Raquel Welch, an American actress, and model passed away at the age of 82.
According to her manager, Raquel Welch peacefully passed away on Wednesday morning following a short illness.
Raquel Welch was born in Chicago in 1940 and began her career as a model. She then transitioned into acting and went on to become a prominent figure in the film industry. Some of her most notable accomplishments, such as winning a Golden Globe for her performance in “The Three Musketeers.” She was known for her iconic roles in various movies such as “One Million Years B.C.” and “Fantastic Voyage.”
Some context for Welch’s significance, notes that she was a symbol of female empowerment and a sex symbol in the 1960s and 1970s. The author also quotes several celebrities who expressed their condolences and admiration for Welch, including Cher and George Takei.