Peter O’Toole, Gene Hackman, and Roman Polanski. She has also lent her voice to a variety of animated films, including The Prince of Egypt and Antz.
Welch has been honored numerous times throughout her career, including an Emmy nomination for her performance in the TV movie Right to Die and a Golden Globe nomination for her role in The Three Musketeers. She was also the recipient of the Women in Film Crystal Award.
In addition to her acting career, Welch is an accomplished singer and dancer who has performed on such stages as the London Palladium, the Vienna State Opera, Carnegie Hall, and Radio City Music Hall. She has released a number of albums over the years, including her debut solo album, Raquel!, and a Christmas album, Singin’ in the Rain.