15 Rita Hayworth Moments That Slay

“Movies were much better in the days I was doing them.”

Tomorrow marks the birthday of actress, dancer, and all-around good gal Rita Hayworth. The Brooklyn-born screen idol, formerly known as Margarita Carmen Cansino, was a World War II pinup, a skilled dancer (who kicked up her heels with the best of them, including Fred Astaire), and a film noir goddess — famous for her hair-flipping role in the Charles Vidor movie Gilda. Hayworth was known to be shy and unassuming, but when the cameras started rolling there was no stopping her slay.