(RoyalPatriot.com )- Raquel Welch, 82, an American actress, has died. Many consider her the first Hollywood actress to portray a strong female lead successfully.
The famous person died peacefully on Wednesday morning after a brief illness, as reported by her administration.
Welch became a global symbol of the 1960s as the bikini-clad cavewoman she played in the film One Million Years B.C.
Moreover, she won a Golden Globe for her role in The Three Musketeers (1974).
Welch, born Jo-Raquel Tejada in 1940 and grew up in California, competed in and won many teen beauty pageants before becoming a meteorologist.
During her brief time in Dallas, Texas, the single mother of two worked as a model for Neiman Marcus and as a bartender.
After relocating to Hollywood in 1964, she landed minor parts in the films A House Is Not a Home and the Elvis Presley musical Roustabout, which led to her big break.
In Fantastic Voyage and One Million Years in the Making, she played a scientist and a witch. Despite having just a few lines in B.C., advertising stills of B.C. In a two-piece deerskin bikini, Welch rocketed to celebrity two years later.
Welch later published a memoir titled Raquel: Beyond the Cleavage, in which the actress/model opened up about her childhood, the challenges of establishing a career as a single parent in the acting business, and why she would always tell the truth about her age.
Welch had a career lasting over 50 years, during which time he appeared in over 30 films and 50 TV shows.
She was nominated for a Golden Globe for her portrayal of transsexual heroine Myra Breckenridge in the 1970 film Myra Breckenridge, in which she co-starred with Frank Sinatra.
Later in her career, she became known for her own line of wigs, jewelry, and skincare and her collaboration with Mac Cosmetics.