was born on May 20, 1946 in El Centro, California.. Cher is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and author. Because of all of her success, Cher has been the recipient of three Golden Globe Awards, a Grammy Award, An Emmy Award, and an Academy Award.. Cherís popularity began in 1965 when she appeared as half of the Sonny and Cher duo. They sang pop rock music and she also released 25 albums of her own. She began her acting in the 1970's and a film actress in the 1980's. Between her solo releases and those with Sonny Bono, she had 55 releases in the top 100 on the charts, and 34 Billboard Top 40 hits. Of these, there were 18 top 10 singles and 5 number one singles. In the British Guiness Book of Hit Singles, she had 12 top 10 hits and 3 number one hits between the years of 1965 and 2003. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in the movie comedy, Moonstruck. Cher has sold over 180 million records which includes 70 million solo singles. She is considered one of the best selling artists of all time.

Cher met Sonny Bono in a coffee shop in 1962. Cher was only 16 years old and Sonny was 27. He was working for Phil Spector, a record producer. Sonny and Cher became friends, later lovers, and eventually marriage. Sher sang back up in songs like Da Doo Ron Ron, Be My Baby, and Youíve Lost That Loving Feeling. In 1965 their first album was released and immediately the song, I Got You Babe, went to number one and the song Baby Donít Go went to number 8 on the charts. This was the beginning of a long and very successful career although there were some albums and films that were a flop. It was not all successful, but they did not give up.

Sonny and Cher had a daughter named Chastity in 1969. Cher has many tattoos and long before they were favorable among women in Hollywood. She is also a trendsetter for the long hair, exposed midriff, and the bell bottom pants.

Sonny passed away in 1998 but Cher continued with her career. At the time of his passing, Sonny was a United States Senator. It has been reported that she had a relationship with many other film stars. As rumors go though, you never know which ones are true and which ones are not. Whether they are true or not is yet to be proven. It is believed that Cher may be one of the wealthiest entertainers in the business.

Cher has helped with many charity efforts and been involved in humanitarian groups.