Cherilyn Sarkisian better known as 'Cher', is a singer and actress.She is best known for her role in the film Moonstruck, for which she received an Oscar for Best Actress.

Her second attempt was "Dream Baby," released under the name "Cherilyn" and written and produced by Sonny Bono. With Sonny continuing to write, arrange and produce the songs, Sonny and Cher’s first incarnation was as the duo "Caesar and Cleo." They received little attention, despite releasing the single "The Letter" in late 1964 which featured the B-side "Baby Don't Go" Before being known as Sonny and Cher, the duo released an album under the name of "Caesar and Cleo." The first "Sonny and Cher" album, Look At Us, was released in the summer of 1965.

This album contained the overnight smash single "I Got You Babe" which reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1965. A re-released "Baby Don't Go" peaked at #8.[28] Several more mid-level hits followed, notably "Just You," "But You're Mine", "What Now My Love" and "Little Man", before "The Beat Goes On" returned the duo to the Top 10.

With her dark, exotic looks, she became a fashion trendsetter, helping to popularize fashions such as bellbottoms and incorporating eccentric gowns, "hippie" attire and elaborate costumes into live shows.

Later in 1965, Cher released her debut solo album, All I Really Want to Do, which reached #16 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The album contained the singles "Where Do You Go (#25 on the Billboard Hot 100), as well as "Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)" (#2 on the Billboard Hot 100); both hits written and produced by Sonny Bono.

Sonny and Cher charted eleven Billboard Top 40 hits between 19, including six Top 10 hits.

The duo became a sensation, traveling and performing around the world.

In those years, Cher had a brief relationship with Warren Beatty.

Sonny Bono (11 years her senior) was working for record producer Phil Spector at Gold Star Studios in Hollywood.

She was married to her first husband for nearly 11 years and have raised a son together.

Right after her divorce, she got married to her second husband for almost 4 years. These days she is dating an American comedian and writer.

Cher was born in El Centro, California, on May 20, 1946, at a.m.