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Tula Ellice Finklea (Maria Istomina, Felia Sidorova, Maria Istomena, Natacha Tulaelis, Celia Siderova) was born on 8 March, 1922 in Amarillo, Texas, USA, is an Actress, Soundtrack. Discover Cyd Charisse's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of Cyd Charisse networth?

Popular As Tula Ellice Finklea (Maria Istomina, Felia Sidorova, Maria Istomena, Natacha Tulaelis, Celia Siderova)
Occupation actress,soundtrack
Age 86 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born 8 March 1922
Birthday 8 March
Birthplace Amarillo, Texas, USA
Date of death 17 June, 2008
Died Place Los Angeles, California, USA
Nationality USA

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Cyd Charisse Height, Weight & Measurements

At 86 years old, Cyd Charisse height is 5' 7½" (1.71 m) .

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Height 5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Who Is Cyd Charisse's Husband?

Her husband is Tony Martin (15 May 1948 - 17 June 2008) ( her death) ( 1 child), Nico Charisse (12 August 1939 - 17 February 1947) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

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Husband Tony Martin (15 May 1948 - 17 June 2008) ( her death) ( 1 child), Nico Charisse (12 August 1939 - 17 February 1947) ( divorced) ( 1 child)
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Cyd Charisse Net Worth

Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Cyd Charisse worth at the age of 86 years old? Cyd Charisse’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actress. She is from USA. We have estimated Cyd Charisse's net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Net Worth in 2021 $1 Million - $5 Million
Salary in 2020 Under Review
Net Worth in 2019 Pending
Salary in 2019 Under Review
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Source of Income Actress

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She was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 2006 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington, DC, for her services to dance.


She was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in Austin in March 2002.


Is one of several, if not only, world renowned prima ballerinas to be featured in a popular hip-hop music video. She had a cameo in "Alright" (1990) by Janet Jackson.


Her daughter-in-law, Sheila Charisse, was killed in the May 25, 1979, crash of American Airlines flight 191 shortly after takeoff from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.


In Call Her Mom (1972), she was originally to have done the role played by Gloria DeHaven, but was replaced by Ann Miller before DeHaven finally took over the role.


Was "the other woman" in Marilyn Monroe's last and unfinished film Something's Got to Give (1962).


As the 1960s dawned, musicals faded from the screen, as did her career. She made appearances on television and performed in a nightclub revue with her second husband, singer Tony Martin.


Fred Astaire, in his 1959 memoir "Steps in Time", referred to Cyd as "beautiful dynamite".


When casting the film Damn Yankees (1958), the studio was initially interested in pursuing Cyd as Lola and Cary Grant as Applegate. In the end, Gwen Verdon won the right to recreate her stage role with Ray Walston the devilish Applegate. Cyd was supposedly unavailable but later played the role on the legit stage.


Was offered the lead role of Jo Stockton in Funny Face (1957) but declined. The role was eventually played by Audrey Hepburn.


Although one of the greatest female dancers in the history of the movie musical, her singing in films was almost always dubbed, most notably by Carol Richards in Brigadoon (1954) and a young Vikki Carr in The Silencers (1966).


That was quickly followed by her great performance in The Band Wagon (1953).


She appeared in a number of musicals over the next few years, but it was Singin' in the Rain (1952) with Gene Kelly that made her a star.


Lost out on two of MGM's biggest movie musical roles. She fell and injured her knee during a dance leap on a film, which forced her out of the role of Nadina Hale in Easter Parade (1948). Ann Miller replaced her. She also had to relinquish the lead female role in An American in Paris (1951) due to pregnancy. Leslie Caron took over the role and became a star.


Appeared with Ricardo Montalban in six films: Fiesta (1947), On an Island with You (1948), The Kissing Bandit (1948), The Mark of the Renegade (1951), Sombrero (1953) and Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976).


In 1945, she was hired to dance with Fred Astaire in Ziegfeld Follies (1945), and that uncredited appearance got her a seven-year contract with MGM.


In 1943, she appeared in her first film, Something to Shout About (1943), billed as Lily Norwood.

The same year, she played a Russian dancer in Mission to Moscow (1943), directed by Michael Curtiz.


Had two sons: Nicholas Charisse (born May 7, 1942) and Tony Martin Jr. (August 28, 1950-April 10, 2011).


Prior to her feature film debut in Something to Shout About (1943) (filmed in 1942), she appeared in at least six Soundies--short musical films played in the popular television-like jukeboxes of that era. Her actual film debut may have most likely been in the low-budget exploitation film Escort Girl (1941) (copyrighted 4 November 1941), in which an uncredited dancer looking amazingly like Cyd does a number--very much in Cyd's unique style--in a café sequence.


In 1939, she married Nico Charisse, her former dance teacher.


Cyd Charisse was born Tula Ellice Finklea on March 8, 1921 in Amarillo, Texas. Born to be a dancer, she spent her early childhood taking ballet lessons and joined the Ballet Russe at age 13.