Raquel Welch Pictures Collection. It’s one of the most iconic posters of all-time: a vulnerable Raquel Welch, clad in mankind’s first bikini. So vaunted was the still-shot that Andy Dufresne picked it to guard his escape route in the final act of The Shawshank Redemption. Dwell on that iconic pose long enough, and you’d have trouble believing Welch started her career not as a curvaceous, monosyllabic cave woman, but as a weather forecaster in San Diego. Later, after a string of modeling gigs and TV cameos, she starred in the 1966 sci-fi hit Fantastic Voyage. Roles like that inspired Playboy to name Welch the most desired woman of the ’70s. Though a Golden Globe followed for her (slightly) more subdued role in The Three Musketeers, it was Welch’s vivacious sex appeal that left the most lasting impression on Hollywood—and at least one jail cell.