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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,

Quick Facts

Birth date: October 17, 1918
Birth place: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Death date: May 14, 1987, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States
Height:5' 6" (1.68 m)
Profession:Actress, Soundtrack, Producer
Nationality:American
Spouse:James 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)
Children:Yasmin Aga Khan, Rebecca Welles
Parents:Eduardo Cansino Sr., Volga Hayworth
Siblings:Eduardo Cansino Jr., Vernon Cansino
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Charlton 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.".
2Funeral service for Rita Hayworth was on May 19, 1987, at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Beverly Hills, California. Pallbearers included actors Ricardo Montalbán, Glenn Ford, Don Ameche, agent Budd Burton Moss, and the choreographer Hermes Pan. 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.
3On 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.".
4In February 1987, Rita Hayworth fell into a semi coma and she died three months later.
5In 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.
6In 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.
7Frequently worked with Charles Vidor. He directed her in The Lady in Question (1940), Cover Girl (1944), Gilda (1946) and The Loves of Carmen (1948).
8Became 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.
9Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 31, a daughter Yasmin Khan on December 26, 1949. Child's father was her 3rd ex-husband, Prince Aly Khan.
10Gave birth to her 1st child at age 26, a daughter Rebecca Welles on December 17, 1944. Child's father was her 2nd ex-husband, Orson Welles.
11A year after Blood and Sand (1941), Anthony Quinn announced that he and Hayworth would do a bullfight picture together, but it was never made.
12Director 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.".
13She was referenced in the video game Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (2003).
14In 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.
15Along with Veronica Lake, Julie London and Lauren Bacall, she was one of four inspirations that helped create the character Jessica Rabbit.
16Both she and last husband, James Hill, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease.
17She was a lifelong liberal Democrat.
18Was good friends with Hermes Pan.
19Former stepmother of Christopher Welles and Dick Haymes Jr..
20She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1645 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
21According 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.
22One 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.
23When she died, it was her former Paddy O'Day (1936) co-star Jane Withers who delivered the eulogy at her funeral.
24Cousin of Ginger Rogers and niece of actor Vinton Hayworth.
25Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 399-400. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
26In Italy, all her films were dubbed by either Tina Lattanzi, most notably in Gilda (1946), and later in her career by Lidia Simoneschi.
27Under of the influence of second husband Orson Welles, Rita began to read classic literature. While pregnant in 1944, she was very impressed by Sir Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe" and named her firstborn daughter Rebecca after the novel's heroine.
28Columbia 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.
29Publicist 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.".
30Along with James Cagney, is mentioned by name in the Tom Waits' song "Invitation to the Blues".
31Is portrayed by Veronica Watt in Hollywoodland (2006).
32Subject of The White Stripes song "Take, Take, Take" from the album "Get Behind Me Satan".
33Was portrayed by Lynda Carter in Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess (1983).
34Is one of the many movie stars mentioned in Madonna's song "Vogue".
35Was named #19 Actress, The American Film Institutes 50 Greatest Screen Legends.
36She was voted the 34th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Premiere Magazine.
37She was voted the 65th "Greatest Movie Star" of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
38She 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).
39The Maria Vargas character (played by Ava Gardner) in the 1954 Joseph L. Mankiewicz film The Barefoot Contessa (1954)) was based on her.
40She was the producers' first choice for Casablanca (1942), but they couldn't get her and were fortunate to settle for Ingrid Bergman.
41On 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.
42In 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.
43Knocked out two of Glenn Ford's teeth during their fight in Gilda (1946).
44It 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.
45Nephew: Richard Cansino.
46Sister of Eduardo Cansino Jr. and Vernon Cansino.
47The 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.
48In 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).
49In 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.
50Through her mother she is part Irish and part English.
51Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars" in film history (#54).
52Interred 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).
53The image of her face was glued onto an A-bomb which was dropped on the Bikini Atoll during a test in 1946.
54She 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.
55Owned the production company "Hillworth Productions A.G." together with her fifth husband, James Hill.
56Her own singing voice is heard in the introductions to her songs (otherwise dubbed by Jo Ann Greer) in Pal Joey (1957).
57Her singing was dubbed by Nan Wynn (1941-1944), Martha Mears (1945), Anita Ellis (1946-1948), and Jo Ann Greer (1952-1957).
58The 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.
59She appeared five times on the cover of "Life" Magazine.
60Her first (uncredited) appearance on film was with the dancing Cansino family in a Vitaphone short La Fiesta (1926).
61Mother, showgirl Volga Hayworth (sometimes spelled Haworth), met Eduardo on Broadway in 1916; they married 1917.
62Her dancer father, Eduardo Cansino, himself the son of a dancer, came to New York from Spain in 1913 with sister Elisa.
63Some legends say the Margarita cocktail was named for her when she was dancing under her real name in a Tijuana, Mexico nightclub.
64Ranked #98 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
65She 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).
66The annual Rita Hayworth charity gala, managed by daughter Princess Yasmin Khan, raised $1.8 million in 1999 alone for the Alzheimer's Association.
67Frequently worked with Charles Vidor. He directed her in The Lady in Question (1940), Cover Girl (1944), Gilda (1946) and The Loves of Carmen (1948).
68Became 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.
69Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 31, a daughter Yasmin Khan on December 26, 1949. Child's father was her 3rd ex-husband, Prince Aly Khan.
70Gave birth to her 1st child at age 26, a daughter Rebecca Welles on December 17, 1944. Child's father was her 2nd ex-husband, Orson Welles.
71A year after Blood and Sand (1941), Anthony Quinn announced that he and Hayworth would do a bullfight picture together, but it was never made.
72Director 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.".
73She was referenced in the video game Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (2003).
74In 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.
75Along with Veronica Lake, Julie London and Lauren Bacall, she was one of four inspirations that helped create the character Jessica Rabbit.
76Both she and last husband, James Hill, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease.
77She was a lifelong liberal Democrat.
78Was good friends with Hermes Pan.
79Former stepmother of Christopher Welles and Dick Haymes Jr..
80She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1645 Vine Street in Hollywood, California on February 8, 1960.
81According 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.
82One 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.
83When she died, it was her former Paddy O'Day (1935) co-star Jane Withers who delivered the eulogy at her funeral.
84Cousin of Ginger Rogers and niece of actor Vinton Hayworth.
85Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume Two, 1986-1990, pages 399-400. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1999.
86In Italy, all her films were dubbed by either Tina Lattanzi, most notably in Gilda (1946), and later in her career by Lidia Simoneschi.
87Under of the influence of second husband Orson Welles, Rita began to read classic literature. While pregnant in 1944, she was very impressed by Sir Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe" and named her firstborn daughter Rebecca after the novel's heroine.
88Columbia 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.
89Publicist 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.".
90Along with James Cagney, is mentioned by name in the Tom Waits' song "Invitation to the Blues".
91Is portrayed by Veronica Watt in Hollywoodland (2006).
92Subject of The White Stripes song "Take, Take, Take" from the album "Get Behind Me Satan".
93Was portrayed by Lynda Carter in Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess (1983).
94Is one of the many movie stars mentioned in Madonna's song "Vogue".
95Was named #19 Actress, The American Film Institutes 50 Greatest Screen Legends.
96She was voted the 34th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Premiere Magazine.
97She was voted the 65th "Greatest Movie Star" of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
98She 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).
99The Maria Vargas character (played by Ava Gardner) in the 1954 Joseph L. Mankiewicz film The Barefoot Contessa (1954)) was based on her.
100She was the producers' first choice for Casablanca (1942), but they couldn't get her and were fortunate to settle for Ingrid Bergman.
101On 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.
102In 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.
103Knocked out two of Glenn Ford's teeth during their fight in Gilda (1946).
104It 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.
105Nephew: Richard Cansino.
106Sister of Eduardo Cansino Jr. and Vernon Cansino.
107The 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.
108In 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).
109In 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.
110Through her mother she is part Irish and part English.
111Chosen by Empire magazine as one of the "100 Sexiest Stars" in film history (#54).
112Interred 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).
113The image of her face was glued onto an A-bomb which was dropped on the Bikini Atoll during a test in 1946.
114She 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.
115Owned the production company "Hillworth Productions A.G." together with her fifth husband, James Hill.
116Her own singing voice is heard in the introductions to her songs (otherwise dubbed by Jo Ann Greer) in Pal Joey (1957).
117Her singing was dubbed by Nan Wynn (1941-1944), Martha Mears (1945), Anita Ellis (1946-1948), and Jo Ann Greer (1952-1957).
118The 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.
119She appeared five times on the cover of "Life" Magazine.
120Her first (uncredited) appearance on film was with the dancing Cansino family in a Vitaphone short La Fiesta (1926).
121Mother, showgirl Volga Hayworth (sometimes spelled Haworth), met Eduardo on Broadway in 1916; they married 1917.
122Her dancer father, Eduardo Cansino, himself the son of a dancer, came to New York from Spain in 1913 with sister Elisa.
123Some legends say the Margarita cocktail was named for her when she was dancing under her real name in a Tijuana, Mexico nightclub.
124Ranked #98 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list. [October 1997]
125She 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).
126The annual Rita Hayworth charity gala, managed by daughter Princess Yasmin Khan, raised $1.8 million in 1999 alone for the Alzheimer's Association.


Net Worth & Salary

TitleSalary
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
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


Trademarks

#Trademark
1Deep sultry voice
2Voluptuous figure
3Strawberry blonde hair
4Deep sultry voice
5Voluptuous figure
6Strawberry blonde hair


Quotes

#Quote
1[on her husbands] They fell in love with Gilda and woke up with me.
2I'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.
3Sensitive, shy -- of course I was. The fun of acting is to become someone else.
4[on her marriage to Edward Judson] I married him for love; he married me for an investment.
5All 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.
6Orson 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.
7Sometimes 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.
8I 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.
9I 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.
10I was never sick during The Lady from Shanghai (1947). Poor Orsie [Orson Welles] was the one who was sick; Harry Cohn made him sick.
11Who 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?
12I 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.
13I 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.
14I 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.
15[on why she divorced Orson Welles] I can't take his genius any more.
16[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.
17Increasingly, 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.
18After all, a girl is... well, a girl. It's nice to be told you're successful at it.
19We are all tied to our destiny and there is no way we can liberate ourselves.
20No one can be Gilda 24 hours a day.
21Basically, I am a good, gentle person, but I'm attracted to mean personalities.
22Every actor, every director, everybody needs an Oscar. You have to have that little statue in Hollywood, or else you're nothing!
23The fun of acting is to become someone else.
24I think all women have a certain elegance about them which is destroyed when they take off their clothes.
25What surprises me in life are not the marriages that fail, but the marriages that succeed.
26All I wanted was just what everybody else wants, you know, to be loved.
27[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.
28I never really thought of myself as a sex goddess; I felt I was more a comedian who could dance.
29[when asked what had held up her dress in Gilda (1946)] Two things.
30I haven't had everything from life. I've had too much.
31[To writer Virginia Van Upp] Every man I have ever known has fallen in love with Gilda and awakened with me.
32[on her husbands] They fell in love with Gilda and woke up with me.
33I'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.
34Sensitive, shy -- of course I was. The fun of acting is to become someone else.
35[on her marriage to Edward Judson] I married him for love; he married me for an investment.
36All 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.
37Orson 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.
38Sometimes 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.
39I 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.
40I 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.
41I was never sick during The Lady from Shanghai (1947). Poor Orsie [Orson Welles] was the one who was sick; Harry Cohn made him sick.
42Who 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?
43I 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.
44I 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.
45I 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.
46[on why she divorced Orson Welles] I can't take his genius any more.
47[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.
48Increasingly, 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.
49After all, a girl is... well, a girl. It's nice to be told you're successful at it.
50We are all tied to our destiny and there is no way we can liberate ourselves.
51No one can be Gilda 24 hours a day.
52Basically, I am a good, gentle person, but I'm attracted to mean personalities.
53Every actor, every director, everybody needs an Oscar. You have to have that little statue in Hollywood, or else you're nothing!
54The fun of acting is to become someone else.
55I think all women have a certain elegance about them which is destroyed when they take off their clothes.
56What surprises me in life are not the marriages that fail, but the marriages that succeed.
57All I wanted was just what everybody else wants, you know, to be loved.
58[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.
59I never really thought of myself as a sex goddess; I felt I was more a comedian who could dance.
60[when asked what had held up her dress in Gilda (1946)] Two things.
61I haven't had everything from life. I've had too much.
62[To writer Virginia Van Upp] Every man I have ever known has fallen in love with Gilda and awakened with me.


Pictures

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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
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

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

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


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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
My Gal Sal1942performer: "ON THE GAY WHITE WAY", "COME TELL ME WHAT'S YOUR ANSWER, YES OR NO", "OH, THE PITY OF IT ALL", "HERE YOU ARE", "ON THE BANKS OF THE WABASH", "ME AND MY FELLA AND A BIG UMBRELLA", "MY GAL SAL"
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"

Producer

Producer

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

Thanks

Thanks

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

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
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)

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