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Cher (* 20th May 1946 in El Centro , California as Cherilyn Sarkisian ) is an American singer , songwriter and actress . Through her appearance and work in music, film and television as well as in fashion, she became an icon of pop culture . She is credited with the entry of female independence and self-fulfillment into the entertainment industry . Inventing known continuously both their music and their image again, it is also known as Goddess of Pop (Goddess of Pop Music) designated. From folk to disco and rock music to electropop , Cher turned to various genres in the course of her career , some of which also shaped her.

In 1965 she became known as the female part of the duo Sonny and Cher through the hit I Got You Babe . At the same time, she embarked on a solo career as a singer, which she was able to successfully continue from 1971 with the television program The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour - for which she was immortalized with Sonny Bono on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1999 - and her offshoots. In the 1980s she started a second career as an actress, first on Broadway ; After receiving critical acclaim for her film roles in Silkwood and The Mask , she won the 1988 Oscar for Best Actress for Moonstruck . For decades it was a style-defining feature, made it onto the cover of Vogue six times and was awarded the " Fashion Oscar " in 1999 for its influence on the fashion world. Her Farewell Tour , which ran from 2002 to 2005, was according to the Guinness Book of Records (2007) the most successful tour by a solo artist to date.

She is also an Emmy , Grammy , and three-time Golden Globe award winner. With over 200 million records sold and another 80 million together with her former husband Sonny Bono , she is one of the most commercially successful musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries. One of the most popular singles in music history is her world hit Believe from the 1998 album of the same name, with which she popularized the auto-tune effect . In 2011 she broke her own record: She was the only artist to land a number one hit in a section of the Billboard charts in all six decades of her career. With her single I Hope You Find It in 2013, she established herself as an artist with the longest-lasting chart career. This was extended for another five years in 2018 with the single SOS .


Cher's father, John Sarkisian, was American of Armenian descent, her mother, Georgia Holt (born Jackie Jean Crouch), has German-French-Irish-English and possibly Cherokee- Indian roots. After her parents divorced, Cher grew up with her adoptive father Gilbert LaPiere and her mother.

Chaz Bono comes from her first marriage to Sonny Bono in 1964 ( Chastity Sun Bono until May 2010 ). In the 1970s Cher was married to Gregg Allman , the son of this marriage is Elijah Blue Allman . After divorcing Gregg Allman, she was briefly in a relationship with Kiss bassist Gene Simmons . From 1989 to 1991 Cher was with the then Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora .

Cher is a Buddhist .


1965-1969: Sonny and Cher

Cher married Sonny Bono in 1964 , whom she had met two years earlier. This brought her to the Phil Spector record studios as a background singer . There she sang on records by the Ronettes and the Righteous Brothers . This was followed by the founding of the pop duo Sonny & Cher .

In 1965, the couple landed their first global number 1 hit with I Got You Babe . Within 21 days, the single sold over three million times, to date there are seven million records sold. The video for I Got You Babe was the very first music video and was shot on Top of the Pops . The duo's five singles, released in the same year, placed themselves in the list of the international top 20 hits, further hits were to follow in 1965 with Baby Don't Go, 1966 with Little Man and 1968 with The Beat Goes On . In 1965, Sonny and Cher started their first sold-out Wondrous World Tour at the Hollywood Bowl . With over 80 million records sold, Sonny & Cher became the most successful artist couple of all time.

In parallel, Cher also appeared as a solo singer. With the cover version of the Bob Dylan title All I Really Want to Do , she scored her first number 1 hit in 1965, followed by Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) in 1966 and You Better Sit Down Kids in 1967 . Cher's flared bell-bottoms and fur vests became her trademark , as did her black, straight hair and thick eyeliner. Between 1965 and 1971 it achieved an average of 30 million US dollars (today's purchasing power 450 million dollars) in sales.

Cher met Diana Vreeland at a dinner party at Jackie Kennedy's , and a few weeks later Richard Avedon took photos of Cher for US Vogue. Under Vreeland it appeared eight times in Vogue (Dec. 1965, Nov. 1966, Aug. 1967, Aug. Sep. Nov. 1969, Oct. 1970, Dec. 1971). In the 70s, the new creative director of US Vogue made Grace Mirabella Cher her favorite and so she appeared on the cover of US Vogue five times (Apr. and Dec. 1972, May and Nov. 1974, Feb. 1975) and also in French Vogue (Apr. 1972).

In 1969, engagement in the film Chastity led to the couple's financial ruin. In order to pay off their debts, the two performed almost every evening in variety theaters and nightclubs in Las Vegas .

1970–1979: Success in music and television

Cher with David Bowie , 1975

1970 Sonny & Cher got their own show in Las Vegas , Sonny and Cher Nitty Gritty Hour, which then became a television show a year later (Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour). Within a very short time, the show became a success and brought both of them 125,000 US dollars per week, each time around 25 million Americans ( audience rate of 35%) sat in front of the television screens. Their hits All I Ever Need Is You (1971) and A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done (1972) made their way back into the international top 10 and they were nominated for "best duo" at the 1971 Grammy Awards .

At the same time, Cher landed her first number 1 hit in the US Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves (1971), followed by the top 10 hit The Way of Love (1972), and Cher was best for the first time without a bono Artist nominated for a Grammy .

On February 27, 1974, Cher filed for divorce from Sonny Bono. Sonny Bono then sued Cher several times for a total of $ 24 million (now $ 360 million), the alleged loss caused by her exit. Her lover David Geffen was also sued for $ 13 million ($ 195 million) by Sonny. Cher's attorneys found, however, that Sonny held 95 percent of the shares in Cher's corporate empire and that his attorney Spiegel held five percent; Cher didn't have any. The judge dismissed Sonny's lawsuit and awarded Cher $ 25,000 ($ 375,000) in monthly maintenance and Chastity's prudential and maintenance rights of $ 1,500 ($ 22,500). In addition, an injunction was issued stating that Bono no longer had access to Cher's property.

After the divorce, Cher got a month-long engagement in Las Vegas for $ 600,000 and went on a concert tour for which she received a million dollars. Her singles Half Breed (1973) and Dark Lady (1974) made it to the top of the world charts. She also got her own show Cher Show, which achieved such high ratings that stars like Tina Turner , Elton John , Michael Jackson and Bette Midler became regular guests of the show.

Elijah Blue (from marriage to Gregg Allman) was born on July 10, 1976.

Between 1972 and 1977 Cher received seven Emmys and three Golden Globe nominations for her acting work , one of which she won in 1972 for Best TV Actress. Her three TV shows achieved viewing participation rates of 40% and annual audience rates of 21 to 23%. This made them the No. 1 TV Show of the Year from 1973 to 1976. In 1979 Cher landed her next international dance hit, Take Me Home; in the same year she released her next single Hell on Wheels.

1980–1987: Establishment as a film star

In 1981 Cher got her own two-year show Cher: A Celebration at Caesar's Palace in Caesars Palace in Las Vegas . She was paid $ 350,000 a week for the show. Cher began a career as a serious actress. Robert Altman supported them, and so it was in 1982 for Ed Gracyks Broadway -Stück Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean hired. Altman hired her in 1982 for the film of the same name, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for best actress.

Mike Nichols hired Cher for Silkwood (1983), which earned her an Oscar and BAFTA nomination and the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. Her first leading role was in Peter Bogdanovich's film drama The Mask (1985), in which she played the mother of Roy L. Dennis , who suffered from craniodiaphyseal dysplasia . The film earned her the Best Actress Award at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival . Cher has been involved with the Children's Craniofacial Association since her role in The Mask .

Between 1986 and 1988 she starred in three films: in The Witches of Eastwick with Jack Nicholson , Michelle Pfeiffer and Susan Sarandon , in Suspect and in the comedy hit Moonstruck , which won her an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a David di Donatello as well as a nomination at the Berlin International Film Festival and the BAFTA Awards . In 1990 the movie Mermaids Kiss Better was released in theaters. Premiere Magazine named Cher Most Influential Actress of 1990.

In 1986, Cher caused a stir when she wore Bob Mackie's then most expensive dress to the Academy Awards. In 1988, Cher caused a scandal at the Academy Awards in the United States when she wore a transparent dress that barely covered the lack of underwear with a few pearls and sequins. As early as 1987 she was in Thomas Gottschalk's Wetten, dass ..? appeared in a transparent short black, under which she only wore a dark thong.

1987–1997: Return to the music business, TV work

Cher live in New York , 1996

In 1987 Cher returned to the music business, her two albums Cher (1987) and Heart of Stone (1989) sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. The video for her worldwide number 1 hit If I Could Turn Back Time (1989), in which Cher appeared lightly clad on the deck of the battleship USS Missouri , sparked controversy and was banned from MTV 's evening program. Other singles from these albums became top 10 hits; I Found Someone (1987), After All (1989), Just Like Jesse James (1989). After the great success of her two albums, Cher went on the sold out US tour Heart of Stone.

The album Love Hurts (1991) and their first greatest hits album 1965-1992 were able to build on the success, both of which sold 18 million copies. Her soundtrack The Shoop Shoop Song (1991) to Mermaids kiss better became a worldwide number 1 hit, the follow-up single Love and Understanding (1991) was able to assert itself in the international top 10. The sold out Love Hurts Tour took Cher back to Germany as a singer after more than 10 years, where she was then named “best international artist” by the Echo . In the same year, Cher fell ill with chronic fatigue syndrome and withdrew from the public.

Madame Tussauds Wax Museum immortalized Cher in 1992 with a life-size statue as one of the five most beautiful women in history.

In 1995 Cher's album It's a Man's World was released . Hits like the cover version of Walking in Memphis and One by One were released as singles from the album. With the song Love Can Build a Bridge with Neneh Cherry , Chrissie Hynde and Eric Clapton , she reached the top of the English charts .

In 1997, Cher starred in the TV production, House of Silent Screams , which she also directed . For the film, she received the National Educational Media Network's Gold Apple for best film and two Golden Globe nominations. Cher was nominated for the 1996 Berlin International Film Festival for her film Faithful .

1998–2005: Musical highlight, farewell tour

In 1998 Cher achieved a worldwide number 1 hit with the disco production Believe , which was also awarded a Grammy Award and was at the same time the biggest sales success of her career. The auto-tune effect of extremely high pitch correction was made famous by the song Believe . In Germany there was also a German version sung by Mary Roos with the title Sorry, I still love you . In 1999, after the album Believe had sold 20 million copies and the single Strong Enough became another global hit (German version Wenn der Morgen sucht by Marianne Rosenberg ), Cher went on the world tour Do You Believe ?, which featured 119 shows in comprised the United States, Europe and Africa and sold out immediately. In the same year she became the most played artist in discos and clubs. In 2000 she received an echo as best international artist and World Music Award as a living legend. After more than 30 years, Hollywood honored her with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for her successful TV shows in the 1970s .

Cher during the Farewell Tour in Paris , 2004

In 2001 Cher released the album Living Proof . The single The Music's No Good Without You made it to number 1 in the international charts and Cher was awarded the Bambi for best singer of the century in Germany. The song Alive Again was the official coverage of the ARD on the XIX. Salt Lake City 2002 Winter Olympics Accompanying Song Chosen. As part of her Farewell Tour 2004, Cher came to Germany for four concerts, where she received the Women's World Award for her extraordinary career as one of the most successful singers and actresses. The following year she received the Billboard Music Awards for Lifetime Achievement and a second most played artist in discos and clubs in 2002. The club single Love One Another was nominated for a Grammy in 2004 .

In 2002, Cher decided to say goodbye to the audience for the time being with a final farewell tour . This earned her the Emmy Award for Best Live Program. The tour ended on April 30, 2005 after 325 performances worldwide (3 million visitors) with record revenues of over 250 million US dollars. According to the 2007 Guinness Book of Records, the concert tour was the most successful tour by a female artist to date. On April 8, 2003, NBC aired the Farewell Tour, which was watched by 16.6 million viewers, for the first time in the United States. In 2005, Cher was honored for Lifetime Achievement at the MTV Australia Video Music Awards after her Farewell Tour broke all sales records in Australia that same year. Since 2007, Cher has been the only Western woman in Madame Tussauds Hong Kong's top 10 Hong Kong glamor, and she is also present in London , Las Vegas , New York and Washington, DC .

In July 2007, Cher announced in Chrome-Hearts magazine that she was working on a new album again, but then postponed the plans until further notice.

2008–2011: Las Vegas show, film projects

From May 6, 2008 to February 5, 2011 Cher was seen live in the 4,300-seat Colosseum of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in almost 200 shows of her show Cher at the Colosseum . For her commitment, she is said to have received over $ 200 million from sales of tickets and merchandise products.

For her lifetime achievements as a singer and actress, she was honored with the following awards in 2008 and 2010: Armenian Music Awards - Legend Award (2008), Glamor Women of the Year - Lifetime Achievement Award (2010), Grauman's Chinese Theater - Hand and Shoe prints (2010).

On September 12, 2010, Cher appeared as a laudator at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles to present Lady GaGa with the award for the best video of the year . She caused a stir as she appeared on stage in a similar scandalous sheer outfit as she wore in her 1989 video If I Could Turn Back Time .

Just in time for Thanksgiving 2010, the musical drama Burlesque was released in US cinemas, Germany, Austria and Switzerland followed suit on January 6, 2011. In the film, Cher plays the club owner Tess, whose burlesque theater is past its prime, but is finally regained by the young girl Ali, played by Christina Aguilera . Steven Antin directed the film. With the single You Haven't Seen The Last of Me , from the movie Burlesque , she reached number 1 on the Billboard Dance / Club Play charts on January 20, 2011 . In the same month the single won the Golden Globe and the Satellite Award for "Best Song". The hoped-for Oscar nomination for the song composed by Diane Warren did not materialize. In 2012 the song was nominated for a Grammy Award . Cher started working on a new solo album back in 2011.

In the movie Zookeeper (originally The Zookeeper ) Cher next took Kevin James in the lead role, Sylvester Stallone as a lion and Adam Sandler as a monkey, the synchronization of a lioness. The film was released in US theaters on July 8, 2011.

2013 to 2017: musical comeback, tour and other projects

Cher during the Dressed to Kill Tour in Ottawa , 2014

Her mother Georgia Holt's album Honky Tonk Woman , which was released on April 30, 2013, contains a duet by the two titled I'm Just Your Yesterday , and she can be heard partially in the background on the song "Cryin 'Time" . Cher was also involved in the production of the country album. Family History one produced by Cher TV documentary was released to coincide with the title Dear Mom, Love Cher (dt. Dear Mom, with love Cher ) that is offered online for download since 24 September, 2013.

Cher celebrated a comeback in the pop scene with her 26th studio album Closer to the Truth , which was released on September 24, 2013. The lead single Woman's World was released on June 18, 2013, I Hope You Find It followed on October 4. The songs Take It Like a Man (November 8, 2013) and I Walk Alone (April 25, 2014) were also released as singles and remix EPs.

Since March 22, 2014, Cher has been on her Dressed to Kill Tour through North America. There she gave a total of 49 concerts that grossed almost $ 55 million. After the great success, Cher announced that the tour would be extended by 14 concerts for the time being. Shortly before the start of the concerts, Cher had to postpone them due to a viral infection. In the end, the rest of the tour had to be canceled, which Cher himself regretted very much.

For this she was spotted with fashion designer Marc Jacobs at the Met Gala in 2015 and shortly afterwards the label announced that Cher would be part of its fall / winter 2015 campaign. In addition, she celebrated her 50th anniversary as a singer in the same year and continued the work on her musical, which she had started in 2012. The musical is about their life and is divided into their personalities in three phases of life. Cher himself does not appear in the musical, but indicated that he would produce a new album. In September 2017, it was announced that The Cher Show will be staging for one month in Chicago from June 12, 2018, and on Broadway from Fall 2018 .

2018–2019: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, Dancing Queen and world tour

In the fall of 2017, Cher took part in the filming of the ABBA musical sequel Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again , which hit theaters in July 2018. In it she plays the grandmother of the main role Sophia, Ruby Sheridan, and takes over, among others , the lead vocals in the cover version of the ABBA hit Fernando , supported by Andy García . The single debuted at number 22 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. On May 7, 2018, it was announced that Cher would go on tour with twelve planned concerts in Australia and New Zealand in September and October 2018 . The Here We Go Again tour began on September 21, 2018 in Auckland , New Zealand. It was the first time in 13 years that the singer had toured these territories. Also in summer 2018, she announced on the social network Twitter that she would be releasing a new album in September 2018. This album, consisting of covers of ABBA songs, was released on September 28, 2018 under the title Dancing Queen and was Cher's first album in five years.

The lead single  Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight)  was pre-released digitally on August 9th of the same year. The second single, SOS , was also released digitally exactly two weeks later, on August 23, 2018.

The Here We Go Again tour was extended well into 2019. In autumn 2019, after a break of fifteen years, five concerts took place in Germany (Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Mannheim and Hamburg).


In 2002 Forbes Magazine and Rolling Stone Magazine estimated Cher's net worth at over $ 600 million, making her one of the richest artists in the world alongside Madonna , Celine Dion and Mariah Carey . In addition to her villas in Malibu ($ 45 million), Miami ($ 12.9 million) and Aspen ($ 2.5 million), Cher owns an apartment in West Hollywood ($ 4.5 million) and London , and properties in France and New Zealand ; a total of over 20 properties. In 2006 she auctioned clothes and furniture from her villa in Malibu; that made her $ 3.5 million. In 2004 she bought a villa in Palm Springs for $ 650,000 and completely remodeled it according to her own ideas. In 2007 she sold the villa for $ 2.5 million. Her art collection is valued at $ 192.5 million and her net worth is $ 620 million.

Music fees since 2000:

  • 2000: Music fee $ 40.0 million
  • 2002: Music fee $ 73.0 million
  • 2003: Music fee $ 99.4 million
  • 2004: Music fee $ 33.8 million
  • 2005: Music fee $ 11.4 million
  • 2008–2010: Fee for the Las Vegas Show $ 200 million

Film fee:

  • 1983: Silkwood $ 150,000
  • 1985: The Mask $ 500,000 + 5% from film revenue.
  • 1987: The Witches of Eastwick $ 1 Million
  • 1987: Suspect - Suspected of $ 1 million
  • 1987: Moonstruck $ 1 million
  • 1990: Mermaids Better Kiss $ 4M


  • Longest range of number 1 hits in the United States ( I Got You Babe , 1965 - Believe , 1998).
  • Longest span between top 3 albums in the US ( Look at Us , 1965 - Dancing Queen , 2018)
  • She was on the cover of People Magazine 21 times .


See also: Sonny and Cher / Discography

Studio albums

1965: All I Really Want to Do
1966: The Sonny Side of Chér
1966: Chér
1968: With Love, Chér
1968: Backstage
1969: 3614 Jackson Highway
1971: Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves
1972: Foxy Lady
1973: Bittersweet White Light
1973: Half-Breed
1974: Dark Lady
1975: Stars
1976: I'd Rather Believe in You
1977: Cherished
1979: Take Me Home
1979: Prisoner
1980: Black Rose
1982: I Paralyze
1987: Cher
1989: Heart of Stone
1991: Love Hurts
1995: It's a Man's World
1998: Believe
2001: Living Proof
2010: Burlesque
2013: Closer to the Truth
2018: Dancing Queen



1965: Wild on the Beach (Director: Maury Dexter)
1967: Good Times (Director: William Friedkin )
1969: Chastity (Director: Alessio de Paola)
1982: Come Back, Jimmy Dean ( Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean , directed by Robert Altman )
1983: Silkwood (Director: Mike Nichols )
1985: The Mask ( Mask , Director: Peter Bogdanovich )
1987: The Witches of Eastwick ( The Witches of Eastwick , directed by George Miller )
1987: Suspect ( Suspect , directed by Peter Yates )
1987 Mondsüchtig ( Moon Struck , directed by Norman Jewison )
1990: Mermaids Kiss Better ( Mermaids , Director: Richard Benjamin )
1996: The Wedding Day ( Faithful , directed by Paul Mazursky )
1999: Tea with Mussolini ( Tea with Mussolini , Director: Franco Zeffirelli )
2003: Inseparable ( Stuck on You , short appearance, directed by Bobby Farrelly )
2010: Burlesque (Director: Steven Antin)
2011: Der Zoowärter ( The Zookeeper , speaking role, director: Frank Coraci )
2018: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Director: Ol Parker )

Television films

1996: House of Silent Screams (If These Walls Could Talk, also directed)

TV specials

1971: The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
1978: Cher ... Special
1979: Cher & Other Fantasies
1990: Cher ... at the Mirage
1999: Cher: Live in Concert from Las Vegas
2003: Cher: The Farewell Tour
2013: Dear Mom, Love Cher

Television shows

1970-1971: The Sonny and Cher Nitty Gritty Hour
1971–1974: The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour
1975-1976: The Cher Show
1976-1977: The Sonny and Cher Show

Fitness videos

1991: Cher Fitness - The New Body Feeling ( CherFitness: A New Attitude )
1992: Cher Fitness - The New Body Awareness ( CherFitness: Body Confidence )


1982: Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (February 18 to April 4, Martin Beck Theater, New York City )

Tours and concert series

year title Number of shows Gross profit Continents Publication format (s)
1979-1982 Take Me Home Tour 24 unknown North America , Europe , Australia
A Celebration at Caesar's Palace 125
1989-1990 Heart of Stone Tour 72 $ 40 million North America, Europe, Australia VHS , Laserdisc , DVD
( Extravaganza: Live at the Mirage )
1991-1992 Love Hurts Tour 24 $ 45 million North America, Europe
1999-2000 Do you believe? trip 121 $ 160 million North America, Europe, VHS, DVD
( Live in Concert )
2002-2005 Living Proof: The Farewell Tour 325 $ 260 million North America, Europe, Oceania , VHS, DVD, CD
( The Farewell Tour )
2008-2011 Cher at the Colosseum 192 $ 97.4 million North America
2014 Dressed to Kill Tour 49 $ 55 million North America
2017-2020 Classic Cher 102 $ 41 million North America
2018-2019 Here We Go Again Tour 82 Australia , North America, Europe


year Result category For
1984 Nominated "The best supporting actress" Silkwood
1988 Won "Best main actress" Moonstruck
Grammy Award
year Result category For
1966 Nominated "Best New Artist" Sonny & Cher
1972 Nominated "Best female pop vocal performance" Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves
1972 Nominated "Best pop performance by a duo or a group with singing" All I Ever Need Is You
2000 Nominated "Single of the year" Believe
2000 Nominated "Best Pop Singing Album" Believe
2000 Won "Best Dance Recording" Believe
2004 Nominated "Best Dance Recording" Love One Another
year Result category For
1972 Nominated "Outstanding Variety Series - Musical" The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
1972 Nominated "Outstanding individual show - variety or musical" The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour
1973 Nominated "Outstanding Musical Variety Series" The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
1974 Nominated "Outstanding Variety Music Series" The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
1975 Nominated "Outstanding Comedy Variety or Music Series" The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
2000 Nominated "Outstanding individual performance in a variety show or music show" Cher: Live in Concert
2003 Won "Outstanding variety, music or comedy special" Cher - The Farewell Tour
Hollywood Walk of Fame
year Result category For
1999 Honor "Watch TV" successful television career in the 1970s
Golden Globe Award
year Result category For
1974 Won "Best Actress in a Series - Comedy or Musical" The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour
1983 Nominated "The best supporting actress" Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
1984 Won "The best supporting actress" Silkwood
1986 Nominated "Best Actress - Drama" The mask
1988 Won "Best Actress - Comedy or Musical" Moonstruck
1997 Nominated "Best Supporting Actress - Series, Miniseries or TV Movie" House of Mute Screams
Cannes International Film Festival
year Result category For
1985 Won "Best Actress" The mask
Berlin International Film Festival
year Result category For
1988 Nominated "Best movie" Moonstruck
1996 Nominated "Best movie" Faithful - The wedding day
World Music Award
year Result category For
1999 Honor "World Music Legend" Life's work
year Result category For
2001 Won "Best International Singer" -
year Result category For
1991 Won "Best International Artist" -
1993 Nominated "Best International Artist" -
2000 Won "Best International Artist" -
Billboard Music Awards
year Result category For
2000 Won "Artist of the Year" Believe
2000 Won "Disco Artist of the Year" Believe
2003 Won "Disco Artist of the Year" Living proof
2003 Honor - Life's work
2017 Honor Icon Award Life's work
Women's World Awards
year Result category For
2004 Honor "As one of the most successful singers and actresses of all time"
MTV Australia Video Music Awards
year Result category For
2005 Honor - Life's work
GLAAD Media Awards
year Result category For
1998 Honor Vanguard Award -
David di Donatello
year Result category For
1988 Won "Best Foreign Actress" Moonstruck
year Result category For
1985 Nominated "The best supporting actress" Silkwood
1989 Nominated "Best main actress" Moonstruck
Golden Raspberry
year Result category For
2011 Nominated "Worst Supporting Actress" Burlesque
Glamor (magazine)
year Result category For
2010 Honor "Lifetime Achievement" Life's work
Armenian Music Awards
year Result category For
2008 Honor "Living legend" Life's work

social commitment

After Cher for four years in a worldwide campaign for the fate of himself Kaavan , one originally from Sri Lanka coming elephants had made, it was on 4 September 2020 Marghazar Zoo in Pakistan by Amir Khalil and Frank Goeritz from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo - and wildlife research (IZW) examined by a veterinarian and approved for relocation to an elephant sanctuary. He was relocated at the end of November 2020.


Web links

Commons : Cher  - collection of images, videos and audio files

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