Pop Culture: Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch poses in animal skin bikini in One Million Years B.C.

She may have uttered only three lines in the remake of One Million Years B.C., but her iconic pose in a prehistoric animal skin bikini made her an instant sex symbol. Wearing what was described as “mankind's first bikini," Welch became a star and the dream girl of millions of young moviegoers." Her publicity still for the film even became a bestselling poster, and resulted in her becoming one of the leading sex symbols of the 1960s and 1970s. 

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Miranda Noland, Senior Photo Editor, Digital

Miranda Noland is the Senior Photo Editor for Latina.com. She handles all the photo needs for the site and occasionally writes a thing or two. Growing up in a small town in Missouri, she collected (and hoarded) magazines and dreamed of working at one someday. She studied art and design at Drury University and moved to New York City after graduating. She loves being an aunt to her two nephews and has recently moved to be closer to them. She's a pop culture junkie who watches way too much television, and she still hoards magazines.