She First Won Attention For Her Role In Fantastic Voyage, After Which She Won A Contract With 20th Century Fox.
Although for her part in The Three Musketeers she received a Best Actress Golden Globe Award, Welch failed to find success in her subsequent projects, garnering little attention in Hollywood after the failure of the black comedy Mother, Jugs and Speed.
Her father, originally from Bolivia, worked as an aeronautical engineer, while her mother, Josephine Sarah Hall, was a homemaker.
One of her most acclaimed appearances was in the 1973 movie The Three Musketeers.
In an effort to shed her sex kitten image, Welch starred in the disastrous film adaptation Myra Breckenridge , based on the intellectual and risque novel by Gore Vidal.
But I healed very quickly and made it just under the wire.