Happy Birthday Margarita Carmen Cansino aka Rita Hayworth (October 17, 1918 - May 14, 1987)

"I never really thought of myself as a sex goddess; I felt I was more a comedian who could dance."

Rita Hayworth c. 1940s


Nightgown worn by Rita Hayworth in the LIFE Magazine “Girl’s of Hollywood” photo shoot by Bob Landry, August 1941

via LIFE

Favorite Films: Gilda (1946)

Rita Hayworth in Gilda (1946)

"All I wanted was just what everybody else wants, you know, to be loved."- Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth photographed by Earl Theisen c. 1940

Rita Hayworth c. 1957

Old Hollywood hairstyles through the decades.

Old Hollywood Valentines

Rita Hayworth with her first daughter, Rebecca Welles, 1945. Photo by Robert Coburn.

Rita Hayworth as Sheila Winthrop in You’ll Never Get Rich, 1941