Cher was born Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946 in El Centro, California. Her father, John Paul Sarkisian, was Armenian American and worked as a truck driver.

Her mother, Georgia Holt (born Jackie Jean Crouch in Sharp County, Arkansas on June 9, 1927), an aspiring actress and occasional model, is of Cherokee, English, and French descent.

Cher's Family Tree