She had appeared in more than thirty films, including The Fantastic Journey And The three Musketeers. American comedian Raquel Welch, star of the 1960s and 1970s who is widely remembered in Hollywood for her role as the cave naiad in One Million Years BC, died Wednesday, February 15 at the age of 82, announced his manager. Raquel Welch “passed away peacefully early this morning after a brief illness”he explained in a statement sent to AFP, without giving further details.
The career of the actress was launched in the 1960s by Patrick Curtis, an advertising agent. After twenty extra roles, the actress was spotted by 20th Century Fox for The fantastic journey by Richard Fleicher. This sci-fi movie will get her off the ground. The actress was then named the most beautiful woman in the world for her role in One Million Years BCreleased in 1966. “I really had the feeling that people were totally laughing at me, they were only interested in the other woman: the one astride, in the rabbit skin bikini, with this impossible hourglass figure! They were all in love with this kind of superwoman who came straight of the Amazon,” she said afterwards.
In the 1970s, Raquel Welch had chained the films but remained confined to her status of beauty in all cinematographic genres. However, she won a Golden Globe for The three Musketeers in 1973.