Raquel Welch Biography

Updated On Feb 06, 2019 Published On Dec 28, 2016
Facts of Raquel Welch
Date of Birth: 1940 , September-5
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name Raquel Welch
Birth Name Raquel Welch
Nick Name Raquel
Father Armando Carlos Tejada Urquizo
Mother Josephine Sarah Hall
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Chicago, Illinois
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Working For Movies and TV shows
Net Worth $30 million
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Brown
Face Color White
Body Measurements 37-24-36
Breast Size 34C
Waist size 24
Hip Size 36
Weight in KG 118 pounds (54 kg)
Famous for Actress, singer
Married Yes
Married to James Welch (m. 1959; div. 1964) Patrick Curtis (m. 1967; div. 1972) André Weinfeld (m. 1980; div. 1990) Richard Palmer (m. 1999; separated 2008)
Children 2
Divorce Yes
Movies House of Versace
TV Show CSI: Miami
Books Raquel: Beyond the Cleavage
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Raquel Welch is one of the famous American singer and actress best known for appearing in the movies and television series like The Three Musketeers, The Ultimate Legacy,  CSI: Miami, American Family, Saturday Night Live, and many others.

Raquel Welch's Early Life and Family

An actress who won attention for her role in Fantastic Voyage, Raquel Welch was born Jo Raquel Tejada on 5th September 1940. 78 years old Raquel was born in Chicago, Illinois to parents; mother Josephine Sarah (née Hall; 1909–2000) and father Armando Carlos Tejada Urquizo (1911–1976), an aeronautical engineer.

She spent her childhood with younger sister Gayle Carole and brother James "Jim" Stanford. She attended La Jolla High School. She holds American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.

Raquel Welch's Career

Raquel started her professional career in 1959 and has still been active in the field. She has appeared in numerous movies and television series like Animal, The Hollywood Palace, The Muppet Show, Tainted Blood, Spin City,  Welcome to The Captain, and many others.

Raquel Welch's Net Worth

As of 2019, Raquel Welch's net worth is reported to be around $30 million that she earned from her professional acting and singing career. 

Her salary from the movie was Spara forte, più forte... non capisco was $60,000 back in 1966. She also received $10,800,000 from the lawsuit from MGM. Back in 2007, Raquel bought her Beverly Hills, California house for worth $4,500,000. 

Raquel Welch's Personal Life

Putting some lights toward Raquel Welch personal life, the gorgeous and attractive actress was previously married to James Welch, a publicist and agent on 8th May 1959. They got divorced in 1964.

The couple welcomed a child named Tahnee Welch, a model, and actress born on 26th December 1961. Their son's name is Damon Welch who was born on 6th November 1959.

Then she married director and producer, Patrick Curtis on 14th February  1967. Sadly, they got divorced in 1972. She married then married a producer, director, and journalist, André Weinfeld on 5th July 1980 and divorced in 1990.

After divorcing the third husband, she married Richard Palmer on 17th July 1999. Her ex-husband Richard is a restaurateur. They got divorced in 2008.

Welch stands with the height of 5 feet 6 inches.

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Raquel Welch facts on timeline

Born in Chicago


An actress who won attention for her role in 'Fantastic Voyage', Raquel Welch born as Jo Raquel Tejada puts her first step in this world on 5th September 1940 in Chicago, Illinois to a parent's Josephine Sarah (née Hall; 1909–2000) and Armando Carlos Tejada Urquizo (1911–1976).

Played is an outdoor play staged 'The Ramona Pageant


Raquel Welch played in an outdoor play staged annually at Hemet, California entitled 'The Ramona Pageant',  based on the novel 'Ramona' by Helen Hunt Jackson and Bob Biloe in 1959 moreover,it hold over three consecutive weekends in April and May in the Ramona Bowl, a natural amphitheater in the foothills above Hemet in Riverside County.

Married with James Welch

May 8 , 1959

Raquel Welch was previously married  James Welch, a publicist, and agent on 8th May  1959.The couple has a daughter named Tahnee Welch, a model, and actress was born on 26th December 1961 and their son named Damon Welch was born on 6th November 1959.

Divorced with James Welch


Raquel Welch was previously married James Welch, a publicist, and agent on 8th May 1959 and divorced in 1964.They had been married for 7.6 years. The couple has two children together.Her children are also a Hollywood celebrity.

Married with Patrick Curtis

February 14 , 1967

Raquel Welch was previously married director and producer, Patrick Curtis.He is  best known as for his popular  movies such as 'Hannie Caulder' (1971), 'The Sorcerers' (1967) and 'The Avenging Angel' (1995). The couple was married on 14th February  1967.

Divorced with Patrick Curtis


Raquel Welch divorced director and producer, Patrick Curtis in 1972.The couple was not blessed with any children.Patrick Curtis, a film producer and Hollywood press agent have promoted Raquel Welch into a sex-symbol.Curtis has many fans in social sites.

Married with Andre Weinfeld

July 5 , 1980

Raquel Welch married a producer, director, and journalist, Andre Weinfeld on 5th July 1980.Her ex-husband is an alumnus of the prestigious Lycée Louis-le-Grand and the Sorbonne University in Paris as well as he is a multitallented personality.

Divorced with Andre Weinfeld


Raquel Welch divorced a producer, director, and journalist, Andre Weinfeld divorced in 1990.Her ex-husband has received a Master's Degree in Psychology and French Literature at the Sorbonne University moreover, he is the youngest television producers , directors, and journalists in France.

Married with Richard Palmer

July 17 , 1999

Raquel Welch married Richard Palmer, a restaurateur on 17th July 1999. Welch has won a Golden Globe Award in a category of Best Motion Picture Actress in a Musical or Comedy for 'The Three Musketeers' in 1974.Richard is a good business man.

Divorced with Richard Palmer


Raquel Welch divorced her husband Richard Palmer, a restaurateur in 2008.Welch's popular book and video entitled 'The Raquel Welch Total Beauty and Fitness Program' was released in 1984, it has written by Welch and photographs by André Weinfeld.

Net Worth


As of 2019, Raquel Welch's net worth is reported to be around $30 million.