Raquel Welch

Trivia and Quotes

Quotes (8)

  • Raquel: Behind every successful man is a woman holding a brush and shovel cleaning up the shit he's too full of himself to notice.

  • Raquel: (presenting the Oscar for Visual Effects) My name is Raquel Welch. I am here for Visual Effects. And I have two of them.

  • Raquel: (on Mae West) I do think she was a spectacular talent. There's no question she was a comedic genius, but I did, in person, actually feel like she was some kind of a dock worker in drag.

  • Raquel: The mind is an erogenous zone.

  • Raquel: Once you get rid of the idea that you must please other people before you please yourself, and you begin to follow your own instincts - only then can you be successful. You become more satisfied, and when you are, other people will tend to be satisfied by what you do.

  • Raquel: I couldn't stand that my husband was being unfaithful. I am Raquel Welch - understand?

  • Raquel: Americans have always had sex symbols. It'a time-honored tradition and I'm flattered to have been one. But it's hard to have a long, fruitful career once you've been stereotyped that way. That's why I'm proud to say I've endured.

  • Raquel: Being a sex symbol was rather like being a convict

Trivia (23)

  • Raquel was inspired to take up ballet after seeing the 1948 motion picture "The Red Shoes" with her father.

  • Raquel took classical ballet for ten years, and had once planned on becoming a professional ballerina. This dream was shattered after her teacher told her she didn't have the proper body type. Raquel was heartbroken as she not only looked up to her as a mentor, but she admitted to having a romantic crush on her throughout her childhood.

  • Raquel was chosen as one of People Magazine's annual "100 Most Beautiful People in the World," in the Beauty Over 60 portion, in May 2007.

  • Raquel's various contest titles include: "Miss Photogenic", "Miss Contour" and "Miss Maid of California," which she received while she was still in her teens.

  • Raquel is one of the bombshells shown in the 1994 movie "The Shawshank Redemption."

  • Raquel once worked as a cocktail waitress.

  • Raquel had a notorious backstage feud with the indomitable Mae West on the set of 1970's "Myra Breckinridge."

  • On August 30, 2003, Raquel broke her wrist in a car crash in L.A.

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