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Ginger Rogers Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Biography

Ginger Rogers Quick Info
Height 5 ft 4½ in
Weight 68 kg
Date of Birth July 16, 1911
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Date of Death April 25, 1995

Ginger Rogers was an Academy Award-winning American actress, dancer, and singer who became one of the top actresses during the Golden Age of Hollywood with her appearance in such films as Top Hat (1935), 42nd Street (1933), Kitty Foyle (1940), The Gay Divorcee (1934), Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933), Swing Time (1936), Bachelor Mother (1939), Stage Door (1937), Vivacious Lady (1938), Primrose Path (1940), Monkey Business (1952), The Major and the Minor (1942), I’ll Be Seeing You (1944), The Barkleys of Broadway (1949), Tight Spot (1955), and many others.

Born Name

Virginia Katherine McMath

Nick Name

Ginger Rogers, Feathers

Ginger Rogers as seen in 1937
Ginger Rogers as seen in 1937 (RKO Pictures / Wikimedia / Public Domain)


She was born on July 16, 1911.


She passed away at the age of 83 years from a heart attack on April 25, 1995, in California.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Independence, Missouri, United States





Actress, Dancer, Singer


  • Father – William Eddins McMath
  • Mother – Lela Emogene Owens (Reporter, Scriptwriter, Movie Producer)


Film Soundtrack



Net Worth

At the time of her death, Ginger Rogers’ net worth was $20 million according to




5 ft 4½ in or 164 cm


68 kg or 150 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Ginger Rogers had dated –

  1. Jack Pepper (1928-1931) – She was married to Jack Pepper, who was her dancing partner, from March 29, 1929, until their divorce in July 1931. ​
  2. Rudy Vallee (1929)
  3. Mervyn LeRoy (1930-1933)
  4. Cesar Romero (1932)
  5. Howard Hughes (1932-1940) – She got briefly engaged to Howard Hughes in 1940 during their on-and-off relationship that started in 1932.
  6. Jorge Guinle (1933)
  7. Lew Ayres (1934-1941)​ – The actor Lew Ayres became Rogers’ second husband from November 13, 1934, until 1941.
  8. Alfred G. Vanderbilt (1937)
  9. Robert Eaton
  10. James Stewart (1938-1941)
  11. Jean Gabin (1939)
  12. Jack Briggs (1942-1949)​ – On January 16, 1943, she wed the actor and American marine Jack Briggs, but they got divorced in 1949.
  13. Greg Bautzer (1948-1950)
  14. Desi Arnaz
  15. A.C. Lyles
  16. Jacques Bergerac (1952-1957)​ – The French actor Jacques Bergerac and Rogers tied the knot on February 7, 1953. However, their marriage ended in divorce in July 1957.
  17. William Marshall (1960-1969) – William Marshall wed the Star of Midnight (1935) actress on March 16, 1961. However, the couple ended their marriage after 9 years in 1969. 
Ginger Rogers as seen with her husband Jacques Bergerac in the 1950s
Ginger Rogers as seen with her husband Jacques Bergerac in the 1950s (SAS Scandinavian Airlines / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Race / Ethnicity


She had Scottish, German, Welsh, Irish, and English ancestry.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

However, she became famous for dyeing her hair in shades of ‘Red’ and ‘Blonde’.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Frequently collaborated with Fred Astaire in top-grossing musicals
  • Square-shaped face
  • Full lips
  • Mole on her chin


Christian Scientist

Ginger Rogers as photographed by Virgil Apger in 1949
Ginger Rogers as photographed by Virgil Apger in 1949 (Virgil Apger / Wikimedia / Public Domain)

Ginger Rogers Facts

  1. She is listed at #14 on the American Film Institute‘s list of female stars of classic American cinema ‘100 Years…100 Stars’ in 1999.
  2. Her pet name ‘Ginger’ came about as her young cousin couldn’t pronounce ‘Virginia’ properly.
  3. She starred in 4 films that were selected by the Library of Congress to be included in the National Film Registry for being ‘culturally, historically or aesthetically’ significant: 42nd Street (1933), Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933), Top Hat (1935), and Swing Time (1936).
  4. In 1986, Fred Astaire said this of his most successful dance partnership, “All the girls I ever danced with thought they couldn’t do it. So they always cried. All except Ginger. No, no, Ginger never cried”. Furthermore, he named Ginger as his favorite dance partner.
  5. She had turned down Olivia de Havilland‘s roles in both To Each His Own (1946) and The Snake Pit (1948) as well as Donna Reed’s role in the Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life (1946).

Featured Image by RKO Pictures / Wikimedia / Public Domain

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