In 1981, Olivia Newton John sang “Let’s get physical, physical. I wanna get physical. Let’s get into physical. Let me hear your body talk, your body talk.” And rightfully so, as the 1980’s saw a major rise in the way of leg warmers and VHS workouts. Let’s see where our favorite 1980’s fitness stars are now.
Raquel Welch published a workout lifestyle book on aerobics and yoga.
The book was a major success and led to best-selling poster sales of the fitness guru’s bombing body.
Raquel Welch – Now
Welch proceeded to act in various films, taking on roles of strong female characters. She was extremely influential in movie history as she helped change the way in which women were portrayed in film. Out was the mainstay blonde bombshell and in was the fierce and determined woman. Welch was awarded a Golden Globe Award in 1974 for her performance in The Three Musketeers. Shortly after, she was nominated for another Golden Globe Award for her performance in Right to Die.
Raquel was ranked by Playboy as third on their “100 Hottest Stars if the Twentieth Century” and Men’s Health ranked her number 2 in its “Hottest Women of All Time List. To this day, the star is still glowing at age 78.