RITA HAYWORTH This Hollywood icon, who had a 40-year career in film, was born Margarita Carmen Cansino. Her father was Spanish and her mother American. For a while, she performed as a dancer with her father in Tijuana, Mexico. Her first role was a small part in a Mexican film. Then she went on to star in films with Fred Astaire, Spencer Tracy and Jack Lemon, and was married to Orson Welles. Hayworth was featured on the cover of Life magazine five times.