Cher turns 75 today: pop star, movie star, and fashion icon – a life in superlatives.
06.00 May 20, 2021
There are stars, there are big stars and there are those who have shaped pop culture for decades: Cher is one of those celebs.
Sherilyn Sarkissian, born in California, lived a life of supremacy: As a solo musician, she has sold over 200 million records, along with her ex-husband Sonny Bono another 80 million. Their musical career started with the name “Sonny and Cher”: in 1965 they became famous as “I got you babe”. Cher is 75 years old today.
As a musician, she has dedicated herself to all styles: from folk to pop to disco, she has always been versatile and reinvented herself. With songs like “The Shoop Shoop Song,” “Love Hurts,” or “Walking in Memphis,” it conquered the charts. But Cher also worked on the big screen: first on Broadway, and then in the cinema. Cher also won an Academy Award for “Best Actress” for her performance in “Moonstruck”.He has starred in “The Witches of Eastwick”, “Mermaids Kiss Better” and other comedies.
Cher has been a fashion icon throughout her life: she has landed a “Vogue” cover six times and won a “Fashion Oscar” in 1999. She won the Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes – and ranked # 1 in every decade of her career. The title “Goddess of Pop Music” is perfectly understandable. Happy birthday, Sher.