Legendary sex symbol Raquel Welch is living proof that age is just a number. At the age of 70, the sultry actress – who is mother to Damon Welch, 52, and Tahnee Welch, 50 – opens up to AARP about being a single mom in old Hollywood, and the struggles facing young starlets in Tinseltown today.
On being a single mom to two toddlers in Hollywood at the age of 26: “When I first came to Hollywood, other people may have thought, ‘You poor thing, you don’t have a car, you have two children, what possessed you?’ But it made me focus. I didn’t know if I did right to leave Jim and thought, ‘This thing better work for me, and I better really keep my eye on the ball and be careful.’”
On sympathizing with Lindsay Lohan: “I’m the antidote to Lindsay Lohan. I know she misbehaves terribly, but sometimes it just seems like it’s open season on her.”
On young Hollywood: “’My self-esteem,’ my self-this,’ ‘my self-that.’ Believe me, I’ve been there—I’m an actress. At one point you just get nauseous with it and think, ‘I have to take my mind off myself!’”
Continue reading the interview at AARP…