Raqual Welch : US Actress and Model dies at 82

Us Actress Raqual Welch, often credited with paving

The way for modern day action heroines in Hollywood films,

Died at the age of 82.

The star passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning after a brief illnes her manager said.

Welch became an international x symbol in the 1960,

Widely remembered for playing a bikini clad

She also won a Golden for her role in 1974,s The Three Musketeers.