Quote: "I am not a fool. I realised when I came along, I wasn't Meryl Streep who had been put into a bikini. I was somebody that got rocketed into the spotlight and superstardom overnight. I knew this was going to give me an opportunity and I should make the best of it." Raquel Welch on her early sex kitten roles.
Quote: "It seems to me that Margaret Thatcher, who was a pretty tough cookie, had a lot of class and a low volume kind of approach to things. (She was) authoritative without acting like a man." Raquel Welch admires Britain's former Prime Minister for thriving in male-dominated politics.
Quote: "He was like high-octane energy... He had all this stuff in him and he was, like, charged up... He invited me some place that I decided not to go; I just didn't want to be another notch in his gun." Raquel Welch dismisses reports she romanced Elvis Presley - but she was a big fan of the music icon.
Quote: "You can be called a porno slut... but if you're called old, you feel like it's over." Raquel Welch hates being called 'old'.
Quote: "It wasn't common knowledge. It was not something that I paraded around a lot because when I first came to Hollywood it was really clear that no actresses really had children... I didn't really know what path my career would take." Movie icon Raquel Welch didn't go public with the fact she was a young mum-of-two when she first started acting.
Quote: "I don't miss sex. Frankly, it is overrated and consistently hyped far beyond what it can deliver." Veteran actress Raquel Welch, 69, doesn't mind her current celibate status.
Quote: "Jessica Alba is a cool little actress. I don't think she's given enough credit - too much emphasis on her body." Veteran sex symbol Raquel Welch sympathises with JESSICA ALBA's predicament for being best known as an object of desire.