Raquel Welch first hogged the limelight for her portrayal of Cora Peterson in ‘Fantastic Voyage,’ the science fiction film. Subsequently, she earned a contact with 20th Century Fox. She appeared in the adventure fantasy film, ‘One Million Years B.C,’ wearing a bikini which turned her into a celebrity sex symbol. She was then seen in noteworthy films like ‘Myra Breckinridge,’ a comedy film, ‘Bandolero!,’ the American western film, ‘Bedazzled,’ the British comedy, and ‘100 Rifles,’ besides various others.
She made her mark in the showbiz by playing strong female characters, moving out of her submissive sex symbol image. She bagged in a ‘Golden Globe Award’ for her role in ‘The Three Musketeers,’ where she starred as Constance Bonacieux. She earned another ‘Golden Globe Award’ nomination for her role in ‘Right to Die.’
She has also appeared in various television films and shows, including ‘The Legend of Walks Far Woman,’ ‘Bewitched,’ ‘Saturday Night Live,’ ‘Trouble in Paradise,’ ‘CSI: Miami,’ ‘Spin City,’ ‘Jim Brown: All-American,’ etc.
Fantastic Voyage is a science fiction film which revolves around a brilliant scientist Jan Benes, who develops a blood clot in his brain. Using the technology he had created, which can miniaturize matter, a team of experts enter his body, hoping to be able to help him.
The Three Musketeers is an action adventure film based on the novel of the same name by Alexandre Dumas. The film tells the story of a young man from the countryside, who comes to Paris, after learning swordsmanship from his father. He soon faces several adventures along with his Musketeer friends.
The Four Musketeers is adapted from the second part of the novel The Three Musketeers. Four valiant swordsmen save the Queen of France and her dressmaker from an evil clergyman and his spy.
Bedazzled is a romantic comedy fantasy film which tells the story of a cook named Stanley Moon, working at a restaurant in London. He is infatuated with Margaret, a waitress who works in the same establishment. His life takes a turn when the devil appears in front of him, and offers him seven wishes, in exchange of his soul. Despite the wishes, he has problem winning over Margaret, his love.
A House is not a Home is a drama film which revolves around the journey of a poor immigrant girl, who eventually becomes the madam of a bordello. Later, she develops feelings for a musician named Casey Booth, but doesn’t reveal what she does for a living.
Roller derby player, K.C. Carr, joins the Portland Loggers after leaving the Kansas City Bombers. But the Loggers are run by a corrupt Burt Henry who is clearly interested in Carr romantically and gets rid of anybody who gets close to K.C forcing Carr to take control of her life.
This film tells four different stories by four different directors. The first one is about the sexual misadventures of a teen girl; the second is about an opportunistic gypsy babysitter; the third one is about an adulterous husband; the fourth one is about a wealthy woman who uses her butler for her lust when she is drunk.
The last movie in The Naked Gun film series opens with cop Frank Drebin retiring from his job to devote more time to his personal life. However, he secretly desires to make a comeback. So when his former associates reach out to him seeking his help to catch a bomber who is planning to blow up the Academy Awards, he grabs the opportunity and goes undercover to stop the attack.
Fashion-conscious sorority girl Elle Woods’ boyfriend Warner Huntington leaves her for a smarter girl and enrolls in Harvard Law School. Determined to prove her mettle and win him back, Elle too joins Harvard. Realizing her own potential, she not only teaches Warner a lesson but also proves all blonde stereotypes wrong, as she successfully defends an innocent murder suspect.
World War 1 veteran Baron Kurt von Sepper of Austria, with a blue-tinged beard, forbids his new wife from entering one particular room in his castle. As curiosity takes over, dark secrets about the Baron are revealed including his pogrom against the Jewish community and the mysterious death of all his former wives.
The film is a collection of six sketches by six finest directors from Europe and their stories revolving around one common theme – prostitution. In the segments, the directors trace the journey of the oldest profession, elaborating on how it evolved from pre-historic age to the future. The vignettes include ‘The Pre-historic Era,’ ‘Roman Nights,’ ‘Mademoiselle Mimi,’ ‘The Gay Nineties,’ ‘Paris Today,’ and ‘Anticipation.’
A retired mobster is kidnapped by few other incompetent gangsters who think that he has a lot of money. He turns the tables on them, by persuading them to join him on a multi-million dollar heist.
Maximo made a career out of seducing rich older women. After twenty years of marriage, Maximo gets dumped by his 80 year-old wife, who settles with a young car salesman. Desperate to relive the luxurious life that he was used to, he hatches a scheme to seduce a widowed billionaire.
Raquel Welch Awards
|The Three Musketeers||Best Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical||1975|