American singer and actress (born 1946)

Cher (; born Cherilyn Sarkisian; May 20, 1946) is an American singer, actress and television personality. Often referred to by the media as the "Goddess of Pop", she has been described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry. Cher is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances throughout her six-decade-long career.

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Cher was born on Monday, 20 May 1946 in El Centro, California, USA. Her full name at birth was Cherilyn Sarkisian. She is best known as a singer. Cher's country of citizenship (nationality) is American. Cher attended high school at Montclair Prep, Van Nuys, California, USA (dropped out). For university, she studied at University of the District of Columbia In Washington, District of Columbia, USA. She is considered to be politically left leaning and is affiliated with the Democratic Party (USA). Her religion is listed as Buddhist. She is 5' 8½" (174 cm) tall and weighs 134 lbs (61 kg) with a slim build. She has hazel eyes and black hair (color). Her net worth is reported to be $360,000,000 US dollars. Cher is 77 years old and her zodiac star sign is Taurus.

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Full name at birth
Cherilyn Sarkisian
Claim to fame
being one-half of the folk rock duo Sonny & Cher, and for her singing career including a string of huge hits like Believe, If I Could Turn Back Time, Gypsies Tramps & Thieves, and the Shoop Shoop Song, and her roles as Dolly Pelliker in the 1983 biographical drama film Silkwood, Rusty Dennis in the 1985 biographical drama film Mask, Alexandra Medford in the 1987 dark fantasy-comedy film The Witches of Eastwick, Loretta Castorini in the 1987 romantic comedy film Moonstruck, and Rachel Flax in the 1990 family comedy-drama film Mermaids
Date of birth
20 May 1946
Place of birth
El Centro, California, USA
Singer, Actress, Author, Businesswoman, Comedian, Dancer, Fashion Designer, Model, Philanthropist, Record Producer, Songwriter, Television Host
Occupation category


5' 8½" (174 cm)
134 lbs (61 kg)
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Eye color
Zodiac sign
Distinctive feature
  • Eccentric and revealing dressing sense
  • Perm Hairstyles
  • Penthouse Pet Of The Month November 1995
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She says that her first tattoo, on her rear, reads "Hi, Sailor.
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Dress size
Shoe size
Mr. Big (Cat)
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Malibu, California, USA
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Net worth
$360,000,000 USD
High school
Montclair Prep, Van Nuys, California, USA (dropped out)
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University of the District of Columbia In Washington, District of Columbia, USA
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Talent agency
  • MGMT Entertainment
  • RMS Productions, Inc.
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Political affiliation
Political party
A girl can wait for the right man to come along but in the meantime that still doesn`t mean she can`t have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones.
  • In December 2022, Cher seemingly confirmed that her mother, Georgia Holt had passed away at the age of 96.
  • In 2022, Cher had listed her Malibu mansion with a climate-controlled wig room for $85 million. In April 2023, it was revealed that she had re-listed the property for $75 million.
  • Cher had suffered 3 miscarriages in the past. She had her first miscarriage at the age of 18.
  • In October 2021, Cher had sued Sonny Bono‘s widow, Mary, for withholding royalties from Cher‘s hit songs with Sonny from the 1960s.
  • After her single, Believe, managed to sneak to the top of music charts, she became the first female music artist to have her track at the top of charts at the age of 52.
  • 1946
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    1946 Cherilyn Sarkisian is born in El Centro, California. Her mother, Georgia Holt, is a former model and retired actress; her father, John Sarkisian, an Armenian-American truck driver. Within ten months her parents are divorced. Cher won’t see her father again until she is 11 edit
  • 1962
    Age: 15
    1962 A 16-year-old Cher meets Sonny Bono in a club on Sunset Strip edit
  • 1965
    Age: 18
    1965 The duo begin releasing music as Sonny & Cher. Their debut single ‘I Got You Babe’ goes to number one in both the US and the UK. They go on to chart five songs in the top 50 at the same time, an achievement equalled only by Elvis Presley and the Beatles edit
  • 1969
    Age: 22
    1969 Cher gives birth to her first child, Chaz Bono. Her second, Elijah Blue Allman, is born seven years later edit
  • 1971
    Age: 24
    1971 The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour premieres. The Emmy-award-winning show is watched by more than 30 million viewers across its three-year run. It wraps in 1974 with the couple’s divorce. That same year, Cher becomes the first female singer in the US to have four number ones when ‘Dark Lady’ hits the top edit
  • 1983
    Age: 36
    1983 Cher receives an Oscar nomination for her role in Silkwood alongside Meryl Streep edit
  • 1988
    Age: 41
    1988 Wins the Best Actress Oscar for Moonstruck and now commands $1 million per film edit
  • 1998
    Age: 51
    1998 The dance-pop album Believe is released. The title track tops the charts in 23 countries, becoming the biggest-selling single ever by a female artist in the UK edit
  • 2010
    Age: 63
    2010 She stars in Burlesque opposite fellow pop-diva Christina Aguilera. ‘You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me’ sees her become the only artist with number-one singles in six consecutive decades edit
  • 2018
    Age: 71
    2018 Appears in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again edit
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