As of Nov. 12, 2015, Cher is 69 years old. She was born on May 20, 1946, in El Centro, California, as Cherilyn Sarkisian. She later adopted Cher as her stage name.
Cher achieved fame in the 1960s alongside Salvatore "Sonny" Bono, her first husband, performing as Sonny and Cher. In 1965, the duo scored a number one hit with "I Got You Babe," with Cher only 19 years old at the time. Following success in music, Cher began appearing in major roles in Hollywood films. After acclaimed performances in movies such as "Silkwood" and "The Witches of Eastwick," she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for "Moonstruck" at the age of 41.