Summarize this content material to 540 phrases New York —Raquel Welch, whose emergence from the ocean in a skimpy, furry bikini within the movie “One Million Years B.C.” would propel her to worldwide intercourse image standing all through the Sixties and ’70s, has died. She was 82.Welch died early Wednesday after a short sickness, in accordance with her agent, Stephen Lamanna of the expertise company Revolutionary Artists.Welch’s breakthrough got here in 1966′s campy prehistoric flick “One Million Years B.C.,” regardless of having a grand whole of three strains. Clad in a brown doeskin bikini, she efficiently evaded pterodactyls however not the discover of the general public.“I simply thought it was a goofy dinosaur epic we’d be capable to sweep underneath the carpet someday,” she instructed The Related Press in 1981. “Fallacious. It turned out that I used to be the Bo Derek of the season, the woman within the loin fabric about whom everybody stated, ‘My God, what a bod’ and so they anticipated to vanish in a single day.”She didn’t, taking part in Lust for the comedy group of Peter Cook dinner and Dudley Moore of their movie “Bedazzled” in 1967 and taking part in a undercover agent within the attractive spy spoof “Fathom” that very same yr.Her curves and sweetness captured popular culture consideration, with Playboy crowning her the “most desired girl” of the ’70s, regardless of by no means being fully bare within the journal. In 2013, she graced the No. 2 spot on Males’s Well being’s “Hottest Girls of All Time” checklist. Within the movie “The Shawshank Redemption,” a poster of Welch is used to cowl an escape tunnel, the final of three girls he used photos of after Rita Hayworth and Marilyn Monroe.Along with appearing, Welch was a singer and dancer. She stunned many critics — and gained optimistic critiques — when she starred within the 1981 musical “Lady of the 12 months” on Broadway, changing a vacationing Lauren Bacall. She returned to the Nice White Means in 1997 in “Victor/Victoria.”She knew that some folks didn’t take her severely due to her glamorous picture. “I’m not Penny Marshall or Barbra Streisand,” she instructed the AP in 1993. “They’ll say, ‘Raquel Welch needs to direct? Give me a break.”’Welch was born Jo-Raquel Tejada in Chicago and raised in La Jolla, California. (The Jo in her identify was from her mom, Josephine). Welch was a divorced mom when she met exactor turned press agent, Patrick Curtis.“The irony of all of it is that regardless that folks considered me as a intercourse image, in actuality I used to be a single mom of two babies!” she wrote in her autobiography, “Raquel: Past the Cleavage.”Curtis turned her supervisor and second husband and helped form her right into a glamor-girl with a whole lot of journal covers and a string of films, plus train movies and books like “The Raquel Welch Whole Magnificence and Health Program.”Although she would seem in exploitative movies, she additionally stunned many within the trade with nice performances, together with in Richard Lester’s “The Three Musketeers,” which earned her a Golden Globe, and reverse James Coco in “Wild Occasion.” She was additionally nominated for a Globe in 1988 for the TV film “Proper to Die.”Married and divorced 4 occasions, she is survived by two kids, Damon Welch and Tahnee Welch, who additionally turned an actress, together with touchdown a featured function in 1985’s “Cocoon.”___SHARE:JOIN THE CONVERSATION Anybody can learn Conversations, however to contribute, you need to be a registered Torstar account holder. If you don’t but have a Torstar account, you may create one now (it’s free)Signal InRegisterConversations are opinions of our readers and are topic to the Code of Conduct. The Star doesn’t endorse these opinions.