The movie for which Rita Hayworth is arguably best known is "Gilda," though the one and only major award nomination she received was a Golden Globe nod for her work in "Circus World." Other acclaimed Rita Hayworth movies include "The Lady from Shanghai," "Cover Girl" and "Pal Joey."
Rita Hayworth got her start as a dancer and is known primarily for her sexual appeal. It was a musical, however, that made her famous. In real life, Hayworth was described as a shy individual, though she also has a reputation for being uncooperative. Hayworth died in 1987 after living for several years with Alzheimer's Disease.