Raquel Welch

American actress (1940–2023)

Jo Raquel Tejada (September 5, 1940 – February 15, 2023), usually called Raquel Welch, was an American actress and model. She became famous during the 1960s as one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. She won the Golden Globe Award in 1975.

Raquel Welch
Raquel Welch, 2010
Jo Raquel Tejada

(1940-09-05)September 5, 1940
DiedFebruary 15, 2023(2023-02-15) (aged 82)
Spouse(s)James Welch
(m. 1959-1964, divorced)
Patrick Curtis
(m. 1967-1972, divorced)
Andre Weinfeld
(m. 1980-1990, divorced)
Richard Palmer
(m. 1999-2004, divorced)
AwardsGolden Globe Awards
  • Best Actress - Motion Picture Musical/Comedy
1975 The Three Musketeers
Welch on Saturday Night Live in 1976 with Gilda Radner

On February 15, 2023, Welch died after a short illness at her home in Los Angeles, California at the age of 82.[1]



  1. "Raquel Welch Dead: Actress Dies At 82 After 'Brief Illness'". Hollywood Life. February 15, 2023. Retrieved February 15, 2023.

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