Birthday: 20/05/1946 Year
Age: 68 years
Place of birth: El Centro, California, United States
Nationality: United States
Height: 174 cm
Weight: 65 kg
Original name: Cherilyn Sarkisian
Sounds like the real name Cher, and who originally was her father? Why at age 16 she dropped out of school and moved to Los Angeles? What meeting proved fateful for the future star? Thanks to the advice of the director Cher started acting in movies? What movie brought the actress ‘Palme d’Or’ and the popularity in Europe? As the death of the former husband Sonny Bono, Cher effect on life and whether it was true that she is still with him to communicate through the medium?
The famous singer and actress Cher was born in the town of El Centro, California, May 20, 1946 under the name Cherilyn Sarkisian. Her father – Armenian by origin – worked trucker. Mother was born as an American and starred in the movies, but not much success achieved. Shortly after the birth of her daughter’s parents divorced, so her father she first saw only 11 years old.
Sherilyn poorly studied and was shy, but dreaming of the glory of the great actress. All his spare time she spent at rock concerts and in theaters. At age 16 she dropped out of school and with her friend went to Los Angeles to study acting. Mother like no other, to understand it, so does not interfere with the choice of his daughter.
Cher wanted to star in a movie, but fate gave her a chance to express their musical abilities.
In 1962, the future star accidentally met Sonny Bono, who was an assistant of the famous music producer Phil Spector. Since Cher had problems with housing, musician offered her a deal: she will live with him in exchange for the services of housewives. The girl began to look after the house, and soon Sonny gave her to the studio singer Phil backing vocals.
Common interest in rock music closer together two extraordinary personalities. Their friendship grew into love, and soon they were married. In 1964 came the first solo recording Sherilyn ‘Ringo I Love You’, and a year later appeared on the music scene duet titled ‘Sonny and Cher’. Their first album ‘Look at Us’ (1965) received huge popularity with the single ‘I Got You Babe’. Neither producers nor Cher did not believe in this song, but Bono insisted that she became a single. His professional flair did not disappoint – ‘I Got You Babe’ topped the UK charts and the United States.
In 1969, the couple had a daughter, Chastity, and a year later they first appeared on the screen in the show ‘Comedy Hour with Sonny and Cher’. The program was a mixture of humorous sketches and musical numbers featuring the stars of show business and representatives of the political elite. For 7 years of its existence, the show has got a lot of fans. However, problems in family life star couple led to the collapse of their career on television. In 1974, the Sonny and Cher broke up a few years later and closed the show.
Career as an actress
Despite parting with Bono, Cher continued her solo career, and in 1975 she married musician Greg Allman. However, their marriage was short-lived. In 1979, they broke off the relationship, and the singer officially took the name of Cher.
Perhaps Cher never be held as an actress, if not legendary director Francis Ford Coppola, who once said that she has to try his hand at the movies. In 1982, the singer went to New York, where she took part in the play ‘Come to a meeting of five, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean’. It was there that she was noticed by director Michael Nichols. He suggested that the role of lesbians Cher in the movie ‘Silkwood’ (1983), which was involved in the famous Meryl Streep. Game singer was adopted by critics to ‘Hurrah!’ Cher and brought a nomination for Golden Globe and Oscar.
In 1985 saw the release of ‘Mask’, who had a huge success in Europe. Sher was awarded the Cannes Film Festival for Best Actress. Critics appreciated her acting game, and she continued to act in films. In 1987, Cher appeared in several films, most of which has caused a stir melodrama ‘Moonstruck’. This film brought her a Golden Globe and a long-awaited Oscar.
In the 80 years of its fame Cher talented and diverse actress. But this was not enough. She decided to try his hand at directing and started shooting his own film. The result of the reel of film became Cher ‘If These Walls Could Talk “(1996). Critics of the film was well received, but more appreciated her acting ability. For a cameo role she played in the film, the actress received Golden Globe.
In 1998, Cher released the album ‘Believe’, which received huge popularity. Song of the same name from the disk became an international hit and earned the singer a prize Grammy. At the end of the same year on sale Cher book ‘The First Time’, in which she talks about how hard it is to be a megastar.
In 2001, Cher released the album ‘Living Proof’ and stated that it leaves the stage. Within three years, as part of his farewell tour ‘The Farewell Tour’ she played 325 concerts in 20 countries. However, the singer did not keep his word, and 12 years later to the delight of fans released a new album ‘Closer to the Truth’ (2013).
Cher says nothing about his future plans, but fans of the singer are confident that it will record more than one song.
In addition, after a long break Cher returned to the cinema. In 2010, she played the role of Tess in the musical ‘Burlesque’. Despite the fact that the critics reacted to cool her acting, she still received Golden Globe for the performance in the film song ‘You Have not Seen the Last of Me’.
In 1998, Cher life was terrible event: California downhill skiing killed her first husband Sonny Bono. Despite the fact that their relations in the past, they were very friendly and constantly communicate with each other. According to the singer, it still keeps in touch with Bono because of their mediums and psychic James Van Praag.
During his fifty-year career Cher achieved incredible success in music and cinema. She is one of the few performers, in the bank which has the Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and three Golden Globe. She is the only one whose songs for five decades in a row reach the top ten ‘Billboard Hot 100’. In my example Cher proved that if you believe in yourself and work hard, you can achieve incredible heights.
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