Birthday: May 20th, 1946 Place of Birth: El Centro, California, USA

Cher, Born Cherilyn Sarkisianis a long-time American #1
Billboard Hot 100 and Grammy Award winning recording artist, Emmy Award winning
television personality, multiple Academy Award, Golden Globe, and Cannes Film
Festival award winning actress, director, record producer and dedicated
philanthropist. With a career spanning over six decades and referred to as the
Goddess of Pop, she has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award, an Emmy Award,
three Golden Globes and a Cannes Film Festival Award among others for her work
in film, music and television. She is the only person in history to have
received all of these awards. Cher began her career as a backup singer and
later came to prominence as one half of the pop rock duo Sonny & Cher with
the success of their song "I Got You Babe" in 1965. She subsequently
established herself as a solo recording artist, and became a television star in
1971 with The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, a variety show for which she won a
Golden Globe. A well received performance in the film Silkwood earned her a
nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1984. In the
following years, Cher starred in a string of hit films including Mask, The
Witches of Eastwick, and Moonstruck, for which she won the Academy Award for
Best Actress in 1988.

In addition to her return to the big screen in 'Burlesque',
Cher also recorded two new songs for the film, 'Welcome to Burlesque' and 'You
Haven't Seen the Last of Me'. The latter of the two has had success in the Club
scene, peaking at the #1 spot on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart. This
fact gives Cher the title of only singer with #1 in every decade since the 60's
on at least one Billboard chart. 'You Haven't Seen the Last of Me' went on to
win the 2011 Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song

As of 2010, Cher is
dating the American comedy writer, Ron Zimmerman. They were first seen together
in public in August 2010, having been dating for around six months.