Tragic Facts About Rita Hayworth, Hollywood’s Misunderstood Love Goddess


The life story of Rita Hayworth is a tragedy of epic proportions. Beauty, talent, fame, intelligence: She had it all. And yet she remained unhappy and unloved until the day she passed. The men in her life often used and damaged her, and ultimately her failed relationships broke her spirit. Grab some tissues as we traipse down memory lane and read about the sweet, sad girl who was wanted by all, but cherished by none.




Rita Hayworth Facts


1. She Was Destined To Dance


Rita Hayworth was born Margerita Carmen Cansino in Brooklyn, New York, in 1918. Her Spanish-American father, Eduardo Cansino had been one half of a famous duo on vaudeville: The Dancing Cansinos. Her mother, Volga Hayworth was part of the Ziegfeld Follies. With so much dance talent in the family, it’s no surprise Rita went on to dance divinely. But unfortunately, she didn’t have much choice in the matter.


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