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Welch: ‘Modelling agents hated my body’

The 69-year-old first showed off her impressive body in One Million Years B.C. and soon became a pin-up for the 1960s.

But the sultry star admits industry bosses weren’t immediately taken with her figure – and regularly turned her down for jobs.

Welch tells U.S. talk show host Oprah Winfrey, “When I tried to do some modelling after I first came to L.A. – just to get a job – they hated my body. Everything was wrong.

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“I had no idea that was the path I was going to be going in when I started my career, because I wanted to be an actress.”

And the star insists it takes hours of hard work to maintain her glamorous look: “I’ll have my mornings when I really like myself, but 90 per cent of the time it’s ‘Oh my God’. One of the reasons I look so good is that it takes me about three hours to get ready.”

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