Six must-see films with Raquel Welch, from 'Fantastic Voyage' to 'Myra Breckinridge'

Raquel Welch, a veteran actress who rose to fame as a sex symbol in the 1960s and 70s

died Wednesday in Los Angeles at the age of 82 after a brief illness

The news was confirmed to NPR by her son, Damon

In a career spanning nearly six decades

Welch started in the 1960s with appearances on TV shows such as The Virginian

Welch was a two-time Golden Globe nominee

for her role in the 1973's The Three Musketeers as Constance de Bonacieux