By Francesca Bacardi
(MAINNEWS) – Raquel Welch treated herself to a manicure during her last public sighting, months before her death.
The late “Three Musketeers” star headed to J&J Beauty Lounge in Beverly Hills in July 2022, where she was seen getting a manicure and pedicure in final photos obtained by the Daily Mail Wednesday.
Welch wore a casual white top and black pants for the outing but glamorized her look with oversize gold hoop earrings and a fedora hat.
The outfit was similar to the one she wore during an outing in September 2021, which was the first time she had been seen in more than two years.
The “Legally Blonde” actress died Wednesday. She was 82.
“Raquel Welch, the legendary bombshell actress of film, television and stage, passed away peacefully early this morning after a brief illness,” her manager, Steven Sauer, said in a statement.
Welch became a certified sex symbol in the 1960s after she posed in a deerskin bikini for “One Million Years B.C.” Although she later said she “almost died” from the weather on set, she credited the role for launching her career despite feeling “demeaned.”
“The Lord was watching over me or something, because otherwise, why?” she told CBS Los Angeles in 2012 about her rise to stardom. “I mean, there was no reason for me to be on top of a volcano in that outfit shooting a dinosaur movie and when I come back, I’m a star. It’s just nutty.
“I was on the ‘One Million Years B.C.’ [set], and I was kind of bored … so I went to the director, Don Chaffey, and I really been studying the script, so I said, ‘I’ve been thinking,’” she recalled.
“He looked at me and he said, ‘Don’t.’ I really did feel demeaned.”
She is survived by her son, Damon, 63, and her daughter, Tahnee, 61.