Birth Day May 20th, 1946
Birth Place El Centro, California, United States
Age 77 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Taurus

About Cher (American Singer)

Cherilyn Sarkisian professionally known as Cher is an American singer, actress, and television personality. Cher is also known by her other names, Cheryl LaPierre, Cher Bono, and Cherilyn Sarkisian La Piere Bono Allman. She is frequently referred to as the "Goddess of Pop" by the media, and she has been characterized as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry.

In addition, Cher is well-known for her distinctive contralto singing voice, her work in a wide range of entertainment-related fields as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances throughout her career.

Furthermore, Cher is a living legend who is still actively involved in the entertainment industry. Besides her music and acting career, she was also recognized for her political opinions, social media presence, philanthropic works, and social activism notably for LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS prevention.

Cher's Early Life, Real Name & Parents

Cher was born on May 20, 1946, in El Centro, California, United States. Her Birth name is Cherilyn Sarkisian. Cher was born to her father, John Sarkisian (a truck driver), and her mother, Georgia Holt (a former model and retired actress). Her father had drug and gambling problems and was rarely home when Cher was an infant. When Cher was ten months old, her parents got divorced and her mother remarried actor John Southall, with whom she had another daughter, Georganne. However, her mother and Southall ended the relationship, when Cher was nine years old. Thereafter, her mother married bank manager Gilbert LaPierre, who adopted Cher and Georganne.

As well, Cher holds American nationality and belongs to the White ethnicity. She is of English, Irish, German, and Cherokee descent on her mother's side, whilst she has Armenian and American ancestry on her father's side. According to her birth date, Cher's zodiac is sign Taurus. She practices Buddhism as a  religion.

Regarding her education, Cher attended Montclair College Preparatory School in Encino. She was also enrolled at Fresno High School. Though, Cher quit school, left her mother's home, and relocated to Los Angeles with a friend when she was 16 years old. During her time there, Cher took acting classes, supported herself by dancing in small clubs along Hollywood's Sunset Strip, and introducing herself to performers, managers, and agents.

Cher's Career (Music & Films)

Music Career

  • Cher rose to fame in 1965 as one of the folk-rock couple "Sonny & Cher" after their single "I Got You Babe" reached the top of the Charts in both the US and the UK charts.
  • As a duo, Sonny & Cher has released 5 studio albums, 4 compilation albums, 1 soundtrack album, 2 live albums, and 21-singles. They collectively sold 40 million records globally.
  • In the same period, Cher launched her solo career with the top ten hits "Band Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" (1966) and "You Better Sit Down Kids" (1967).
  • Later on, she released the US Billboard Hot 100 number one singles "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves" (1971). "Half-Breed" (1973), and "Dark Lady" (1974), becoming the female artist with the number one singles in United States history at the time.
  • In 1979, she released the disco album "Take Me Home" and earned $300,000 a week for her 1979-1982 concert residency in Las Vegas.
  • With the dance-pop album "Believe" released in 1988, Cher achieved a new peak in terms of sales. The album's track topped the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles in 1999 and became the biggest-selling single of all time by a female artist in the UK.
  • As a solo artist, she has released 26 studio albums, 9 compilation albums, 4 soundtrack albums, and 3 live albums.
  • Cher's "Living Proof: The Farewell Tour", which ran from 2002 to 2005, earned $250 million, making it one of the most successful concert tours ever.
  • Cher embarked on the Here We Go Again Tour in September 2018.
  • Altogether, she has sold over 100 million records worldwide to date. 

Acting Career

  • Cher made her acting debut in the television series, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. in 1967.
  • She became a well-known television personality in the 1970s with her CBS shows, The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour (1971-1974) and the namesake show, Cher (1975).
  • She made her Broadway debut in the 1982 play, "Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean", and also starred in the film adaptation of the play.
  • Eventually, she achieved acclaim for her performances in movies including Silkwood (1983), Mask (1985, and The Witches of Eastwick (1987).
  • For her role in the film "Moonstruck" (1987), she won an Academy Award for Best Actress.
  • Moreover, she landed starring roles in several films including Chastity (1969), Mermaids (1990), Faithful (1996), Tea With Mussolini (1999), Burlesque (2010), and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018), and Bobbleheads: The Movie (2020).

Cher's Awards & Achievements

  • Cher is one of the few artists to win three of the four major American entertainment awards (EGOT-Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony).
  • She has won a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award, an Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and a Cannes Film Festival Award, among others. 
  • In 2010, she was given the honor of placing her handprints and footprints etched into cement in the courtyard in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
  • She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as part of the duo Sonny & Cher.
  • Moreover, she has received numerous honorary awards including, the 1985 Woman of the Year Award by the Hasty Pudding Theatricals society at Harvard University, The Vanguard Award at the 1998 GLAAD Media Awards, the Legend Award at the 1999 World Music Awards, the Artist Achievement Award at the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2010 Glamour Awards, the Icon Award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards, and the 2018 Kennedy Center Honor.

Cher's Personal Life: Husband, Boyfriend and Dating

Cher married twice in her life. Firstly, she married Sonny Bono, an American singer, actor, and politician. Cher met her future husband, Sony Bono while he was working for record producer Phill Spector in November 1962. Eventually, Cher and Sonny fell in love, and they wed in October 1964. The couple's first child, Chaz Bono was born on March 4, 1969. However, Cher and Sonny divorced in June 1975 after experiencing some marital issues in 1972. In 1998, Sonny Bono died in a skiing accident. At his funeral, Cher gave an emotional eulogy and referred to him as " the most unforgettable character" she had ever met.

Just four days after finalizing her divorce from her first husband Sonny, Cher remarried rock legend Gregg Allman on June 30, 1975. Allman was co-founder of The Allman Brothers Band. But, Cher filed for divorce barely nine days later due to his addiction to heroin and alcohol. However, they were able to get back together within a month.

She gave birth to Elijah Blue with Allman in 1976. Unfortunately, Cher's second marriage also ended in divorce in 1979 after only a short period of time.

Moreover, Cher has also been romantically linked with numerous well-known celebrities including Warren Beatty, Elvis Presley, Gene Simmons, Tom Cruise, Tommy Lee, Tim Medvetz, and Ron Zimmerman. 

In Addition,  Cher was rumored to be dating music executive Alexander "A.E." Edwards after being spotted holding hands at a Hollywood club in November 2022.

Cher's Net Worth 2022

Having a six-decade-long career, Cher has amassed a great fortune of $360 million as of 2022. She also owns properties around the world valued at approximately $100 million. Currently, she resides in a magnificent Italian Renaissance-style mansion on the Malibu cliffs overlooking the ocean. The 1.7-acre bluff-top property has a three-story 13,000-square-foot main house, tennis court, pool, and guest house. Cher listed the mansion for sale for a staggering $85 million in October 2022.

Overall, she is making millions of dollars yearly as a salary from her major source of wealth, working in the entertainment industry. Cher has ventured into the fashion industry as well, from which she makes extra earnings. Thus, her net worth will undoubtedly increase in the future.

Cher's Body measurement: Height & Weight

Gorgeous singer, Cher has drawn the attention of her fans and the media for her physical appearance and her youthful look. At age of 76, Cher has managed an attractive slim body physique which measures 36-26-36 inches. She wears a bra size of 35C.  She wears a dress size of 8(US) and her shore size is also 8(US).

Moreover, she stands at a tall height of 1.74m (5 feet 8 inches) while her body weighs around 61kg (135 lbs.). Cher's eyes are hazel, and her hair is black in color. Her sexual orientation is straight.

Furthermore, she has six tattoos on her body.

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