Cher's Life In Photos: From Backup Singer To Life After Love

Cher Makes Her Debut in the 1960s.

Cher is one of the world's most iconic singers and actresses, with a seven-decade career full of hits, bangers, and dance floor anthems - she's a true icon. Known just as much for her distinct and unique singing voice as she is her personal life, Cher is considered the "Goddess of Pop" for good reason.

Cher emerged onto the scene in 1965 as one half of the sunshine pop husband-wife pair Sonny & Cher, best known for their song "I Got You Babe" and an immensely popular TV show, but it wasn't long before she broke free and became a superstar in her own right.

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Cher's origin story begins in El Centro, California, where she was born Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946. 16 years later she dropped out of high school and moved to Los Angeles.

Her father, John Sarkisian, was a truck driver with a history of drug and gambling addiction. Her mother, Georgia Holt (born Jackie Jean Crouch) was a model and occasional actress. Cher's father was rarely present as a child, and her parents split when she was only ten months old.