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According to the death certificate Raquel Welch, icon of the cinema of the sixties and seventiesAnd disappearance last February 15 at the age of 82 yearsi because of a cardiac arrest. The document, obtained from tmz extensionalso revealed that the actress was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. Welch’s manager said last month that the Hollywood star had “passed away peacefully early this morning after a short illness.”
LIFE AND CAREER
Born in Chicago on September 5, 1940, Welch made her big screen debut in 1964 in small roles in films Madame P…and her girls And The carnival singer, where he starred alongside Elvis Presley. In 1966 the actress played the character of Loana in the film A million years ago and wore a provocative leather bikini in the manifesto that defined her as sex symbola label he has often rejected throughout his career. Among other film appearances, Welch starred in the science fiction film that same year Amazing journey as the only female character and in Shoot harder, harder…I don’t understand! directed by Eduardo De Filippo and with Marcello Mastroianni, while in 1967 he consecrated the image of sex symbol with the leading role in Fathom: beautiful, intrepid and a spy and in the next My friend the devil. Westerns also followed Bandolero! in 1968 and the controversial The Myra Breckinridge case, based on the novel by Gore Vidal, in 1970. In 1973 Welch played Constance Bonacieux in The Three Musketeers by Richard Lester, role for which in 1975 he has won The Golden Globes as Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture or Musical Comedy. The actress got an additional application in 1988 for Outstanding Actress in a Mini-Series or Television Movie for playing a woman with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis who wishes for euthanasia in When to die, but did not take home the prize. Among her last appearances, the actress starred in The Naked Gun 33⅓ – The Final Insult in 1994 as herself and ne The revenge of the blondes in 2001. Different interpretations also in the TV series, included Csi: Miami in 2012.