In tribute to one of the most beautiful actresses ever to grace the screen. She started out as her father's dancing partner and went on to become the movie star they called "The Love Goddess."

Rita Hayworth
Rita Hayworth in 1941, as she appeared in You'll Never Get Rich.

Rita Margarita Carmen Cansino, a girl known to the world as Rita Hayworth, was one of the most glamorous actresses in cinema history, but she was much more than a beautiful face. Rita was an exceptionally talented dancer, and her performances embodied a combination of strength and sensitivity that set her apart from other screen sirens, and made her just as popular with female audiences. From her persona, it is hard to believe that the real Rita was a very shy woman with great insecurities. She was a much better actress than the critics ever acknowledged. It is a credit to her abilities that she was able to play characters like "Gilda" so flawlessly that the world thought of the person and the image as one in the same. Rita brightened America during World War II with her dancing in musicals like Cover Girl, and displayed her evolving acting talents in films like The Loves of Carmen and Miss Sadie Thompson. Starring in movies for nearly four decades, she became one of the all-time great Hollywood legends.

My books, Lucy at the Movies, Marilyn Monroe: Platinum Fox, and Lana: The Memories, the Myths, the Movies, are available to order online:

Lucy at the Movies          Marilyn Monroe: Platinum Fox          Lana: The Memories, the Myths, the Movies

Rita's prints at the Chinese Theater

Rita's prints at Grauman's Chinese Theater

Rita Hayworth: The Love Goddess

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