Brooklynite Rita Hayworth was born 10/17/1918 in Brooklyn NY with the name Margarita Carmen Cansino. The dancer & film actress achieved fame during the 1940's as one of the era's top stars. She appeared in a total of 61 films in over 37 years. She is listed by the American Film Institute as one of the 100 Greatest Stars of All Time.
One of the first Pin Up Girls. Rita Hayworth. I love how she's shown as a pioneer of the pin up movement in the film 'The Shawshank Redemption'. Rita is displayed on a poster in the men's prison as a reason to live. The replacement of the poster with the image of Marilyn Monroe is used to demonstrate how much times are changing and how the characters are moving forward.