Rita Hayworth Movies
Hayworth first made a splash in Only Angels Have Wings (1939) and The Strawberry Blonde (1941). But she achieved true stardom after showing off her considerable dancing talent in a series of musicals, including You'll Never Get Rich (1941) and You Were Never Lovelier (both with Fred Astaire), and 1944's Cover Girl (opposite Gene Kelly).
The titian-haired beauty also gave notable performances in nonmusical films such as Gilda (1946), The Lady from Shanghai (with then-husband Orson Welles) and Pal Joey (1957). Hayworth died May 14, 1987, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Kim Basinger narrates this engaging documentary that chronicles the life and career of the legendary Rita Hayworth, a complex and alluring actress who reached the pinnacle of Hollywood success when she starred in Gilda in 1946. The sultry siren -- affectionately called the Love Goddess -- was a silver-screen icon, but her professional success eclipsed her personal life, which included failed marriages to Orson Welles and Prince Aly Khan.