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10 Uknown Facts About Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch is of English, Welsh, Irish and Scottish descent

Raquel Welch was a successful figure skater before she pursued a career in acting

Raquel Welch was born Jo Raquel Tejada but changed her name to Raquel Welch after her first marriage to James Welch

 Raquel Welch was the first Latin actress to become an international sex symbol

Raquel Welch is the first Latin actress to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Raquel Welch has appeared in over 40 feature films

Raquel Welch was the spokesperson for Foster Grant Sunglasses for over 20 years

 Raquel Welch is an advocate for animal rights and has been a vegetarian since the 1970s

Raquel Welch was the first woman to guest host the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson