When you are a child of celebrity parents, all eyes are on you, and you are burdened with their fame, success and wealth. Everyone expects you to follow in their footsteps, or at least be as successful as they are, whatever job you do. Tahnee Welch had her five minutes, but it seems she didn’t get to upstage her famous mom.
Tahnee Welch’s Early Life
Latanee Renne Welch was born the day after Christmas, 57 years ago on 26 December 1961 in San Diego, California, USA, to Raquel Welch, an actress at the peak of fame and her then-husband James Welch,. Latanee, also known as Tahnee, has an elder brother, Damon, who’s a computer consultant.
Tahnee’s mom was one of the most popular actresses of the time. Due to numerous shoots all over the world, the Welch family moved frequently, so Tahnee Welch spent most of her early childhood in Italy, England and Spain as well as the US. However, because of Raquel’s profession, her family suffered, and when Tahnee was only three, her parents’ marriage failed, and they were separated for two years before divorcing in 1964. Subsequently, Tahnee has never managed to establish a good relationship with her mother, always staying in her shadow.
Tahnee Welch was always rebellious and was therefore kicked out of Westlake School for Girls when she was 16. The same year she left the family house and went backpacking through Europe.
Tahnee Was a Victim of Robbery
After several years, Tahnee Welch returned to the US, and in New York began her acting studies, but doesn’t remember that period of life as being very good. One night, she was attacked and robbed and in front of her apartment in Manhattan, and ended up in a hospital with an injured eye, scratches on the face and a few stitches; the police quickly found her attacker.
Is Tahnee Welch Married?
Her first public relationship was with the British actor, Jared Harris, from 1991 to 1996, but there’s no evidence that the two of them married. There are some guesses they tied the knot at an intimate ceremony for just a few friends and relatives.
After their separation, Tahnee was in depression; the following year, she was seen at one public event with her mother, Raquel, apparently in bad condition, looking tired and with no recognizable curves.
In 1999 Tahnee started a relationship with then unknown actor and comedian, Luca Palanca. Before fame, Luca worked at a restaurant in Los Angeles, which was a property of Tahnee’s stepfather, Richard Palmer. On the Internet, however, there is a different claim – that Tahnee worked at Luca’s family restaurant at a young age, and that they had a short romance back then. However, this is pretty inaccurate information, since Luca’s father was a greengrocer in Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, New York.
Tahnee and Luca broke up in the early 2000s, and Raquel Welch’s daughter withdrew from public life at that time; further information about her love life is not available, but it’s known that she is not married, and that she doesn’t have kids.
Career Achievements of Raquel Welch’s Daughter
Tahnee Welch got her beauty and talent from her mother, so it’s no wonder that she was often included among the most beautiful actresses. However, because of her poor relationship with her mom,Tahnee didn’t have her the full support from of family when she wanted to become an actress.
As a kid, Tahnee wanted to became a ballet dancer, but her parents insisted that she go to college. However, this charming beauty didn’’t listen to them, and went to Europe, where she worked for many years, patiently waiting for her chance on the big screen. She was a maid, a hairdresser, even a clerk in a boutique.
Fortune smiled on Tahnee Welch in 1984, when she got her first lead role in the Italian romantic comedy “Amarsi un po’,” and as her career went up, so Tahnee moved back to the US, intending to improve her acting.
“Cocoon” and the peak of Tahnee’s Career
In 1985, she had a role in the horror comedy “Cocoon,” and then in its 1988 sequel “Cocoon: The Return.” Alongside with acting in an American production, Tahnee also played roles in German and Italian movies, and the role of Giulia in the Italian TV series “Disperatamente Giulia” finally made her famous.
In 1996, when she went to the US again, she took a supporting role in the TV movie “I Shot Andy Warhol,” and in the following years had several support roles in “Johnny 2.0,” “Black Light” and the drama “Body and Soul,” which was her last appearance. Since 2000, Tahnee has not appeared on the big screen.
Along with her movie career, Tahnee occasionally worked as a model, doing photo shoots for various magazines. But she wasn’t happy with the modeling job. As she stated:
‘I felt very ugly inside. It didn’t matter that what I had was of value to others. It didn’t exist for me at all. So it was humiliating — almost like the emperor has no clothes.’
She showed up on the covers of Vogue, GQ, Marie Claire, etc., but her best-known modeling work was a Playboy pictorial from November 1995; she did the same thing as her mom Raquel almost two decades before, in 1979.
Since Tahnee Welch hasn’t been active on TV screens for nearly two decades, her current net worth is estimated by sources at under $300,000. Some of her achievements were great box office successes, so it is assumed that the earnings of the actress are adequate to support her lifestyle.