Let's celebrate Raquel Welch at 80
One of the sexiest stars of the 20th century is celebrating a very special birthday
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Raquel Welch was one of the great sex symbols of the 1960s and 1970s. But she was also applauded as a screen icon due to her portrayal of strong female characters. In fact, the actress, once dubbed by Playboy magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars of the Twentieth Century," eventually helped break the mold of the archetypal blonde bombshell so vigorously promoted by Hollywood. A Golden Globe winner, Welch resisted attempts to typecast her despite her famous fur bikini appearance in 'One Million Years B.C.' Now turning 80, the actress is still working and remains highly regarded within the entertainment industry.
Click through the following gallery for an appreciation of one of the most celebrated women of her generation.
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