Raquel Welch, born Jo Raquel Tejada, is an American actress and sex symbol. She was born on September 5, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois to parents Armando Carlos Tejada Urquizo and Josephine Sarah. When she was young, she was already seen as a girl who has a penchant for dancing and performing. From age seven until she turned seventeen, she indulged herself in ballet lessons. After graduating in high school, she became pregnant to her boyfriend James Welch. They eventually married a year after. In 1964, she started doing acting. She was cast in a number of films including A House Is Not a Home, Roustabout, A Swingin’ Summer, Do Not Disturb, Shoot Loud, Louder… I Don’t Understand, and a lot more. She also had appearances in TV series such as Bewitched, Raquel!, Trouble in Paradise, and several others.
When it comes to keeping her body fit and healthy at all times, Raquel said that she’s always making it sure that she constantly moves. “You absolutely have to have an exercise program. I do something physical every day,” she said in one of her interviews.
And what about her diet? Well, here’s what she shared: “I’m constantly on a diet, and I hate it. I have three fruits a day and lots of water. I love bread, pancakes, and burritos, and pizza, but I have to stick to the diet, because it makes me look and feel better.”
Body Measurement (2014 – Age 73)
Height: 168 cm | 5 feet, 6 Inches
Weight: 54 kg | 119 lbs
Bra/Bust Size: 12C | 34C
Waist Size: 61 cm | 24 in
Hip Size: 91 cm | 36 in