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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. Rita's breakthrough performance came as Judy MacPherson in drama movie Only Angels Have Wings (1939).

How tall was Rita Hayworth and what was her weight? Rita Hayworth's height was 5' 6" іn fееt аnd іnсhеѕ or 167.5 іn cеntіmеtrеѕ, her weight was 120 іn pоunds or 54.5 іn kіlоgrаmѕ. Rita Hayworth body measurements was bust-waist-hip 35-25-35 in inches or 89-63.5-89 in cеntіmеtrеѕ, her bra size was 34C with cup size C.

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

Light Brown


5 ft 6 in | 167.5 cm

Body Measurements

35-25-35 in | 89-63.5-89 cm


54 kg | 119 lbs

Bra Size


Shoe size

7 US | 37.5 EU

Best Movies

She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress - Drama for her role as Lili Alfredo in drama film Circus World (1964).

She made two films with Fred Astaire:

You'll Never Get Rich (1941) musical comedy as Sheila Winthrop

You Were Never Lovelier (1942) musical romantic comedy as Maria Acuña

She was nominated for the Golden Laurel Award for Top Female Dramatic Performance for her role as Sadie Thompson in musical romantic drama movie Miss Sadie Thompson (1953).

She was nominated for the Photoplay Award for Best Performances of the Month (July) for her role as Sally Elliott in musical film My Gal Sal (1942).

She played Gilda Mundson Farrell in noir romance film Gilda (1946).

Cover Girl (1944) musical as Rusty Parker / Maribelle Hicks

The Strawberry Blonde (1941) romance as Virginia Brush

The Lady from Shanghai (1947) drama mystery as Elsa Bannister

Separate Tables (1958) drama as Ann Shankland

Pal Joey (1957) musical drama as Vera Prentice-Simpson

Angels over Broadway (1940) noir drama as Nina Barona

They Came to Cordura (1959) Western as Adelaide Geary

Affair in Trinidad (1952) noir drama as Chris Emery

Dante's Inferno (1935) drama as Dancer

Best TV Shows

She guest starred in TV Shows:

The Carol Burnett Show (1971)

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1971)


Attended the Carthay School and Hamilton High School in Los Angeles.

Attended dance classes in a Carnegie Hall complex.

Had Irish, Spanish, Scottish, Welsh, Czech, Dutch, German and English ancestry.

Had two younger brothers, Eduardo Cansino, Jr. and Vernon Cansino.

Her father Eduardo Cansino was a dancer.

She starred in 61 films, during her career.

Featured four times on cover of Life magazine.

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

She 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.

She was good friend with American dancer and choreographer Hermes Pan.

Had a modeling contract with Max Factor.

She was posthumously inducted into the OFTA Film Hall of Fame in 2021.

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).