Rita Hayworth (Self - Subject)Katja Runge (Sprecherin)
Katja Runge, Henning van Lil
In front of the camera, Rita Hayworth was the prototype of the ideal of American beauty, twirling alongside Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly. In her private life, shy and plagued by an inferiority complex, the actress multiplied the unhappy marriages. At 19, she married a businessman to escape an incestuous father. In 1943, she married the brilliant Orson Welles, who gave her a daughter and a misunderstood role in "The Lady of Shanghai". Prince Ali Khan and the singer Dick Haymes followed. Marked by the trials and years, then by the onslaught of Alzheimer's disease, Rita Hayworth assumes to age on the screen, revealing the depth of his game in films such as "Separate Tables" or "Those of Cordura".