Welch posed for Playboy magazine in 1979, but she never did a full nudity photo shoot. Hugh Hefner later wrote: "Raquel Welch, one of the last of the classic sex symbols, came from the era when you could be considered the sexiest woman in the world without taking your clothes off. She declined to do complete nudity, and I yielded gracefully. The pictures prove her point. " Welch has refused to take all her clothes off on screen or pose naked throughout her career spanning five decades, saying it is the way she has been brought up.  While her image in the 1960s was that of a torrid sex temptress, Welch's private life was quite different.  She once famously stated, "What I do on the screen is not to be equated with what I do in my private life. Privately, I am understated and dislike any hoopla".  She also admitted, "I was not brought up to be a sex symbol, nor is it in my nature to be one. The fact that I became one is probably the loveliest, most glamorous and fortunate misunderstanding".