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Rita Hayworth



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.

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MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
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 Miss Sadie Thompson
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet You'll Never Get Rich
  • Sheila Winthrop
1998
No Score Yet The Wrath of God
  • Senora De La Plata
1972
No Score Yet Road to Salina
  • Mara
1970
No Score Yet The Naked Zoo
  • Mrs. Golden
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
  • Producer
  • Eve Lewis
1961
No Score Yet The Story on Page One
  • Josephine Brown / Jo Morris
1959
No Score Yet They Came to Cordura
  • Adelaide Geary
1959
77% Separate Tables
  • Ann Shankland
1958
75% 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 Champagne Safari
  • Actor
1952
No Score Yet The Loves of Carmen
  • Carmen Garcia
1948
86% 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
94% 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
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
60% 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 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 Musicals from Hollywood's Golden Age
  • Actor
1934

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