Raquel Welch, the voluptuous screen actress who became
America's first major sex symbol of the 1960s and
maintained that image in show business for half a century,
died Wednesday at her Los Angeles home. He was 82
years old. For no reason. MS. Welch's success in
Hollywood began with the poster and the film it was
promoting. In the movie "A Million Years B.C. (1966) as a
Pleistocene cavewoman, she posed in a prehistoric rocky
landscape, wearing a tattered suede bikini and grabbing the
limelight with her provocative, watchful, no-prisoner-taking
attitude and dancing body. He was 26 years old. It's been
four years since Marilyn Monroe died and the industry
the poster as "an indelible image of nature's female queen".
dangerously physical lioness. The reviews were often rude.
Throughout her career, Mrs. She even titled her 2010 book,
a journal and self-help guide, Beyond the Cleavage. But