Birth Name:    Margarita Carmen Dolores Cansino
Birthdate:      October 17, 1918
Birthplace:    New York Nursery and Child's Hospital, in NYC, New York
Deathdate:    May 14, 1987 (Alzheimer's Disease) at age 68
Burial:          Rita's final resting place is at Holy Cross Cemetery in Culver City, California
Parents:        Eduardo Cansino (a Spaniard from Sevilla), Volga Hayworth (Irish & English)
Brothers:      Vernon and Eduardo Jr. (both younger than Rita)
Temporary Stage Name:    her real name, with Margarita shortened to Rita Cansino
Height:          5' 6"
Weight:        maintained between 114 and 129 lbs.
Shoe Size:    7AAA
Eyes:            dark brown (with green and gold flecks, according to former husband James Hill)
Natural Hair Color:    her dark brown
Marriages:    Edward Charles Judson   (May 29, 1937-May 22, 1942) Divorced
George Orson Welles   (Sept. 7, 1943-Dec. 1,1948) Divorced
Prince Aly Khan   (May 27, 1949-Jan. 27, 1953) Divorced
Dick Haymes   (Sept. 24, 1953-Dec. 13, 1955) Divorced
James Hill   (Feb. 2, 1958-Sept. 1961) Divorced
Children:      Daughter Rebecca Welles (b. December 17, 1944)
Daughter Princess Yasmin Aga Khan (b. December 28, 1949)
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