Hayworth was born October 17, 1918 in Brooklyn, New York as Margarita Carmen Cansino, the daughter of Spanish dancer Eduardo Cansino, Sr. and Volga Hayworth, a dancer of Irish and English descent, who had performed with the Ziegfeld Follies. The Catholic couple married in 1917 and had two boys after Margarita, Eduardo, Jr. and Vernon.

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