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Commercial Trade Card - Silver Screen Idol - Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch (born Jo Raquel Tejada; September 5, 1940) is an American actress.


She first won attention for her role in Fantastic Voyage (1966), after which she won a contract with 20th Century Fox. They loaned her to a British studio, for whom she made One Million Years B.C. (1966). Although she had only three lines in the film, images of her in the doe-skin bikini she wore in it became best-selling posters that turned her into a celebrity sex symbol. She later starred in notable films like Bedazzled (1967), Bandolero! (1968), 100 Rifles (1969), and Myra Breckinridge (1970). She made several television variety specials. In late 2008, she became a spokeswoman for Foster Grant's reading glasses campaign, created by Ferrara and Company


Welch's unique persona on film made her into an icon of the 1960s and 70s. She carved out a place in movie history portraying strong female characters and breaking the mold of the submissive sex symbol. In 1995, Welch was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars in Film History". Playboy ranked Welch No. 3 on their "100 Sexiest Stars of the Twentieth Century" list. In 2011, Men's Health ranked her No. 2 in its "Hottest Women of All Time" list.

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