Musings & Meditations

Raquel Welch on Life in Hollywood, Myra Breckinridge, and One Million Years B.C.

Posted in Art & Society, Movies, Sexuality and Culture, Women in Horror by Pam Keesey on March 14, 2012

In December, 2011, Raquel Welch came in at #2 in Men’s Health magazine’s Hottest  100 Women of All Time list. As a follow up, Eric Spitznagel interviewed Ms. Welch for the March 2012 edition.

Among other recollections is a delightful description of a day’s shooting on the B-movie classic, One Million Years B.C., in which our heroine utters only three lines while wearing the infamous fur bikini:

“I thought, okay, that in a nutshell is what it’s all about. They don’t want to  hear anything from me. Just show up in the costume and take orders. He said, “See that rock over there? That’s rock A. When I say action, you run from rock A  and when you get to the middle of the frame, you look up at the sky like there’s  a giant turtle growling down at you. You scream, run to rock B and we break for  lunch.”

Raquel Welch in One Million Years B.C.

Check out the entire interview at Men’s Health online.

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  1. Ron Salzberger said, on November 24, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I remember going to this movie when I was a kid and being bitterly disappointed by its modesty.


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