Tahnee Welch says it was difficult growing up as the child of a sex symbol, but she doesn't fault her mother, Raquel.

"She's a hard worker. She's always taken care of herself. My mother has never, never, never been supported by anyone," the 26-year-old Welch said in New York. "So I had it in my mind that I had to do it myself. I have this pride."

The younger Welch insists she won her part in the 1985 film "Cocoon" on merit, not because of her mother.