Who Is Cher? Cher Overview
Cherilyn Sarkisian, more popularly known as the icon with the mononym Cher, is a singer and actress who is often referred to as the Goddess of Pop. She has gained success all over the world – especially in America and in Europe.
Cher met the performer Sonny Cher in 1962, ‘marrying’ him in an unofficial service two years later. Originally going by the name Sonny and Cleo, they released a couple of songs that instantly flopped, but after a name change to Sonny and Cher, things started looking up and, on the advice of Brit band The Rolling Stones, they toured the UK, singing such classics as I Got You, Babe in the mid-1960s. Back in the US, they were given their own show -Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour that was a hit with over 30 million viewers in the three years it ran from 1971.
However, behind the scenes, things weren’t so good for Cher. Sonny was involved in numerous affairs and, rumor had it, controlled her every move. Eventually, the couple split and divorced in 1975.
After her divorce, she remained a concert legend in Las Vegas, cementing her residency there from 1980 to 1982.
She has also been in a few Broadway shows such as Come Back to the Five and Dime and Jimmy Dean. She was nominated and won an Academy Award for her work in the film Moonstruck.
How Old Is Cher?
Taurean, Cher is 76 years old this year. She was born on May 20, 1946, in El Centro, California in the United States.
How Tall Is Cher?
Cher is 1.74 meters tall.
What Ethnicity Is Cher?
Cher is of Irish, English, and German descent, although her ancestry also includes Cherokee.
What Nationality Is Cher?
Cher is American.
How Much Does She Weigh?
Cher weighed 106lbs as of 2018.
What Is Cher’s Net Worth?
Reports claim that Cher’s net worth is a whopping $360 million after her music success.
What Is Cher Most Famous For?
As the Goddess of Pop, Cher is known for her amazing contralto singing abilities that have been proven to be distinct and timeless. She is most known for her song I Got You Babe, which reached the top charts both in the United States and in the UK.
She is also famous for her hit songs Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down), Gypsy, Tramps & Thieves, Half-Breed, and Dark Lady.
She has also acted in movies such as Love Hurts, Heart of Stone, and Witches of Eastwick.
Is Cher Single or Married?
Cher is single. But she was previously married to Sonny Bono in 1969 and divorced in 1975. She was later married to Gregg Allman in 1975 and got divorced in 1979. She had a child in each marriage – Chaz Bono and Elijah Blue Allman.