It seems more commonplace now to see Latinos on American television (although we still have a long way to go), but for decades, we were grossly underrepresented on the U.S. small screen. For this week’s #TBT, we take a look at nine Latinas who filled that space on American TV, from the ’60s to the ’90s, all the while paving the way for their counterparts today.
Raquel Welch on a Variety of TV Shows
Jo Raquel Tejada, better known as Raquel Welch, was one of the biggest sex symbols of the 1960s and ’70s. The half Bolivian beauty appeared in a number of television shows, including Bewitched, Mork & Mindy, Seinfeld, and Saturday Night Live (as a host). Welch even had two of her own television specials, Raquel! and Really Raquel.