Rita Hayworth (1918–1987)


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Rita Hayworth was born Margarita Carmen Cansino on October 17, 1918, in Brooklyn, New York, into a family of dancers. Her father, Eduardo Cansino Reina, was a dancer as was his father before him. He emigrated from Spain in 1913. Rita's American mother, Volga Margaret (Hayworth), who was of mostly Irish descent, met Eduardo in 1916 and were married... See full bio »

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Gilda Gilda
(1946)
The Lady from Shanghai Elsa Bannister
(1947)
Cover Girl Rusty Parker / Maribelle Hicks
(1944)
(1948)

Filmography

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 1972 The Wrath of God
Señora De La Plata
 1971 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (TV Series)
Guest Performer
- Episode #5.5 (1971) ... Guest Performer (uncredited)
- Laughing (1971) ... Guest Performer
 1970 The Road to Salina
Mara
 1970 The Naked Zoo
Mrs. Golden
 1968 The Bastard
Martha Williams
 1967 The Rover
Aunt Caterina
 1966 The Poppy Is Also a Flower
Monique Marko
 1965 The Money Trap
Rosalie Kenny
 1964 Circus World
Lili Alfredo
 1961 The Happy Thieves
Eve Lewis
 1959 The Story on Page One
Josephine Brown / Jo Morris
 1959 They Came to Cordura
Adelaide Geary
 1958 Separate Tables
Ann Shankland
 1957 Pal Joey
Mrs. Vera Prentice-Simpson
 1957 Fire Down Below
Irena
 1953 Miss Sadie Thompson
Sadie Thompson
 1953 Salome
Princess Salome
 1952 Affair in Trinidad
Chris Emery
 1948 The Loves of Carmen
Carmen
 1947 The Lady from Shanghai
Elsa Bannister
 1947 Down to Earth
Terpsichore / Kitty Pendleton
 1946 Gilda
Gilda
 1945 Tonight and Every Night
Rosalind Bruce
 1944 Cover Girl
Rusty Parker / Maribelle Hicks
 1942 You Were Never Lovelier
Maria Acuña
 1942 Tales of Manhattan
Ethel Halloway
 1942 My Gal Sal
Sally Elliott
 1941 You'll Never Get Rich
Sheila Winthrop
 1941 Blood and Sand
Doña Sol
 1941 Affectionately Yours
Irene Malcolm
 1941 The Strawberry Blonde
Virginia Brush
 1940 Angels Over Broadway
Nina Barona
 1940 The Lady in Question
Natalie Roguin
 1940 Susan and God
Leonora
 1940 Blondie on a Budget
Joan Forrester
 1940 Music in My Heart
Patricia O'Malley
 1939 Only Angels Have Wings
Judy MacPherson
 1939 The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt
Karen
 1939 Homicide Bureau
J.G. Bliss
 1938 The Renegade Ranger
Judith Alvarez
 1938 Juvenile Court
Marcia Adams
 1938 Convicted
Jerry Wheeler
 1938 There's Always a Woman
Mary - Ketterling's Secretary (uncredited)
 1938 Special Inspector
Patricia Lane
 1938 Who Killed Gail Preston?
Gail Preston
 1937 The Shadow
Mary Gillespie
 1937 Paid to Dance
Betty Morgan
 1937 Life Begins with Love
Dinner Guest's Girl Friend (uncredited)
 1937 The Game That Kills
Betty Holland
 1937 Girls Can Play
Sue Collins
 1937 Criminals of the Air
Rita Owens
 1937 Trouble in Texas
Carmen Serano (as Rita Cansino)
 1937 Hit the Saddle
Rita (as Rita Cansino)
 1937 Old Louisiana
Angela Gonzales (as Rita Cansino)
 1936 Rebellion
Paula Castillo (as Rita Cansino)
 1936 Meet Nero Wolfe
Maria Maringola (as Rita Cansino)
 1936 Dancing Pirate
Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
 1936 Human Cargo
Carmen Zoro (as Rita Cansino)
 1936 Paddy O'Day
Tamara Petrovitch (as Rita Cansino)
 1935 Professional Soldier
Gypsy Dancer (uncredited)
 1935 Hi, Gaucho!
Dolores (uncredited)
 1935 Piernas de seda
Ballerina (uncredited)
 1935 Dante's Inferno
Dancer (as Rita Cansino)
 1935 Charlie Chan in Egypt
Nayda (as Rita Cansino)
 1935 Under the Pampas Moon
Carmen (as Rita Cansino)
 1934 Cruz Diablo
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Other Works:

Radio: Appeared on the "Fred MacMurray" episode of "Command Performance" with Fred MacMurray, Ginny Simms, Don Wilson, Phil Baker. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 17 Print Biographies | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 194 Articles | 27 Pictorials | 826 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Rita Cansino | The Former Princess Aly Khan | Rita

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on her marriage to Edward Judson] I married him for love; he married me for an investment. My husband was always finding fault with me. He was extremely jealous and quarrelsome. I never had any fun. I was never permitted to make any decisions. From the first he told me I couldn't do anything for myself. My personality crawled deeper and deeper into a shell. See more »

Trivia:

In 1977, Rita Hayworth went to England and later to Italy where she accepted The Rudolph Valentino Award in Bari. Margo Hammond wrote in "Variety" magazine, "After a dramatic entrance up the center aisle of the opera house amid flashing spotlights, strains of Richard Strauss's 'Thus Spake Zarathustra' and thunderous applause, a dazed Rita accepted the award telling the audience: 'This is the ... See more »

Trademark:

Seductive deep voice See more »

Nickname:

The Love Goddess

Star Sign:

Libra

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