Cyd Charisse Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Cyd Charisse Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7½ in
Weight 58 kg
Date of Birth March 8, 1922
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Hair Color Light Brown

Cyd Charisse was an American dancer, actress, voiceover artist, and stage actress who began her career in the entertainment industry in the 1940s and went on to appear in several films and shows like Assassination in RomeTwilight for the Gods, Empire State Building MurdersIt’s Always Fair WeatherThe Band WagonHawaii Five-O, Warlords of Atlantis, The Unfinished DanceOn an Island with You, and Murder, She Wrote. Moreover, in 2006, she received the National Medal of the Arts and Humanities.

Born Name

Tula Ellice Finklea

Nick Name

Cyd Charisse, Maria Istomina, Felia Sidorova, Maria Istomena, Natacha Tulaelis, Celia Siderova, Lily Norwood

Cyd Charisse in a publicity portrait in 1949
Cyd Charisse in a publicity portrait in 1949 (Studio / eBay / Public Domain)

Age

She was born on March 8, 1922.

Died

On June 17, 2008, Cyd Charisse passed away at the age of 86 in Los Angeles, California, United States due to complications from a heart attack.

Resting Place

Hillside Memorial Park Cemetery, Culver City, California, United States

Sun Sign

Pisces

Born Place

Amarillo, Texas, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Cyd Charisse took ballet lessons from Adolph Bolm and Bronislava Nijinska.

Occupation

Actress, Dancer, Voiceover Artist, Stage Actress

Family

  • Father – Ernest Enos Finklea, Sr. (Jeweler)
  • Mother – Lela (née Norwood)
  • Sibling – Thomas Jarrell Finklea (Younger Brother)
  • OthersNana Visitor (Niece) (Actress), Ian Tucker (Nephew) (Actor), Zan Charisse (Niece) (Actress), Liv Lindeland (Daughter-In-Law) (Actress), Sheila Charisse (Daughter-In-Law) (Died in the crash of American Airlines Flight 191 on May 25, 1979)

Build

Slim

Cyd Charisse (Center) pictured with George W. and Laura Bush while accepting the National Medal of Arts and Humanities Award in an Oval Office ceremony on November 9, 2006
Cyd Charisse (Center) pictured with George W. and Laura Bush while accepting the National Medal of Arts and Humanities Award in an Oval Office ceremony on November 9, 2006 (Paul Morse / Executive Office of the President of the United States / Public Domain)

Height

5 ft 7½ in or 171.5 cm

Weight

58 kg or 128 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Cyd Charisse had dated –

  1. Nico Charisse (1939-1947)​ – She married Nico Charisse in 1939 and they were blessed with a son named Nico “Nicky” Charisse. However, the duo divorced in 1947.
  2. John F. Kennedy (1945)
  3. Tyrone Power (1946)
  4. Tony Martin (1948-2008) – In 1948, she got married to actor and singer Tony Martin and they remained together until her death in 2008. The couple also had a son named Tony Martin, Jr. (1950–2011).

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Blue

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Usually sported short hair
  • Charming smile

Religion

Methodism

Cyd Charisse as seen while smiling in a picture taken on her terrace in Los Angeles, California in 1987
Cyd Charisse as seen while smiling in a picture taken on her terrace in Los Angeles, California in 1987 (Allan Warren / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Cyd Charisse Facts

  1. She declined the role of Jo Stockton in the 1957 musical romantic comedy film, Funny Face, and it was later played by Audrey Hepburn.
  2. She appeared in the music video for the song Alright by Janet Jackson in 1990.
  3. Guinness Book of World Records featured Cyd Charisse under “Most Valuable Legs” in 2001 as she had a $5 million insurance policy issued on her legs in 1952.
  4. In March 2002, she was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in Austin.
  5. She was a Republican.

Featured Image by Studio / eBay / Public Domain

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