Some actresses are remembered for their talent, others are remembered for their beauty. But Raquel Welch will always be remembered for both. An American actress, singer and one of the many significant women in the industry, she portrayed strong female characters in her movies while also radiating beauty through her every look. She was an icon of 1960‘s-1970’s and is remembered for her performance in “The Three Musketeers”. Keep reading to know more about Raquel Welch’s net worth in 2018.
Raquel Welch’s Early Life
Currently 77 years old, Raquel was born on September 5, 1940 in Chicago, but later moved around a lot with her family. She studied ballet for 13 years, participated in many beauty pageants and won many titles before she was awarded the state title of Maid of California. Her image as a beautiful woman was already building up, but she wanted to act and thus, studied theatre at the San Diego State College. She worked here and there as a model, actress and even as a cocktail waitress. Later in 1963, she moved to Los Angeles where she met Hollywood Agent Patrick Curtis who became her manager and she started applying for various roles. She was starred in many small roles in films and television before her famous photo for Life! Magazine came out and changed her career forever.
Raquel Welch has been married and divorced four times. She was first married to James Welch who was her high school love then to Patrick Curtis- her agent and a well-known producer then to Andre Weinfield and finally to Richard Palmer before swearing off completely from the institution of marriage. She is the proud mother of Damon and Tahnee Welch both of whom were born from her first marriage.
Raquel Welch’s Career, Awards & Achievement
Soon after her picture came out showing her vivacious curves, she became the new age Marilyn Monroe and a sex symbol for many across the world. The 20th Century FOX took notice and signed her up for a 7 year non-exclusive contract. Her first film under their banner was “Fantastic Voyage” which made her a star. She was also starred in the movie “One Million Years B.C.” in which even though she had 3 lines, her ravishing finger won hearts of millions of moviegoers and she became a sex symbol of the era. She was the only American to be cast in the film “The Oldest Profession”. Along with her business manager, Curtis she started her own production company called Curtwel. She also appeared in a movie titled “Lady in Cement” along with Frank Sinatra and was also cast as a freedom fighter in a movie. She was dubbed as “The Most Desired Women” of the 1970’s by the Playboy magazine. Raquel has been cast in at least 25 movies which include “Kansas City Border”, “The Last of Sheila” and most recently “How to be a Latin Lover” which was released in 2017. She was a singer as well and performed in Broadway in 1981.
Awards and Achievements
Raquel Welch won a Golden Globe Award for her performance in “The Three Musketeers” for the category of the best motion pictures. She was also conferred the Imagen foundation lifetime achievement award in 2001. She has received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.
Net worth of Raquel Welch
The net worth of Raquel Welch is $30 million. She has been a part of more than 25 films, television series and earned enough money through her singing career. She released her The Raquel Welch Total beauty and Fitness Program book and videos in 1984. She was also the face of MAC Cosmetics. All this and more amounted to her vast wealth.
Raquel Welch’s career saw many up-downs in the end. A star who was once hailed as the sex symbol and one of the most desirable women found hard to find work in the end amidst the controversies and legal proceedings she got stuck into. Now, at the age of 70, she is a dazzler and wins the crowd wherever she goes. She transformed the seductive feminine image from the kinds of Marilyn Monroe to her Latina long brunette hair one. She is and will be remembered as one of the sex symbols to be a part of the industry.