Rita Hayworth biography

Rita Hayworth

Actor, Film actor

1918 – 1987

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Who was Rita Hayworth?

Rita Hayworth was an American dancer and film actress who achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars. Appearing first as Rita Cansino, she agreed to change her name to Rita Hayworth and her natural dark brown hair color to dark red to attract a greater range of roles. Her appeal led to her being featured on the cover of Life magazine five times, beginning in 1940.

Hayworth appeared in a total of 61 films over 37 years. She is one of six women who have the distinction of having danced on screen with both Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. She is listed by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 Greatest Stars of All Time.

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Born
Oct 17, 1918
Brooklyn
Also known as
  • Margarita Carmen Cansino
  • Rita Cansino
  • Rita
  • The Love Goddess
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • Irish American
  • Spanish American
  • English American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Lived in
  • Brooklyn
  • Manhattan
  • Nevada
  • Lake Tahoe
Died
May 14, 1987
New York City
Resting place
Holy Cross Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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