Reigning at the highest level of super stardom, Cher sits alongside a select few other ‘one name only’ entertainers, who have achieved the same global fame and showbiz success – no wonder she’s known as the Goddess of Pop.
A true triple-threat, the talented singer, dancer and actor, who celebrated her 75th birthday earlier this year, has always made image a huge part of her career, whether she’s on stage, screen or the red carpet.
From her 1960s beginnings to the present day, these are some of Cher’s best fashion and beauty moments.
The Sonny and Cher years
Born Cherilyn Sarkisian in California, the singer shot to fame in the 1960s as one half of husband and wife duo Sonny & Cher.
After scoring a string of hit singles (including I Got You Babe), the pair became TV stars with The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, but by the third season of the show they had separated, finally divorcing in 1975.
Silver screen siren
As well as performing with her then-husband, Cher embarked on a solo singing career in the 1970s, but decided after their divorce that she wanted to focus on acting.
While critics were sceptical at first, the singer-turned-actor soon proved them wrong, garnering an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress in 1984 and eventually winning the best actress Oscar in 1988 for Moonstruck.
Not only did she impress on-screen, Cher showed off some dazzling (and rather revealing) gowns whenever she appeared on the Oscars red carpet.
As well as Hollywood success, Cher enjoyed a musical comeback in the 1980s, after recording songs for the soundtracks to many of her hit movies.
Now in her 40s, she embraced the ‘more is more’ aesthetic of the era with huge hair and skin-tight, skimpy outfits, that showed off her figure.
Experiencing yet another comeback, Cher reached a whole new generation of fans in her 50s with the release of massive hit single Believe.
Touring and performing at awards ceremonies for the first time in years, the pop star swapped her trademark dark locks for wigs in all kinds of colours.
It’s hard to believe Cher has been in the spotlight for all these decades, particular since she appears to have barely aged during that time.
After announcing her ‘retirement’ with a farewell tour in 2002, Cher has since gone on to complete a three-year Vegas residency, release more music and a take part in movie projects.
Starring in a fashion shoot last year, she proved that she can hold her own next to supermodel Naomi Campbell and her most famous fan, Kim Kardashian, who in 2017 paid tribute on Instagram to ‘my fashion icon Armenian Queen’.
Will this living legend ever really retire? We certainly hope not.
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– With PA
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