She quickly became known as one of the sexiest women alive, and her extensive body of work includes over 60 movies and television shows, and a Golden Globe.
Now, she returns to the small screen in the new CBS sitcom, "Welcome to the Captain."
Welch, 67, plays a woman claiming to be in her early 40s with an eye for younger men in a Hollywood apartment building where gossip is a championship sport. She has a crush on a younger man, played by Fran Kranz, while one closer to her age, portrayed by well-known character actor Jeffrey Tambor, relentlessly pursues her.
On The Early Show Monday, Welch chatted with co-anchor Harry Smith about the new show and her real-life love-life, observing that she "should be window-shopping for men," but doesn't, instead letting men pick her, then deciding if she wants them. One problem, she admits, is that she doesn't know "what it is I want." Welch is thrice-divorced and separated from husband No.4.
She also reflected on her long career on both the big and small screens.
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