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Raquel Welch

While Dick Cavett was often perceived as reserved and formal, he took pleasure in featuring the alluring actress Raquel Welch on his show. While many recall iconic visuals of Welsh donning a doe-skin bikini as a cave woman in the British film “One Million Years, BC,” she was renowned for portraying empowered female figures who exuded both sensuality and strength.

This stood as a striking departure from the prevalent female roles of the sixties and seventies, which often pigeonholed beautiful women into sex goddess or damsel in distress archetypes.