Raquel Welch Is 73? Gorgeous Hollywood Icon Looks Sexier Than Ever On The Red Carpet [PHOTOS]

By Carly Shields November 20, 2013 1:35 AM EST
Raquel Welch look stunning at the 2013 Governors Awards on Monday night. (Photo: Reuters)
Raquel Welch look stunning at the 2013 Governors Awards on Monday night. (Photo: Reuters)

Raquel Welch is 73, but she looked as sexy as ever at the Governors Awards on Saturday night. We want her beauty tricks!

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The 73-year-old actress blew everyone away in her skintight, off-the-shoulder, floor-length gown. The American actress and sex idol, famous for half a century, was sure looking like her younger bombshell self on the red carpet. 

The actress was recently in the Lifetime original movie House of Versace, which premiered this past fall where she played Lucia Versace, the aunt of the fashion designer Gianni Versace.

But the famous actress and model wasn't always celebrated for her exotic beauty. In an interview with Men's Health, Welch said: "I wasn't getting the romantic, lovely parts. I was kind of exotic for this country, not the girl next door. I'd go up for a role and they'd say, 'Oh, no, you look so European. What are you anyway?' I'd say, 'Well my father is from Bolivia.' 'Bolivia! Where is that?'"

Raquel Welch landed her big roles in the films, Fantastic Voyage and One Million Years B.C. (Photo: One Million Years B.C.)
Raquel Welch landed her big roles in the films, Fantastic Voyage and One Million Years B.C. (Photo: One Million Years B.C.)

But once Welch caught the attention from her big debut in Fantastic Voyage, which led to a 20th Century Fox contract and films like One Million Years B.C., she became the one to watch in the 1960s.

Raquel Welch and Nigel Lythgoe were said to have been dating and possibly talking of marriage. (Photo: Reuters)
Raquel Welch and Nigel Lythgoe were said to have been dating and possibly talking of marriage. (Photo: Reuters)

Today when Welch isn't strutting her stuff on the red carpet, she typically stays out of the spotlight. But the longtime actress made recent headlines with rumors that she and Nigel Lythgoe, American Idol executive producer, are dating.

It has been said that the two Hollywood couple began dating in September after a long five-year friendship, which eventually grew into a romantic one. The two have arrived on the red carpet together a few times. A close friend of the actress reportedly said: "She sees all this as serendipity. She believes she and Nigel, who have known each other for years, were meant to be together all along, and she is already talking about the possibility of him becoming husband number five."

Nigel Lythgoe denied the rumors saying he and Welch are not dating. (Photo: Reuters)
Nigel Lythgoe denied the rumors saying he and Welch are not dating. (Photo: Reuters)

But Lythgoe tweeted on Nov. 11 saying: "I'm sorry but stories about Raquel and I are not true. The press will probably say she's married to my friend and I got her pregnant next."  

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