Was Rita Hayworth Jewish?

Rita Hayworth

Well, to make a long story short, Rita Hayworth was not Jewish!

Since Rita Hayworth's mother was not Jewish, and in Judaism one's religion is based on one's mother's religion, then that makes her also not Jewish. Though she was not Jewish, Her father was Jewish, which makes her in some views half Jewish...

Rita Hayworth (who's full birth name was Margarita Carmen Cansino) was born on October 17, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York, U.S..

She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars. Her appeal led to her being featured on the cover of Life magazine five times, beginning in 1940. Hayworth appeared in a total of 61 films over 37 years. She is one of six women who have the distinction of having danced on screen with both Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. Some of her films include Only Angels Have Wings (1939), You'll Never Get Rich (1941), Blood and Sand (1941), Tales of Manhattan (1942), You Were Never Lovelier (1942), Cover Girl (1944), Gilda (1946), The Lady from Shanghai (1947), Pal Joey (1957) and Separate Tables (1958).

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