Style Icon: Rita Hayworth

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style icon rita hayworth

rita hayworth

rita hayworth

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rita hayworth

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Check out many more photos of Rita Hayworth and others of our Style Icons, including Marlene Dietrich, Bettie Page, and The Ziegfeld Girls on our Pinterest page, http://pinterest.com/cutandchic

A few tidbits about Rita Hayworth:

  • She is listed as one of the American Film Institute’s Greatest Stars of All Time.  

  • An actress, a dancer, and a pin up girl, Hayworth was  called “The Love Goddess”.

  • For three consecutive years, starting in 1944, Rita Hayworth was named one of the top movie box office attractions in the world. Cover Girl (1944), Gilda (1946), and The Lady From Shanghai (1947) are to name a few of her well known films

Some of our favorite quotes from her: 
(from www.ritahayworth.com)

“Dancing in Tijuana when I was 13–that was my ‘summer camp.’ How else do you think I could keep up with Fred Astaire when I was 19?”

“After all, a girl is . . . well, a girl. It’s nice to be told you’re successful at it.” 

“When you’re in love, you’re living; you matter.”

“Two things.” (Her answer to the question what had held up her black satin dress in Gilda.)

Wanna try a Rita Hayworth style hairdo?

rita hayworth hair style tutorial

Play this video below by Thecherrydollface. It says ‘Vintage 1950’s curly hair ala Marilyn Monroe’, but the side swept curls and teased up crown are very Rita Hayworth-esque.

p.s. I’ve tried it and it works a treat. I love this look and it’s not at all hard to do. I recommend checking out The cherrydollface’s other tutorials. She does a marvelous job teaching you, in quick and easy steps, how to recreate different vintage looks.

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