Raquel Welch Talks Sex, Sex & More Sex With MensHealth.com
Movie legend and the second Hottest Woman of All Time Raquel Welch has opened up to MensHealth.com about sex, wearing a strap-on in "Myra Breckenridge," and complaining to the movie studio about doing that "dinosaur movie" "One Million Years B.C."
Raquel on her role in the 1970 film "Myra Breckenridge," in which she wore a strap-on and raped a guy:
"[Director] Michael [Sarne] used to torture me on the set a lot. He would come around with this red rectangular box of a certain length and a certain width. And it was clear, you know… what might be in the box… Finally the big day arrives and we're about to shoot the scene and he says, ‘Well, now is the time.' I turn to him and say, ‘Michael, just drop it! I am not strapping anything on!'"
Raquel on sex:
"I think we've gotten to the point in our culture where we're all sex addicts, literally. We have equated happiness in life with as many orgasms as you can possibly pack in…. I think this era of porn is at least partially responsible for it. Where is the anticipation and the personalization?.... It's an exploitation of the poor male's libidos. Poor babies, they can't control themselves."
Raquel on coming across as prudish:
"I don't care if I'm becoming one of those old fogies who says, ‘Back in my day we didn't have to hear about sex all the time'…. They're ruining us with all the explanations and the graphicness. Nobody remembers what it's like to be left to form your own ideas about what's erotic and sexual."
Raquel on "One Million Years B.C.," in which she wore the famous fur bikini:
"I went to the director, Don Chaffey, very early in the shoot and said, ‘Don, may I have a word with you?' And he sighed and said, ‘Yeah, what is it?'…. ‘Well, I've read the script,' I said, ‘and I've been thinking.' And he turned to me and said, ‘Don't'…. I was a completely non-verbal object that wasn't allowed to talk more than necessary."
"It was great stuff for kids, but maybe not the ideal way for an actress to enter the moviemaking scene. I even complained to the studio. I was like, ‘Please, please don't make me do the dinosaur movie.'"
Raquel on being half Bolivian:
"Not everybody is comfortable with my ethnicity. When I first came along in the business, [20th Century Fox] didn't really like the idea of my name being Raquel."
Raquel—who describes herself as "just another American actress with a nice rack"—will be guest starring on CBS's "CSI Miami" this Sunday, March 11.
Read the full interview here.