Today is the the very glamourous and talented actress, dancer, singer and model, Rita Hayworth's 92nd Birthday!
Margarita Carmen Cansino, better known as Rita Hayworth. Being part Spanish from her Father's side and Irish on her Mother's. She took her mother's maiden name for her film career.
Such a Beauty!
Rita in her classic performance of "Put the Blame on Mame" in the 1946 film "Gilda".
(I've never seen the whole film, but I have seen clips and she was such a great actress I don't think I've ever seen an actress have such a ballsy go get 'em attitude, as Rita did in Gilda. Also just thought I mention her look during this scene was just one of few inspirations as part of my look for my high school prom)
I designed my own dress, and so did my very good friend Diana I loved her dress! (Incase you were wondering my other inspirations for my overall look were Madonna in the film "Evita", The Character Marty Maraschino in the film "Grease" and the film "An American in Paris")
Rita's famous 1941 Pin up photo that ran in LIFE Magazine. She drove boys and those GI's crazy!
Such a Lovely Dancer! Actor/ Dancer Fred Astaire has said though many of the films he has made were with his most famous dancing partner Ginger Rogers, Rita was his all time favorite to dance with.
A shot of Rita before her makeover and name change.
Rita and her Father, Flamenco dancer Eduardo Cansino. Before hitting the major pictures Rita and her father danced together in films. Rita's father's aspirations for his daughter was to become a dancer, and from her mother an actress. She did both beautifully. My grandfather told me he had the privilege of knowing her father when he was a teenager. My grandpa being a performer at the time, mainly being a singer he use too work with Mr. Cansino at his studio. I wonder if he ever met Rita? I must ask him sometime?
Eternal Beauty, I would kill too have that gorgeous Red Hair!! Rita was named one of the most Beautiful and Glamourous women of her time ( and still is). She was even given the title of Best Lips in the World, by the Artists League of America in 1949, and had a contract with the huge and innovating cosmetics company Max Factor. Though she passed away, she will never be forgotten. Here's too you Rita, for gracing the screen with your talent and beauty and being such an icon for Me and tons of people everywhere.