Raquel Welch, an international sex symbol, award-winning actress, and Golden Globe winner, has passed away at the age of 82.
According to her manager, Steve Sauer, Welch died peacefully early on Wednesday morning after a brief illness. Throughout her career, which spanned over 50 years, Welch starred in more than 30 films and 50 television series and appearances. In recent years, she had been involved in a highly successful line of wigs. Welch is survived by her two children, her son Damon Welch and daughter Tahnee Welch.
Welch made her film debut in the mid-1960s and had breakout roles in the 1966 films “Fantastic Voyage” and “One Million Years B.C.” She went on to star in numerous films, including “The Three Musketeers” in 1973, which earned her a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.
In 2010, as she celebrated her 70th birthday, the actress who wrote the best-selling book “Beyond the Cleavage” shared with PEOPLE that she believed in working hard and not expecting something for nothing from life.