Rita Hayworth in Down To Earth

This Rita Hayworth performance is from a fine Technicolor film by name, Down To Earth (1947) which is about Terpsichore (Goddess of Dance) who visits the Earth to fix a broadway play.

Rita Hayworth (born Margarita Carmen Cansino; October 17, 1918 – May 14, 1987) was an American actress and dancer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in a total of 61 films over 37 years. The press coined the term "love goddess" to describe Hayworth after she had become the most glamorous screen idol of the 1940s. She was the top pin-up girl for GIs during World War II.
You may also like her performances in Cover Girl and You Were Never Lovelier. But as someone who grew up watching Bollywood movies, I must say that I find it interesting, though not surprising, that a lot of Rita's mannerisms and style have made their way into Bollywood. Note, that I'm only saying "style" and "mannerisms" because Bollywood has a long way to go before it can produce a dancer that is anywhere near remotely close to Rita's caliber.

For Rita's femme fatale roles, see Gilda (1946) and Blood and Sand (1941). They are both terrific films.


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