Raquel Welch Biography (1940-)

Original name, Jo Raquel Tejada; born September 5, 1940, in Chicago, IL; daughter of Armand and Josepha (Hall) Tejada; married James Westley Welch, May 8,1959 (divorced, 1964); married Patrick Curtis, February 14, 1967 (divorced,1971); married Andre Weinfeld (a producer, cinematographer, and director), July 5, 1980 (divorced, September 1990); married Richard Palmer (a restaurateur), July 17, 1999 (separated, August, 2003); children: (first marriage) Damon,Tahnee (an actress); (second marriage) two. Addresses: Agent: Cunningham/Escott/Slevin & Doherty Talent Agency, 10635 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 140, Los Angeles, CA 90025; Innovative Artists, 1505 10th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401.; Manager: Media Four, 8840 Wilshire Blvd., 2nd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.

Nationality
American
Gender
Female
Occupation
Actress, singer, producer, writer
Birth Details
September 5, 1940
Chicago, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Call girl, A House Is Not a Home, Embassy, 1964
  • (Uncredited) College student, Roustabout, Paramount, 1964
  • Do Not Disturb, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1965
  • Jeri, A Swingin' Summer, United Screen Artists, 1965
  • Cora Peterson, Fantastic Voyage (also known as Microscopiaand Strange Journey), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1966
  • Tania Mottini, Shoot Loud, Louder ... I Don't Understand (also known as Spara Forte, Piu Forte ... Non Capisco), Embassy, 1966
  • Elena, "Queen Elena," The Queens (also known as Sex Quartet, Le Fate, and Les ogresses), Royal, 1966
  • Lillian Lust, Bedazzled, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967
  • Fathom Harvill, Fathom, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967
  • Loana, One Million Years B.C., Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967
  • Herself, Think Twentieth (documentary short), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1967
  • Nini, "La belle epoque" (also known as "The Gay Nineties"), The OldestProfession (also known as Love Through the Centuries, The Oldest Profession in the World, Das Alteste Gewerbe der Welt, L'amore attraverso i secoli, L'amour a travers les ages, and Le plusvieux metier du monde), Goldstone/VIP, 1967
  • Maria Stoner, Bandolero!, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968
  • Juliana, The Biggest Bundle of Them All, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1968
  • Kit Forrest, Lady in Cement, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1968
  • Michele, Flare Up (also known as Flareup), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1969
  • Sarita, 100 Rifles, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1969
  • Slave driver/Priestess of the Whip, The Magic Christian, Commonwealth United, 1970
  • Title role, Myra Breckinridge (also known as Gore Vidal's "MyraBreckinridge"), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1970
  • Title role, Hannie Caulder, Paramount, 1971
  • Magdelena, Bluebeard (also known as Barbablu, Blaubart, and Barbe-bleue) Vulcano, 1972
  • Detective Eileen McHenry, Fuzz, United Artists, 1972
  • Diane "K. C." Carr, Kansas City Bomber, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1972
  • (Uncredited) Juliet, "I Who Have Nothing," The Special London Bridge Special, 1972
  • Alice, The Last of Sheila, Warner Bros., 1973
  • Constance, The Three Musketeers (also known as The Queen's Diamonds, The Three Musketeers: The Queen's Diamonds, and Los tresmosqueteros), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1974
  • Constance, The Four Musketeers (also known as The Revenge of Milady, The Four Musketeers: Milday's Revenge, The Return of theThree Musketeers, and Los cuatro mosqueteros), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975
  • Queenie, The Wild Party, American International Pictures, 1975
  • Jugs (Jennifer), Mother, Jugs, and Speed, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1976
  • Jane Gardner, L'animal (also known as The Animal and Stuntwoman), Cerito Films/Les Films Christian Fechner, 1977
  • Lady Edith, Crossed Swords (also known as The Prince and the Pauper), Warner Bros., 1978
  • Elena, Restless (also known as The Beloved and Sin),1978
  • You and Me Together, 1979
  • (Uncredited) Herself, Fist of Fear, Touch of Death, Aquarius Releasing, 1980
  • Hero for Hire, 1990
  • (Uncredited) Herself, Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult, Paramount, 1994
  • 100 Years of Horror: Giants and Dinosaurs (documentary), PassportVideo, 1996
  • Herself, Flesh and Blood, Anchor Bay Entertainment, 1997
  • Ms. Grace Kosik, Chairman of the Board, Trimark Pictures, 1998
  • Jacqueline, What I Did for Love (also known as Folle d'elle), UGC-Fox Distribution, 1998
  • Herself, Get Bruce!, Miramax, 1999
  • Host, Hollywood at Your Feet: The Story of the Chinese Theatre Footprints (documentary), Image Entertainment, 2000
  • (Uncredited) Herself, The Best of "So Graham Norton," 2000
  • Hortensia, Tortilla Soup, Samuel Goldwyn, 2001
  • Mrs. Windham Vandermark, Legally Blonde, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2001
  • (Uncredited) Herself, The Kid Stays in the Picture (documentary),USA Films, 2002
  • Raquel Welch in the Valley of the Dinosaurs (documentary short), Warner Bros., 2002
  • Herself (actor), Jim Brown All American (documentary), HBO Sports,2002
  • Herself, Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (documentary; also known as Playboy Presents Sex at 24 Frames Per Second: The Ultimate Journey ThroughSex in Cinema), Image Entertainment, 2003
  • Christine DeLee, Forget About It, 2005
  • Film Producer
  • Hannie Caulder, Paramount, 1971
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • On Top All Over the World, 1984-85
  • Dianna Brock, CPW (also known as Central Park West), CBS, 1996
  • Host, Sex and the Silver Screen, Showtime, 1996-97
  • Aunt Dora, American Family (also known as American Family: Journey of Dreams), PBS, 2002-2004
  • Miniseries
  • Herself, Retrosexual: The 80's, VH1, 2004
  • Herself, Hollywood Women (documentary), ITV, 1994
  • Movies
  • Walks Far Woman, The Legend of Walks Far Woman, NBC, 1982
  • Emily Bauer, Right to Die, NBC, 1987
  • Leda Beth Vincent, Scandal in a Small Town (also known as The Education of Leda Beth Vincent), NBC, 1988
  • Rachel Baxely, Trouble in Paradise, CBS, 1989
  • (Uncredited) Voice of Shelly Milstone, Hollyrock-a-Bye Baby (animated), ABC, 1993
  • Paula Eastman, Judith Krantz's "Torch Song" (also known as Torch Song), ABC, 1993
  • Elizabeth Kane, Tainted Blood, USA Network, 1993
  • Specials
  • Host, Raquel!, CBS, 1970
  • The Bob Hope Show, NBC, 1970
  • Little Orphan Annie, Brenda Starr, and Dragon Lady, Funny Papers,1972
  • Host, Really Raquel, CBS, 1974
  • The McLean Stevenson Show, NBC, 1975
  • Mac Davis Christmas Special ... When I Grow Up, NBC, 1976
  • The Bob Hope Comedy Special, NBC, 1976
  • Bob Hope Special: The Bob Hope Special from Palm Springs (also known as Bob Hope Special and Bob Hope Special from Palm Springs),NBC, 1978
  • A Tribute to Neil Simon, HBO, 1978
  • The Bob Hope Special, NBC, 1979
  • The Muppets Go Hollywood, 1979
  • Bob Hope's Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops--1941-1972, NBC, 1980
  • Mac Davis 10th Anniversary Special: I Still Believe in Music, NBC,1980
  • From Raquel with Love (also known as Raquel), ABC, 1980
  • Herself, Margret Dunser, auf der Suche nach den Besonderen, 1981
  • Broadway Plays Washington!, PBS, 1982
  • (Uncredited) Actress of The Wild Party, The Wandering Company, 1984
  • The Barbara Walters Special, ABC, 1985
  • The Bob Hope Christmas Special, NBC, 1985
  • The Night of 100 Stars II (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), ABC, 1985
  • Interviewee, Secrets Women Never Share, NBC, 1987
  • The Crystal Light National Aerobic Championships, syndicated, 1987
  • Night of 100 Stars III (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), NBC, 1990
  • Bob Hope: The First Ninety Years (also known as Bob Hope: The First 90 Years), NBC, 1993
  • "The World of Jim Henson" (documentary), Great Performances, PBS,1994
  • Flesh and Blood: The Hammer Heritage of Horror, 1994
  • Legends in Light (documentary), TNT, 1995
  • Oops! The World's Funniest Outtakes 4, Fox, 1996
  • The Funniest of the World's Funniest Outtakes, Fox, 1997
  • Hollywood Glamour Girls, E! Entertainment Television, 1998
  • Dudley Moore: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 1999
  • Biography: Raquel Welch, Arts and Entertainment, 1999
  • (Uncredited) Herself, Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1, 1999
  • FY2K: Graham Norton Live, Channel 4, 1999
  • The Fourth Annual Celebrity Weddings: In Style, ABC, 2000
  • (Uncredited) Herself, The 72nd Annual Academy Awards Pre-Show, ABC, 2000
  • The Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years, AMC, 2000
  • Herself, Intimate Portrait: Raquel Welch, Lifetime, 2001
  • (Uncredited) Herself, Cleopatra: The Film That Changed Hollywood (documentary), AMC, 2001
  • (Uncredited) Herself, Bob Hope at 100, BBC, 2003
  • 100 Years of Hope and Humor, NBC, 2003
  • Playboy's 50th Anniversary Celebration, Arts and Entertainment, 2003
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 39th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1967
  • Presenter, The 42nd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1970
  • Presenter, The 44th Annual Academy Awards, NBC, 1972
  • Presenter, The 45th Annual Academy Awards, NBC, 1973
  • Presenter, The 46th Annual Academy Awards, NBC, 1974
  • Presenter, The 47th Annual Academy Awards, NBC, 1975
  • Presenter, The 50th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1978
  • Presenter, The 55th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1983
  • The 38th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1984
  • The 39th Annual Emmy Awards, 1987
  • The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1989
  • The 16th Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1990
  • The 5th Annual American Comedy Awards, ABC, 1991
  • The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards, TBS, 1992
  • Presenter, The 14th Annual CableACE Awards, Lifetime, 1993
  • The 49th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1995
  • Presenter, The 51st Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1997
  • Co-host, The 2000 Hispanic Heritage Awards, NBC, 2000
  • Presenter, The 2001 ALMA Awards, ABC, 2001
  • Pilots
  • Diana Brock, Central Park West, CBS, 1995
  • Episodic
  • Billboard girl, The Hollywood Palace, ABC, 1964
  • Saloon girl, "Ryker," The Virginian (also known as The Men FromShiloh), NBC, 1964
  • Lieutenant Wilson, "McHale the Desk Commander," McHale's Navy, ABC, 1964
  • Stewardess, "Witch or Wife?," Bewitched, ABC, 1964
  • Miss France, "Hugger-Mugger, by the Sea," The Rogues, NBC, 1964
  • "Wendy Sails in the Sunset," Wendy and Me, ABC, 1965
  • "Sam's Nephew," The Baileys of Balboa, CBS, 1965
  • Mystery guest, What's My Line?, CBS, 1967
  • The Dean Martin Show (also known as The Dean Martin Comedy Hour), NBC, 1969
  • Cameo, "Fade-In," Bracken's World, NBC, 1969
  • Evening at Pops, PBS, 1970
  • The Dick Cavett Show, ABC, 1970
  • Guest performer, Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, NBC, 1971
  • Herself, V.I.P.-Schaukel, 1972
  • Herself, Parkinson, BBC, 1972
  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (also known as The Bestof Carson), NBC, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1988
  • Cher, CBS, 1975
  • Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as SNL), 1976
  • The Muppet Show, syndication, 1978
  • Captain Nirvana of the Necroton Black Army, "Mork vs. the Necrotons: Parts 1 & 2," Mork and Mindy, ABC, 1979
  • On Top of the World, 1985
  • Fame, Fortune & Romance, 1986
  • Cynthia Gibson, Evening Shade, CBS, 1993
  • Diana Stride, "Top Copy," Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois and Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1995
  • Voice, "Cinderella," Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child, HBO, 1995
  • Vesta Spellman, "Third Aunt from the Sun," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (also known as Sabrina and Sabrina Goes to College), ABC, 1996
  • Herself, "The Summer of George," Seinfeld, NBC, 1997
  • Abby Lassiter, "Porn in the U.S.A.," Spin City, ABC, 1997
  • Abby Lassiter, "A River Runs through Me," Spin City, ABC, 1998
  • Guest, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, ABC, 1998
  • The Hollywood Fashion Machine, E! Entertainment Television, 1999
  • Abby Lassiter, "Balloons Over Broadway," Spin City, ABC, 2000
  • The O'Reilly Factor, Fox News, 2004
  • Larry King Live, CNN, 2004
  • Jackie, "Vanity Unfair," 8 Simple Rules ... for Dating My Teenage Daughter (also known as 8 Simple Rules), ABC, 2004
  • Herself, Your World w/Neil Cavuto, Fox News, 2005
  • Also appeared in Hollywood Squares.
  • Stage Appearances
  • (As Raquel Tejada) Title role, Ramona, Hemet, CA, 1959
  • Woman of the Year, Palace Theatre, New York City, 1981
  • The Night of 100 Stars II (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1985
  • Night of 100 Stars III (also known as Night of One Hundred Stars), Radio City Music Hall, 1990
  • Easter Bonnet Competition: A Salute to 100 Years of Broadway, Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1994
  • Title roles, Victor/Victoria, Marquis Theater, New York City, 1997
  • Epifania, The Millionairess, Orpheum Theatre, Foxboro, MA, 1998
  • Major Tours
  • The Millionairess, U.K. cities, 1995
  • Cabaret
  • Raquel Welch: Live in Concert, Sands Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ, 1985
  • Major Tours
  • Cabaret
  • Raquel Welch: Live in Concert, U.S. and European cities, 1985-86
  • RECORDINGS
  • Videos
  • Herself, Raquel: Total Beauty and Fitness, HBO Home Video, 1984
  • Herself, Fozzie's Muppet Scrapbook, 1984
  • Herself, Muppet Video: The Kermit and Piggy Story, Playhouse HomeVideo, 1985
  • Herself, A Week with Raquel, HBO Home Video, 1986
  • Herself, Lose 10 Lbs. in 3 Weeks, HBO Home Video, 1988
  • Herself, Raquel: Body & Mind, HBO Home Video, 1989
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Specials
  • From Raquel With Love (also known as Raquel), ABC, 1980
  • Nonfiction
  • Raquel: The Raquel Welch Total Beauty and Fitness Program, Holt, Rinehart and Winston (New York City), 1984
  • (With Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson) Jill Bobrow, St. Vincent andthe Grenadines: Bequia, Mustique, Canouan, Mayreau, Tobago Cays, Palm, Union,PSV: A Plural Country, photographs by Dana Jinkins, W. W. Norton (New York City), 1985

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Hispanic Biography, Vol. 1, Gale Group, 2002
    • International Directory of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors andActresses, 2nd ed., St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1992
    Periodicals
    • Parade Magazine, March 17, 2002, p. 22
    • People Weekly, August 2, 1999, p. 110

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