Rita Hayworth

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Rita Hayworth
Margarita Carmen Cansino
BirthplaceBrooklyn, New York, U.S.
Actress, dancer

Hayworth, Rita (b. Margarita Carmen Cansino)

(1918–87) movie actress; born in New York City. Child of then well-known Latin dancer, Eduardo Cansino, she began dancing in public at age six and began her movie career in her teens, dancing as a sultry señorita. She took some acting lessons, changed her name, and (with her now red hair) started a new career. She proved to be a versatile performer, at home in musicals (although her singing was dubbed), more than able-bodied as a sex goddess (as in Gilda, 1946), and maturing into a creditable actress in such movies as Separate Tables (1958). Her offscreen life had its own glamour, what with her marriages to Orson Welles and Aly Khan, but two more unhappy marriages and Alzheimer's disease clouded her final years.
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My real name was Margarita Carmen Cansino, and some legends say that the Margarita cocktail was named after me.
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Rita entered the film industry as Margarita Carmen Cansino, but movie moguls found the name Rita less of a mouthful.
When watching many old films on television with great film stars of the past, it's understandable but very hard to associate the following stars with their real names, in brackets: John Wayne (Marion Michael Morrison), Kirk Douglas (Issur Danielovitch), Tony Curtis (Bernard Schwarz), Doris Day (Doris Kappelhoff), Mickey Rooney (Joe Yule), Ray Milland (Reginald Truscott Jones), Cary Grant (Archibald Leach), Judy Garland (Frances Gumm), Ginger Rogers (Virginia Katherine McMath), Rita Hayworth (Margarita Carmen Cansino), Veronica Lake (Constance Ockleman), Dorothy Lamour (Dorothy Kaumeyer), Robert Taylor (Spangler Arlington Brugh), and last but by no means least Walter Matthau (Walter Matasschanskayasky).
A The flame-haired temptress with the perfect 36-4-36 figure (1918-87) was born Margarita Carmen Cansino. She became a star after appearing in Blood And Sand ('41) and starred opposite Fred Astaire in You'll Never Get Rich the same year.
But his fictionalized life of Margarita Carmen Cansino, who eventually became "screen goddess" Hayworth, is a failure.
1987: Death of American actress Rita Hayworth: Hayworth, with the nickname 'The Great American Love Goddess', was born in Brooklyn in 1918 under the name of Margarita Carmen Cansino. After appearing as Spanish dancer Rita Cansino in several films, she shot to fame in the movie Only Angels Have Wings (1939).
She was born Margarita Carmen Cansino. Ginger Rodgers was one of her cousins.