35 Years of People

35 All-Time Screen Beauties

From Grace Kelly and Julia Roberts to Angelina Jolie, see the actresses who've influenced Hollywood then and now

  • 1960s photo | Raquel Welch

Credit: Terry O'Neill/Camera Press/Retna

Updated: Tuesday Oct 06, 2009 | 06:00 AM EDT By: Kiran Hefa, Kate Hogan and Karen Quan


Welch (born Jo Raquel Tejada) made history when she appeared in a furry prehistoric bikini in 1966's One Million Years B.C. – and stepped into the role as the new reigning sex symbol of the decade (after Monroe's death in 1962). But wearing that mantle wasn't always easy, according to the auburn-haired beauty, who once said, "Being a sex symbol was rather like being a convict."

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