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Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth's biography

Margarita Carmen Cansino is 69 years old film actor born at New York City. Rita was born on Thursday 17th of October 1918. She is often nicknamed as The Love Goddess, Rita Carmen Cansino, Margarita Carmen Cansino, Rita Hayworth. According to year of birth 1918 Rita belongs to Greatest Generation. Birthday on 17th of October means Rita is Libra. Libra sign depicts that it is all about “Balance”. It seems that their life is very balanced, however, things are way opposite as they always face unstable situations in order to balance it further.Rita was married 5 times.

She is native english speaker. She is white american. She is citizen of United States of America. She is roman catholic. Her primary profession is to be film actor. You can know her also as film producer, dancer, stage actor, television actor, model. Rita is recently known as actor.

Rita Hayworth's dad

Rita Hayworth's father's name is Eduardo Cansino, Sr.. He is known as dancer. Her father was born on Saturday 2nd of March 1895 in Paradas. Her father died on Tuesday 24th of December 1968 in Pompano Beach. Eduardo Cansino, Sr. was 50 years old, when this happened.

Rita Hayworth's mom

Rita Hayworth's mother's name is Volga Hayworth.

Rita Hayworth's family

Rita Hayworth's ex husbands

Orson Welles

Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles have been together since 1943 for 4 years. He is known as film actor. Rita´s ex husband was born on Thursday 6th of May 1915. Her ex husband died on Thursday 10th of October 1985. Orson Welles was 67 years old, when this happened.

Dick Haymes

Rita Hayworth and Dick Haymes have been together since 1953 for 2 years. He is known as actor. Her ex husband was born on Friday 13th of September 1918 in Buenos Aires. Her ex husband died on Friday 28th of March 1980 in Los Angeles. Dick Haymes was 62 years old, when this happened.

Prince Aly Khan

Rita Hayworth and Prince Aly Khan have been together since 1949 for 4 years. He is known as diplomat. Her ex husband was born on Tuesday 13th of June 1911 in Turin. Rita´s ex husband died on Thursday 12th of May 1960 in Suresnes. Prince Aly Khan was 42 years old, when this happened.

James Hill

Rita Hayworth and James Hill have been together since 1958 for 3 years. He is known as film producer. Rita´s ex husband was born on Tuesday 1st of August 1916 in Indiana. Rita´s ex husband died on Thursday 11th of January 2001 in Santa Monica. James Hill was 83 years old, when this happened.

Edward C. Judson

Rita Hayworth and Edward C. Judson have been together since 1937 for 5 years.

Rita has 1 daughter.

Rita Hayworth's daughter: Rebecca Welles

Rita Hayworth's daughter's name is Rebecca Welles. Her daughter was born in 1944. Her daughter died in 2004. Rebecca Welles was 86 years old, when this happened.

Rita Hayworth's schools

We found 2 schools Rita attended. Complete list of schools: Boys and Girls High School, Alexander Hamilton High School.

Rita Hayworth's career

Rita´s main focus is to be film actor. Rita is famous thanks to Gilda (1946).

Is Rita Hayworth gay ?

She is known to be straight.

How did Rita Hayworth die

Rita died on on Thursday 14th of May 1987 when he was 69 years old. Rita Hayworths death was caused by alzheimer's disease. It happend like natural causes.

Awards and competitions

Rita Hayworth's Awards

  • She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1645 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
  • In 1977, Rita Hayworth accepted The National Screen Heritage Award at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Prior to the ceremony, Gene Kelly went to Rita's suite but nobody saw him come down.

Rita Hayworth's Rankings

  • Ranked #98 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]

Rita Hayworth's Nominations

  • Rita was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama for work Circus World in 1964

What else you don't know about Rita Hayworth ?

Her middle name is Carmen. Rita likes to spend time in: Mexico, Barcelona, Paris, California.

What Rita Hayworth has done for a first time

  • Her first (uncredited) appearance on film was with the dancing Cansino family in a Vitaphone short La Fiesta (1926).
  • On May 27, 1949, she married Prince Aly Khan. Many people forget that Rita, not Grace Kelly, was the first movie star to become a princess.
  • She was the producers' first choice for Casablanca (1942), but they couldn't get her and were fortunate to settle for Ingrid Bergman.
  • She was the first bombshell to appear on one of the posters in The Shawshank Redemption (1994). (The other two were Marilyn Monroe and Raquel Welch).
  • Under of the influence of second husband Orson Welles, Rita began to read classic literature. While pregnant in 1944, she was very impressed by Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe" and named her firstborn daughter Rebecca after the novel's heroine.
  • Became the first public face for Alzheimer's. During the 1960s she began forgetting her lines. The people around her thought it was due to drinking. Looking back it is believed she was in the early stages of Alzheimer's.

Rita Hayworth's quotes

  • [To writer Virginia Van Upp] Every man I have ever known has fallen in love with Gilda and awakened with me.
  • I haven't had everything from life. I've had too much.
  • [when asked what had held up her dress in Gilda (1946)] Two things.
  • I never really thought of myself as a sex goddess; I felt I was more a comedian who could dance.
  • [1974, when asked what she thought when she looks at herself after waking up in the morning] Darling, I don't wake up 'til the afternoon.
  • What surprises me in life are not the marriages that fail, but the marriages that succeed.
  • I think all women have a certain elegance about them which is destroyed when they take off their clothes.
  • The fun of acting is to become someone else.
  • Basically, I am a good, gentle person, but I'm attracted to mean personalities.
  • No one can be Gilda 24 hours a day.
  • We are all tied to our destiny and there is no way we can liberate ourselves.
  • After all, a girl is . . . well, a girl. It's nice to be told you're successful at it.
  • Increasingly, stars are recruited from the ranks of professional models, with the result that today's starlets are better dressed and better groomed than ever before, though it is doubtful if they are better actresses.
  • [early in her career about husband Eddie Judson] I owe everything to Ed. I could never have made the grade in Hollywood without him. I was just too backward. My whole career was his idea.
  • [on why she divorced Orson Welles] I can't take his genius any more.
  • I rode on horseback, though I was terrified of them. That was when I was doing westerns. They were something else again. And I did them because that was work, that was my job. So I don't start from the top.
  • I was certainly a well-trained dancer. I'm a good actress: I have depth. I have feeling. But they don't care. All they want is the image.
  • Who wouldn't prefer having breakfast in bed to getting up at the crack of dawn and having a cup of coffee in a studio makeup department?
  • I was never sick during The Lady from Shanghai (1947). Poor Orsie [Orson Welles] was the one who was sick; Harry Cohn made him sick.
  • I couldn't get used to the New York weather. On one occasion I was laid up for a week because I caught a severe cold rushing from the dance studio, still soaked with perspiration, back to the hotel for voice lessons.
  • I didn't like dancing very much, but I didn't have the courage to tell my father, so I began taking the lessons. Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse. That was my girlhood.
  • Orson Welles was trying something new with me on The Lady from Shanghai (1947) but Harry Cohn wanted The Image--The Image he was going to make me until I was 90.
  • All the action in the screenplay for Separate Tables (1958) took place in a seaside hotel in England, which was a mecca for tourists in the summer and a haven for the desperate and lonely in the winter.
  • Sensitive, shy-- of course I was. The fun of acting is to become someone else.
  • I've always been so bored with the empty stuff I've had to play. But I've always been happiest when I've had a definite character slant to a role.
  • [on her marriage to James Hill] He would come in the door, go straight to his room and wouldn't even talk to me all night. He said I was not a nice woman in too loud a voice.
  • [on her divorce from Dick Haymes] I stood by him as long as he was in trouble, but I can't take it any more.
  • I've had a lot of unhappiness in my life--and a lot of happiness. Who doesn't? Maybe I've learned enough to be able to guide my daughters.
  • When I look back on my marriages, or the breakups, sure I know the pain I went through, but that's part of life and it has its own value.
  • Old age--that's when a woman takes vitamins A through G, and still looks like H.
  • Whatever you write about me, don't make it sad.
  • I like having my picture taken and being a glamorous person. Sometimes when I find myself getting impatient, I just remember the times I cried my eyes out because nobody wanted to take my picture at the Trocadero.
  • I guess the only jewels of my life were the pictures I made with Fred Astaire.
  • When you're in love, you are living, you matter.
  • Every actor. every director, everybody needs an Oscar. You have to have that little statue in Hollywood or else you are nothing.
  • From the time I was three and a half . . . as soon as I could stand on my own feet, I was given dance lessons.
  • I always thought that if I ever got good reviews I'd be happy. It's so empty. It's never what I wanted, ever. All I wanted was just what everyone else wants--to be loved.
  • Just because I was married to Aly Khan, people think I'm rich. Well, I'm not. I never got a dime from Aly or from any of my husbands.
  • Dancing in Tijuana when I was 13--that was my "summer camp". How else do you think I could keep up with Fred Astaire when I was 19?
  • Movies were much better in the days I was doing them.
  • Old age - that's when a woman takes Vitamins A through G, and still looks like H.
  • From the time I was 12 I was dancing for bread and butter, but in my heart I was always an actress.

Rita Hayworth's height, body shape, eye color, hair color

Lets describe how Rita Hayworth looks. We will focus on Rita´s height, body shape, eye color, hair color and shoe size. Rita is tall as 5' 6" (168 cm). Body build is voluptuous. Her eyes are tinted brown - light. Her hair is shade of dyed red. If you are really curious, you may find interesting Rita´s shoe size is 7.