The American pop sensation labeled as the 'Goddess of Pop' noted for her contralto singing voice, different styles, and appearances throughout her career.
May 20, 1946
El Centro, California
Cher is a prominent pop culture icon of the ’60s throughout the ’90s. She was regarded as the ‘Goddess of Pop’ for her contributions to music, film, and fashion. Cher shared the limelight with her husband, Sonny Bono, as one-half of the American rock duo, Sonny & Cher. Together they produced their 1965 chart-topping numbers ‘Baby Don’t Go’ and ‘I Got You Babe’. Her film works included ‘Silkwood’ (1983), ‘The Witches of Eastwick’ (1987), and ‘Moonstruck’ (1987).
She changed her name multiple times. Her birth name, Cherilyn Sarkisian, was changed to Cheryl LaPiere later on when she was adopted by her stepfather. After two marriages, she had the surnames Bono and Allman. She finally settled to have her legal name changed to Cher without any surname.
She was diagnosed with dyslexia when she was 30 years old.