Caption: Still of Eartha Kitt in Erik the Viking (1989)
Born: January 17, 1927
Star sign: Capricorn
Height: 5' 4" (1.63 m)
Known for: The Emperor's New Groove (2000), The Hollywood Squares (1965), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Kronk's New Groove (2005)
An out-of-wedlock child, Eartha Kitt was born in the cotton fields of South Carolina. Kitt's mother was a sharecropper of African-American and Cherokee Native American descent who became pregnant after being raped by a white plantation owner. Given away by her mother, she arrived in Harlem at age nine. At 15, she quit high school to work in a ...