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Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth
Photo: Columbia Pictures, photograph by Ned Scott / Public domain / Wikimedia Commons

Birth Date

October 17, 1918


May 14, 1987


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color



5 ft 6 in | 168 cm

Body Measurements

37-24-36 in | 89-61-91 cm


53 kg | 117 pounds

Bra Size


Shoe size

10 US | 41 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Rita Hayworth was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States, on October 17, 1918, was an American actress and dancer.

Young Rita Hayworth made her stage debut at the age of 5, as one of the Four Cansinos in Broadway musical "The Greenwich Village Follies" (1923) at the Winter Garden Theatre.

She made her screen debut with dance team "Cansino family" in a short music La Fiesta (1926), at the age of eight.

She got her first acting role in a stage prologue for movie "Back Street" at Carthay Circle Theater, at the age of 11.

She landed her big screen debut in Mexican film Cruz Diablo (1934) in uncredited role as Extra.

Her breakthrough performance came as Judy MacPherson in drama movie Only Angels Have Wings (1939) opposite Cary Grant.

Best Movies

She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Lili Alfredo in drama film Circus World (1964) with John Wayne and Claudia Cardinale.

She played Gilda Mundson Farrell in noir film Gilda (1946) opposite Glenn Ford.

Cover Girl (1944) musical opposite Gene Kelly

The Strawberry Blonde (1941) romance with James Cagney and Olivia de Havilland

The Lady from Shanghai (1947) drama mystery with Orson Welles

Separate Tables (1958) drama opposite David Niven and Burt Lancaster

Pal Joey (1957) musical drama with Kim Novak and Frank Sinatra

Angels over Broadway (1940) noir drama with Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

They Came to Cordura (1959) Western with Gary Cooper

Affair in Trinidad (1952) noir drama with Glenn Ford

Dante's Inferno (1935) drama with Spencer Tracy

TV Shows

She guest starred in TV Shows: The Carol Burnett Show (1971) and Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1971).


Attended the Carthay School in Los Angeles.

She starred in 61 films, during her career.

Her father Eduardo Cansino was a dancer.

She made two films with Fred Astaire: You'll Never Get Rich (1941) and You Were Never Lovelier (1942).

Featured four times on cover of Life magazine.

Posed in a negligee with a black lace bodice for iconic Life magazine photo, made by Bob Landry (1941).

Was the top pin-up girl for GIs during World War II.

She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1645 Vine Street in 1960.

Was good friends with American dancer and choreographer Hermes Pan.

Image of her face was glued onto an A-bomb which was dropped on the Bikini Atoll (1946).

Had a modeling contract with Max Factor.

Was a lifelong liberal Democrat.

Hayworth died on May 14, 1987, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S., at age of 68.


She was married to:

James Hill (1958-1961)

Dick Haymes (1953-1955)

Edward Judson (1937-1942)

Prince Aly Khan (1949-1953), they had a daughter, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan

Orson Welles (1943-1947) they had a daughter, Rebecca


She dated George Jessel (1956-1957), Gary Merrill (1950-1953), Stephen Crane (1949), Teddy Stauffer (1947), Victor Mature (1942-1943) and Glenn Ford (1941-1952).

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