1960s poster girl Raquel Welch is almost 70 years old and has a new
memoir out, which got us thinking: What happened to other '60s bombshells?
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Claim to fame: Elvis Presley co-star in "Viva Las Vegas" (1964) and
other singing-dancing movies, such as "Bye Bye Birdie" (1963)
What Ann-Margret is doing now:
Recently guest starred on an episode of "Law & Order: SVU"
Cat connection: Starring role in 1964 teen-delinquency movie "Kitten
With a Whip"
Claim to fame: Sexy roles in films such as "Et Dieu … crea la femme"
("… And God Created Woman," 1956) by director and then-husband Roger Vadim
What Brigitte Bardot is doing now:
Retired from film and is now an ardent animal-rights activist
Cat connection: Did we mention her animal-rights activities?
Claim to fame: Movie career that ranged from comedy classics such as
"Barefoot in the Park" (1967) to "Barbarella" (1968) directed by
then-husband Roger Vadim
What Jane Fonda is doing now:
After a long absence from film, she returned in "Monster-in-Law"
(2005) and "Georgia Rule" (2007)
Cat connection: Title role in "Cat Ballou" co-starring Lee Marvin and
Claim to fame: Leading roles in movies based on Tennessee Williams
plays, including "Suddenly Last Summer" (1959)
What Elizabeth Taylor is doing now:
Active in fundraising for AIDS research
Cat connection: Played Maggie the Cat in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" (1958)
Claim to fame: Star on Broadway, in movies and on television;
remembered for her distinctive voice
What Eartha Kitt is doing now:
Died in 2008
Cat connection: Catwoman in the 1960s "Batman" series on TV
Claim to fame: "One Million Years B.C." (1966)
What Raquel Welch is doing now:
Touring to promote her memoir, "Raquel Welch: Beyond Cleavage," that
among other things reflects on her early pinup self
Cat connection: A catfight between her character and a rival in "One
Million Years B.C."