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    Born on May 20, 1946 in El Centro, California

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Moonstruck (1987)

Cher as "Loretta Castorini"

No sooner does Italian-American widow Loretta (Cher) accept a marriage proposal from her doltish boyfriend, Johnny (Danny Aiello), than she finds herself falling for his younger brother, Ronny (Nicolas Cage). She tries to resist, but Ronny lost his hand in an accident he blames on his brother, and has no scruples about aggressively pursuing her while Johnny is out of the country. As Loretta falls deeper in love, she comes to learn that she's not the only one in her family with a secret romance.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1988) Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Academy Award (1987) Won Best Actress
Golden Globe (1987) Won Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Cher in the news

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Cher: Tom Cruise Was One of My Best Lovers

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Jun 29th 2013, 6:00AM

Jun 29th 2013, 6:00AM

In Honor of Mick Jagger's Potential New Role, 9 Great Singers Who Can Also Act

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Sep 26th 2011, 2:00PM

Sep 26th 2011, 2:00PM

5 Lessons Lady Gaga Can Learn From Other Pop Stars-Turned-Actors

Posted by
John Mitchell on May 12th 2011, 11:15AM

May 12th 2011, 11:15AM

'Becoming Chaz' at Hot Docs: An Exploratory Look at Transitioning

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on May 4th 2011, 12:45PM

May 4th 2011, 12:45PM

'Burlesque' Director Steve Antin on Oscar Snubs, Razzies and the Future of Movie Musicals

Posted by
Andrew Scott on Mar 1st 2011, 5:00AM

Mar 1st 2011, 5:00AM

Early Edition: Scorsese, DiCaprio Team Again; Alice Eve Joins 'MIB3'; Cher in 'The Three Stooges'?

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Feb 17th 2011, 3:00AM

Feb 17th 2011, 3:00AM

'Becoming Chaz' Sundance Review: Candidly Chaz Bono

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jan 28th 2011, 8:00AM

Jan 28th 2011, 8:00AM

Globe Voters Enjoy Vegas Vacation Before 'Burlesque' Gets Nominated

Posted by
Erik Childress on Dec 20th 2010, 7:40AM

Dec 20th 2010, 7:40AM

Their Best Role: Cher in 'Moonstruck'

Posted by
Marina Zogbi on Nov 24th 2010, 2:32PM

Nov 24th 2010, 2:32PM

Christina Aguilera's Acting Debut: How Will She Rank Against Other Singers?

Posted by
Scott Harris on Nov 24th 2010, 5:00AM

Nov 24th 2010, 5:00AM

'Burlesque' Review: Bump and Grind and Glitter

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Nov 24th 2010, 4:00AM

Nov 24th 2010, 4:00AM

'Burlesque' Divas Cher and Christina Aguilera on Film Debuts and Fashion Revenge

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Nov 22nd 2010, 4:00AM

Nov 22nd 2010, 4:00AM

'Burlesque' Premiere: We Chat With Christina Aguilera, Cher and More

Posted by
Jenna Busch on Nov 16th 2010, 4:00AM

Nov 16th 2010, 4:00AM

'Burlesque' Premiere Webcast: See Stars Christina Aguilera, Cher and More Live From the Red Carpet

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Nov 15th 2010, 4:30PM

Nov 15th 2010, 4:30PM

Ask 'Burlesque' Stars Christina Aguilera and Cher a Question

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Nov 4th 2010, 1:30PM

Nov 4th 2010, 1:30PM

Have a Peep at Our Exclusive 'Burlesque' Poster

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Aug 30th 2010, 11:03AM

Aug 30th 2010, 11:03AM

Moviefone Minute: 'Burlesque' Trailer Released and Why I Want to Hug George Lucas

Posted by
Jenna Busch on Aug 6th 2010, 5:00AM

Aug 6th 2010, 5:00AM

'Burlesque' Trailer: Christina Aguilera, Cher Take Center Stage

Posted by
Mike Moody on Aug 5th 2010, 5:12AM

Aug 5th 2010, 5:12AM

Images from Christina Aguilera's Burlesque Hit The Web

Posted by
Pete Stanton on Jul 2nd 2010, 3:38AM

Jul 2nd 2010, 3:38AM

Look Behind The Scenes of Christina Aguilera's Debut Movie 'Burlesque'

Posted by
Pete Stanton on Feb 11th 2010, 9:17PM

Feb 11th 2010, 9:17PM

First Footage from Christina Aguilera's 'Burlesque'

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Feb 5th 2010, 10:15AM

Feb 5th 2010, 10:15AM

Golden Globes Most Memorable Moments (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenny Hollowell on Jan 14th 2010, 6:50PM

Jan 14th 2010, 6:50PM

Kristen Bell, Christina Aguilera to Play Battling Divas in 'Burlesque'

Posted by
Harley W. Lond on Oct 9th 2009, 1:00PM

Oct 9th 2009, 1:00PM

'The Zookeeper' Snares a Slew of Big Voices

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jun 23rd 2009, 11:03AM

Jun 23rd 2009, 11:03AM

Sandler, Stallone, Cher Team for 'Zookeeper' & More Movie News

Posted by
Thomas DiChiara on Jun 23rd 2009, 8:00AM

Jun 23rd 2009, 8:00AM

Casting Bites: Benicio del Toro, Kathryn Hahn, and Cher

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jun 23rd 2009, 5:03AM

Jun 23rd 2009, 5:03AM

Cher's Coming Back to the Big Screen -- Opposite Johnny Knoxville

Posted by
Eugene Novikov on Jan 19th 2009, 6:02AM

Jan 19th 2009, 6:02AM

Christopher Nolan Wants WHO to Play Catwoman?!

Posted by
Elisabeth Rappe on Aug 26th 2008, 5:03AM

Aug 26th 2008, 5:03AM

RIP: Reel Important People -- November 20, 2006

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Nov 20th 2006, 3:00AM

Nov 20th 2006, 3:00AM

Honor the Vets Saturday with Cher, Sarandon and Haggis

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Nov 9th 2006, 2:32PM

Nov 9th 2006, 2:32PM

Catherine Zeta-Jones to Vegas?

Posted by
Martha Fischer on Dec 29th 2005, 8:32AM

Dec 29th 2005, 8:32AM

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