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Rita Hayworth

06/19/2012

Hollywood Movie Star
From The 1940s Rita Hayworth

early picture of Rita Hayworth in a bathing suit

Rita Hayworth was born in 1918 as Margarita Carmen Cansino. Both of her parents were dancers and came from Spain. Her father wanted her to be a dancer; her mother wanted her to be an actress. When she was nine her family moved to Hollywood. Her dad realized that with movies becoming the big thing that there would be a lot of need for dancers. He opened his own dance studio and began training aspiring actors and actresses.

The picture above is one of the earliest we have of a young Margarita Cansino (Rita Hayworth) by the pool.

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