2004 Documentary Not Rated 58 Minutes
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dored by millions all over the world, Rita Hayworth was an incredibly beautiful and gifted actress and dancer. One of Hollywood's most famous film stars, she became known as the "Love Goddess" after her memorable role in Gilda (1946), the movie that forever immortalized her on the silver screen. This first-rate femme fatale was brash and openly sexual on camera, but charming and sincere - shy even - off the set. By continually reinventing herself and transforming her screen image, Rita remained in the spotlight with a career that spanned over four decades. Using personal home movies and never-before-seen footage, Rita thoroughly chronicles Hayworth's public triumphs and private struggles. And behind-the-scenes glimpses into her personal life reveal her tumultuous marriages to high-profile men Orson Welles and Prince Aly Aga Khan, among others. Narrated by Kim Basinger, this touching and captivating documentary includes interviews with Nicole Kidman, Hayworth's daughter Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, close friend Ann Miller; co-stars Tab Hunter, Anthony Franciosa, Juanita Moore, Eli Wallach and Marc Platt; directors Vincent Sherman, George Sidney and Delbert Mann; and more. Rare outtakes, color camera tests and behind-the-scenes footage spanning Rita's entire career including her earliest appearance dancing on film; Rita's voice narrating excerpts of the program her own story in her own words. Never-before-seen home movies from her family's private collection. Over 300 photographs - many rare or never-before-seen.
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