Raquel Welch, 82
With her striking looks and playing strong-willed characters on the big screen, Raquel Welch was more than just a sex symbol, she was a force to be reckoned with.
It all started with a role in which she said only a few lines. Starring in the 1966 sci-fi movie “One Million Years B.C.,” she instantly became a star as the poster of her in a furry bikini from the movie became a huge best-seller.
That led to other roles through the decades like “Bedazzled,” “Bandolero!” and “100 Rifles.”
She won the 1973 Best Actress Golden Globe for her role in “The Three Musketeers.”
Her career would span over 50 years on the big screen and small, as well as becoming a fashion trend-setter through the decades.
Welch died on February 15 following a “brief illness,” according to her manager.