British stage debut touring in George Bernard Shaw's "The Millionairess"; production's London booking canceled
Broadway debut in "Woman of the Year"; succeeded Lauren Bacall in role of Tess Harding; songwriters John Jander and Fred Ebb added new material for her to sing
Broke into show business as billboard girl on the "Hollywood Palace" TV show
Had featured role in the TV pilot "An American Family", written and directed by Gregory Nava; series picked up for airing by PBS in 2001-2002
Hosted first variety special, "Raquel" (CBS)
Portrayed Grace Kosik in "Chairman of the Board"
Reprised role in Lester's "The Four Musketeers"; films were shot simultaneously
TV-movie debut in title role as "The Legend of Walks Far Woman" (NBC)
Was TV spokesperson for Equal sweetner
Plyayed an ex-Las Vegas showgirl opposite Burt Reynolds in the madcap comedy "Forget About It"
Won La Jolla beauty competition at age 15 (date approximate)
Worked as a cocktail waitress and model in Dallas in early 1960s
Co-starred with Hector Elizondo in "Tortilla Soup", a remake of "Eat Drink Man Woman" set in L.A.'s Latino community
Contributed her Jugs to "Mother, Jugs, and Speed"
First film appearance (as walk-on) in Elvis Presely vehicle "Roustabout"
First taste of the stage at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre as member of a children's theater group (date approximate)
Had supporting role in "Legally Blonde"
Headlined TV-movie "Tainted Blood" (USA Network)
Made frequent guest appearances on sitcoms, including "Evening Shade", "Seinfeld" "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" and "Spin City"
Moved to L.A. as a single mother with two children from her first marriage; worked several jobs to support family
Played Aunt Dora on the television series "American Family," also starred Edward James Olmos and Sonia Braga
Played title role in "Myra Breckinridge"
Portrayed Diane 'KC' Carr in "Kansas City Bomber"
Starred in Foxborough, Massachusetts stage production of "The Millionairess"
Acted the part of Constance in Richard Lester's "The Three Musketeers"
Film acting and singing debut ("introducing Raquel Welch") in "A Swingin' Summer"
Moved with family to La Jolla, California (date approximate)
Returned to Broadway, replacing Julie Andrews in "Victor/Victoria"
Sued MGM over dismissal from the film "Cannery Row"; eventually won a $14 million judgment in her favor
First (of many) appearance on a Bob Hope TV special
Indelibly entered the public's consciousness as the bikini-clad cave woman of "One Million Years B.C."
Offered a convincing turn as stricken Emily Bauer in NBC-movie, "Right to Die"
Produced and starred in "Hannie Caulder"
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Starred as Leda Beth Vincent in NBC-movie, "Scandal in a Small Town"
TV series debut as regular on the primetime CBS soap opera "CPW", a revamping of "Central Park West"; played the bitchy, wealthy ex-wife of a businessman
Appeared in the CBS comedy "Welcome to the Captain"