Raquel Welch in 2017.
(Image credit: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Raquel Welch, the bombshell actress who rose to worldwide fame after appearing in the 1966 film One Million Years B.C., died on Wednesday. She was 82.

Her management company, Media Four, said in a statement that Welch died "peacefully" following a brief illness.

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