Rita was born under the official name Cansino, Margarita Carmen on October 17th, 1918. She died on May 14th, 1987 in New York City, New York, USA (Alzheimer's disease). Known to her close friends as The Love Goddess, she has been a credited actor since the 1940 film Susan and God.
To date, Rita has only starred in the 1947 crime movie The Lady from Shanghai. Rita Hayworth has yet to establish a position as a bankable star.
Rita was a dependable supporting cast member. She has appeared in five films including: the 1972 western film The Wrath of God as the character SeÃ±ora De La Plata, the 1964 drama movie Circus World playing Lili Alfredo and the 1959 adventure release They Came to Cordura cast as Adelaide Geary.
Rita Hayworth has earned salaries up to $252,000 for her acting. Her most commercially successful project to date has been the 1940 comedy film Susan and God, which brought in $1,000,000 at the box office.
Rita is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least eight hundred and twenty-six magazines, captured in more than twenty-five pictorials, interviewed in over one publications and featured in one hundred and ninety magazine articles. She has been the subject of at least seventeen books. She has been the subject of at least four biographical films.