Cherilyn Sarkisian (born May 20, 1946), better known by her stage name Cher, is an Academy Award-winning actress, singer, songwriter, director, author and and all-around entertainer. Through her achievements in music, television and film, she has won an Academy Awards|
Oscar, a Grammy, an Emmy and 3 Golden Globe Awards, among others.
She first rose to prominence in the mid-1960s as one half of the pop duo Sonny and Cher and later established herself as a solo artist. She became a successful television star in the 1970s and a serious film actress in the 1980s. In 1988, she won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the romantic comedy Moonstruck.
In a career that has now surpassed 40 years, Cher has become a celebrated pop icon, and one of the most enduring entertainers of her time.