Raquel Welch in One Million Years B.C. would launch the actress as an international sex symbol. While Raquel only had a few lines, audiences everywhere still remember her iconic doe-skin bikini look, and the role would lead to her casting in future films. Here are Raquel Welch's most iconic roles over the years, including Raquel Welch in One Million Years B.C.
Raquel Welch One Million Years B.C.
Despite only having three lines in One Million Years B.C., Raquel Welch would steal the spotlight in 1966 British fantasy film. Her costume, a two-piece doe-skin bikini, would start a fashion trend and Raquel would become one of the biggest sex symbols of the 1960s.
The dream girl for both men and women, Raquel's bikini look would become a best-selling poster, even appearing in the 1994 film The Shawshank Redemption! One of Raquel Welch's most controversial roles would come with 1969's Western 100 Rifles.
The film would receive tons of publicity for Welch's steamy shower scene, but it was a love scene between Welch and actor Jim Brown that would cause the controversy. Eliciting a huge debate about on-screen miscegenation, 100 Rifles was one of the first to challenge the Hollywood taboo.
Now 80 years old, Raquel Welch has left her mark on Hollywood not just as one of the biggest sex symbols of the 60s and 70s, but also as an instrumental figure in helping to transform America's feminine ideal.
You can still catch the talented and gorgeous actress on-screen, most recently in the 2017 film How to Be a Latin Lover. Audiences will forever remember Raquel Welch's iconic swimsuit in One Million Years B.C.