Raquel Welch is a pop culture icon. If her name doesn't ring a bell, perhaps the One Million Years B.C. film poster featuring her clad in a fur bikini will. That role shot her to superstardom in 1966, but what's happened to her since? To start, she's almost 80 today and still gorgeous.
It's funny that One Million Years B.C. put Welch on the map as a silver screen star considering that it doesn't really showcase her acting chops. She even admitted in her autobiography, Raquel: Beyond the Cleavage, that the fame that followed was something that surprised her. As she put it,
"It felt like I'd stumbled into a booby trap, pun intended. I am living proof that a picture speaks a thousand words."
Although you might think Welch would resent the movie that turned her into eye candy, she has no regrets. While speaking to Piers Morgan years later on his Life Stories show, she revealed that she liked the attention that blew up from the film, explaining,
"I thought that this was going to be one of those movies that was going to make me a laughing stock, well it did that too, and it's a breakthrough. Every single person seems to know who I am."
The flick was so iconic, in fact, that no matter how much time passes, Welch's impression on Hollywood has remained eternal. In 2013, she landed the number 2 spot on Men's Health's Hottest Women of All Time list, proving that age is just a number and pop culture icons never fade.
Watch the video to see how Raquel Welch Is Still Absolutely Stunning At Nearly 80!
One million year-old booby trap
Staying in shape | 1:38
The single life | 2:38
A makeup icon | 3:35
Wig aficionado | 4:55
Latina heritage | 6:04
The allure of a little mystery | 7:21
Hollywood's own "Mama Duck" | 8:13
Just-as-gorgeous daughter | 9:20