Raquel Welch Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 06 Feb, 2019
Facts of Raquel Welch
Date of Birth: 1940 , September-5
Age: 81 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Raquel Welch
Birth Name Raquel Welch
Nick Name Raquel
Father Armando Carlos Tejada Urquizo
Mother Josephine Sarah Hall
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Chicago, Illinois
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Working For Movies and TV shows
Net Worth $30 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Face Color White
Body Measurements 37-24-36
Breast Size 34C
Waist size 24
Hip Size 36
Weight in KG 118 pounds (54 kg)
Famous for Actress, singer
Married Yes
Married to James Welch (m. 1959; div. 1964) Patrick Curtis (m. 1967; div. 1972) André Weinfeld (m. 1980; div. 1990) Richard Palmer (m. 1999; separated 2008)
Children 2
Divorce Yes
Movies House of Versace
TV Show CSI: Miami
Books Raquel: Beyond the Cleavage
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Raquel Welch, an American actress, is known for her role in Fantastic Voyage (1966). She has enacted in various movies and TV series including Bedazzled, 100 Rifles, and CSI: Miami.

Raquel, aged 77, appeared in the film How to Be a Latin Lover (2017) alongside Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Raphael Alejandro, Kristen Bell, and other Hollywood stars. 

Early Life And Education Of Raquel Welch 

Raquel Welch was born on 5th of September, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, under the birth sign Virgo. She was born to her father, Armando Carlos Tejada Urquizo, who was an aeronautical engineer and her mother, Josephine Sarah.

She has a younger brother and a younger sister. Raquel Welch visited Pacific Beach Presbyterian Church every Sunday with her mother during her childhood.

Raquel Welch started to study ballet at the early age of seven. But after her instructor suggested that she didn’t have a bright future, she gave it up at the age of seventeen.

At the early age of 14, she had already won a beauty title as Miss Photogenic, Miss Contour. After moving to California, her parents divorced.

Raquel Welch's Career And Path

Raquel Welch initially took classes at San Diego State College. She also won several parts in local theater productions. She won a scholarship in drama while she was seeking an acting career. She played in the title role in Ramona Pageant.

She also was offered the job of weather forecaster at KMFB, a television station. Raquel Welch has such a demanding working schedule that she quit her school. She started modeling after she got separated from James Welch.

Raquel Welch depicted a phenomenal performance in the television drama Right to Die (1987) for which she was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award. She shared a screen along with Ed O'NeillMichael Gross, and Bonnie Bartlett

She couldn’t win then but later in 1974, Raquel Welch won the award for Best Motion Picture Actress in a Musical or Comedy for The Three Musketeers. In 2017, she appeared in the mini TV series Date My Dad

She was selected as the newest face of MAC cosmetics beauty icon series in January 2007. She also has written books related to fitness and health.

Moreover, Raquel Welch has also performed in a one-woman nightclub act in Las Vegas. She has starred on Broadway in Woman of the Year. Raquel was praised for following Lauren Bacall in the title role.

Raquel Welch's Net Worth and Body Measurements

Rachel's current net worth is estimated to be of around $30 million accumulated from her earning as an actor and a pop culture icon. She sold her Beverly Hills mansion valued at $5.6 million in May 2017. She currently resides in Illinois, Chicago with her young aged children. 

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Raquel Welch's Personal Life

Raquel Welch is currently unmarried. She married with four men but could not make a long-lasting relationship with anyone. 

Raquel Welch first married her high school boyfriend, James Welch after getting pregnant with him. They married in the year 1959 and gave birth to two children together- Damon Welch and Tahnee Welch. Unfortunately, she separated from her husband James in 1962 and after two years she divorced him. 

Then, she married film producer Patrick Curtis in 1967. Her second husband was producer Patrick Curtis with whom she got divorced in 1972. Again, she married Andre Weinfeld from (1980-1990).

After failing three marriages, Raquel Welch married fourth times with Richard Palmer in 1999. However, she also could not maintain a longterm relationship with him and divorced in 2008. 

Raquel Welch's Body Measurements 

  • Raquel Welch's height: she has a height of 5' 5" (1.68m).
  • Birth Name: Jo Raquel Tejada
  • Weight: 64 kg
  • Hair Color: Blonde 
  • Eye Color: Brown 
  • Age: As of 2019, she is 78 years old. 
  • Waist Size: 34B inch
  • Bra Size: 26 inch
  • Hip Size: 38  inch