Actress Raquel Welch has died at the age of 82.
On Wednesday, editors at TMZ reported that the Hollywood icon had passed away following a “brief illness”.
No further details were available.
Born Jo Raquel Tejada in Chicago, Illinois, Welch made her first featured appearance in 1965’s A Swingin’ Summer, and a short time later, starred in One Million Years B.C.
With her costume comprised of just a deerskin bikini, the 1966 film catapulted her to international fame and cemented her status as a pin-up girl and sex symbol.
Welch went on to appear in 1967’s Bedazzled, 1970’s Myra Breckinridge, and 1971’s Hannie Caulder.
She won a Golden Globe for her performance in 1974’s The Three Musketeers and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the mid-1990s.
Most recently, Welch had a part in 2017’s How to Be a Latin Lover.
She was married four times and is survived by two children; son Damon and daughter Tahnee Welch.
– Cover Media