Who is Tahnee Welch?

Latanne Rene ‘Tahnee’ Welch was born in San Diego, California USA, on 26 December 1961 – her zodiac sign is Capricorn, and she holds American nationality. She’s a former model and actress, with more than 20 acting credits to her name, while she’s perhaps still known best for her portrayal of Kitty in the 1985 science fiction comedy movie “Cocoon”. It was directed by Ron Howard, starred Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley and Hume Cronyn, and follows a group of seniors whose lives have been changed now that they have swum in a pool with alien cocoons; the movie won nine awards, including two Oscars for Best Visual Effects and Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Don Ameche), while it was nominated for 11 other awards.

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Tahnee’s also known as the daughter of famous American actress and sex symbol Raquel Welch.

Early life and education

Tahnee was raised in San Diego alongside her older brother Damon Welch, born on 6 November 1959, by their mother and their father James Welch; their parents split when Tahnee was less than a year old, and their mother went on to marry film producer Patrick Curtis in 1967, divorcing him five years later, then married French producer and director Andre Weinfeld in 1980 and divorced him in 1990, while her fourth husband was Richard Palmer, whom she married in 1999 and divorced in 2003.

Tahnee became interested in acting at a very early age, mostly because she looked up to her mother, while Raquel often took her to the sets of her movies and TV series; she was only nine years old when she launched her own acting career, playing Elena as a Girl in the 1971 drama film “The Beloved”.

Following this appearance, Tahnee chose to focus on other things, and didn’t appear in any movies or TV series in the following 13 years. She attended Westlake School for Girls, from which she dropped out at the age of 16, and then left home and backpacked across Europe.

Roles in movies

In 1984, Tahnee played Cristiana in the romantic comedy “Amarsi un po’…”, while a couple of her following roles were in the 1987 musical family fantasy “Sleeping Beauty”, the 1987 crime thriller drama “Lethal Obsession”, and the 1988 adventure mystery comedy “Cocoon: The Return”.

In 1993, she portrayed Gabrielle Dupre, one of the main characters in the action crime drama “The Criminal Mind”, directed by Joseph Vittorie, and which also starred Frank Rossi and Ben Cross. The movie follows a mafia boss who has set up his girlfriend and his District Attorney brother, so that an Asian crime gang would believe that they killed two of their members. The following year saw Tahnee play Ashley in the thriller “Improper Conduct”, and in 1995, she appeared in the action comedy “Search and Destroy”.

Amongst her most notable performances was her portrayal of Viva in the 1996 biographical drama “I Shot Andy Warhol”, directed by Marry Harron, and which starred Lili Taylor, Jared Harris and Martha Plimpton.

It follows Valerie Solanas, who hated men and wanted Andy Warhol to produce her movie; after he had ignored her, Valerie tried to kill him. The movie won five of the 12 awards for which it was nominated.

Three of Tahnee’s final movie roles, prior to disappearing from the film industry and media, were in the 1998 romantic crime mystery “Black Light”, the sports drama “Body and Soul” and the  short drama “Pyrite”, both in 1999

She has also retired from modelling, and is today leading an apparently peaceful life at her home in Los Angeles, California.

Roles in TV series

Tahnee appeared in only two TV series during her 28-year career in the entertainment industry. In 1987 and ’88, She played Shannon Taylor in four episodes of the popular romantic drama “Falcon Crest”, created by Earl Hamner Jr., and which starred Jane Wyman, Lorenzo Lamas and Chao Li Chi; it aired between 1981 and 1990, and follows the lives of members of the wealthy Gioberti family.

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The series won nine awards, including a Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore), while it was nominated for 47 other awards.

Tahnee portrayed the lead character Giulia de Blasco, in the 1989 romantic mini-series “Disperatamente Giulia”; it was set in Italy in 1940, and follows Carmen who’s married to a fascist, but is cheating on him with partisan Armando Zani.

Modelling and other works

Tahnee voiced Catherine Powell in the 1996 video game “Ripper”.

She has made a guest appearance in a couple of talk-shows, including “Late Night with David Letterman”.

Following in her mother’s footsteps, Tahnee appeared on the cover page of “Playboy” in 1995; she posed nude, although her mother had been offered the same but chose to keep some of her clothes on, and avoided being nude during her entire acting career. Tahnee has also appeared in various other popular magazines, including “Marie Claire”, American and Italian “Vogue” and “Moda”.

Love life and husband

Tahnee prefers to keep the details of her love life to herself, and there’s only one man whom she has been with that the public knows about – her former husband Jared Harris.

She met British actor Jared sometime in the second half of the ‘80s, when they were both 19 years old; the two married in 1991 in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members.

Jared and Tahnee didn’t have children together, and they divorced in 1996; Jared went on to marry British actress Emilia Fox in 2005, divorcing her in 2010, and he has been married to Allegra Riggio since 2013.

Tahnee hasn’t mentioned any men (or women) whom she might have been with since her divorce from Jared, and as of April 2022, she seems to be single, was married to Jared Harris, and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Tahnee was physically highly active in her 20s and 30s, as it was important for her acting career to stay in shape; she had multiple training sessions at the gym every week, and followed a strict diet. It’s said that she no longer works out nowadays, but still occasionally plays tennis with her friends.

She’s into travelling, and her modelling and acting career has taken her all around the world, while her dream travel destination seems to be Paris, France.

Tahnee’s a huge lover of animals, and has two pet dogs.

She likes to read books in her spare time, and her favorite author is Nicholas Sparks, while her favorite book is “Message in a Bottle”.

Tahnee has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Matt Damon, the late Robin Williams, and Anne Hathaway, while a couple of her favorite films include “Good Will Hunting”, “Good Morning, Vietnam” and “One Day”.

Age, height and net worth

Tahnee’s age is 60. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.7m) and she weighs around 130lbs (60kgs).

As of April 2022, her net worth stands at more than $1 million, while her mother Raquel’s net worth has been estimated at over $40 million.

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