Caption: Still of Rita Hayworth, Gene Kelly and Phil Silvers in Cover Girl (1944)
Actress, Soundtrack, Producer
Born: October 17, 1918
Star sign: Libra
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Known for: Gilda (1946), The Lady from Shanghai (1947), Cover Girl (1944), Pal Joey (1957)
Spanish dancer Eduardo Cansino's daughter Margarita studied dancing beginning in her girlhood. At age 12, the mature-looking Rita joined Eduardo's stage act, in which she was spotted three years later by Fox studio head Winfield R. Sheehan, leading to her first studio contract and film debut at age 16 in Dante's Inferno (1935). Fox dropped her ...