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Cher has already established three professions that place her indelibly in the general public awareness, and two have been around in association with her then-husband, composer/manufacturer/vocalist Salvatore “Sonny” Bono (b. Feb 16, 1935, d. January 8, 1998). She charted main hit information in the 1960s and 1970s, employed in idioms which range from early-’60s female group-style ballads to Jackie Deshannon folk-influenced pop, to adult modern pop in the way in which of afterwards Dusty Springfield. She also embarked on an performing career, primarily in the past due ’60s in colaboration with her are section of Sonny & Cher but down the road her very own, which resulted in some increasingly refined and compelling shows in Silkwood, Face mask, and Moonstruck, that she received the Academy Honor for Best Celebrity. Cherilyn Sarkisian was created in California in 1946; she was 17 when she 1st fulfilled Salvatore “Sonny” Bono, a songwriter and protégé of maker Phil Spector. Sonny brought her to Spector, who utilized her like a back-up vocalist and produced a unitary by her, a novelty Beatles tribute record known as “Ringo I REALLY LIKE You” issued beneath the name Bonnie Jo Mason. It vanished without a track, but the few had been undaunted — they surfaced like a duo, in the beginning known as Caesar & Cleo, later on that 12 months, and cut “The Notice,” “WOULD YOU Wanna Dance,” and “Like Is Unusual.” Caesar & Cleo didn’t problems the graph compilers with any amount of achievement, but past due in 1964, Cher (after that referred to as Cherilyn) was authorized to Liberty Information’ Imperial imprint, and Sonny arrived as maker. A Spector-ish edition of “Desire Baby” got airplay in LA, becoming a regional hit, plus they suspected these were onto something. That same month, Sonny & Cher, because they had been now known, authorized to Reprise Information and released their first solitary, “Baby Don’t Move.” The tune became a significant regional hit in LA, and the duo jumped from Reprise towards the Atco label, a department of Atlantic Information. In Apr 1965 their initial one, “Simply You” premiered and increased to amount 20 in the graphs. The duo was coming, and Cher also acquired Imperial Information after her for another one. The few acquired noticed the Byrds pioneer industrial folk-rock with Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Guy,” and acquired witnessed them executing another Dylan amount, “All I MUST SAY I Wish to accomplish” in a membership in LA. The group designed to issue their very own documenting of “All I MUST SAY I Wish to accomplish,” but Cher, with Sonny making, beat these to the punch with her personal documenting from the track. She pursued a dual profession for another two years, trimming single recordings under Sonny’s assistance that frequently charted, and duets with her spouse for Atco. Per month after “All I MUST SAY I Wish to accomplish,” they released “I ACQUIRED You Babe,” that was among the biggest-selling & most beloved pop/rock and roll hits from the middle-’60s, as well as the couple’s personal melody across two eras of achievement. Cher’s solo profession ended up somewhat overshadowed by her use Sonny & Cher, but at that time she was completely competitive on her behalf very own conditions — her initial LP reached the Billboard Best 20 and was in the albums graphs for half a year. “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” was another strike, a million-seller that produced number three in the us and Britain, and she produced the very best Ten once again with her 1967 one “You Better SIT BACK Children.” The last mentioned melody, compiled by Sonny (and that was also popular for Glen Campbell), handled divorce, a unique subject for the 1960s pop record, and was among some releases which Cher’s music broached tough areas — others had been “PERSONALLY I THINK Something’s in the Surroundings,” which handled unwanted being pregnant, and “Mama (When My Dollies Possess Infants).” Cher’s single profession at Imperial, which experienced created some politics complications for the few at Atlantic, finished using the lapsing of her agreement in 1967, and she relocated to Atlantic. Ironically, it had been this move that added to the unsatisfied reversal from the couple’s fortunes by the end from the 10 years. By the finish from the 1960s, Sonny & Cher had been no longer offering records. Some commercial missteps, in conjunction with a big change in public flavor, experienced sharply curtailed their product sales, and a set of films (MEMORIES, Chastity) experienced lost thousands. Additionally, these were no longer documenting for Atlantic — though these were still under agreement for them — due to the label’s decision to consider Cher’s single recordings from Sonny’s hands and assign a fresh maker to her. In conjunction with the demonstration of the bill from the inner Revenue Provider for $200,000 in back again taxes, these occasions left the few in dire economic straits by the end from the 1960s. These were compelled to play membership dates, starting for performers like Pat Boone, and it had been there that their second profession, another profession for Cher, had taken shape. A fresh agreement with Decca Information in 1971, in conjunction with an opportunity at a summer months replacement gig over the CBS tv network, brought them another chance at achievement. The tryout on tv was successful, as the few became as funny because they had been musically varied. It took just a little much longer to discover a fresh method for Cher’s music — her preliminary solitary on Decca’s Kapp label, “Categorized 1A,” was failing; a serious music coping with a girl’s emotions to get a boyfriend wiped out in Vietnam; it had been topical in every the incorrect ways to turn into a pop graph achievement. Maker Snuff Garrett was recruited to utilize her, and he discovered some songs which were ideal for Cher’s maturing skill. “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves,” a mindful try to emulate Springfield’s “Kid of the Preacher Man” (which also recalled Cher’s very own “Bang Bang”) premiered past due in 1971 and became lots one hit along with a million-seller. For some listeners, “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” was the epitome of schlocky pop/rock and roll, however the song’s subject material, unusual tempo adjustments, and a remarkably unforgettable chorus-hook became a car for the transcendent performance with the vocalist, marking Cher’s maturation as an musician (the B-side, “I Hate to Rest Alone,” compiled by Peggy Clinger from the Clinger Sisters, curiously more than enough, managed to remember Sonny’s Spector-influenced productions in the Imperial years). A follow-up record, featuring her addresses of contemporary strikes such as for example “Open fire and Rainfall,” offered well also, and her following solitary, “JUST HOW of Like,” a revival of the middle-’60s Kathy Kirby strike, solidified the picture of a fresh, well informed and effective Cher. As well as the debut from the couple’s regular network range series on CBS in January 1972 brought them back again to the guts of American and worldwide popular tradition in a far more adult, wittier guise, and something that concentrated a lot more on Cher like a character. Her 1960s music went the gamut from Spector-style small teenager pop symphonies to addresses of modern adult pop (“IT ISN’T Uncommon”) and folk-rock. Her tone of voice wasn’t very wealthy or powerful, nonetheless it was expressive and encircled by Sonny’s radiant Spector masterpieces, and she could place over an nearly inappropriately cheerful sounding edition of “The Bells of Rhymney” or “Blowin’ within the Blowing wind.” In comparison, her early-’70s materials, single or with Sonny, acquired a far more adult viewpoint and character. “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves” as well as the later number 1 solo strikes “Half-Breed” and “Dark Female” had been dramatic, highly extreme performances, almost just as much “acted” as sung, and incredibly not the same as her 1960s result. In 1974, it had been uncovered that the couple’s relationship was arriving at a finish. Ironically, Cher arrived of this divide better than her hubby, despite his having led her profession for ten years and having every one of the real trained in the entertainment business. She embarked on an performing career, even while she continued to create headlines on her behalf intimate exploits, including an affair with (and two relationships to) Gregg Allman. She became a greater celebrity than she was a vocalist, first uncovered in Mike Nichols’ Silkwood (1983) and in Peter Bogdanovich’s Cover up (1985) and George Miller’s The Witches of Eastwick (1987). Her performing peers caught to the worthy of of her function with time for an Academy Prize for Best Celebrity for her efficiency in Norman Jewison’s 1987 intimate comedy Moonstruck. Because the middle-’70s, Cher continues to be known more on her behalf performing than on her behalf music, although she’s continuing to record for several brands, including Columbia, and in 1998 obtained a global chart-topping smash using the club-friendly solitary “Believe.” The entire year 2001 brought Living Resistant, the similarly dance-oriented follow-up towards the transformative Believe, and by 2005 she experienced finished the three-year, high-grossing Farewell Tour before a lucrative NEVADA residency of equivalent length. This year 2010 she starred within the musical Burlesque, and “You Haven’t Seen the final of Me” from your movie’s soundtrack continued to earn a Golden World Award. In Sept 2013 Cher released a fresh studio set, Nearer to the reality, the outcomes of further classes with the help of Tag Taylor, the English songwriter/producer who was simply a normal collaborator since Believe.

Quick Facts


Full Name Cher
Height 1.74 m
Profession Singer, Model, Entrepreneur, Author, Comedian, Film director, Film producer, Music Producer, Fashion Designer, Philanthropist, Songwriter, Voice Actor, Television presenter, Dancer
Education Montclair College Preparatory School
Nationality American
Spouse Sonny Bono
Children Chaz Bono, Elijah Blue Allman
Parents Georgia Holt, John Paul Sarkisian, Gilbert Hartmann LaPiere
Siblings Georganne LaPiere
Awards Academy Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Cannes Best Actress Award, Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording, GLAAD Media Vanguard Award, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special, Billboard Music Artist Achievement Award, Satellite Award for Best Original Song, World Music Legend Award for Outstanding Contribution To The Music Industry, People's Choice Award for Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer, Bambi - International Pop, Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Female Artist, Billboard Music Award for Top Dance/Electronic Artist, Billboard Icon Award, Danish Music Award for International Hit of the Year, TV Land Television's Greatest Music Moment Award, MTV Australia VH1 Music First Award
Music Groups Sonny & Cher
Music Songs Believe, If I Could Turn Back Time, I Got You Babe, Gypsies, Tramps & Thieves, Just Like Jesse James, Strong Enough, Shoop Shoop Song, Half-Breed, Dark Lady, You Haven't Seen the Last of Me, I Found Someone, Bang Bang, Dov'e L'amore, Walking in Memphis, After All, A Song for the Lonely, All or Nothing, I Walk Alone, Love and Understanding, Save Up All Your Tears, Woman's World, The Way Of Love, We All Sleep Alone, Take Me Home, I Hope You Find It, One By One, Love Can Build a Bridge, All I Really Want to Do, Welcome to Burlesque, A Different Kind of Love Song, The Music's No Good Without You, Take It Like a Man
Albums Closer to the Truth, Heart of Stone, Believe, Love Hurts, Living Proof, Live in Concert, Burlesque: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Not.com.mercial, 3614 Jackson Highway, All I Really Want to Do, Two the Hard Way, Live! The Farewell Tour, Mermaids, Bittersweet White Light, Take Me Home, Chastity Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, Stars, Black Rose, The Sonny Side of Chér, Chér, Backstage, Prisoner, Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves, Cherished, Foxy Lady, I Paralyze, With Love, Chér, CherFitness: A New Attitude, Half-Breed, Extravaganza: Live at the Mirage, Dark Lady, CherFitness: Body Confidence, The Ugly Duckling, The Very Best of Cher, The Greatest Hits, Greatest Hits: 1965–1992, It's a Man's World, If I Could Turn Back Time: Cher's Greatest Hits, Greatest Hits, Gold, Cher's Golden Greats, Outrageous, Closer to the Truth: The Whole Story, I'd Rather Believe in You, Goddess of Pop: The Remix, Las Vegas Nights (Live at The Caesars Palace 1994), Live in Las Vegas, All I Really Want To Do/The Sonny Side Of Cher, Superpack Vol. 1 and 2
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, Grammy Award for Record of the Year, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album, MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video, BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, MTV Video Music Award for Best Dance Video, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television, MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing, World Music Award for World’s Best Video, World Music Award for World’s Best Album, World Music Award for World’s Best Female Artist, Billboard Music Award for Top Female Artist, Primetime Emmy Award for Individual Performance - Variety Or Music Program, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress, World Music Award for World’s Best Entertainer of the Year, World Music Award for World’s Best Live Act, World Music Award for World’s Best Song, Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film, American Music Award for Favorite Adult Contemporary Artist, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Song, American Music Award for International Artist of the Year Award, People's Choice Award for Favorite Female TV Performer, Mnet Asian Music Award for Best International Artist, Shorty Award for Best Celebrity, NME Award for World Female Singer, Porin Award for Best Foreign Video Programme, Billboard Music Award for Female Hot 100 Artist of the Year
Movies Burlesque, Mask, Moonstruck, Mermaids, The Witches of Eastwick, Silkwood, Stuck on You, Tea with Mussolini, If These Walls Could Talk, Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, Zookeeper, Suspect, Chastity, The Very Best of Cher: The Video Hits Collection, Faithful, Mayor of the Sunset Strip, Bana Old and Wise'i Çal, Rabbit Ears: The Ugly Duckling, Muppets 201: Rarities From the Henson Vault
TV Shows Late Night with David Letterman, The Sonny & Cher Show, Cher, The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, Premios Latin Billboards 2017, Where the Girls Are, Cher... Special


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#Fact
1 When she first heard Diane Warren's demo for "If I Could Turn Back Time" (1989) she detested it and firmly rejected it. Not until after much encouragement and badgering by the songwriter did she agree to record it. The fact that Warren agreed to fund the recording session also helped clinch the deal and Cher nailed the recording after just two takes.
2 Cher lives by her mom's rule-of-thumb life lesson: "If it doesn't matter in 5 years, it doesn't matter".
3 Is one of 15 Oscar-winning actresses to have been born in the state of California. The others are Fay Bainter, Gloria Grahame, Jo Van Fleet, Liza Minnelli, Tatum O'Neal, Diane Keaton, Sally Field, Anjelica Huston, Jodie Foster, Helen Hunt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Marcia Gay Harden and Brie Larson.
4 Is one of 14 actresses to have won both the Best Actress Academy Award and the Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical Golden Globe for the same performance; hers being for Moonstruck (1987). The others, in chronological order, are: Judy Holliday for Born Yesterday (1950), Julie Andrews for Mary Poppins (1964), Barbra Streisand for Funny Girl (1968), Liza Minnelli for Cabaret (1972), Glenda Jackson for A Touch of Class (1973), Diane Keaton for Annie Hall (1977), Sissy Spacek for Coal Miner's Daughter (1980), Jessica Tandy for Driving Miss Daisy (1989), Helen Hunt for As Good as It Gets (1997), Gwyneth Paltrow for Shakespeare in Love (1998), Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line (2005), Marion Cotillard for La Vie en Rose (2007), and Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook (2012).
5 Is one of 26 actresses to have won an Academy Award for their performance in a comedy; hers being for Moonstruck (1987). The others, in chronological order, are: Claudette Colbert (It Happened One Night (1934)), Loretta Young (The Farmer's Daughter (1947)), Josephine Hull (Harvey (1950)), Judy Holliday (Born Yesterday (1950)), Audrey Hepburn (Roman Holiday (1953)), Goldie Hawn (Cactus Flower (1969)), Glenda Jackson (A Touch of Class (1973)), Lee Grant (Shampoo (1975)), Diane Keaton (Annie Hall (1977)), Maggie Smith (California Suite (1978)), Mary Steenburgen (Melvin and Howard (1980)), Jessica Lange (Tootsie (1982)), Anjelica Huston (Prizzi's Honor (1985)), Olympia Dukakis (Moonstruck (1987)), Jessica Tandy (Driving Miss Daisy (1989)), Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King (1991)), Dianne Wiest (Bullets Over Broadway (1994)), Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite (1995)), Frances McDormand (Fargo (1996)), Helen Hunt (As Good as It Gets (1997)), Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love (1998)), Gwyneth Paltrow (Shakespeare in Love (1998)), Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)), and Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook (2012)).
6 Was the 96th actress to receive an Academy Award; she won the Best Actress Oscar for Moonstruck (1987) at The 60th Annual Academy Awards (1988) on April 11, 1988.
7 Sonny Bono and Cher did a promotional still for the film Good Times (1967) dressed in prehistoric caveman and cavewoman attire sitting atop Ralph Helfer's Indian elephant Misty.
8 Songwriter Bobby Russell had initially offered the song "The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" to Cher for her to record. However, when he brought a demo recording to her she was out shopping and asked her husband Sonny Bono to listen to it. After listening to it, Sonny told Russell that he not only would he allow Cher to do the song, but he also thought it would cause her to lose fans in the south. Russell wound up giving the song to his then wife Vicki Lawrence who not only had a hit with it, but it wound up topping the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks and sold over a million copies.
9 When Cher won her Best Actress Oscar for Moonstruck (1987), she was seated next to Chaz Bono (then daughter Chastity) and then partner Rob Camilletti (Shrine Auditorium Los Angeles / 11 April 1988).
10 She and Sonny were one of many other celebrities who made regular weekend visits to Ralph Helfer Africa U.S.A. Exotic Animal Ranch in Soledad Canyon, California to pitch in with the chores and to play with the animals.
11 In the public eye, Cher's most serious relationship outside her two marriages has been with Rob Camilletti, an 18-years-younger bagel baker she lived with from 1986-89 and sporadically rekindled their romance off and on until at least 2001. She has also dated (in alphabetical order): Warren Beatty, Eric Clapton, Tom Cruise, Les Dudek, Ron Duguay, Alan Gorrie, John Heard, Mark Hudson, Val Kilmer, Ray Liotta, John Loeffler, Tim Medvetz, David Paich, Richie Sambora, Michael Seitz, Eric Stoltz and Ron Zimmerman. Some reports once linked her to Michael Bolton, but she categorically denied this on Late Show with David Letterman (1993). Rumours also circulated that Cher was romantically involved with a member of her band during the Farewell Tour.
12 Considers her performance as Rusty Dennis in Mask (1985) to be her finest work onscreen.
13 Engaged to television producer Joshua Donen (1984-85).
14 Cher (born Cheryl Sarkisian) is an American citizen of Armenian descent.
15 According to an interview on Good Morning Britain (1983), was rejected as being too old to play Robert Redford's love interest in Legal Eagles (1986) even though she's ten years younger than Redford.
16 She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television at 7020 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California on May 15, 1998.
17 Prior to giving birth to her daughter Chaz Bono, she suffered four miscarriages.
18 The singer's video "If I Could Turn Back Time" (1989) (by Diane Warren) was filmed aboard the (now decommissioned) USS Missouri (BB-63) ("Mighty Mo" or "Big Mo") in Long Beach (California) and featured (in cameos) Cher's son Elijah Allman and (his father/her ex) Gregg Allman as backing guitarists. Directed by Marty Callner.
19 Daughter born Chastity Bono underwent gender reassignment surgery to become a man in 2009. He changed his name legally to Chaz Salvatore Bono in April 2010 and is billed as Chaz Bono.
20 Her birthday card is the Queen of Clubs.
21 In her 1974 divorce from Sonny Bono, he was ordered to pay her $25,000 per month for 6 months, $1,500 per month child support and ordered to pay $41,000 for her attorney's fees. Their liquid assets were otherwise split 50/50. She received their Bel Air mansion, Bono received an Aspen condo, Palm Springs house and another Los Angeles dwelling.
22 Born at 7:25 AM (PST).
23 Was in consideration for the role of Lilly Dillon in The Grifters (1990) but Anjelica Huston, who went on to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance, was cast instead.
24 She and Sonny Bono made a film for Columbia Pictures, Good Times (1967), but it was such a flop that Columbia immediately sold rights to their intended follow-up film, Speedway (1968) to MGM as a vehicle for Elvis Presley.
25 Auditioned for the role of Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde (1967), which went to Faye Dunaway.
26 Good friends with Meryl Streep.
27 Ranked #26 on VH1's 100 Sexiest Artists.
28 All of her Emmy nominations have been for variety series or music programs with her name in the title.
29 Is one of only six actors/actresses to have both a number one single and an Oscar for acting. The others are Frank Sinatra (1954), Barbra Streisand (1968), Judy Garland (Honorary Oscar) (1940), Jamie Foxx (2005) and Bing Crosby (1945).
30 From 2002-2005, she has had an immense success with her "Living Proof Farewell Tour", spanning the globe, making her the world's top diva. She also holds the record for longest-running tour and most money grossed than any female artist in history.
31 She has had rhinoplasty and other cosmetic surgeries.
32 Her Oscar-winning part in Moonstruck (1987) was originally offered to Sally Field, who turned it down.
33 Was called to be offered the role in The Witches of Eastwick (1987) on the morning of her 40th birthday.
34 She was the subject of an episode of The X-Files (1993) called "The Post-Modern Prometheus" (5X06; first aired November 3, 1997). This episode concerned a deformed man who adored Cher because of her role in Mask (1985), in which her character cared for her deformed son. Several Cher songs appeared on the soundtrack of this episode, including "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves" and "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore". At the end of the episode, Mulder and Scully take the Cher fan to a Cher concert, where they hear her sing her cover of "Walkin' in Memphis". Cher, a huge fan of "The X-Files", was asked to play herself in this scene but declined the producers' offer. However, she revealed on The X-Files Movie Special (1998) that once the episode aired, she regretted not having appeared in it.
35 In a recent poll, A&E's Biography Magazine ranked her as people's Number 3 favorite actress of all time behind her two Hollywood idols, Katharine Hepburn and Audrey Hepburn.
36 American-born Cher is the most famous Hollywood personality of Armenian ethnicity. Acclaimed Russian-born filmmaker Sergei Parajanov is the most famous non-Hollywood Armenian cinema personality.
37 In addition to her Oscar and Emmy wins, Cher won a 2000 Grammy for the song "Believe" as Best Dance Recording.
38 Has appeared solo on the cover of People magazine a near record 13 times.
39 She and Barbra Streisand are the only two female performers in the United States to have had a #1 hit and won an Oscar.
40 Is the only certified female performer in music history to have had a US #1 single in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s.
41 Mother Georgia Holt was a huge fan of Lana Turner and named her daughter Cherilyn in honor of Turner's daughter, Cheryl Crane.
42 Although her music video "If I Could Turn Back Time" is often cited as the first video to be banned by MTV, this is not true. The Rolling Stones ("Neighbors"), Ramones ("Psychotherapy") and Laura Branigan all had videos banned several years beforehand.
43 Is a huge fan of Katharine Hepburn.
44 A 2002 Rolling Stone article estimated her wealth at over $600 million. Since then she has embarked on a hugely successful farewell tour that is still going and released a greatest hits CD that has spent weeks in the the Billboard Top 10.
45 Her 1999 hit single "Believe" was ranked #60 on VH1's 100 Greatest Dance Songs.
46 Wore braces as an adult.
47 Ranked #43 on VH1's "100 Greatest Women of Rock N Roll".
48 Spoke the eulogy at ex-husband Sonny Bono's funeral.
49 She won a Grammy Award in 2000 for the song "Believe" and an Emmy Award in 2003 for a special on her farewell concert tour.
50 Her parents married and divorced three times.
51 Cher's very first recording was the novelty record "Ringo, I Love You", under the name of Bonnie Jo Mason in 1963.
52 Suffers from fear of flying.
53 Is tying with Mako as the Oscar-nominated actor throughout history with the shortest name. Technically wins, as her name is only one syllable and is her actual legal name.
54 Son, Elijah Allman, fronts the band Deadsy.
55 Holds the record for oldest female artist with a #1 hit ("Believe").
56 Holds the record for the the longest gap between #1 hits ("Dark Lady" 1974, "Believe" 1999).
57 Mostly lived in London, England in the late 1990s and early 2000s. She now lives in Malibu, California.
58 Her favourite makeup artist, Kevyn Aucoin, died in 2002 of a brain tumor.
59 Wanted to play Morticia Addams in The Addams Family (1991), but the role went to Anjelica Huston.
60 Beat out Céline Dion's "My Heart Will Go On" for the bestselling single of 1998 with "Believe".
61 Legally changed her name from "Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPierre Bono" to simply "Cher".
62 Cher's father was of Armenian ancestry. Cher's mother had English and German, with more distant Dutch, French and Irish ancestry. Cher's mother reportedly had Cherokee ancestry as well, but it is not clear if this ancestry has ever been verified or documented.
63 Ex-half-sister-in-law of Michael Madsen and Virginia Madsen.
64 Was offered the role of Thelma Dickinson in Thelma & Louise (1991), which went to Geena Davis.
65 Her half-sister, Georganne LaPiere, was the first wife of Michael Madsen.
66 At one time, was living with rock musician Gene Simmons of KISS.
67 Had started dating producer David Geffen after she and estranged husband Sonny Bono split up.
68 Diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of 30.
69 Mother of Chaz Bono with Sonny Bono and Elijah Allman with Gregg Allman.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Top of the Pops TV Series performer - 7 episodes, 1982 - 1996 writer - 1 episode, 1996
Die Harald Schmidt Show 1995 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tohuwabohu 1993-1995 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Monte Video 1994 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez 1993 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Vamp 1991 TV Series performer: "Love Hurts"
Mermaids 1990 performer: "The Shoop Shoop Song It's in His Kiss"
Days of Thunder 1990 performer: "Trail of Broken Hearts"
Chances Are 1989 performer: "AFTER ALL Love theme from CHANCES ARE"
The Wonder Years 1988 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam 1987 TV Movie documentary performer: "The Beat Goes On"
Mask 1985 performer: "Little Egypt"
Silkwood 1983 performer: "Pretty Little Horses Lullaby"
The 36th Annual Tony Awards 1982 TV Special performer: "My Heart Belongs to Daddy"
John Wilson's Mini-Musicals 1981 Video performer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown", "Dark Lady", "Sweet Gypsy Rose", "The Candy Man", "Brand New Key", "Black & White", "Higher Ground", "Love Story"
Foxes 1980 lyrics: "Bad Love" / performer: "Bad Love"
Roller Boogie 1979 performer: "Hell on Wheels"
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV Special performer: "I Got You Babe"
Cher... Special 1978 TV Movie performer: "Songs from 'West Side Story'", "Musical Battle to Save Cher's Soul Medley"
The Sonny and Cher Show 1976-1977 TV Series performer - 32 episodes
Cher 1975 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour 1971-1974 TV Series performer - 6 episodes
Bad, Bad Leroy Brown 1973 Short performer: "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"
Higher Ground 1973 Short performer: "Higher Ground"
Sweet Gypsy Rose 1973 Short performer: "Sweet Gypsy Rose"
Black & White 1972 Short performer: "Black & White"
The Candy Man 1972 Short performer: "The Candy Man"
Once Upon a Wheel 1971 Documentary performer: "Gentle Foe"
48 Stunden bis Acapulco 1967 performer: "Sunny"
Bang Bang 1967 performer: "Bang Bang"
Good Times 1967 performer: "Don't Talk to Strangers"
Alfie 1966 "Alfie"
Wild on the Beach 1965 performer: "It's Gonna Rain"
Shindig! 1965 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Good Morning Britain 2017 TV Series performer - 1 episode
12 Monkeys 2017 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gifted 2017 performer: "Shame, Shame, Shame"
Making History 2017 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Britain's Got More Talent 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beer and Board Games 2016 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Lip Sync Battle 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Voice 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Coronation Street 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Official! Biggest Hits of the 90s 2015 TV Movie performer: "Believe", "The Shoop Shoop Song"
Wogan: The Best Of 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Official Top 50 Best-Selling Singles of the 90s and 00s 2015 TV Movie performer: "Believe"
One Hit Wonderland 2014 TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes
Somewhere Over the Rainbow 2014 TV Movie documentary performer: "Strong Enough" - uncredited
Guapas 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Brooklyn Nine-Nine 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dancing on Ice 2009-2014 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Dancing with the Stars 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Voice 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dear Mom, Love Cher 2013 TV Movie documentary performer: "I'm Just Your Yesterday"
Britain's Got Talent 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
RuPaul's Drag Race 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Miranda 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Voice UK 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Türkisch für Anfänger 2012 performer: "If I Could Turn Back Time"
Top Gear 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode
20 to 1 2007-2011 TV Series documentary performer - 4 episodes
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2011 TV Special performer: "You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me" - uncredited
Burlesque 2010/I performer: "Welcome to Burlesque", "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me"
Soy tu dueña 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gentlemen Broncos 2009 performer: "Just Like Jesse James"
Trautmann 2008 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Redirecting Eddie 2008 performer: "When Love Calls Your Name"
Meet Dave 2008 performer: "This Is A Song for the Lonely"
The Wrecking Crew! 2008 Documentary performer: "Gypsies, Tramps And Thieves"
100 Greatest Songs of the 90s 2007 TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Elite Beat Agents 2006 Video Game "Believe"
I Love the '70s: Volume 2 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Dad! 2006 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lords of Dogtown 2005 performer: "Half Breed"
The Very Best of Cher: The Video Hits Collection 2004 Video performer: "Believe", "Dov'e l'Amore", "Song for the Lonely", "Strong Enough", "Save Up All Your Tears", "Main Man", "We All Sleep Alone"
Stuck on You 2003 performer: "Human"
A Bear's Story 2003 Short performer: "Alive Again"
Idol - Jakten på en superstjerne 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Simpsons 2003 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Soldier's Girl 2003 TV Movie performer: "Shoop Shoop Song"
I Love the '80s 2002 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Forsthaus Falkenau 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Will & Grace 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Gilmore Girls 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Six Feet Under 2001 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Periodistas 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Zwei Männer am Herd 1999 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sex and the City 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Charmed 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Tea with Mussolini 1999 performer: "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"
Casper & Mandrilaftalen 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hans Meiser 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
A Walk on the Moon 1999 performer: "Crimson & Clover" 1968
Unter uns 1999 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Wodka Orange 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The X-Files 1997 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Die kranken Schwestern 1997 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Florentine 1997 TV Series performer - 1 episode
If These Walls Could Talk 1996 TV Movie performer: "One By One"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Zookeeper 2011 Janet the Lioness (voice)
Burlesque 2010/I Tess
Stuck on You 2003 Cher
Tea with Mussolini 1999 Elsa Morganthal Strauss-Armistan
9 1996 Video Game Isadora (voice)
If These Walls Could Talk 1996 TV Movie Dr. Beth Thompson (segment "1996")
Cher: Walking in Memphis 1996 Video short
Faithful 1996 Margaret
The Player 1992 Cher
Mermaids 1990 Mrs. Flax
Cher: The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss) 1990 Video short
Moonstruck 1987 Loretta Castorini
Suspect 1987 Kathleen Riley
The Witches of Eastwick 1987 Alexandra Medford
Cher: I Found Someone 1987 Video short Woman
Rabbit Ears: The Ugly Duckling 1985 Video short Storyteller
Mask 1985 Rusty Dennis
Silkwood 1983 Dolly Pelliker
Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean 1982 Sissy
Love, American Style 1971 TV Series April (segment "Love and the Sack")
Chastity 1969 Chastity (as Chér)
Good Times 1967 Chér / Bargirl / Zora / ... (uncredited)
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 1967 TV Series Ramona

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Flint 2017 TV Movie executive producer pre-production
Dear Mom, Love Cher 2013 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Cher: The Farewell Tour 2003 TV Movie documentary executive producer
Cher... and Other Fantasies 1979 TV Movie executive producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Very Best of Cher: The Video Hits Collection 2004 Video vidoes "Save Up All Your Tears", "Main Man", "I Found Someone" & "We All Sleep Alone"
If These Walls Could Talk 1996 TV Movie segment "1996"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Very Best of Cher: The Video Hits Collection 2004 Video
Cher... and Other Fantasies 1979 TV Movie

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Giant Monster Alien Midget 2012 Short special thanks
No Day But Today: The Story of 'Rent' 2006 Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 43rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1986 TV Special Herself
Looney Tunes 50th Anniversary 1986 TV Special Herself
Good Morning Britain 1985 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1968-1985 TV Series Herself - Guest
The 56th Annual Academy Awards 1984 TV Special documentary Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Supporting Role
The 41st Annual Golden Globe Awards 1984 TV Special Herself - Winner
Cher: A Celebration at Caesars 1983 TV Movie Herself
The 55th Annual Academy Awards 1983 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 40th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1983 TV Special Herself - Nominee
Solid Gold 1982 TV Series Herself - Cameo / Herself
New American Bandstand 1965 1965-1982 TV Series Herself
The 36th Annual Tony Awards 1982 TV Special Herself - Performer
The Dick Cavett Show 1982 TV Series Herself
Night of 100 Stars 1982 TV Special Herself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Fred Astaire 1981 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
The Midnight Special 1980 TV Series Herself / Herself - Host
Hour Magazine 1980 TV Series Herself
Making Xanadu: The Musical Fantasy Movie 1980 TV Movie documentary Wrap-Party Guest (uncredited)
Omnibus 1980 TV Series Herself
Magic Night 1980 TV Movie Herself
The Mike Douglas Show 1969-1979 TV Series Herself - Co-Host / Herself - Guest / Herself - Entertainer
Wings Over the World 1979 TV Movie documentary Herself (uncredited)
Cher... and Other Fantasies 1979 TV Movie Herself
Cher: Hell on Wheels 1979 Video short Herself
Cher... Special 1978 TV Movie Herself / Various
The 1978 Cerebral Palsy Telethon Benefit 1978 TV Movie Herself - Performer
The Sonny and Cher Show 1976-1977 TV Series Herself - Co-Host
Donny and Marie 1976 TV Series Herself
Dinah! 1975-1976 TV Series Herself - Guest
Cher 1975-1976 TV Series Herself - Hostess
The Carol Burnett Show 1967-1975 TV Series Herself
Rona Looks at Raquel, Liza, Cher and Ann-Margret 1975 TV Movie Herself
The 1st Annual People's Choice Awards 1975 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 46th Annual Academy Awards 1974 TV Special Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Dramatic Score
The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour 1971-1974 TV Series Herself - Hostess / Running Deer / Rosa
The 16th Annual Grammy Awards 1974 TV Special Herself
The 45th Annual Academy Awards 1973 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The New Scooby-Doo Movies 1972 TV Series Herself
Dinah's Place 1971 TV Series Herself - Guest
The David Frost Show 1969-1971 TV Series Herself - Guest
The First Nine Months Are the Hardest 1971 TV Movie Herself
Sonny & Cher: Nitty Gritty Hour 1970 TV Special Herself - Co-Host
The Barbara McNair Show 1970 TV Series Herself
The Dick Cavett Show 1970 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Best on Record 1970 TV Special Herself
The Merv Griffin Show 1969-1970 TV Series Herself - Guest
Playboy After Dark 1970 TV Series Singer
The Kraft Music Hall 1967-1969 TV Series Herself
Laugh-In 1968-1969 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Hollywood Squares 1969 TV Series Herself
This Is Tom Jones 1969 TV Series documentary Herself
The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show 1968 TV Series Herself
Where the Girls Are 1968 TV Movie Herself
The 40th Annual Academy Awards 1968 TV Special Herself - Audience Member
The Joey Bishop Show 1967 TV Series Herself
The Jerry Lewis Show 1967 TV Series Herself
Beat-Club 1966-1967 TV Series Herself / Herself - Musician
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1967 TV Series Herself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1965-1967 TV Series Herself
The Andy Williams Show 1967 TV Series Herself
The Eamonn Andrews Show 1967 TV Series Herself
Die Drehscheibe 1966 TV Series Herself
Nuorten tanssihetki 1966 TV Series Herself
Ready, Steady, Go! 1965-1966 TV Series Herself
Where the Action Is 1965-1966 TV Series Herself
Danny Thomas Special: My Home Town 1966 TV Special Herself
The Hollywood Palace 1965-1966 TV Series Herself
In This Climate 2017 Documentary Herself
Cinnamon Cinder Show Christmas Special 1965 TV Movie Herself (as Sonny and Cher)
Entertainment Tonight 2003-2017 TV Series Herself
Hullabaloo 1965 TV Series Herself
The Insider 2017 TV Series Herself
Wild on the Beach 1965 Herself (as Sonny & Cher)
The Talk 2017 TV Series Herself
Shindig! 1965 TV Series Herself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2016 TV Series Herself
Shivaree 1965 TV Series Herself
Access Hollywood 2002-2016 TV Series Herself
Extra 2008-2016 TV Series Herself
The First Monday in May 2016 Documentary Herself (Cameo)
Inside Edition 2015 TV Series documentary Herself
Somewhere Over the Rainbow 2014 TV Movie documentary Herself - Sängerin
Dancing with the Stars 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest Judge
The Graham Norton Show 2010-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
The X Factor 2013 TV Series Herself - Special Guest
Le grand journal de Canal+ 2010-2013 TV Series documentary Herself
Live with Kelly and Ryan 2010-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 1996-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Today 2013 TV Series Herself
Woman's World 2013 Short Herself
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular 2013 TV Special Herself
Watch What Happens: Live 2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Voice 2013 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Dear Mom, Love Cher 2013 TV Movie documentary Herself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2008-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1996-2013 TV Series Herself - Guest
American Masters 2012 TV Series documentary Herself
Southern Rock at the BBC 2012 TV Movie Herself
Anderson Live 2011 TV Series Herself
Becoming Chaz 2011 Documentary Herself
Vivement dimanche prochain 2010 TV Series Herself
Cinema 3 2010 TV Series Herself
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest
Días de cine 2010 TV Series Herself
Premios Principales 2010 2010 TV Movie Herself - Honoree
Wetten, dass..? 1995-2010 TV Series Herself
2010 MTV Video Music Awards 2010 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mike Nichols 2010 TV Movie Herself
2010 CMT Music Awards 2010 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Oprah Winfrey Show 1990-2010 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself - Performer / Herself
The 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2010 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The Best of the World Music Awards 2010 TV Special Herself
Larry King Live 2004-2009 TV Series Herself - Guest
CMT Insider 2009 TV Series Herself
The Wrecking Crew! 2008 Documentary Herself
The 50th Annual Grammy Awards 2008 TV Special Herself - Presenter
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
B InTune TV 2006-2007 TV Series Herself - Guest
TV Land's Top Ten 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
SingStar Party 2004 Video Game Herself (as Sonny & Cher)
Dr. Phil 2004 TV Series Herself
Rove Live 2004 TV Series Herself
Today Tonight 2004 TV Series Herself
The Very Best of Cher: The Video Hits Collection 2004 Video Herself / Half Breed / Rachel Flax / ...
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Meryl Streep 2004 TV Special Herself
Pulse 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
The Eurovision Song Contest 2004 TV Special Herself
ABBA: Our Last Video Ever 2004 TV Short Herself
The Eurovision Song Contest Semi Final 2004 TV Special Woman in ABBA-clip
Tinseltown TV 2004 TV Series Herself
Reflections on 'The X-Files' 2004 Video documentary short Herself
Sesame Street 2004 TV Series Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon 2003 TV Series Herself
Mayor of the Sunset Strip 2003 Documentary Herself
Cher: The Farewell Tour 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Inside TV Land: Style and Fashion 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
50 Sexiest Video Moments 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Reel Comedy 2003 TV Series Herself
MTV Icon: Aerosmith 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 2002 Billboard Music Awards 2002 TV Special Herself
Elvis Lives 2002 TV Special Herself
NFL Monday Night Football 2002 TV Series Herself
Behind the Music 1999-2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Primetime 1989-2002 TV Series documentary Herself - Singer (segment "Cher") / Herself - Singer (segment "Best Seat in the House")
VH1 Divas Las Vegas 2002 TV Special Herself - Performer
Will & Grace 2000-2002 TV Series Herself
American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration 2002 TV Movie Herself - Performer
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-2002 TV Series Herself
Judi Dench: A BAFTA Tribute 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 29th Annual American Music Awards 2002 TV Special Herself - Performer
Still Cher 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
National Lottery Christmas Cracker 2001 TV Special Herself
48º edición de los premios Ondas 2001 TV Movie Herself
The Royal Variety Performance 2001 2001 TV Special documentary Herself - Performer
I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special 2001 TV Movie documentary Herself
GMTV 2001 TV Series Herself
2001 World Awards 2001 TV Special Herself
Q Awards 2001 2001 TV Special Herself - Presenter, Best Act in the World Today Award
So Graham Norton 2001 TV Series Herself - Guest
Parkinson 2001 TV Series Herself - Guest
Top of the Pops 1965-2001 TV Series Herself
Race to Erase MS 2001 TV Special Herself
Hollywood Greats 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
100 Greatest Dance Songs of Rock & Roll 2000 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
The 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 2000 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Nominee: Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards 2000 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Original Song
Cher: Live in Concert from Las Vegas 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself
Tina Turner: Celebrate Live 1999 1999 Video documentary Herself
VH1 Divas Live 2 1999 TV Special documentary Herself - Performer
The South Bank Show 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
Música sí 1999 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
The National Lottery Stars 1999 TV Series documentary Herself - Performer
Television's Greatest Hits 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Stars: America's Greatest Screen Legends 1999 TV Special documentary Herself
Hollywood Animal Crusaders 1999 TV Movie documentary Herself
Mundo VIP 1999 TV Series Herself
Tapis rouge 1999 TV Series Herself
Söndagsöppet 1999 TV Series Herself
Skattefri lørdag 1999 TV Series Herself
Live & Kicking 1999 TV Series Herself
Brit Awards 1999 1999 TV Special Herself - Performer
Super Bowl XXXIII 1999 TV Special Herself - National Anthem Performer
The 26th Annual American Music Awards 1999 TV Special Herself
The 1998 Billboard Music Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
The 25th Annual American Music Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
¿Qué apostamos? 1998 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Millionär gesucht! - Die SKL Show 1998 TV Series Herself
The National Lottery 1996-1998 TV Series Herself
Cher: Believe 1998 Video short Herself
The Roseanne Show 1998 TV Series Herself
1998 MTV Video Music Awards 1998 TV Special Herself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies 1998 TV Special documentary Herself - Host
The X-Files Movie Special 1998 TV Special documentary Herself
The Magic Hour 1998 TV Series Herself
Sonny & Me: Cher Remembers 1998 TV Special Herself
Gran premio internazionale della TV 1998 TV Series Herself - Performer
The 70th Annual Academy Awards 1998 TV Special Herself - Past Winner
An Audience with Elton John 1997 TV Special Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Very Important Pennis 1997 TV Series Herself
Happy Birthday Elizabeth: A Celebration of Life 1997 TV Special Herself
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1997 TV Special Herself - Nominee
Maury 1996 TV Series Herself - Guest
TFI Friday 1996 TV Series Herself
Die Harald Schmidt Show 1995 TV Series Herself
Clive Anderson Talks Back 1995 TV Series Herself
Comic Relief: Behind the Nose 1995 TV Special Herself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Nicholson 1994 TV Special Herself
Flashbacks 2: Pop Parade 1994 Video short Herself (as Sonny and Cher)
Ready to Wear 1994 Herself
Michael Ball 1994 TV Series Herself
The Atlantic Records Story 1994 TV Special Herself
Don't Forget Your Toothbrush 1994 TV Series Herself
Un, dos, tres... responda otra vez 1993 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Tina Turner: Girl from Nutbush 1993 Video documentary Herself
Late Night with David Letterman 1986-1993 TV Series Herself - Guest / Herself
Cher: Extravaganza - Live at the Mirage 1992 Video documentary Herself
Cherfitness: Body Confidence 1992 Video Herself
Los domingos por Norma 1992 TV Series Herself - Guest
Saturday Night Live 1987-1992 TV Series Herself
Parabéns 1992 TV Series Herself / Guest
In a New Light: A Call to Action in the War Against AIDS 1992 TV Movie documentary Herself
Aspel & Company 1992 TV Series Herself - Guest
The Grand Opening of Euro Disney 1992 TV Special documentary Herself - Performer
1991 MTV Video Music Awards 1991 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Cherfitness: A New Attitude 1991 Video documentary Herself
1991 Billboard Music Awards 1991 TV Special Herself
Dame Edna's Hollywood 1991 TV Series Herself - Performer
Going Live! 1991 TV Series Herself
The Howard Stern Show 1991 TV Series Herself
Coca Cola Pop Music Backstage Pass to Summer 1991 TV Special Herself - Host
Viva el espectáculo 1991 TV Series Herself - Musical Guest
Wogan 1991 TV Series Herself - Guest
MTV's 10th Anniversary Special 1991 TV Movie Herself
America This Morning 1991 TV Series Herself
Cher... at the Mirage 1990 TV Movie documentary Herself
Club Rhino 1990 TV Movie Herself
1990 MTV Video Music Awards 1990 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Good Morning America 1990 TV Series Herself - Guest
An Evening with... 1990 TV Movie Herself
Mary Hart Presents: Power in the Public Eye 1990 TV Movie Herself
After Hours 1989 TV Series Herself
1989 MTV Video Music Awards 1989 TV Special Herself
The 15th Annual People's Choice Awards 1989 TV Special Herself - Winner
Cher: If I Could Turn Back Time 1989 Video short Herself
The 61st Annual Academy Awards 1989 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Comic Relief III 1989 TV Special documentary Herself
Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse 1988 TV Movie Herself (uncredited)
Roseanne 1988 TV Series Herself
The 1988 MTV Video Music Awards 1988 TV Special Herself
The 60th Annual Academy Awards 1988 TV Special Herself
BAFTA British Academy Awards 1988 TV Special Herself
The 15th Annual American Music Awards 1988 TV Special Herself - Presenter
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1988 TV Special Herself - Winner
Superstars and Their Moms 1987 TV Movie Herself
Women in Rock 1986 Video documentary Herself
The Late Show 1986 TV Series Herself
The 58th Annual Academy Awards 1986 TV Special Herself - Presenter: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Joan Rivers: Can We Talk? 1986 TV Series Herself - Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Insider 2016-2017 TV Series Herself
Entertainment Tonight 2009-2017 TV Series Herself
Extra 2014-2017 TV Series Herself
Good Morning Britain 2017 TV Series Herself
Ok! TV 2017 TV Series Herself
The 89th Annual Academy Awards 2017 TV Special Herself (uncredited)
Access Hollywood 2016 TV Series Herself
L'IA et Mathieu 2016 TV Mini-Series Herself
The Eighties 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
That's So... 2016 TV Series documentary Herself
Rock Legends 2016 TV Series documentary Herself
Tu cara me suena - Argentina 2013-2015 TV Series Herself
Official! Biggest Hits of the 90s 2015 TV Movie Herself
Wogan: The Best Of 2015 TV Series Herself - Performer
The Official Top 50 Best-Selling Singles of the 90s and 00s 2015 TV Movie Herself
Peter Andre's 90 Party Hits of the 90s 2014 TV Movie Herself
Britain's Best Loved Double Acts 2014 TV Movie documentary Herself - Double Act
Live with Kelly and Ryan 2014 TV Series Herself
And the Oscar Goes To... 2014 TV Movie documentary Herself - Actress
The Graham Norton Show 2011-2014 TV Series Herself
New Year's Rockin' Eve Presents the 30 Greatest Women in Music 2013 TV Movie Herself - Performer
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Frost on Interviews 2012 TV Movie documentary Herself
Tina Turner: Simply the Best 2011 TV Movie documentary Herself
The 2011 Comedy Awards 2011 TV Special Herself
E! Special: Burlesque 2011 TV Special Herself
NeoMusic Portrait 2011 TV Series documentary Herself
Breakfast 2010 TV Series Herself
20 to 1 2007-2010 TV Series documentary Herself
Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy 2010 Video documentary Herself (uncredited)
VH1 News Presents: Plastic Surgery Obsession 2010 TV Movie documentary Herself
Muppets 201: Rarities from the Henson Vault 2009 Documentary Herself
Vita da Star: Cristiano Malgioglio 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
Hillary! Uncensored: Banned by the Media 2008 Video documentary Herself
The O'Reilly Factor 2008 TV Series Herself / Herself (segment "Pinheads & Patriots")
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series Herself
Top of the Pops 1982-2006 TV Series Herself / Girl in Dead Ringer for Love Video
CD:UK 2006 TV Series Herself
Favouritism 2005 TV Series Herself
Bettie Page: The Girl in the Leopard Print Bikini 2004 Video documentary Herself
Retrosexual: The 80's 2004 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
Pulse 2004 TV Series documentary Herself
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops 2004 TV Special documentary Herself - #23: Bad Hair Days
Diva Graham Norton 2003 TV Movie Herself
Celebrities Uncensored 2003 TV Series Herself
101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Primetime 2003 TV Series documentary Herself - Singer (segment "36 Hours with Cher")
Top Ten 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Phil Collins: A Life Less Ordinary 2002 TV Movie documentary Herself
E! True Hollywood Story 2002 TV Series documentary Herself
Behind the Music 1998-1999 TV Series documentary Herself
Al TV #8 1999 TV Movie Herself
Biography 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
De 10 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
Detroit Rock City 1999 Herself (uncredited)
Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City 1998 TV Mini-Series Herself
Mighty Mo: The Many Lives of the USS Missouri 1998 TV Movie documentary Herself
A Really Big Show: Ed Sullivan's 50th Anniversary 1998 TV Special Herself
100 Years at the Movies 1994 TV Short documentary Herself
Monte Video 1994 TV Series Herself
The First Annual Comedy Hall of Fame 1993 TV Special Herself
Comic Relief: The Invasion of the Comic Tomatoes 1993 TV Special Herself on Wogan
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: 25th Anniversary Reunion 1993 TV Movie Herself
The Carol Burnett Show: A Reunion 1993 TV Movie documentary Herself
Victor Borges Tivoli 150 år 1993 TV Movie documentary Herself - Performer
Oscar's Greatest Moments 1992 Video documentary Herself
Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol 1990 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Michael Jackson: The Legend Continues 1988 Video documentary Herself
The Muppets: A Celebration of 30 Years 1986 TV Movie Herself
Good Old Days Part II 1978 TV Special Herself - Sonny & Cher
Musikladen 1973 TV Series Herself
Mondo Hollywood 1967 Documentary Herself (uncredited)
Beat-Club 1965-1966 TV Series Herself - Musician

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 WIN Award Women's Image Network Awards Outstanding Show Produced by a Woman Dear Mom, Love Cher (2013)
2010 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Original Song Burlesque (2010) · Diane Warren (writer)
2007 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Television's Greatest Music Moment Late Night with David Letterman (1982) · Sonny Bono
2003 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special Cher: The Farewell Tour (2003) · Roger Davies (executive producer)
· Lindsay Scott (executive producer)
· Rocky Oldham (executive producer)
· Dione Orrom (producer)
· Paul Morphos (producer)
2001 Bambi Bambi Awards Pop - International
2001 Ondas Award Ondas Awards Lifetime Achievement Award
2000 World Artist Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Female Artist (Pop)
2000 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Host or Performer of a Variety, Musical, or Comedy Special Cher: Live in Concert from Las Vegas (1999)
2000 Lucy Award Women in Film Lucy Awards · Sharon Stone
· Anne Heche
· Michelle Williams
· Jennifer Todd
· Suzanne Todd
· I. Marlene King
· Jane Anderson
· Nancy Savoca
1999 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Dance Recording For the song "Believe"
1999 Creative Excellence US International Film & Video Festival Arts For the music video "Believe"
1998 Vanguard Award GLAAD Media Awards
1998 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television · Sonny Bono
1992 Yoga Award Yoga Awards Worst Foreign Actress Mermaids (1990)
1991 Bravo Otto Germany Bravo Otto Female Singer - Pop Silver Otto Award
1989 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite All-Around Female Star
1988 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Leading Role Moonstruck (1987)
1988 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Moonstruck (1987)
1988 David David di Donatello Awards Best Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera) Moonstruck (1987)
1988 Silver Ribbon Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Foreign Actress (Migliore Attrice Straniera) Moonstruck (1987)
1987 KCFCC Award Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actress Moonstruck (1987)
1985 Best Actress Cannes Film Festival Mask (1985)
1985 Woman of the Year Hasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
1984 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Silkwood (1983)
1983 ACE CableACE Awards Actress in a Variety Program Cher: A Celebration at Caesars (1983)
1974 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best TV Actress - Comedy or Musical The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1971)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Shorty Award Shorty Awards Best Singer in Social Media
2012 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media Burlesque (2010) · Christina Aguilera (artist)
2011 EDA Female Focus Award Alliance of Women Film Journalists Perseverance Award
2011 Critics Choice Award Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards Best Song Burlesque (2010) · Diane Warren (Writer)
2011 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actress Burlesque (2010)
2011 World Soundtrack Award World Soundtrack Awards Best Original Song Written for a Film Burlesque (2010) · Diane Warren (music by/lyrics by)
2010 HFCS Award Houston Film Critics Society Awards Best Original Song Burlesque (2010) · Diane Warren
2006 TV Land Award TV Land Awards TV's Greatest Music Moments Late Night with David Letterman (1982) · Sonny Bono
2004 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Dance Recording For the song "Love One Another"
2000 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program Cher: Live in Concert from Las Vegas (1999)
1999 Grammy Grammy Awards Record of the Year For the song "Believe"
1999 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Vocal Album For the album "Believe"
1999 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Dance Video For the video "Believe"
1999 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Editing For the video "Believe"
1997 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television If These Walls Could Talk (1996)
1997 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Direction of a Motion Picture or Miniseries If These Walls Could Talk (1996) · Nancy Savoca
1997 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television If These Walls Could Talk (1996)
1991 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer
1990 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer
1989 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Actress Moonstruck (1987)
1989 Sant Jordi Sant Jordi Awards Best Foreign Actress (Mejor Actriz Extranjera) Moonstruck (1987)
1988 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Actress in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Moonstruck (1987)
1988 Golden Apple Golden Apple Awards Female Star of the Year
1988 VMA MTV Video Music Awards (VMA) Best Female Video For the video "I Found Someone"
1988 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Motion Picture Actress
1986 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Mask (1985)
1985 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Supporting Actress Silkwood (1983)
1984 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actress in a Supporting Role Silkwood (1983)
1983 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Motion Picture Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
1976 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite Female TV Performer
1976 People's Choice Award People's Choice Awards, USA Favorite All-Around Female Entertainer
1975 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Comedy-Variety or Music Series Cher (1975) · George Schlatter (producer)
1974 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Music-Variety Series The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1971) · Allan Blye (producer)
· Chris Bearde (producer)
· Sonny Bono (star)
1973 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety Musical Series The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1971) · Allan Blye (producer)
· Chris Bearde (producer)
· Sonny Bono (star)
1972 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety Series - Musical The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1971) · Allan Blye (producer)
· Chris Bearde (producer)
· Sonny Bono (star)
1972 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Single Program - Variety or Musical - Variety and Popular Music The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour (1971) · Allan Blye (producer)
· Chris Bearde (producer)
· Sonny Bono (star)
1972 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Female Pop Vocal Performance For the song "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves"
1972 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals · Sonny Bono
1966 Grammy Grammy Awards Best New Artist · Sonny Bono

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1984 NSFC Award National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA Best Supporting Actress Silkwood (1983)
1983 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Silkwood (1983)
1983 NYFCC Award New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Supporting Actress Silkwood (1983)
1982 LAFCA Award Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actress Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)

TitleSalary
Mermaids (1990) $4,000,000
Moonstruck (1987) $1,000,000
Suspect (1987) $1,000,000
The Witches of Eastwick (1987) $1,000,000
Mask (1985) $500,000 + 5% gross points
Silkwood (1983) $150,000

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1 [on Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 presidential election] I feel...it's like there's a death in my family.
2 [about her debut single, "Ringo I Love You"] I sounded too much like a boy. Everyone thought it was a faggot song.
3 It mystifies me that people would care what I do to my body... Just because you become famous shouldn't deter you from doing what you want with your life.
4 [on Warren Beatty] Warren has probably been with everybody I know, and unfortunately I am one of them. But since I was only 16 maybe I can get out of it with that. I don't know if I was a bimbo then, but I had pretty low self-esteem.
5 [on why she dates younger men] Older men rarely liked me. If it wasn't for younger men, I would never have a date.
6 I don't think of myself as a singer. I don't have that kind of confidence. I want to put on a show. I want to dazzle people. For me, everything goes through my eyes first. Even when I did 'The Star Spangled Banner' I was wondering : What should I wear?
7 I love ghosts, I prefer ghosts to some people.
8 [on Madonna] I never hated her, I just thought she was a bitch. Actually, I quite respect her. Actually, I think Madge might be one of the most amazing artists I've known. I don't like everything she does, for sure, but she is always riding the crest of the wave. She always saw trends WAY before anyone else, and had great videos.
9 Men aren't necessities, they're luxuries.
10 I think men are fun and nice, but I don't think they're necessary to live. Chastity has a nice father, I think Sonny is a decent father. Elijah's father is absolutely useless. He's not worthwhile at all. He hasn't called Elijah in two years.
11 [on Meryl Streep] She's an acting machine in the same sense that a shark is a killing machine. That's what she was born to be.
12 [on spirit] Women, unlike most men, are able to accept mystery, accept whatever comes to them -- even if it's not logical.
13 [on truth] Honesty makes me feel powerful in a difficult world.
14 [on friendship] I can trust my friends... these people force me to examine myself, encourage me to grow.
15 The only grounds for divorce in California are marriage.
16 The trouble with some women, they get all excited about nothing - and then they marry him.
17 [People magazine, 9/1/85] I was a shy ugly kid who led a big fantasy life. I thought I was an angel sent from heaven, to cure polio. When Dr. Salk [Jonas Salk] did that I was really pissed off.
18 I haven't a clue why I've lasted so long. There's no reason. There are many people more talented than me. I think it's luck.
19 I'm like a bumper car. When I did an infomercial I was fodder for every TV comedy show. I couldn't get a job. People said I was a huge joke. I've been a joke so many times. I've been on my way out since I started, but I'm strong-willed. My mother is so much tougher than I am and my grandmother is so much tougher than my mother.
20 I'm not a role model, nor have I ever tried to be a role model. The only thing about me as a role model is I've managed to stay here and be working and survive. For 40 years.
21 In this business, you have to be tough, and if someone pushes me really far, I can certainly be impossible. I've always said, "If you're nice, they walk over you, and if you stand up for yourself, they call you a bitch.".
22 I don't like my voice that much. I think I'm a much better actress than singer. Singing is like going to a party at someone else's house. Acting is like having the party at your own house. When you go to someone else's house for a party, it's not your responsibility at all, but when you have the party at your own house, there's a lot of responsibility. Everyone has to have a good time. So for me, acting is deeper.

#Trademark
1 Perm hairstyles.
2 Deep contralto vocals

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