Jo Raquel Tejada (born September 5, 1940), better known as Raquel Welch, is a Bolivian-American actress, author and sex symbol. Welch came to attention as a 'new-star' on the 20th Century Fox lot in the mid-1960s. She posed iconically in an animal skin bikini for the British-release One Million Years B.C. (1966), for which she may be best known. She later starred in Bedazzled (1967), Bandolero! (1968), 100 Rifles (1969) and Myra Breckinridge (1970). Today, Welch is a noticeable face of television commercials for Foster Grant sunglasses and reading glasses. Welch was born Jo Raquel Tejada in Chicago, the older sister to brother James and sister Gayle.
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