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December 29, 2015

15 Beautiful Photos of Rita Hayworth That Prove She was a Total Babe

Rita Hayworth: there really is no one quite like the late Hollywood actress, who captivated audiences with her dazzling on-screen presence and her mind-blowing beauty.

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. Here, we take a look at the 15 times Rita Hayworth was a total babe.

1. Flaunting her gorgeous legs

This is a 1952 photo of actress Rita Hayworth dancing in the movie "Affair in Trinidad." (AP Photo)

2. In this adorable sweater

Rita Hayworth in April 1948. (AP Photo)

3. In this amazingly fashion-forward voluminous coat

U.S. American actress Rita Hayworth, who is on her way to Rotterdam, is seen aboard the liner "Vandeem", pictured at a stop at Cowes Roads, of the Isles of Wright, England on her way, April 26, 1947.  (AP Photo)

4. In classic plaid

Hollywood star Rita Hayworth is shown in this 1947 photo.  (AP Photo)

5. In lingerie

1941 portrait of U.S. American actress Rita Hayworth, wearing a bra. (AP Photo)

6. Making the perfect pout

Orson Welles looks less like a " Wonder Boy" with a mustache, which he crew perhaps for a new role or perhaps for his pretty Actress wife Rita Hayworth, with whom he is partying at the Mocambo in West Hollywood, California, Nov. 11, 1945. (AP Photo)

7. Looking like a vixen in a fishtail gown

Rita Hayworth publicity portrait, 1957. (Photo by Getty Images)

8. A goddess in a strapless gown

Rita Hayworth in publicity portrait, circa 1956. (Photo by Getty Images)

9. Dancing in a harem-style dress

1953:  American actor Rita Hayworth (1918 - 1987) fans out the skirt of her harem-style costume while posing in an entranceway  with marble columns and drapes in a still from director William Dieterle's film 'Salome'.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

10. Looking glamourous in a fur coat

ITALY - MARCH 07:  Rome, Rita Hayworth. March 7Th 1951  (Photo by Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

11. Making love to the camera in a sparkly number

1952:  American actor Rita Hayworth (1918 - 1987), wearing a black sequined, fringed gown with a matching cape, smiles while standing with one hand placed on her hip and the other hand on her head, in a full-length promotional portrait for director Vincent Sherman's film, 'Affair in Trinidad'.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

12. In the iconic "Gilda" dress

Promotional headshot of actress Rita Hayworth, wearing a strapless gown, as she appears in the movie 'Gilda', 1946. (Photo by Pictorial Parade/Moviepix/Getty Images)

13. Channeling her inner Marilyn Monroe

Rita Hayworth (1918-1987), US actress and dancer, with blonde hair, posing on a white fur-lined chair, in a publicity portrait issued for the film, 'The Lady from Shanghai', 1947. The directed by Orson Welles (1915-1985), starred Hayworth as 'Elsa 'Rosalie' Bannister'. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

14. Rocking a crop top before we even knew what crop tops were

1946:  Hollywood actress Rita Hayworth (1918 -1987) as Gilda, in the film of the same name.  Title: Gilda Studio: Columbia Director: Charles Vidor  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

15. Looking gorgeous in a bikini, with a dog, of course

1946:  American film actress Rita Hayworth (1918 - 1987) lounges on a sunbed with her pet spaniel.  (Photo via John Kobal Foundation/Getty Images)

(via The Huffington Post)


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