Rita Hayworth Net Worth

January 28, 2024
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Born as Margarita Carmen Cansino on the 17th October 1918 in Brooklyn, New York City USA, Rita Hayworth was a Golden Globe Award-nominated actress and dancer, perhaps best known to the world as Rusty Parker / Maribelle Hicks in the film “Cover Girl” (1944), then as Gilda Mundson Farrell in “Gilda” (1946), and Elsa Bannister in “The Lady from Shanghai” (1947), among many other differing appearances. Hayworth’s career started in 1931 and ended in 1972; she passed away in 1987.

Have you ever wondered how rich Rita Hayworth was at the time of her death? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Hayworth’s net worth was as high as $10 million, an amount earned largely through her successful acting career. In addition to being an actress, Hayworth was also a dancer, which improved her wealth too.


Rita Hayworth Net Worth $10 Million


Rita Hayworth was the oldest child of Volga Hayworth and Eduardo Cansino, Sr., both dancers. Rita grew up in New York with her younger brothers Eduardo Cansino, Jr. and Vernon Cansino; her parents hoped she would become a dancer or actress, and that’s why her father moved the family to Hollywood in 1927.

In Los Angeles, Eduardo established a dancing studio and worked with such icons as James Cagney and Jean Harlow, while in 1931 he and Rita performed together as the Dancing Cansinos. Hayworth went to Hamilton High in Los Angeles, but never finished high school, pursuing an acting career instead. In 1934, Rita debuted on-screen in the movie called “Cruz Diablo”, and then appeared in such films as “Charlie Chan in Egypt” (1935) and “Human Cargo” (1936), before she decided to take her mother’s maiden name, Hayworth. From then on, she wasn’t credited as Rita Cansino, and it was an opportunity for her to secure better roles in Hollywood. Rita also changed her appearance, as she dyed her hair to dark red.

She continued with roles in the romantic drama “Criminals of the Air” (1937), then the mystery drama “Who Killed Gail Preston?” (1938), and in the Academy Award- nominated “Only Angels Have Wings” (1939) alongside Cary Grant and Jean Arthur. Hayworth’s popularity rose in the early ‘40s, as she starred in the Oscar Award-nominated “Music in My Heart” (1940) with Tony Martin, and alongside Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in the Oscar Award-nominated “Angels Over Broadway” (1940). Soon enough she was receiving lead roles, and as a result, Rita had lead parts in Oscar Award-nominated or winning films such as “The Strawberry Blonde” (1941) with James Cagney, “Blood and Sand” (1941) and “You’ll Never Get Rich” (1941) alongside Fred Astaire.

The ‘40s were the most prominent years of Rita’s career, as she appeared in the Oscar Award-winning “My Gal Sal” (1942) with Victor Mature, “Tales of Manhattan” (1942) and Oscar Award-nominated “You Were Never Lovelier” (1942) starring Fred Astaire. Hayworth stayed busy with the Oscar Award-winning “Cover Girl” (1944) alongside Gene Kelly, and Oscar Award-nominated “Tonight and Every Night” (1945). By the end of the ‘40s, Rita had also played in “Gilda” (1946) – one of her most memorable performances – “The Lady from Shanghai” (1947) with Orson Welles, and in Oscar Award-nominated “The Loves of Carmen” (1948). The commercial success of Hayworth’s movies helped her to increase her net worth significantly.

However, her career began to falter in the ‘50s, but she managed to get roles in such films as the Oscar Award-nominated “Affair in Trinidad” (1952), and “Miss Sadie Thompson” (1953). Four years later she featured in “Pal Joey” (1957) alongside Frank Sinatra and Kim Novak, while in 1958 she had a role in the Award-winning “Separate Tables” (1958) with Deborah Kerr and David Niven. Her career continued to decline, but in 1964 Hayworth earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for “Circus World” (1964) with John Wayne, and then appeared in “The Rover” (1967) alongside Anthony Quinn, and in “The Bastard” (1968). Her latest films were the dramas “The Naked Zoo” (1970), and “Road to Salina” (1970), and western “The Wrath of God” (1972) starring Robert Mitchum and Frank Langella, so her net worth continued consistently during her career.

Regarding her personal life, Rita Hayworth had five marriages and divorces behind her, firstly to Charles Holmgren Judson from 1937 to 1942, then to Orson Welles in 1943 with whom she had a child before their divorce in 1948. The following year she married Prince Aly Khan, and had one child with him, but they divorced in 1953.

Hayworth then married Dick Haymes the same year, but that lasted only two years, before she married James Hill in 1958, but divorced in 1961. Rita had a problem with alcohol addiction throughout her career, and after both of her brothers died within a week in 1974, she started to drink heavily. Her Alzheimer’s wasn’t diagnosed until 1980, and she died seven years later, in May 1987 in Manhattan, New York,

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