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    Hollywood star Raquel Welch has died at the age of 82.

    The star, who appeared in films including Fantastic Voyage and One Million Years BC, died on Wednesday (15 February) following a “brief illness”.

    Welch’s rep confirmed the news to ABC, writing: “The legendary bombshell actress of film, television and stage, passed away peacefully early this morning after a brief illness.

    “Her career spanned over 50 years starring in over 30 films and 50 television series and appearances. The Golden Globe winner, in more recent years, was involved in a very successful line of wigs.”

    “Raquel leaves behind her two children, son Damon Welch and her daughter, Tahnee Welch.”

    Tributes have quickly flooded in for the star whose breakout role came in 1965’s Fantastic Voyage, with One Million Years BC arriving the next year.

    While Welch had just three lines of dialogue in the latter, a publicity shot depicting her in a bikini costume went on to become one of the decade’s biggest-selling posters.

    The poster appears on the wall of Andy Dufresne’s prison cell in 1994 film The Shawshank Redemption at the time of Tim Robbins character’s escape.

    The multi-talented star went on to become one of the most successful actors of the 1960s and 1970s.

    High-profile roles in Bedazzled (1967), Bandolero! (1968) and 100 Rifles (1969) followed, and in 1968, she starred opposite Frank Sinatra in detective film Lady in Cement.

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  • #2
    Welch auditioned for the part of Mary Ann on "Gilligan's Island" but, obviously didn't get the part.

    She and Jane Fonda are among the very few Hollywood women who's cosmetic surgeon did a splendid job on their features without looking like they obviously had work.
    Extremism is so easy. You've got your position, and that's it. It doesn't take much thought. And when you go far enough to the right you meet the same idiots coming around from the left.

    Clint Eastwood


    • #3
      Honestly, I thought she was older. Not because of her looks. Seems like she has been around longer


      • #4
        RIP Pretty Lady....I always thought she was the most beautiful woman around



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