Cyd Charisse

Cyd Charisse
1921 - 2008

Cyd Charisse  American Dancer


Cyd Charisse (March 8, 1922 – June 17, 2008) was an American actress and dancer....

Confirmed Relationships4
Longest Relationship61 yrs, 4 mths
Average Relationship Length18 yrs, 4 mths
Rumored Relationships1
First Name Cyd
Middle Name Ellice
Last Name Charisse
Maiden Name Finklea
Full Name at Birth Tula Ellice Finklea
Alternative Name Felia Siderova (for the Ballet Russe, 1936-1938), Maria Istomina (for the Ballet Russe, 1939), Lily Norwood (for the movie industry, 1943-1945)
Age 87 (age at death) years
Birthday 8th March, 1921
Birthplace Amarillo, TX, USA
Died 17th June, 2008
Place of Death Los Angeles, California, USA
Cause of Death Complications From A Heart Attack)
Height 5' 7½" (171 cm)
Build Athletic
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Sexuality Straight
Religion Methodist
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
High School Hollywood Professional School, Los Angeles, CA
Occupation Text Dancer, Actress
Occupation Dancer
Claim to Fame Singin in the Rain (1952)
Music Genre Stage & Screen
Year(s) Active 1939-2007, 1939–2007
Music Style Stage & Screen, Show Tunes, Cast Recordings
Instrument Vocals
Brand Endorsement Lady Blatimore Luggage (Magazine Advertisement) [1959], Thorne's Scotch (1968)
Bust (inches) 34
Cup Size B
Waist (inches) 22
Hips (inches) 37
Official Websites,,,
Father Ernest Finklea
Mother Lela Finklea
Friend Kathryn Grayson, Esther Williams, Fred Astaire, Jack Cole
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Cyd Charisse87 PiscesDancer
Tony Martin98 CapricornActor
Howard Hughes70 CapricornBusiness
John F. Kennedy46 GeminiHead of State
Nico Charise65 PiscesOther
Tyrone Power44 TaurusActor


Male7th May, 194274 years old
Male27th August, 195065 years old

Onscreen Matchups


Empire State Building Murders2008 Vicky Adams TV Movie
Burke's Law1994 Amanda Richardson TV Show
Frasier1993 Polly TV Show
Swimsuit1989 Mrs. Allison TV Movie
Crazy Like a Fox1984 Barbara Carlisle TV Show
Glitter1984 TV Show
Murder, She Wrote1984 Myrna Montclair LeRoy TV Show
The Fall Guy1981 Diana TV Show
Portrait of an Escort1980 Sheilah Croft TV Movie
Warlords of the Deep1978 Atsil Movie
Fantasy Island1977 Julie Mars, Queen Delphia TV Show
The Love Boat1977 Eve Mills TV Show
Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood1976 President's Girl 4 Movie
Fol-de-Rol1972 Various Characters TV Movie
Medical Center1969 Valerie TV Show
Hawaii Five-O1968 Alicia Warren TV Show
Maroc 71967 Louise Henderson Movie
The Silencers1966 Sarita Movie
Assassination in Rome1965 Shelley North Movie
Two Weeks in Another Town1962 Carlotta Movie
Something's Got to Give1962 Bianca Arden Short Film
Five Golden Hours1961 Baroness Sandra Movie
Black Tights1960 The Widow Movie
Checkmate1960 Janine Caree TV Show
Party Girl1958 Vicki Gaye Movie
Twilight for the Gods1958 Charlotte King Movie
Silk Stockings1957 Ninotchka Yoschenko Movie
Meet Me in Las Vegas1956 Maria Corvier Movie
It's Always Fair Weather1955 Jackie Leighton Movie
Brigadoon1954 Fiona Campbell Movie
Deep in My Heart1954 Cyd Charisse Movie
Easy to Love1953 Girl in blue swimsuit - Cameo appearance (uncredited) Movie
Sombrero1953 Lola de Torrano Movie
The Band Wagon1953 Gabrielle Gerard Movie
Singin' in the Rain1952 Dancer Movie
The Wild North1952 Indian Girl Movie
Mark of the Renegade1951 Manuella de Vasquez Movie
East Side, West Side1949 Rosa Senta Movie
Tension1949 Mary Chanler Movie
On an Island with You1948 Yvonne Torro Movie
The Kissing Bandit1948 Dancer Movie
Words and Music1948 Margo Grant Movie
Fiesta1947 Conchita Movie
The Unfinished Dance1947 Mlle. Ariane Bouchet Movie
The Harvey Girls1946 Deborah Andrews Movie
Three Wise Fools1946 Rena Fairchild Movie
Till the Clouds Roll By1946 Dance Specialty (segment 'Roberta') Movie
Ziegfeld Follies1946 Ballerina ('Beauty') Movie
In Our Time1944 Ballerina (uncredited) Movie
This Love of Mine1944 Dancer (uncredited) Short Film
Mission to Moscow1943 Galina Ulanova - Ballerina (uncredited) Movie
Something to Shout About1943 Lily (as Lily Norwood) Movie
Thousands Cheer1943 Dancer in Don Loper Number (uncredited) Movie
Escort Girl1941 Flamenco Dancer (uncredited) Movie
The Gay Parisian1941 Dancer (uncredited) Short Film
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RichardJun 1, 2010

Although he is not on the list I think Gene Kelly had a soft spot for her!

jeannieDec 19, 2008

She was a beauty when she was young, and a very regal lady when she was older. I saw her on TCM with Robert Osborne. Very comfortable with herself.

Beatrice HartJul 8, 2008

What a loss! I`ve enjoyed her films for years and admired her long marriage to my first "movie star idol", singer Tony Martin as soon as I heard "Stranger In Paradise". My prayers are with him and their family.

JackieJun 19, 2008

I would like to know how she looked later in life. Not when she was popular as these photos I`ve seen before when she was at the height of popularity. Kindly put on pics of her as she aged. This would be most interesting to me and others.

Harry LaneJun 18, 2008

I`ve admired Cyd Charisse most of my life, especially as Fiona in Brigadoon; as Fiona, she seemed everything sweet, beautiful, and talented, the perfect Scottish lassie.

batentengMar 26, 2008

she was a great dancer.

margaret cassidySep 22, 2007

is this really the first comment about Ms Charisse,

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