In February 2023, famous actress Raquel Welch passed away, leaving behind a son and a daughter who live very private lives today. You may recognize this international sex symbol after she appeared in “One Million Years B.C.” wearing that infamous doeskin bikini. Although the famous beauty was married four times, she only had kids with her first husband.
Welch passed at the age of 82 following a brief illness that previously went unreported. The brunette beauty grew up on the stage, first as a trained ballerina and then as a beauty queen, before she found her true calling: acting. Lading professional acting gigs in the 1960s, including Fantastic Voyage and One Million Years B.C, Welch was quoted by the LA Times saying that she loved the strength of her character in the latter film.
By the time she was a full-blown Hollywood star, Raquel was already a mom. She had two kids with her first hubby James Welch, whom she married right after high school. Damon Welch is Raquel’s oldest son, and he was born on November 6, 1959. He followed his mom’s Golden Globe award-winning path and worked in the industry briefly. On his IMDB page, he has only one credit for “The Beloved” in which he played a little boy.
He also worked as a production assistant in films like 1979’s The Day the Earth Got Stoned” and even worked as a production associate in his mother’s 1984 video, “Raquel: Total Beauty and Fitness.” Damon lives a very private life and doesn’t have any public social media profiles. We do know, however, that he was married to the daughter of a famous English cricket player, Rebecca Trueman. When he wed Rebecca Trueman in 1991, Welch wore a low-cut black dress to the ceremony, which many tabloids reported caused a feud between the lovely couple and Raquel.
Tahnee Welch, on the other hand, grew up to be an absolute stunner, just like her mother, and had a successful acting career in the 1980s and 1990s. The younger of the two, she was born on December 29, 1961. She lives a private life just like her brother but has accomplished much more in the acting world. After spending much of her childhood in Spain, Italy and England, she dropped out of school at the age of 16 to study acting in NYC.
She has over 20 acting credits on her IMDb page, and the most recent one dates back to 1999. Like her older brother, she acted in “Beloved” as well as the “Cocoon” franchise, 1987’s “Sleeping Beauty” and “I Shot Andy Warhol” which came out in 1996. In addition to acting, she modeled for the likes of Playboy, Vogue, Moda, Marie Claire and Interview. Today, Latanne “Tahnee” Welch is 61. She’s never been married and doesn’t have kids, but she reportedly is in a long-term relationship with “Mad Men” actor Jared Harris. Her brother Damon is 63 today.
Raquel Welch once said in an Oprah Winfrey interview, “When I’m running around the world and being Miss Sex Symbol and having this big career in film, and everything and I’m running from place to place, I couldn’t always be with my children when I wanted to be. Eventually, I could see that this was taking its toll on my kids, and it used to just break my heart.”
She did note that at the time, she worked to repair her relationship with her kids and let them know that she wanted to be a constant in their lives, which helped restore their confidence in her as a mom.