The whole sex-symbol thing is part of what I do as an actress. It's a kind of character I play. It's part of me, but not the whole me.
Once you get rid of the idea that you must please other people before you please yourself, and you begin to follow your own instincts - only then can you be successful. You become more satisfied, and when you are, other people will tend to be satisfied by what you do.
There's a duality in every man and every woman.
You can't fake listening. It shows.
I couldn't stand that my husband was being unfaithful. I am Raquel Welch - understand?
I think it'd be wonderful if we could train young girls to be active in lots of ways and that they then wouldn't have to age at the same rate that they would if they were not more active. In other words, more physical fitness and not just the sporty kind, but the yoga, which is really important.
The mind can also be an erogenous zone.
Being a sex symbol was rather like being a convict.
We all have a childhood dream that when there is love, everything goes like silk, but the reality is that marriage requires a lot of compromise.
Latinos are here to stay. As citizen Raquel, I'm proud to be Latina.
I have a very, very good life. I'm grateful for all of my friends, my family and the life that I have, and the possibilities in my future.
I was not a classic mother. But my kids were never palmed off to boarding school. So, I didn't bake cookies. You can buy cookies, but you can't buy love.
I'm not imperceptible to masculine charm, but, well, you know, I can flirt.
Turning 60 was not a happy time. I didn't think 'I'm falling apart,' but I did re-examine my priorities.
I'd taken the bull by the horns by liberating myself and creating a career. It took guts - it was scary and chancy - but they discounted me as empty-headed: some little piece of fluff without any brain that happened to come along.
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