After taking a break in observance of Patriot Day, the Girl Friday Returns this week to bring you:
My first impression when ever I see Rita Hayworth in a film or a photograph, is how unassuming she seems. It's hard to describe, but she always seems so natural and unaffected.
Ms. Hayworth was a wildly popular actress during the 1940's and into the 1950's, where she garnered most of her professional success. She was a popular pinup during WWII, and appeared opposite the biggest leading men of the day.
Like many Hollywood Actresses, her success in her public and professional life didn't necessarily translate to success in her personal life. What is it with beautiful women and their bad choices in men? Can someone explain that to me? Even Rita herself noticed the tendancy for bad personal relationship choices. Her words:
"Basically, I am a good, gentle person but I am attracted to mean personalities."
She was married a total of 5 times - none of the marriages ended well, and none lasted more than a few years each.
Here she is with her second husband, Orson Wells -
Later, she married Prince Aly Khan.
Now you tell me... look at the picture above , or at virtually ANY of the pictures you can easily find of Hayworth and Khan online...
Does that look like a marriage made in heaven? - Yeah, I didn't thing so either. This break up resulted in a massive public custody battle between Hayworth and Khan over their daughter that lasted several years.
Ms. Hayworth passed away in 1987, of one of the most horrible diseases in my opinion - Alzheimer's.