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Rita Hayworth Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Rita Hayworth Quick Info
Height 5 ft 6 in
Weight 54 kg
Date of Birth October 17, 1918
Zodiac Sign Libra
Date of Death May 14, 1987

Rita Hayworth was an American actor, dancer, and producer who established herself as the most glamorous screen idol of the 1940s. She is known for her roles in movies like Gilda, Only Angels Have Wings, The Strawberry Blonde, Blood and Sand, The Lady from Shanghai, Pal Joey, and Separate Tables.

Born Name

Margarita Carmen Cansino

Nick Names

Rita, The Love Goddess

Rita Hayworth as seen in a publicity photo in 1940
Rita Hayworth as seen in a publicity photo in 1940 (Columbia Pictures (Photograph by A. L. Schafer) / eBay / Public Domain)


She was born on October 17, 1918.


On May 14, 1987, Hayworth died from complications associated with Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 68 in New York City, New York, United States.

Resting Place

Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California, United States

Sun Sign


Born Place

Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States


She resided in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States.





She started receiving dance lessons from her grandfather Antonio Cansino at a very young age. She completed the 9th grade at Hamilton High School in Los Angeles but never graduated.


Actor, Dancer, Producer


  • Father – Eduardo Cansino (March 2, 1895 – December 24, 1968) (Dancer, Actor)
  • Mother – Volga Hayworth (August 8, 1897 – January 25, 1945) (Actor, Dancer, Vaudevillian)
  • Siblings – Eduardo Cansino, Jr. (October 13, 1919 – March 11, 1974) (Younger Brother), Vernon Cansino (May 21, 1922 – March 23, 1974) (Younger Brother)
  • Others – Juan Antonio Anselmo de los Dolores Cansino Avecilla (Paternal Grandfather) (Dancer, Guitarist), Carmen Reina Montero (Paternal Grandmother) (Dancer), Allynn Duran Hayworth (Maternal Grandfather), Margaret Ellen O’Hare (Maternal Grandmother), Elisa Cansino (Paternal Aunt) (Dancer, Vaudevillian), Jose Cansino (Paternal Uncle), Angel Cansino (Paternal Uncle), Paco Cansino (Paternal Uncle), Antonio Jr. Cansino (Paternal Uncle), Rafael Cansino (Paternal Uncle), Vinton Hayworth (June 4, 1906 – May 21, 1970) (Maternal Uncle) (Actor, Playwright, Screenwriter), Gabriel Cansino (Cousin)


Hayworth was managed by Edward Charles Judson (one of her ex-husbands) and Budd Burton Moss.

Net Worth

According to, her net worth was $10 Million.



Rita Hayworth (Right) and Lily Tomlin on 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In' (1971)
Rita Hayworth (Right) and Lily Tomlin on ‘Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In’ (1971) (NBC Television / eBay / Public Domain)


5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm


54 kg or 119 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Rita Hayworth had dated –

  1. Vincent Sherman
  2. Farley Granger
  3. Jorge Guinle
  4. Marlon Brando – RUMOR
  5. Edward C. Judson (1937-1942)​ – She was 18 years old when she married Edward C. Judson in Las Vegas in 1937. He was twice more than her age and she filed for divorce on February 24, 1942.
  6. James Stewart (1939) – RUMOR
  7. Tony Martin (1940) – RUMOR
  8. Glenn Ford – She had a long-term on-and-off 40-year affair with Glenn Ford. They started dating during the filming of Gilda in 1945 and he got her pregnant during the filming of The Loves of Carmen. Their romance continued until the early 1980s.
  9. Anthony Quinn (1941)
  10. Victor Mature (1942-1943)
  11. Orson Welles (1943-1947)​ – On September 7, 1943, she married Orson Welles and their daughter Rebecca was born on December 17, 1944. On November 10, 1947, Rita was granted a divorce.
  12. Errol Flynn (1946)
  13. Teddy Stauffer (1947)
  14. Stephen Crane (1949)
  15. Prince Aly Khan (1949-1953)​ – She married Prince Aly Khan on May 27, 1949. Their daughter, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, was born on December 28, 1949. Hayworth was granted a divorce from Aly Khan on the grounds of extreme mental cruelty in January 1953.
  16. Gary Merrill (1950-1953)
  17. Charles K. Feldman (1951) – RUMOR
  18. Kirk Douglas (1952)
  19. Dick Haymes (1953-1955)​ – She was married to Dick Haymes from September 24, 1953, to 1955.
  20. George Jessel (1956-1957)
  21. James Hill (1958-1961) – Rita married producer James Hill on February 2, 1958, and filed for divorce on September 1, 1961, citing extreme mental cruelty.

Race / Ethnicity

Mixed (Hispanic and White)

Rita Hayworth was of Spanish (Andalusian) descent on her father’s side and had Irish, English, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Cornish, Czech (Bohemian), Dutch, and German ancestry on her mother’s side.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Reportedly, she changed her hair color 8 times in 8 movies.

Eye Color

Light Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Deep seductive voice

Brand Endorsements

She appeared in a magazine ad for Max Factor Hollywood pan-cake makeup in 1943.


Roman Catholicism

Rita Hayworth reprising the role of Sadie Thompson on the television show 'Laugh-In' (1971)
Rita Hayworth reprising the role of Sadie Thompson on the television show ‘Laugh-In’ (1971) (NBC Television / eBay / Public Domain)

Rita Hayworth Facts

  1. She was a lifelong democrat.
  2. For her performance in the film Circus World (1964), she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
  3. Actor Fred Astaire named Rita his favorite dance partner.

Featured Image by Columbia Pictures (Photograph by A. L. Schafer) / eBay / Public Domain

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