Rita Hayworth was an American actress, dancer, and producer. She is known for her portrayal of the femme fatale in the 1946 film noir Gilda.

Wiki, Bio, Family, Siblings, Childhood & Education

Rita Hayworth was born on October 17, 1918, in New York City, New York, United States. Margarita Carmen Cansino was her birth name. Her astrological sign is Libra. Hayworth was an American of mixed ethnicity (Spanish and American).

In terms of her family history, she was born to Eduardo Cansino Sr., a well-known actor and dancer, and Volga Hayworth, a showgirl and dancer. She also has a younger brother, Eduardo Cansino Jr.

Hayworth attended Hamilton High School in Los Angeles until the ninth grade when she was forced to drop out due to her inability to balance education and dancing.


Rita Hayworth went into a semicoma in February 1987. Three months later, on May 14, 1987, at the age of 68, she died at her Manhattan home from complications related to Alzheimer’s disease.

On May 18, 1987, a funeral service was held at Beverly Hills’ Church of the Good Shepherd. Pallbearers included Ricardo Montalbán, Glenn Ford, Cesar Romero, Anthony Franciosa, choreographer Hermes Pan, and a close family friend, Phillip Luckenbill.

Rita Hayworth’s Age, Height, Weight, and Body Dimensions

Rita Hayworth was undeniably attractive and beautiful. The actress stands about 5 feet 6 inches (168cm/1.68m) tall and weighs about 54 kg (120 pounds). Furthermore, the attractive actress possessed brown eyes and dark brown hair.

Rita Hayworth
Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth’s Profession & Career

In terms of her career, she began acting at the age of eight, appearing in the Warner Bros. short film ‘La Fiesta.’ In 1934, she made a brief appearance in the film “Cruz Diablo,” and the following year, she appeared in “In Caliente.”

In 1935, she played a Russian dancer in films such as “Dante’s Inferno,” “Under the Pampas Moon,” “Charlie Chan in Egypt,” and “Paddy O’Day.” Similarly, after signing a contract with Columbia Pictures, she made five brief appearances in 1937. She also appeared in a few other independent films.

She also played the second female lead in Raoul Walsh’s successful Warner Bros. film “The Strawberry Blonde” (1941). Following the success of “The Strawberry Blonde,” she landed a number of roles and appeared in films such as “Blood and Sand,” “You’ll Never Get Rich,” “Tales of Manhattan,” and “My Gal Sal.”

From 1945 to 1947, Hayworth appeared in films such as “Tonight and Every Night,” “Down to Earth,” and “Gilda,” showcasing her dancing prowess. She played “Carmen” in the 1948 American romantic drama film “The Loves of Carmen,” directed by Charles Vidor, and a huge box office success.

She returned to the big screen in 1952, after a four-year hiatus, with the box office smash “Affair in Trinidad,” which served as her comeback film. In 1960, she starred in Clifford Odets’ American drama film “The Story on Page One.”

Furthermore, in 1970, she played ‘Mara’ in Georges Lautner’s French psychological thriller film ‘Road to Salina,’ starring Robert Walker, Jr. and Mimsy Farmer. ‘The Wrath of God,’ directed by Ralph Nelson, was released in 1972. The film is based on the novel by Jack Higgins.


Rita Hayworth first appeared on the cover of “Life” magazine in August 1940, and she went on to appear four more times in the publication. In 1960, she received a star on the “Walk of Fame” at 1645 Vine Street. She was also honored with the National Screen Heritage Award in 1977.

Rita Hayworth’s Salary and Net Worth

Rita Hayworth made a fortune through her hard work and brilliance. Her net worth was estimated to be around $10 million at the time of her death in 1987.

Rita Hayworth’s Husband, Marriage & Relationship

Hayworth married Edward C. Judson in Las Vegas in 1937; he was instrumental in helping her start her acting career. The marriage ended in 1942. She married Orson Welles in 1943, and the couple had Rebecca. However, she filed for divorce in 1948.

She left the film industry in 1949 to marry Prince Aly Khan. The marriage ended in 1951, but the couple did have a daughter. Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, her daughter, hosts the annual “Alzheimer’s Association Rita Hayworth Galas.” She married James Hill in 1958, and the couple divorced in 1961.

Rita Hayworth’s Social Media(Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

Rita Hayworth never used social media platforms because they did not exist when she was alive.

Quick Facts

Full Name Rita Hayworth
Born Date 17 Oct 1918
Age 103 years
Horoscope Libra
Lucky Number 10
Lucky Stone Peridot
Lucky Color Blue
Best Match for Marriage Gemini
Gender Female
Country United States of America
Height 5 feet 6 inches (1.68m)
Marital Status divorce
Divorce Edward C. Judson, Orson Welles, Prince Aly Khan, James Hill
Net Worth $10 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Dark Brown
Birth Place New York City
Nationality American and belong to
Ethnicity mixed (Spanish and American)
Education Hamilton High School
Father Eduardo Cansino Sr.
Mother Volga Hayworth
Siblings (One) Eduardo Cansino Jr.
Kids (Two) Rebecca and Yasmin Aga Khan
Wiki Rita Hayworth Wiki
Brands N/A
Hobbies N/A

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