Actresses of the 50s and 60s

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Elke Sommer feeds a dog a bone

In 1940, German on August 17, 2017 at 2:43 pm

Born in Berlin on Nov. 5, 1940, Elke Sommer, an only child, and her parents escaped the ravages of World War II by moving to the south of Germany; she later moved to England to work as an au pair and learn English. She now knows seven languages. Seattle PI.

Raquel Welch

In 1940, American on August 11, 2017 at 9:40 am

Born Raquel Tejada, Chicago, September 5th, 1940, Bolivian father, American mother. Grew up in La Jolla, California. Homecoming queen, winner of local beauty contests.

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Raquel Welch

In 1940, American on August 11, 2017 at 9:36 am

“A lot has been made over the gigantic dimensions of my breasts,” she says. “It’s total myth. I’m really a rather normal-sized lady of good proportions and a nice figure. I have a tiny waist and I go in and out and I’m not that voluptuous, as you can see.” Rolling Stone 1973.

Raquel Welch

In 1940, American on August 11, 2017 at 8:45 am

Raquel Welch: born Jo Raquel Tejada, 5 September 1940, Chicago Illinois, married high school sweetheart James Welch May 1959, separated 1962.

Raquel Welch

In 1940, American on August 9, 2017 at 12:09 pm

Raquel Welch: born Jo Raquel Tejada, 5 September 1940, Chicago Illinois, married high school sweetheart James Welch May 1959, separated 1962.

Elke Sommer

In 1940, German on August 8, 2017 at 10:30 am

Elke Sommer: German actress born 1940, briefly in 1960s Hollywood via British spy spoof Deadlier Than The Male (1967).

Raquel Welch

In 1940, American on August 7, 2017 at 11:56 am

Raquel Welch: born Jo Raquel Tejada, 5 September 1940, Chicago Illinois, married high school sweetheart James Welch May 1959, separated 1962. Star of beach movie A Swingin’ Summer (1965), sci-fi film Fantastic Voyage (1966) stone-age fantasy One Million Years B.C. (1966), underwater thriller Fathom (1967), plus cameos in Bedazzled (1967) as ‘Lust’ and The Oldest Profession (1967) as a prostitute of ‘La Belle Epoque’, crime caper The Biggest Bundle of Them All (1968), serial killer thriller Flareup (1969), comedy turkey Myra Breckinridge (1970), costume adventure romp The Three Musketeers (1973), and its sequel The Four Musketeers: Milady’s Revenge (1974). A guest role in Mork and Mindy (TV 1979) marked the decline of her career from sex symbol lead roles to comedy cameos. Read more on Beach Party Movies WordPress and Tumblr.

Renaté Kasche

In 1940, German on August 3, 2017 at 11:09 am

Renate Kasché: German actress, on screen 1961 – 1979

Macha Méril and Jean-Luc Godard

In 1940, French on August 3, 2017 at 11:03 am

Macha Méril: French actress, star of Jean-Luc Godard’s Une femme mariée (A Married Woman 1964), born Princess Maria-Magdalena Vladimirovna Gagarina, 3 September 1940, Rabat Morocco; on screen since 1960.

Barbara Lass 1940 – 1995

In 1940, Polish on August 3, 2017 at 10:55 am

Barbara Lass (1940–1995): Polish actress, born Barbara Kwiatkowska, married to Roman Polanski 1959–1962.