- Graduated La Jolla High School, La Jolla, California. 
- Miss Fairest of the Fair, San Diego, Ca. 
- Mother of Tahnee Welch.
- Born at 2:04pm-CDT
- Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#18). 
- Her father is Bolivian.
- Turned down the lead in Barbarella (1968) - which eventually went to Jane Fonda.
- Husband Richard Palmer is a restaurateur.
- She was fired from Cannery Row (1982) and replaced by Debra Winger. She then sued MGM and won a $10 million judgement.
- Among her many beauty contest titles were "Miss Photogenic", "Miss Contour" and "Miss Maid of California" - all won while she was in her teens.
- 30 August 2003 - Broke her wrist in a Los Angeles car crash.
- Measurements: 37C-22 1/2-35 1/2 (measured in 1967), 37-23 1/2-35 1/2 (from 1980 fitting), 37D-26-36 (@ age 43 in 1985), (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
- Mentioned in the theme song of the 1980s TV hit "The Fall Guy" (1981).
- Had a notorious backstage feud with the indomitable Mae West on the set of Myra Breckinridge (1970).
- Auditioned for the role of Mary Ann in "Gilligan's Island" (1964).
- Mother of Damon Welch.
- Was a former cocktail waitress.
- Has a home on the private island of Mustique
- Dated producer Robert Evans with whom she attended Super Bowl (X) at Miami's Orange Bowl in 1976
- Her son, Damon, married the daughter of England and Yorkshire cricket legend Freddie Trueman.
- One of the bombshells shown in The Shawshank Redemption (1994). (The other two were Rita Hayworth and Marilyn Monroe.)
- In 1970, she accepted the Oscar for "Best Actress in a Supporting Role" on behalf of Goldie Hawn, who wasn't present at the awards ceremony
- Second husband, producer Patrick Curtis reportedly played the baby of Olivia de Havilland in Gone with the Wind (1939).
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