Raquel Welch is one of the world's great sex symbols.
The Golden Globe winner has starred in more than 30 films and dozens of TV shows, appeared on Broadway, and even became a best-selling author.
And on March 11, Welch guest-stars on the hit CBS drama "CSI: Miami."
But she said on "CBS This Morning," she wasn't always respected because of her looks.
"I tell a story...about 'Three Musketeers,'" she told Charlie Rose and Gayle King. "One of the first days on set I went to the director and said, '...I've been thinking, and he said, 'Don't.' So from that point on I realized that I had found myself a little cul-de-sac."
But Welch soon made her mark on the industry. In fact, her famous fur swimsuit from the movie "One Million Years B.C." is waiting to be hung in a Smithsonian museum, Welch said.
But when did she know she was going to be a sex symbol?
Welch said, joking, "At 7."
She added, "... I wanted to be an actress and when puberty arrived, I started getting equipment and realized this could be helpful in my chosen profession."
And now, that chosen profession is celebrating Welch. The Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York is presenting a retrospective tribute to her called "Cinematic Goddess" that features a number of her movies. For more about that event and how she's helped raise $15 million with the American Cancer Society to buy wigs for cancer patients, watch the full "CBS This Morning" interview in the player above.