Raquel Welch: Was She Frozen in Time?

    November 17, 2013
    Kimberly Ripley

Was Raquel Welch somehow frozen in time? The 73-year-old beauty appeared on Saturday at the 2013 Governors Awards, and her looks rival those of a 40-year-old woman.

Wearing an off-the-shoulder red gown, with a V-neck plunging down to there and a slit that came up almost to it, Welch looked every bit the elegant woman she has been for decades. The body-hugging number didn’t reveal a bump or a bulge. It’s no wonder younger men find her attractive!

One younger man who definitely finds Raquel Welch attractive, but was also quick to point out that the two didn’t hook up per recent rumors, is Nigel Lythgoe of both American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance fame. Rumors had the two dating since September and more recently had an impending wedding date set for them to tie that proverbial knot. Not true and not true, however.

Women everywhere want to know how Raquel has managed to stay so beautiful for so many years. She shares some of her beauty tips in the film clip below.

All the beauty tips in the world won’t render the average woman nearly as gorgeous as Raquel Welch. Even Jane Fonda, who is pretty pulled together for 75 years old, can’t hold a candle to Welch.

Some young people might ask exactly what Raquel Welch is famous for, besides looking good. She starred in a 1966 film called One Million Years B.C., in which she wore a tiny fur bikini that instantly catapulted her into stardom. She starred in a handful of films over the next few years and in 2013 became a spokesperson for Foster Grant sunglasses. And there you have it!

Despite the small roles she played, Raquel Welch still makes a big splash when she enters a room–just the way she did Saturday evening in Hollywood at the 2013 Governors Awards. And she will no doubt continue doing exactly that for a good many years to come.

Image via Wikimedia


Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.