Rita Hayworth quote about dancing


“As soon as I could stand on my own feet, I was given dance lessons…I didn’t like it very much, but I didn’t have the courage to tell my father, so I began taking the lessons. Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse, that was my girlhood.”

– Rita Hayworth

Rita Hayworth


  • Born to parents who were both dancers, Rita danced professionally by the age of 12, then went on to act in 61 films over 37 years.
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“Rita Hayworth quote about dancing” sources: Photograph is promotional photo for the film Gilda, taken in 1946 by Robert Coburn – “Hayworth-Gilda-1946-Color.” Wikimedia Commons, Wikimedia Foundation, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hayworth-Gilda-1946-Color.jpg