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23. Raquel Welch
While an unlikely movie to launch a star, One Million Years B.C. certainly put Raquel Welch at the front of the queue as far as '60s female sex symbols were concerned. In her ragged bikini, Raquel stole most scenes from her grunting male co-stars in the film.

Raquel Welch was to the 1960s what Marilyn Monroe was to the 1950s. But whereas Marilyn's vulnerability was obvious, Raquel seemed confident and self-assured, and she summed up the growing empowerment of women in the '60s, including in politics and in business. 
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From the Paul Rance paperback, 50 Great Moments and Memories of the 1960s

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