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Raquel Welch Feels Sorry For Lindsay Lohan

By Radar Staff

Veteran actress Raquel Welch feels sorry for troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan because it always seems to be “open season” to criticize her, she says.

The 70-year-old Hollywood icon accepts the 25-year-old actress – who has been to rehab several times and had numerous run-ins with the police – has many self-made problems but believes it’s about time she was given a break from the relentless interest in her personal life.

She said: “I’m the antidote to Lindsay Lohan. I know she misbehaves terribly, but sometimes it just seems like it’s open season on her.”

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Raquel – who was catapulted to fame at the age of 26 when she played a fur bikini wearing cave-girl in 1966 film One Million Years B.C. – can understand why young actresses go off the rails, and claims the pressure of making it in Hollywood can have a negative effect on ambitious starlets.

In an interview with AARP VIVA magazine, she said: “(In Hollywood) it’s ’My self-esteem,’ ‘my self-this,’ ‘my self-that’. Believe me, I’ve been there – I’m an actress. At one point you just get nauseous with it and think, ‘I have to take my mind off myself!’ ”

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As she has gotten older, Raquel – who has been married four times -insists she has become far less selfish and always considers the feelings of others before she acts.

She explained: “I wasn’t impossible before, but in the past 10 years I’ve made a concentrated effort to think about what I have to do for other people, what I woe, what my part is in whatever relationship or situation I find myself in. It’s getting older, I guess, that makes you think that way.”

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