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Rita Hayworth –

rita-hayworth Hayworth in Cover Girl.
About Rita Hayworth (1918 – 1987)
Rita Hayworth was born on October 17, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York.

On May 14, 1987 Rita Hayworth passed away in New York, New York from Alzheimer's Disease.

Sometimes Rita Hayworth is credited as Rita Cansino or Rita. However her birth name is Margarita Carmen Cansino, using the nickname "The Love Goddess."

Rita Hayworth's daughter Yasmin Khan also an actress she had an uncredited role in The Happy Thieves in 1962, Rita Hayworth had the starring role in this same feature opposite Rex Harrison.

Becoming the first movie star to become a princess, Rita Hayworth married Prince Aly Khan on May 27, 1949.

In the 1983 made for TV movie telling the story of her life, Rita Hayworth was portrayed by Lynda Carter in Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess.

Rita Hayworth and her 5th husband James Hill owned the production company Hillworth Productions A.G. James Hill was a Producer he produced The Unforgiven and Sweet Smell Of Success which he also had a uncredited role.

In The Shawshank Redemption Rita Hayworth is the first sex symbol to appear on one of the posters in the 1994 movie.

During a fight seen in Gilda Rita Hayworth knocked out two of Glenn Ford's teeth.

It was not until 1941 that Rita Hayworth achieved her first big hit in The Strawberry Blonde. In 1972 Hayworth made her final picture in The Wrath Of God starring Robert Mitchum and Frank Langella.

Glenn Ford and Rita Hayworth have appeared in 5 movies together including Affair In Trinidad, The Lady In Question, The Love Of Carmen, The Money Trap and Gilda.

Some say it was her dance moves with Fred Astaire that made her a star in You'll Never Get Rich, and other say it was her role opposite Glenn Ford in Gilda that made her star shine.

Turning platinum, was a great step for the sexy role Rita Hayworth played starring opposite her ex-husband Orson Welles in The Lady From Shanghai.

Rita Hayworth's first feature film, was as a Latin dancer in Under The Pampas Moon, she was billed as Rita Cansino.

Rita Hayworth's notable movie credits include...

The Wrath Of God (1972)
Road To Salina (1970)
The Money Trap (1965)
Fire Down Below (1957)
Cover Girl (1944)
Tales Of Manhattan (1942)
Blondie On A Budget (1940)
The Renegade Ranger (1938)
Criminals Of The Air (1937)
Paddy O'day (1935)
Under The Pampas Moon (1935)


Rita Hayworth in Cover Girl (1944).