Following the news of Raquel Welch’s passing, fans around the world have come together to pay tribute and honor the iconic actress, reflecting on her unforgettable performances and lasting impact on the entertainment industry.
The legendary actress and sex symbol, who captivated audiences for decades with her striking beauty and magnetic screen presence, passed away at the age of 82 on Wednesday, February 15, following a brief illness.
Welch’s illustrious career spanned more than five decades, during which she worked with Hollywood legends like Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Farrah Fawcett, Burt Reynolds, and others. In 1966, she made her mark in the sci-fi film Fantastic Voyage, followed by her iconic role in One Million Years BC, where she became an instant sex symbol.
As the world comes to terms with Welch’s passing, fans have taken a moment to reflect on her life and career, while celebrating the impact she had on the entertainment industry and the enduring legacy she leaves behind.
So sad to hear about Raquel Welch’s passing. I loved working with her on Legally Blonde. She was elegant , professional and glamorous beyond belief. Simply stunning. May all her angels carry her home. ????️ Sending love to her family and her many fans ❤️ pic.twitter.com/FBtXhpvS25
— Reese Witherspoon (@ReeseW) February 15, 2023
I’m sad to hear the news about Raquel Welch. We did a film together called Torch Song where I played her daughter. It was one of the 1st movies I did. She was kind & we remained friends. What a fabulous woman! See the last clip with @Cher! My thoughts go out to all her ❤️’d ones. pic.twitter.com/wZNgqx8yOI
— Alicia Silverstone (@AliciaSilv) February 16, 2023
RIP RAQUEL WELCH (1940-2023) ????
Here she is at her dazzling best in 1975 singing I’M A WOMAN with CHER. pic.twitter.com/v0Nr69EPF8
— James Leighton (@JamesL1927) February 15, 2023
Sad to hear the loss of Raquel Welch.
One of my favorite moments is when she met Janis Joplin on the Dick Cavett show. Surreal goodness. pic.twitter.com/YPfBq3aiX1
— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) February 15, 2023
Remembering my beautiful friend, Raquel Welch. Not only was she a talented performer, but she was as beautiful inside as out. She was a loyal friend, and I will miss her terribly. RIP Rocky???????? #RIPRaquelWelch #icon pic.twitter.com/HUwoJGKaFY
— Alana Stewart (@AlanaKStewart) February 17, 2023
When Raquel Welch hosted SNL, I had a sketch with her in which I played Lina Wermuller. It was cut because she wanted to sing a song instead but a couple of years later she sent me a postcard from Italy with Wertmuller’s autograph. RIP sweet lady
— Laraine Newman (@larainenewman) February 15, 2023
Remembering Raquel Welch, 1940-2023.
“I was like, ‘Please, please don’t make me do the dinosaur movie.’
“They said, ‘No, Raquel, you don’t understand. It’s a classic. It’ll live on forever.’
“Turns out they were right.” ????
(????️ One Million Years B.C., 1966) pic.twitter.com/TRL5ldaOAq
— Marshall Julius (@MarshallJulius) February 16, 2023
A sad good-bye to one of the last great Hollywood stars. I’ll always remember Raquel Welch for her style, charisma, and a determination to be more than a sex symbol. This very independent legend said once, “There aren’t any hard women, only soft men.” pic.twitter.com/gAVz1xJAJ5
— Jeanne Wolf (@jeannewolf) February 16, 2023
We are saddened to hear about the passing of legendary actress Raquel Welch, who starred as Loana in Ray Harryhausen’s 1966 classic ‘One Million Years B.C’. An iconic role which spawned one of the most famous movie posters ever. Our thoughts are with her family at this sad time. pic.twitter.com/vQW5tj52mk
— Ray Harryhausen (@Ray_Harryhausen) February 15, 2023
Raquel Welch and Bob Hope perform for American troops, 1967. pic.twitter.com/Y931xfUUAS
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) February 16, 2023
Welch is survived by her son Damon James Welch and daughter Tahnee Welch.