Margarita Cansino aka Rita Hayworth

Out of the same wave of Spanish emigration that we are documenting here emerged a good number of well-known people, such as Lou Piniella, Jerry García (Los Muertos Agradecidos), Martin Sheen and Rita Hayworth. That’s right: before she was peroxidized and electrolyzed into Rita Hayworth, she was Margarita Cansino, Brooklyn-born daughter of Eduardo Cansino, baila’or from Seville.

De esta misma oleada de emigración de España a EEUU que estamos documentando aquí, salieron algunas figuras bastante célebres como, por ejemplo, Lou Piniella (baseball), Jerry García (Grateful Dead), Martin Sheen (actor) y Rita Hayworth. Es cierto; antes de transformarse en la despampanante rubia Rita Hayworth, la actriz había sido Margarita Cansino, nacida en Brooklyn, New York, hija de Eduardo Cansino, bailaor sevillano…