Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth

Highest Rated: 100% You Were Never Lovelier (1942)

Lowest Rated: 40% Circus World (1964)

Birthday: Oct 17, 1918

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

The definitive femme fatale of the 1940s, Rita Hayworth was the Brooklyn-born daughter of Spanish dancer Eduardo Cansino and Ziegfeld Follies showgirl Volga Haworth. She joined the family dancing act in her early teens and made a few '30s films under her real name, Margarita Cansino, and with her real hair color (black), including Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935) and Meet Nero Wolfe (1936). Over the next few years -- at the urging of Columbia Studios and her first husband -- she reshaped her hairline with electrolysis, dyed her hair auburn, and adopted the name Rita Hayworth. Following her performance in Only Angels Have Wings (1939), she became a major leading lady to most of the big stars, including Tyrone Power, Fred Astaire, Charles Boyer, Gene Kelly, and her second and soon to be ex-husband Orson Welles in The Lady From Shanghai (1948). Hayworth then became involved in a tempestuous romance with married playboy Aly Khan, son of the Pakistani Muslim leader Aga Khan III, and they married in 1949. Following their divorce two years later, she was married to singer Dick Haymes from 1953 to 1955, and then for three years to James Hill, the producer of her film Separate Tables (1958). Her career had slowed down in the '50s and came to a virtual standstill in the '60s, when rumors of her supposed erratic and drunken behavior began to circulate. In reality, Hayworth was suffering from the first symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. For years, she would be cared for by her daughter Princess Yasmin Khan, and her death from the disease in 1987 gave it public attention that led to increased funding for medical research to find a cure.


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Final cut - Hölgyeim és uraim Actor 2012
No Score Yet Hispanic Hollywood - Then and Now Actor 2007
No Score Yet Rita Actor 2003
No Score Yet Gene Kelly - Anatomy of a Dancer Actor 2002
No Score Yet Hispanic Hollywood Actor 2000
No Score Yet The Wrath of God Senora De La Plata 1972
No Score Yet The Naked Zoo Mrs. Golden 1970
No Score Yet Road to Salina Mara 1970
No Score Yet Rover Caterina 1967
No Score Yet The Poppy Is Also a Flower Monique Marko 1966
No Score Yet The Money Trap Rosalie Kelly 1966
40% Circus World Lili Alfredo 1964
No Score Yet The Happy Thieves Eve Lewis Producer 1961
No Score Yet The Story on Page One Josephine Brown / Jo Morris 1959
80% They Came to Cordura Adelaide Geary 1959
69% Separate Tables Ann Shankland 1958
80% Pal Joey Vera Simpson 1957
No Score Yet Fire Down Below Irena 1957
No Score Yet Miss Sadie Thompson Sadie Thompson 1953
No Score Yet Salome Princess Salome 1953
No Score Yet Affair in Trinidad Chris Emery 1952
No Score Yet The Loves of Carmen Carmen Garcia 1948
82% The Lady From Shanghai Elsa Bannister 1948
No Score Yet Down to Earth Terpsichore / Kitty Pendleton 1947
97% Gilda Gilda Mundson Farrell 1946
No Score Yet Tonight and Every Night Rosalind Bruce 1945
95% Cover Girl Rusty Parker/Maribelle Hicks 1944
No Score Yet Tales of Manhattan Ethel Halloway 1942
No Score Yet My Gal Sal Sally Elliott 1942
100% You Were Never Lovelier Maria Acuna 1942
No Score Yet You'll Never Get Rich Sheila Winthrop 1941
100% Blood and Sand Dona Sol 1941
No Score Yet Affectionately Yours Irene Malcolm 1941
100% The Strawberry Blonde Virginia Brush 1941
No Score Yet Lady in Question Natalie Roguin 1940
No Score Yet Susan and God Leonora Stubbs 1940
No Score Yet Blondie on a Budget Joan Forrester 1940
No Score Yet Music in My Heart Patricia `Patsy' O'Malley 1940
67% Angels over Broadway Nina Barona 1940
No Score Yet Special Inspector Patricia Lane 1939
100% Only Angels Have Wings Judy MacPherson 1939
No Score Yet The Renegade Ranger Judith Alvarez 1938
No Score Yet There's Always a Woman Ketterling's Secretary 1938
No Score Yet Hit the Saddle Rita 1937
No Score Yet Trouble in Texas Carmen Serano 1937
No Score Yet Dancing Pirate Actor 1936
No Score Yet Meet Nero Wolfe Maria Maringola 1936
No Score Yet Rebellion Paula Castillo 1936
No Score Yet Paddy O'Day Tamara Petrovitch 1935
No Score Yet Dante's Inferno Specialty Dancer 1935
No Score Yet Charlie Chan in Egypt Nayda 1935
No Score Yet Under the Pampas Moon Carmen 1935


Ballin Mundson says: Gilda, are you decent?

Gilda Mundson says: Me? [long pause] Sure. I'm decent

Gilda Mundson says: I danced in America

Gilda Mundson says: I danced in America.

Capt. Delgado says: This is not America?

Gilda Mundson says: I mean New York

Gilda Mundson says: I mean New York.

Gilda Mundson says: They said that being married to Johnny Farrell was very like driving a car with no brakes

Gilda Mundson says: They said that being married to Johnny Farrell was very like driving a car with no brakes.

Gilda Mundson says: You're cock-eyed, Johnny! All cock-eyed!

Gilda Mundson says: If I'd been a ranch, they would've named me the Bar Nothing.