Rita Hayworth Net Worth

Rita Hayworth Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Margarita Carmen Cansino net worth is
$10 Million

Margarita Carmen Cansino Wiki Biography

Born as Margarita Carmen Cansino on the 17th October 1918 in Brooklyn, New York City USA, Rita Hayworth was a Golden Globe Award-nominated actress and dancer, perhaps best known to the world as Rusty Parker / Maribelle Hicks in the film “Cover Girl” (1944), then as Gilda Mundson Farrell in “Gilda” (1946), and Elsa Bannister in “The Lady from Shanghai” (1947), among many other differing appearances. Hayworth’s career started in 1931 and ended in 1972; she passed away in 1987.

Have you ever wondered how rich Rita Hayworth was at the time of her death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Hayworth’s net worth was as high as $10 million, an amount earned largely through her successful acting career. In addition to being an actress, Hayworth was also a dancer, which improved her wealth too.

Rita Hayworth Net Worth $10 Million

Rita Hayworth was the oldest child of Volga Hayworth and Eduardo Cansino, Sr., both dancers. Rita grew up in New York with her younger brothers Eduardo Cansino, Jr. and Vernon Cansino; her parents hoped she would become a dancer or actress, and that’s why her father moved the family to Hollywood in 1927.

In Los Angeles, Eduardo established a dancing studio and worked with such icons as James Cagney and Jean Harlow, while in 1931 he and Rita performed together as the Dancing Cansinos. Hayworth went to Hamilton High in Los Angeles, but never finished high school, pursuing an acting career instead. In 1934, Rita debuted on-screen in the movie called “Cruz Diablo”, and then appeared in such films as “Charlie Chan in Egypt” (1935) and “Human Cargo” (1936), before she decided to take her mother’s maiden name, Hayworth. From then on, she wasn’t credited as Rita Cansino, and it was an opportunity for her to secure better roles in Hollywood. Rita also changed her appearance, as she dyed her hair to dark red.

She continued with roles in the romantic drama “Criminals of the Air” (1937), then the mystery drama “Who Killed Gail Preston?” (1938), and in the Academy Award- nominated “Only Angels Have Wings” (1939) alongside Cary Grant and Jean Arthur. Hayworth’s popularity rose in the early ‘40s, as she starred in the Oscar Award-nominated “Music in My Heart” (1940) with Tony Martin, and alongside Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in the Oscar Award-nominated “Angels Over Broadway” (1940). Soon enough she was receiving lead roles, and as a result, Rita had lead parts in Oscar Award-nominated or winning films such as “The Strawberry Blonde” (1941) with James Cagney, “Blood and Sand” (1941) and “You’ll Never Get Rich” (1941) alongside Fred Astaire.

The ‘40s were the most prominent years of Rita’s career, as she appeared in the Oscar Award-winning “My Gal Sal” (1942) with Victor Mature, “Tales of Manhattan” (1942) and Oscar Award-nominated “You Were Never Lovelier” (1942) starring Fred Astaire. Hayworth stayed busy with the Oscar Award-winning “Cover Girl” (1944) alongside Gene Kelly, and Oscar Award-nominated “Tonight and Every Night” (1945). By the end of the ‘40s, Rita had also played in “Gilda” (1946) – one of her most memorable performances – “The Lady from Shanghai” (1947) with Orson Welles, and in Oscar Award-nominated “The Loves of Carmen” (1948). The commercial success of Hayworth’s movies helped her to increase her net worth significantly.

However, her career began to falter in the ‘50s, but she managed to get roles in such films as the Oscar Award-nominated “Affair in Trinidad” (1952), and “Miss Sadie Thompson” (1953). Four years later she featured in “Pal Joey” (1957) alongside Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak, while in 1958 she had a role in the Award-winning “Separate Tables” (1958) with Deborah Kerr and David Niven. Her career continued to decline, but in 1964 Hayworth earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for “Circus World” (1964) with John Wayne, and then appeared in “The Rover” (1967) alongside Anthony Quinn, and in “The Bastard” (1968). Her latest films were the dramas “The Naked Zoo” (1970), and “Road to Salina” (1970), and western “The Wrath of God” (1972) starring Robert Mitchum and Frank Langella, so her net worth continued consistently during her career.

Regarding her personal life, Rita Hayworth had five marriages and divorces behind her, firstly to Charles Holmgren Judson from 1937 to 1942, then to Orson Welles in 1943 with whom she had a child before their divorce in 1948. The following year she married Prince Aly Khan, and had one child with him, but they divorced in 1953.

Hayworth then married Dick Haymes the same year, but that lasted only two years, before she married James Hill in 1958, but divorced in 1961. Rita had a problem with alcohol addiction throughout her career, and after both of her brothers died within a week in 1974, she started to drink heavily. Her Alzheimer’s wasn’t diagnosed until 1980, and she died seven years later, in May 1987 in Manhattan, New York,

Full NameRita Hayworth
Net Worth$10 Million
Date Of BirthOctober 17, 1918
DiedMay 14, 1987, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Height5' 6" (1.68 m)
ProfessionActress, Soundtrack, Producer
SpouseJames Hill (m. 1958–1961), Dick Haymes (m. 1953–1955), Prince Aly Khan (m. 1949–1953), Orson Welles (m. 1943–1947), Edward C. Judson (m. 1937–1942)
ChildrenYasmin Aga Khan, Rebecca Welles
ParentsEduardo Cansino Sr., Volga Hayworth
SiblingsEduardo Cansino Jr., Vernon Cansino
NominationsGolden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama
MoviesGilda, The Lady from Shanghai, Cover Girl, You Were Never Lovelier, Pal Joey, Only Angels Have Wings, You'll Never Get Rich, The Strawberry Blonde, Miss Sadie Thompson, Affair in Trinidad, Blood and Sand, Separate Tables, The Loves of Carmen, My Gal Sal, Tonight and Every Night, Tales of Manhattan, ...
1Deep sultry voice
2Voluptuous figure
3Strawberry blonde hair
The Naked Zoo (1970)50,000
Affair in Trinidad (1952)$252,000 plus 25% of the net profits
You'll Never Get Rich (1941)$6,500 per week
Old Louisiana (1937)$200
Rebellion (1936)$200
Charlie Chan in Egypt (1935)$200 per week
Under the Pampas Moon (1935)$200 per week
1Movies were much better in the days I was doing them.
2Dancing in Tijuana when I was 13--that was my 'summer camp.' How else do you think I could keep up with Fred Astaire when I was 19?
3Just because I was married to Aly Khan, people think I'm rich. Well, I'm not. I never got a dime from Aly or from any of my husbands.
4I always thought that if I ever got good reviews I'd be happy. It's so empty. It's never what I wanted, ever. All I wanted was just what everyone else wants--to be loved.
5From the time I was three and a soon as I could stand on my own feet, I was given dance lessons.
6Every actor. every director, everybody needs an Oscar. You have to have that little statue in Hollywood or else you are nothing.
7When you're in love, you are living, you matter.
8I guess the only jewels of my life were the pictures I made with Fred Astaire.
9I like having my picture taken and being a glamorous person. Sometimes when I find myself getting impatient, I just remember the times I cried my eyes out because nobody wanted to take my picture at the Trocadero.
10What ever you write about me, don't make it sad.
11Old age--that's when a woman takes vitamins A through G, and still looks like H.
12When I look back on my marriages, or the breakups, sure I know the pain I went through, but that's part of life and it has its own value.
13I've had a lot of unhappiness in my life--and a lot of happiness. Who doesn't? Maybe I've learned enough to be able to guide my daughters.
14[on her divorce from Dick Haymes] I stood by him as long as he was in trouble, but I can't take it any more.
15[on her marriage to James Hill] He would come in the door, go straight to his room and wouldn't even talk to me all night. He said I was not a nice woman in too loud a voice.
16[on her husbands] They fell in love with Gilda and woke up with me.
17I've always been so bored with the empty stuff I've had to play. But I've always been happiest when I've had a definite character slant to a role.
18Sensitive, shy -- of course I was. The fun of acting is to become someone else.
19[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.
20All the action in the screenplay for Separate Tables (1958) took place in a seaside hotel in England, which was a mecca for tourists in the summer and a haven for the desperate and lonely in the winter.
21Orson Welles was trying something new with me on The Lady from Shanghai (1947) but Harry Cohn wanted The Image -- The Image he was going to make me until I was 90.
22Sometimes when I find myself getting impatient, I just remember the times I cried my eyes out because nobody wanted to take my picture at the Trocadero.
23I didn't like dancing very much, but I didn't have the courage to tell my father, so I began taking the lessons. Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse. That was my girlhood.
24I couldn't get used to the New York weather. On one occasion, I was laid up for a week because I caught a severe cold rushing from the dance studio, still soaked with perspiration, back to the hotel for voice lessons.
25I was never sick during The Lady from Shanghai (1947). Poor Orsie [Orson Welles] was the one who was sick; Harry Cohn made him sick.
26Who wouldn't prefer having breakfast in bed to getting up at the crack of dawn and having a cup of coffee in a studio makeup department?
27I was certainly a well-trained dancer. I'm a good actress: I have depth. I have feeling. But they don't care. All they want is the image.
28I rode on horseback, though I was terrified of them. That was when I was doing westerns. They were something else again. And I did them because that was work, that was my job. So I don't start from the top.
29I wanted to study singing, but Harry Cohn kept saying, "Who needs it?" and the studio wouldn't pay for it. They had me so intimidated that I couldn't have done it anyway. They always said, "Oh, no, we can't let you do it. There's no time for that; it has to be done right now!" I was under contract, and that was it.
30[on why she divorced Orson Welles] I can't take his genius any more.
31[early in her career about husband Eddie Judson] I owe everything to Ed. I could never have made the grade in Hollywood without him. I was just too backward. My whole career was his idea.
32Increasingly, stars are recruited from the ranks of professional models, with the result that today's starlets are better dressed and better groomed than ever before, though it is doubtful if they are better actresses.
33After all, a girl is... well, a girl. It's nice to be told you're successful at it.
34We are all tied to our destiny and there is no way we can liberate ourselves.
35No one can be Gilda 24 hours a day.
36Basically, I am a good, gentle person, but I'm attracted to mean personalities.
37Every actor, every director, everybody needs an Oscar. You have to have that little statue in Hollywood, or else you're nothing!
38The fun of acting is to become someone else.
39I think all women have a certain elegance about them which is destroyed when they take off their clothes.
40What surprises me in life are not the marriages that fail, but the marriages that succeed.
41All I wanted was just what everybody else wants, you know, to be loved.
42[1974, when asked what she thought when she looks at herself after waking up in the morning] Darling, I don't wake up 'til the afternoon.
43I never really thought of myself as a sex goddess; I felt I was more a comedian who could dance.
44[when asked what had held up her dress in Gilda (1946)] Two things.
45I haven't had everything from life. I've had too much.
46[To writer Virginia Van Upp] Every man I have ever known has fallen in love with Gilda and awakened with me.
1In 1989, Barbara Leaming published an autobiographical book entitled 'If This Was Happiness: A Biography of Rita Hayworth'. In the book, Leaming alleged that Hayworth was a victim of sexual abuse by her own father. Leaming asserts that Hayworth confided that secret to Orson Welles who said of his ex-wife, "If this was happiness, imagine what the rest of her life had been", which Leaming then took for the title of her book. Among other things, Leaming believes Hayworth's subsequent destructive marriages, love affairs, the long, drawn-out custody suit for Yasmin amid charges of child neglect-which, apparently, were true-and her battles with Columbia Pictures were in part precipitated by the feelings of betrayal and guilt that color the life of incest victims.
2Rita Hayworth appeared in nine films in 1937. She was billed as Rita Cansino in three of them and she was uncredited in one.
3Inducted into the Hair Fan's Hall of Fame in 2013.
4In World War II, YANK magazine was published weekly by the U.S. Army for all branches of the U.S. military. The writers were enlisted men and they wrote stories about World War II and sketched cartoons poking fun at service life like G.I Joe and Sad Sack. As a "morale booster," one of the most popular parts of the magazine were photos of a pin-up girl usually clad in a bathing suit or some form of seductive attire. Rita Hayworth's picture appeared in the 7 July 1944 edition of the magazine.
5In the 1960s, Hayworth told the readers of Spanish-language magazine Cinemundo, "I loved the movies of Dolores Del Rio, and also Lupe Velez...I didn't fantasize that I would ever become a star like them, but I also didn't think I couldn't make it with the name I was born with.".
6In 1923, the Cansinos performed in the two act Broadway musical "The Greenwich Village Follies" at the Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway in New York City. The Cansinos consisted of Eduardo, his brother Angel, his wife Volga and his 5-year-old daughter Rita. The musical ran for 140 performances from September 20, 1923 to January 1924.
7In October 1976, Rita accepted an invitation to appear on an Buenos Aires, Argentina TV station paying homage to her long career. At this time, there was political unrest in the county and the U.S. ambassador had cabled Washington advising the State Department that local terrorists would stage a "grenade attack" as Rita left her hotel. While in Buenos Aires, Rita was surrounded by security guards. Upon reaching the hotel from the airport, Rita opened the shades on a window and a bomb exploded in the park across the street. Several days later, an office building exploded about 10-feet (3.048-meters) from the car she was riding in. Fortunately she was not injured in either event.
8Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth starred in the 1942 film "You Were Never Lovelier" and rehearsed the dance sequences in a nearby funeral parlor because there wasn't adequate room at Columbia Studios. In his biography, Astaire wrote, "Keeping the laughs going during the intervals was a part of the day's work and I always tried to think up some gag to play on Rita. In one instance I called out, 'Well-here we go-I'm beginning to like this place-it doesn't get me down any more, I'm used to it-ready, Rita?' Up jumped Rita at once and came to me to start our first step together. As I took hold of her two arms she let out one scream and backed away. I had just dipped both my hands and arms in a bucket of ice which we kept for soda bottles. That broke up rehearsals for a half hour or so.".
9For her appearance in the 1941 film "The Strawberry Blonde," Rita Hayworth was paid $6,500 ($106,499.63 in 2016 dollars), at a weekly rate of $927.85 ($15,202.41 in 2016 dollars) for seven guaranteed weeks of work.
10In May 1951, Rita Hayworth moved to Glenview, Nevada on Lake Tahoe to establish legal residence so she could divorce Aly Khan. (Nevada law stated that you must have legal residence for a six month period.) While in Nevada, Rita took up golf and became a avid golfer for life and when she had time, she played at country clubs in California. She said, "I've played courses all over the world, including Japan. I ran into Bob Hope on the Irish and Scottish links, and in Spain, Skip Hathaway and I played a little bit.".
11During World War II, Rita made a single USO tour and managed to visit six military camps giving thousands of autographs before coming back from Texas, where she was reported to have nervous breakdown that was full fledged due to over enthusiasm. She also appeared on a number of radio shows with Bob Hope and Armed Forces Radio Service programs like "Command Performance" (at least five shows), "GI Journal" and "Mail Call." Rita also worked at the Hollywood Canteen which operated at 1451 Cahuenga Boulevard in Hollywood between October 3, 1942, and November 22, 1945, as a club offering food, dancing and entertainment for servicemen, usually on their way overseas. Even though the majority of visitors were U.S servicemen, the canteen was open to servicemen of allied countries as well as women in all branches of service. A serviceman's ticket for admission was his uniform, and everything at the canteen was free of charge. Rita was one of the most beautiful and regular volunteers who donated their services at the Hollywood Canteen by serving food and dancing with the servicemen. She also became active in collecting scrap metal, as well as promoting war bonds for the war effort. For Rita Hayworth, just like the other starlets in performing for the U.S. soldiers in different capacities, the task were at times overwhelming making them to be fatigued and break down.
12The Cansino family moved from New York City to Los Angeles, California when Rita was nine years old. She attended the Carthay School in Los Angeles where she had parts in a few school plays and found her first acting role when she was 11-years-old in a stage prologue for the movie "Back Street" at the Carthay Circle Theater. She then spent one year at Alexander Hamilton High School before, in ninth grade, her schooling was halted when she became her father's dancing partner.
13In 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 happiest moment of my life.' ".
14Rita Hayworth married Aly Khan on May 17, 1949 in a civil ceremony and May 28, 1949. The Khan family was heavily involved in horse racing, owning and racing horses. Hayworth had no interest in the sport but she became a member of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club located in Del Mar, California. She bought a filly named Double Rose which won several races in France and finished second in the 1949 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in Longchamp Racecourse. Paris, France.
15In 1987, the Deauville (France) Festival of American Cinema paid tribute to Rita Hayworth, who had passed away a few months earlier, and was represented in Deauville by her daughter, the Princess Yasmin Aga Khan.
16When "Gilda" premiered at the first ever Cannes Film Festival in 1946, everyone was buzzing about Rita Hayworth's striptease to "Put The Blame On Mame" wearing a strapless, black satin sheath dress with a long side slit and extra long gloves. Costume designer Jean Louis created the custom gown (which required a corset and custom harness) and helped cement the concept of a femme fatale.
17Claudia Cardinale and Rita Hayworth starred in the 1964 film "Circus World." Ms. Cardinale said: "During the shooting of "Circus World", I was in my trailer taking a break when Rita showed up in tears. She looked me in the eye and sobbed: 'Once upon a time, I was beautiful too.' She moved me so much that I started to cry too. She was magnificent! She had this nostalgic side to her that made her all the more charming.".
18During the 1944 Presidential campaign, Rita Hayworth was one of the nearly 50 Hollywood celebrities that endorsed President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
19By 1940, there were 3,800 stories and 12,000 pictures of Rita Hayworth in circulation.
20In 1977, Rita Hayworth accepted The National Screen Heritage Award at the Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Prior to the ceremony, Gene Kelly went to Rita's suite but nobody saw him come down.
21James Hill, in his 1983 book "Rita Hayworth: A Memoir," indicated that their marriage--her fifth and final, his only--fell apart because he forced Hayworth to continue making movies when she wanted both of them to retire from the Hollywood hubbub, enabling her to paint and him to write.
22The choreographer Jack Cole said this of Rita Hayworth: "Rita was a lonely person, you always felt that about her. She'd sit around with the girls during rehearsals, but mostly by herself, not stand-offish, just lonely. But always a lady." He also said, that "She's a Spanish teenager really who's hardly ever grown up. Unless she got somebody around to say 'Don't do this! Don't do that/Eat! Don't eat/If you're bored go to bed, get plastered,' she's like a teenage girl who does whatever amuses her. I like Rita Hayworth, she's a very nice lady. One of the few nice ones in movies to work with.".
23Jane Withers said the 1935 film "'Paddy O'Day' is one of my favorite movies ... [When making 'Paddy O'Day'] I visited the 'Charlie Chan in Egypt' set next door to me. And on the set was a [16-year-old] beautiful girl who was dancing ballroom with her partner in a film. I was only eight but I felt so strongly about this girl - she was just dynamite. I asked to meet her, her name was Rita Cansino. She was painfully shy. She said 'I just love to dance and I'm just thrilled to be in the movies.' I said,'Have you ever acted?' and she said, 'Oh no, I've never acted, I'm a dancer.' I said, 'You don't need to learn acting, it just has to be in your heart.'" Just before filming started Jane held Rita's hand and prayed with her and that small kind gesture resulted in a lifelong friendship. Withers gave the eulogy at Hayworth's funeral in 1987 and she recalled during the eulogy that Rita Hayworth suffered from stage fright early in her career. Ms. Withers also said "she always had so much enthusiasm in her dancing that when I found out how shy she was, I was startled.
24In October 1996, Kim Novak was interviewed by a reporter from The Washington Post newspaper. Co-starring with Rita Hayworth in the 1957 film "Pal Joey", Ms. Novak said she loved co-star Rita Hayworth, but not co-star Frank Sinatra, although he and Novak reputedly had an affair years earlier. She said, "I knew Rita Hayworth only enough to know that she was just a tender, sensitive, beautiful human being. A lovely person. Very gentle. She would never stand up for her rights." Commenting on Frank Sinatra, Ms. Novak said, "I felt he was not very fair to Rita Hayworth particularly. He wouldn't show up for dance rehearsals and let her have to go through it all, then he came in the last day and all our work had to be cut because he didn't want to do this or he didn't want to do that. That was so unfair and so unkind, so uncalled for." However, Sinatra insisted that Rita Hayworth get top billing. When someone asked why, Sinatra told newsmen, "To me, Hayworth is Columbia (Pictures). They may have made her a star, but she gave them class.".
25Fred Astaire recalled how gifted and quick she was in learning the most advanced routines-often learning the steps in the morning, mulling over them during lunch, and after lunch performing the dance without a single mistake.
26Monsignor Peter Healey, who delivered the funeral Mass for Rita Hayworth in 1987, noted that he had received calls from many people across the country who remembered Miss Hayworth's sweetness and graciousness. ''Rita, in her suffering, continued to bring beauty and love to the world,'' he said. He read a passage from ''The Prophet'' by Khalil Gibran in which Miss Hayworth had underlined the words ''I am in the heart of God.''.
27Rita Hayworth's cook, Dorothy Holmes, stated that "Rita Hayworth's best friend was Dinah Shore, the singer. I loved Dinah, because she had a lovely disposition. Dinah Shore would send a limousine over to Rita's house and she would be chauffeured to Dinah's personal racquet club or golf club, wherever Dinah would share a few friendly drinks.".
28Rita Hayworth checked into Silver Hill Hospital in New Canaan, Connecticut, in April 1977 to treat her excessive drinking and improve her mental health. Her friend, Mac Krim, stated that she successfully continued to avoid alcohol after she came home, but based on her behavior caused by the Alzheimer's disease, people still often assumed she was drunk.
29The Amnesiac character in David Lynch's Mulholland Drive decides to take her name after seeing it on a poster.
30Charlton Heston wrote about Rita Hayworth's brief marriage to James Hill. Heston and his wife Lydia joined the couple for dinner in a restaurant in Spain with the director George Marshall and Rex Harrison, Hayworth's co-star in "The Happy Thieves." Heston wrote in his memoir that the occasion "turned into the single most embarrassing evening of my life", describing how Hill heaped "obscene abuse" on Hayworth until she was "reduced to a helpless flood of tears, her face buried in her hands". Heston writes how they all sat stunned, witnesses to a "marital massacre" and though he was "strongly tempted to slug him" (Hill), he instead simply took his wife Lydia home when she stood up, almost in tears. Heston wrote, "I'm ashamed of walking away from Miss Hayworth's humiliation. I never saw her again.".
31Funeral service for Rita Hayworth was on May 19, 1987, at the Roman Catholic Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills, California. Pallbearers Glenn Ford, Ricardo Montalban, Cesar Romero, Tony Franciosa, Don Ameche, Hermes Pan and agent Budd Burton Moss, walked before the white lily- and tulip-draped wooden casket to the altar. Fred Astaire, who starred with Miss Hayworth in two musicals, was absent and unable to take his place as a pallbearer due to ill health; he died 34 days after Rita's burial. More than 500 mourners, including film greats, fans, relatives and friends, crowded into the Church to hear Rita Hayworth eulogized as a "sweet, kind, gentle lady" who was actually shy away from the cameras. This recollection of Miss Hayworth, was given by Jane Withers, a child actress in the 1930s and a friend of Miss Hayworth. Internment was at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California. Miss Hayworth's daughters, Rebecca Welles and Princess Yasmin, walked behind the coffin.
32On May 15, 1987, President Ronald Reagan issued the following statement on the death of Rita Hayworth: "Rita Hayworth was one of our country's most beloved stars. Glamorous and talented, she gave us many wonderful moments on stage and screen and delighted audiences from the time she was a young girl. In her later years, Rita became known for her struggle with Alzheimer's disease. Her courage and candor, and that of her family, were a great public service in bringing worldwide attention to a disease which we all hope will soon be cured. Nancy and I are saddened by Rita's death. She was a friend who we will miss. We extend our deep sympathy to her family.".
33In February 1987, Rita Hayworth fell into a semi coma and she died three months later in her Central Park West apartment in Manhattan, New York City.
34In July 1972, she was scheduled to replace Lauren Bacall in the original Broadway musical "Applause" playing at the Palace Theatre in New York City. She changed her mind when she felt she would have insufficient rehearsal time before opening. Anne Baxter replaced her.
35In 1962, she left the leading role in the three-act Broadway stage comedy "Step on the Crack", after three weeks of rehearsal because she realized the play still needed a great deal of rewriting. The play opened in the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City on October 17th and closed the next day after one performance.
36Frequently worked with Charles Vidor. He directed her in The Lady in Question (1940), Cover Girl (1944), Gilda (1946) and The Loves of Carmen (1948).
37Became the first public face for Alzheimer's. During the 1960s she began forgetting her lines. The people around her thought it was due to drinking. Looking back it is believed she was in the early stages of Alzheimer's.
38In December 1949, pregnant 31-year-old Rita Hayworth was living in Switzerland with her third husband, Aly Salomone Khan, When she was due to give birth, they planned to have a police escort to the Montchoisi Clinic in Lausanne but Rita went into labor at 3:00 AM on Wednesday, December 28th and Aly panicked and drove her to the clinic. Rita was in labor for seven hours and gave birth to a 5.5-pound (2.49-kilogram) girl who was named Yasmin Aga Khan.
39Pregnant 26-year-old Rita Hayworth entered St. John's Hospital, in Santa Monica, California, on Friday, December 15, 1944. It had been selected because this hospital was known for the privacy it afforded celebrities. Two days later, she gave birth to her first child by Cesarean section, a healthy 7-pound (3.175 kilogram) girl who was named Rebecca Welles. The child's father was her second, and later ex-husband, Orson Welles, and the child's godfather was Frank Sinatra who was a good friend of the couple.
40A year after Blood and Sand (1941), Anthony Quinn announced that he and Hayworth would do a bullfight picture together, but it was never made.
41Director Rouben Mamoulian said of her to "Vogue", "On the screen, if an actor can move, he needs little else for a successful career. Hayworth moved better than anyone else I have ever seen in film. The camera responded to her movement as it did to Garbo's intelligence and Chaplin's mime.".
42She was referenced in the video game Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (2003).
43In the television series Franklin & Bash (2011), a large portrait of Hayworth in a silk negligee is frequently seen displayed in the law office where the main characters are employed.
44Along with Veronica Lake, Julie London and Lauren Bacall, she was one of four inspirations that helped create the character Jessica Rabbit.
45Both she and last husband, James Hill, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease.
46She was a lifelong liberal Democrat.
47Was good friends with Hermes Pan.
48Former stepmother of Christopher Welles and Dick Haymes Jr..
49She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1645 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
50According to the book "Debrett Goes to Hollywood" by Charles Kidd, Rita was descended on her mother's side from an Allyn Haworth, whose family was reputed to be descended from the town of Haworth in West Yorkshire. Haworth is also famous as the home of the Bronte sisters.
51One of the few actresses to have danced with both Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly in the movies, other actresses that have also done this includes Judy Garland, Cyd Charisse, Vera-Ellen, Debbie Reynolds and Leslie Caron.
52When she died, it was her former Paddy O'Day (1936) co-star Jane Withers who delivered the eulogy at her funeral.
53Cousin of Ginger Rogers and niece of actor Vinton Hayworth.
54Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 399-400. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
55In Italy, all her films were dubbed by either Tina Lattanzi, most notably in Gilda (1946), and later in her career by Lidia Simoneschi.
56Under of the influence of second husband Orson Welles, Rita began to read classic literature. While pregnant in 1944, she was very impressed by Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe" and named her firstborn daughter Rebecca after the novel's heroine.
57Columbia Pictures chief Harry Cohn only began taking interest in Hayworth as star material after she began undergoing painful electrolysis treatments (at the urging of husband Eddie Judson), which drastically altered her hairline and appearance.
58Publicist Henry Rogers, hired by Eddie Judson to promote his wife, said of him, "It seemed to me that Eddie would have sold his wife to the highest bidder if it would have advanced her career.".
59Along with James Cagney, is mentioned by name in the Tom Waits' song "Invitation to the Blues".
60Is portrayed by Veronica Watt in Hollywoodland (2006).
61Subject of The White Stripes song "Take, Take, Take" from the album "Get Behind Me Satan".
62Was portrayed by Lynda Carter in Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess (1983).
63Is one of the many movie stars mentioned in Madonna's song "Vogue".
64Was named #19 Actress, The American Film Institutes 50 Greatest Screen Legends.
65She was voted the 34th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Premiere Magazine.
66She was voted the 65th "Greatest Movie Star" of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
67She was the first bombshell to appear on one of the posters in The Shawshank Redemption (1994). (The other two were Marilyn Monroe and Raquel Welch).
68The Maria Vargas character (played by Ava Gardner) in the 1954 Joseph L. Mankiewicz film The Barefoot Contessa (1954)) was based on her.
69She was the producers' first choice for Casablanca (1942), but they couldn't get her and were fortunate to settle for Ingrid Bergman.
70On May 27, 1949, she married Prince Aly Khan. Many people forget that Rita, not Grace Kelly, was the first movie star to become a princess.
71In 1946, an expedition into the wilderness of Canada's unexplored Headless Valley came across an abandoned trapper's shack. In it the expedition found three things: a candle, a can of beans, and a picture of Rita.
72Knocked out two of Glenn Ford's teeth during their fight in Gilda (1946).
73It was James Hill, her fifth husband, who recognised her true talent as a comedienne. He tried to encourage her to do more comedy, but she felt that it was too late and instead began to resent him for pushing her into more work.
74Nephew: Richard Cansino.
75Sister of Eduardo Cansino Jr. and Vernon Cansino.
76The famous red hair was not her natural color (which was black). When she was signed, studio heads decided that her hairline was too low on her forehead, and she underwent years of painful electrolysis to make it higher.
77In the early 1940s, she replaced Jean Arthur as the top female star at Columbia Pictures. Coincidentally, the two stars share the same birthday (October 17).
78In 1947, started her own production company, "Beckworth Corporation" (formed from syllables of her daughters name, Rebecca, and her own surname). It was dissolved in 1954 under advice from her fourth husband, Dick Haymes.
79Through her mother she is part Irish and part English.
80Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars" in film history (#54). [1995]
81Interred at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California, USA, in the Grotto section, L196, #6 (to the right of the main sidewalk, near the curb).
82The image of her face was glued onto an A-bomb which was dropped on the Bikini Atoll during a test in 1946.
83She played the sister of Barbara Stanwyck in A Message to Garcia (1936), but after a test screening all her scenes were cut at the request of Darryl F. Zanuck.
84Owned the production company "Hillworth Productions A.G." together with her fifth husband, James Hill.
85Her own singing voice is heard in the introductions to her songs (otherwise dubbed by Jo Ann Greer) in Pal Joey (1957).
86Her singing was dubbed by Nan Wynn (1941-1944), Martha Mears (1945), Anita Ellis (1946-1948), and Jo Ann Greer (1952-1957).
87The famous Bob Landry photo of Rita in "Life", 11 August 1941, p. 33, made her the number 2 soldier pin-up of World War II.
88She appeared four times on the cover of "Life" Magazine; 7/15/40, 8/11/41, 1/18/43 and 11/10/47.
89Her first (uncredited) appearance on film was with the dancing Cansino family in a Vitaphone short La Fiesta (1926).
90Mother, showgirl Volga Hayworth (sometimes spelled Haworth), met Eduardo on Broadway in 1916; they married 1917.
91Her dancer father, Eduardo Cansino, himself the son of a dancer, came to New York from Spain in 1913 with sister Elisa.
92Some legends say the Margarita cocktail was named for her when she was dancing under her real name in a Tijuana, Mexico nightclub.
93Ranked #98 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
94She appeared in five movies with classic leading actor Glenn Ford: Affair in Trinidad (1952), The Lady in Question (1940), The Loves of Carmen (1948), The Money Trap (1965) and Gilda (1946).
95The annual Rita Hayworth charity gala, managed by daughter Princess Yasmin Khan, raised $1.8 million in 1999 alone for the Alzheimer's Association.


The Wrath of God1972Señora De La Plata
Road to Salina1970Mara
The Naked Zoo1970Mrs. Golden
I bastardi1968Martha
The Rover1967Aunt Caterina
The Poppy Is Also a Flower1966Monique Marko
The Money Trap1965Rosalie Kenny
Circus World1964Lili Alfredo
The Happy Thieves1961Eve Lewis
The Story on Page One1959Josephine Brown / Jo Morris
They Came to Cordura1959Adelaide Geary
Separate Tables1958Ann Shankland
Pal Joey1957Vera Prentice-Simpson
Fire Down Below1957Irena
Miss Sadie Thompson1953Sadie Thompson
Salome1953Princess Salome
Affair in Trinidad1952Chris Emery
The Loves of Carmen1948Carmen
The Lady from Shanghai1947Elsa Bannister
Down to Earth1947Terpsichore Kitty Pendleton
Gilda1946Gilda Mundson Farrell
Tonight and Every Night1945Rosalind Bruce
Cover Girl1944Rusty Parker / Maribelle Hicks
You Were Never Lovelier1942Maria Acuña
Tales of Manhattan1942Ethel Halloway
My Gal Sal1942Sally Elliott
You'll Never Get Rich1941Sheila Winthrop
Blood and Sand1941Dona Sol
Affectionately Yours1941Irene Malcolm
The Strawberry Blonde1941Virginia Brush
Angels Over Broadway1940Nina Barona
The Lady in Question1940Natalie Roguin
Susan and God1940Leonora
Blondie on a Budget1940Joan Forrester
Music in My Heart1940Patricia O'Malley
Only Angels Have Wings1939Judy MacPherson
The Lone Wolf Spy Hunt1939Karen
Homicide Bureau1939J.G. Bliss
The Renegade Ranger1938Judith Alvarez
Juvenile Court1938Marcia Adams
Convicted1938Jerry Wheeler
There's Always a Woman1938Mary - Ketterling's Secretary (uncredited)
Who Killed Gail Preston?1938Gail Preston
Special Inspector1938Patricia Lane
The Shadow1937Mary Gillespie
Paid to Dance1937Betty Morgan
Life Begins with Love1937Dinner Guest's Girl Friend (uncredited)
The Game That Kills1937Betty Holland
Girls Can Play1937Sue Collins
Criminals of the Air1937Rita Owens
Trouble in Texas1937Carmen Serano (as Rita Cansino)
Hit the Saddle1937Rita (as Rita Cansino)
Old Louisiana1937Angela Gonzales (as Rita Cansino)
Rebellion1936Paula Castillo (as Rita Cansino)
Meet Nero Wolfe1936Maria Maringola (as Rita Cansino)
Dancing Pirate1936Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Human Cargo1936Carmen Zoro (as Rita Cansino)
Paddy O'Day1936Tamara Petrovitch (as Rita Cansino)
Professional Soldier1935Gypsy Dancer (uncredited)
Hi, Gaucho!1935Dolores (uncredited)
Piernas de seda1935Ballerina (uncredited)
Dante's Inferno1935Dancer (as Rita Cansino)
Charlie Chan in Egypt1935Nayda (as Rita Cansino)
Under the Pampas Moon1935Carmen (as Rita Cansino)
Cruz Diablo1934Extra (uncredited)


Dome Project2010Video short performer: "Put The Blame On Mame"
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me2009TV Movie documentary performer: "I'm Old Fashioned"
This Is It2009Documentary performer: "Put The Blame On Mame"
Hollywood Singing and Dancing: A Musical History - The 1940s: Stars, Stripes and Singing2009Video documentary performer: "Make Way for Tomorrow" - uncredited
American Masters1999TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Drömmen om Rita1993Please Turn Over", performer: "Amado Mio
The Love Goddesses1965Documentary performer: "Put the Blame on Mame"
Pal Joey1957performer: "Zip", "Bewitched" - uncredited
Miss Sadie Thompson1953performer: "Hear No Evil, See No Evil Speak No Evil", "The Heat Is On!", "Sadie Thompson's Song The Blue Pacific Blues" - uncredited
Affair in Trinidad1952performer: "I've Been Kissed Before", "Trinidad Lady" - uncredited
The Loves of Carmen1948performer: "The Love of a Gypsy Amor di Gitano" - uncredited
The Lady from Shanghai1947performer: "Please Don't Kiss Me"
Down to Earth1947performer: "Let's Stay Young Forever", "This Can't Be Legal", "People Have More Fun Than Anyone", "Greek Ballet", "The Muses Come To Earth"
Gilda1946performer: "Amado Mio", "Put the Blame on Mame"
Tonight and Every Night1945performer: "Tonight and Every Night", "What Does an English Girl Think of a Yank?", "You Excite Me", "Anywhere", "The Boy I Left Behind", "Cry and You Cry Alone"
Jam Session1944performer: "Brazil Aquarela do Brasil"
Cover Girl1944performer: "THE SHOW MUST GO ON" uncredited, "WHO'S COMPLAINING?" uncredited, "SURE THING" uncredited, "MAKE WAY FOR TOMORROW" uncredited, "PUT ME TO THE TEST" uncredited, "LONG AGO AND FAR AWAY" uncredited, "POOR JOHN!", "COVER GIRL THAT GIRL ON THE COVER" uncredited
You Were Never Lovelier1942"Dearly Beloved" 1942, uncredited / performer: "You Were Never Lovelier" 1942, "I'm Old Fashioned" 1942, "The Shorty George" 1942 - uncredited
You'll Never Get Rich1941performer: "Boogie Barcarolle" - uncredited
Blood and Sand1941performer: "Verde luna" - uncredited
Music in My Heart1940performer: "Punchinello" 1939
Who Killed Gail Preston?1938performer: "Twelve O'Clock and All's Not Well", "The Greatest Attraction in the World"
Criminals of the Air1937performer: "Rumbarita"
Hit the Saddle1937performer: "Winding the Trail" - as Rita Casino
Paddy O'Day1936performer: "Which is Which" - as Rita Cansino
Under the Pampas Moon1935performer: "Zamba"


The Happy Thieves1961producer
Salome1953producer - uncredited
Affair in Trinidad1952producer - uncredited
The Loves of Carmen1948producer - uncredited


S1m0ne2002Simone wishes to thank the following for their contribution to the making of Simone
Cinemania2002Documentary thanks - as Rita
Dieter & Andreas1989Short grateful acknowledgment


The Russell Harty Show1976TV SeriesHerself
V.I.P.-Schaukel1973TV Series documentaryHerself
This Is Your Life1973TV SeriesHerself
The Merv Griffin Show1971-1972TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Laugh-In1971TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1971TV SeriesHerself
The Carol Burnett Show1971TV SeriesHerself
First Tuesday1969TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood and the Stars1964TV SeriesHerself
The 36th Annual Academy Awards1964TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Director
The Jack Paar Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHerself
The Tonight Show1962TV SeriesHerself - Actress
Film Fanfare1956TV SeriesHerself
Champagne Safari1954DocumentaryHerself (as The Former Princess Aly Khan)
The Ed Sullivan Show1953TV SeriesHerself
Show-Business at War1943Documentary shortHerself (uncredited)
Meet the Stars #6: Stars at Play1941Documentary shortHerself
Meet the Stars #1: Chinese Garden Festival1940Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 9: Sports in Hollywood1940Documentary shortHerself, Pigeon Racer
Screen Snapshots Series 19, No 6: Hollywood Recreations1940Documentary shortHerself
Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 81939Documentary shortHerself

Archive Footage

The Fabulous Allan Carr2017DocumentaryHerself
Million Dollar American Princesses2016TV Mini-SeriesHerself
3-D Rarities2015Documentary
Sinatra: All or Nothing at All2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
Arena2012TV Series documentary
Österreich-Bild2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Casting By2012DocumentaryHerself
No me la puc treure del cap2012TV SeriesGilda
Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen2012
Stars of the Silver Screen2011TV SeriesHerself
Dome Project2010Video shortHerself
50 años de2009TV SeriesHerself
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me2009TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hollywood sul Tevere2009DocumentaryHerself
Banda sonora2009TV SeriesHerself / Gilda
Prodigal Sons2008DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Cinema 32007TV SeriesGilda Mundson Farrell
Jeopardy!2006TV SeriesElsa Bannister
Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That2005TV Movie documentaryDoña Sol des Muire
Rita2003TV Movie documentaryHerself
Nelson Freire2003DocumentaryHerself
The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema2002DocumentaryHerself
American Masters1999-2002TV Series documentaryHerself
Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth2000TV Short documentaryHerself
Ils ont filmé la guerre en couleur2000TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Ab ins Paradies2000Herself
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 21999TV Special documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The 71st Annual Academy Awards1999TV SpecialGilda (uncredited)
The Lady with the Torch1999DocumentaryHerself
Film Breaks1999TV Series documentary
Sharon Stone - Una mujer de 100 caras1998TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Junket Whore1998DocumentaryHerself
The Fifties1997TV Mini-Series documentarySadie Thompson (uncredited)
Playboy: Farrah Fawcett, All of Me1997Video documentaryHerself
20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years1997TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
The Good, the Bad & the Beautiful1996TV Special documentaryHerself
The Shawshank Redemption1994Gilda Mundson Farrell (uncredited)
Mina Tannenbaum1994Gilda (uncredited)
The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion1993TV Movie documentaryHerself
Hollywood Mavericks1990DocumentaryElsa Bannister
Rita Hayworth: Dancing Into the Dream1990TV Movie documentary
The 1950's: Music, Memories & Milestones1988Video documentaryHerself
Entertaining the Troops1988DocumentaryHerself
Showbiz Goes to War1982TV Movie
Notre Dame de la Croisette1981DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Margret Dünser, auf der Suche nach den Besonderen1981TV Movie documentaryHerself
World in Action1981TV Series documentaryHerself
The Carol Burnett Show1978TV SeriesHerself
That's Action1977DocumentaryHerself
Canciones para después de una guerra1976DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
M*A*S*H1976TV SeriesHerself
Fred Astaire Salutes the Fox Musicals1974TV MovieHerself
The Love Goddesses1965DocumentaryHerself
Hollywood and the Stars1963-1964TV SeriesHerself
Hollywood: The Great Stars1963TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Lykke og krone1962DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)
Project XX1960TV Series documentaryHerself - Actress
The Ed Sullivan Show1955-1957TV SeriesHerself
Screen Snapshots Series 33, No. 10: Hollywood Grows Up1954Documentary shortFilm Clips Character
Breakdowns of 19411941ShortHerself (uncredited)

Won Awards

1960Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameMotion PictureOn 8 February 1960. At 1645 Vine Street.
1952Sour AppleGolden Apple AwardsLeast Cooperative Actress
1948Sour AppleGolden Apple AwardsLeast Cooperative Actress

Nominated Awards

1965Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Motion Picture Actress - DramaCircus World (1964)

Known for movies

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