Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth

Highest Rated: 100% Blood and Sand (1941)

Lowest Rated: 40% Down to Earth (1947)

Birthday: Oct 17, 1918

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Rita Hayworth was born Margarita Carmen Cansino in New York City in 1918. Her parents were both professional dancers. She shortened her first name at the age of 12 when she joined her father's act, performing in clubs in Tijuana and Agua Caliente, Mexico. It was at one of these revues where she was spotted by a producer from the Fox Film Company, who signed her to a contract. Beginning in 1935, she appeared as Rita Cansino in a number of supporting roles in films including "Under the Pampas Moon" (1935) and "Dante's Inferno" (1935) starring Spencer Tracy. In 1937, she met and married talent manager Edward Judson who changed her eyebrows, her hairline, and her name. Rita Cansino became Rita Hayworth. She landed a seven-year contract with Columbia Pictures, performing in lower budget fare until director Howard Hawks cast her as an unfaithful wife in the Cary Grant film "Only Angels Have Wings" (1939). In the early 1940's, Hayworth vaulted into the world of Hollywood star and sex symbol. Starring opposite the likes of James Cagney, Fred Astaire, and Gene Kelly, Hayworth was unavoidable in hit movies like "Strawberry Blonde" (1941), "You'll Never Get Rich" (1941), and "Cover Girl" (1944). She graced the cover of Time magazine, and a 1944 photo from Life magazine became a pinup for American servicemen fighting in WWII all around the world. Her risqué 'striptease' (she removed her gloves) in the film "Gilda" (1946) ran afoul of censors and cemented her status as an object of desire. Hayworth's famous marriage to Orson Welles (her second marriage) ended when she filed for divorce while starring in his film "The Lady From Shanghai" (1949). Her third marriage was to Prince Aly Khan, making Hayworth the first Hollywood star to become a princess. She gave up Hollywood while married to Khan, but the marriage ended in divorce and Hayworth went back to the big screen. She married two more times and continued to be a mainstay in the tabloid press as she continued to star in films like "Fire Down Below" (1957), and "The Happy Thieves" (1961). Her last film appearance was "The Wrath of God" (1972). Nine years later, Hayworth's daughter became her legal guardian because, according to the courts, Hayworth was disabled due to chronic alcoholism. It was later found that she suffered from Alzheimer's Disease. Hayworth passed away in 1987.

Highest rated movies

You Were Never Lovelier
Blood and Sand
The Strawberry Blonde
Only Angels Have Wings
Cover Girl
Gilda
The Lady From Shanghai
They Came to Cordura

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 35% The Wrath of God Señora De La Plata (Character) - 1972
No Score Yet 57% Road to Salina Mara (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Naked Zoo Mrs. Golden (Character) - 1970
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bastard Martha (Character) - 1968
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Rover Aunt Caterina (Character) - 1967
No Score Yet 36% The Money Trap Rosalie Kelly (Character) - 1966
No Score Yet 44% The Poppy Is Also a Flower Monique Marko (Character) - 1966
50% 29% Circus World Lili Alfredo (Character) - 1964
No Score Yet 22% The Happy Thieves Eve Lewis (Character) - 1962
No Score Yet 50% The Story on Page One Josephine Brown/Jo Morris (Character) - 1959
80% 49% They Came to Cordura Adelaide Geary (Character) - 1959
65% 77% Separate Tables Ann Shankland (Character) - 1958
80% 60% Pal Joey Vera Simpson (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 29% Fire Down Below Irena (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet 37% Miss Sadie Thompson Sadie Thompson (Character) - 1954
No Score Yet 48% Salome Princess Salome (Character) - 1953
No Score Yet 50% Affair in Trinidad Chris Emery (Character) - 1952
No Score Yet 51% The Loves of Carmen Carmen (Character) - 1948
83% 85% The Lady From Shanghai Elsa "Rosalie" Bannister (Character) - 1948
40% 49% Down to Earth Terpsichore/Kitty Pendleton (Character) - 1947
90% 88% Gilda Gilda (Character) - 1946
No Score Yet 31% Tonight and Every Night Rosalind Bruce (Character) - 1945
95% 70% Cover Girl Rusty Parker "Chicken"/Maribelle Hicks (Character) - 1944
No Score Yet 74% Tales of Manhattan Ethel Halloway (Character) - 1942
No Score Yet 42% My Gal Sal Sally Elliott (Character) - 1942
100% 75% You Were Never Lovelier Maria Acuna (Character) - 1942
100% 68% Blood and Sand Dona Sol (Character) - 1941
100% 73% The Strawberry Blonde Virginia Brush (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 25% Affectionately Yours Irene Malcolm (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 60% You'll Never Get Rich Sheila Winthrop (Character) - 1941
No Score Yet 14% Music in My Heart Patricia O'Malley (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 89% Blondie on a Budget Joan Forrester (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 26% Susan and God Leonora "Lee" Hutchins (Character) - 1940
67% 52% Angels Over Broadway Nina Barona (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet 33% The Lady in Question Natalie Roguin (Character) - 1940
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lone Wolf Spy Hunt Karen (Character) - 1939
100% 82% Only Angels Have Wings Judith 'Judy' MacPherson (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Homicide Bureau J.G. Bliss (Character) - 1939
No Score Yet No Score Yet Special Inspector Patricia Lane (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Juvenile Court Marcia Adams (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Killed Gail Preston? Gail Preston (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Convicted Jerry Wheeler (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Renegade Ranger Judith Alvarez (Character) - 1938
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hit the Saddle Rita (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hard to Hold Betty Morgan (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Old Louisiana Angela Gonzales (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girls Can Play Sue Collins (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Game That Kills Betty Holland (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Shadow Mary Gillespie (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Trouble in Texas Carmen Serano (Character) - 1937
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meet Nero Wolfe Maria Maringola (Character) - 1936
No Score Yet 48% Charlie Chan in Egypt Nayda (Character) - 1935
No Score Yet 57% Paddy O'Day Tamara Petrovitch (Character) - 1935

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In Guest 1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Carol Burnett Show Guest 1971

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