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|Also Known As:||Margarita Cansino,Margarita Carmen Cansino,Rita Cansino,Rita Cansino,Princess Aly Khan||Died:||May 14, 1987|
|Born:||October 17, 1918||Cause of Death:||Alzheimer's disease|
|Birth Place:||Brooklyn, New York, USA||Profession:||Cast ... actor dancer|
Where Hollywood glamour was concerned, one thing was undeniable - there never was a woman like Rita Hayworth. The ultimate Hollywood bombshell of the wartime 1940's, titian-haired Hayworth left a mark on the silver screen that would make her a movie icon for generations to follow. Growing up in show business, Hayworth began her career as a Spanish dancer, a considerable talent that later set her apart from other leading ladies. It was Hayworth's sultry roles, however, that made her a star. As the femme fatale star of "Gilda" (1946), Hayworth most famously raised pulses with just the flip of her hair and the slow, seductive removal of a single black satin glove. With her signature wavy, auburn hair and charismatic smile, the sexy actress quickly became a popular pin-up girl during WWII - her likeness was even painted on the side of the atomic bomb tested at Bikini Atoll. Though she was know as the Love Goddess, the very shy Hayworth struggled in her own personal life, claiming famously that "men would fall in love with Gilda but awaken with me." But with a talent and beauty like none other, Hayworth captured the hearts of moviegoers as one of Hollywood's greatest movie goddesses.
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