Volga Cansino, née Hayworth
(August 8, 1897 – January 25, 1945 "Mrs. Eduardo Cansino; Mother of Rita Hayworth, Film Actress - In Dancing Team" The New York Times
obituary, January 27, 1945), was an American dancer and vaudevillian under the name Volga Hayworth
. A popular showgirl on Broadway
, she was the mother of actress Rita Hayworth
, who took her professional name from her mother's maiden name.
She was born in 1897 in Washington D.C.
, the daughter of and . She appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies
"Rita Hayworth, Movie Legend, Dies" The New York Times
, May 16, 1987, met her husband, Spanish-born dancer Eduardo Cansino, Sr
in 1916 and married him in 1917. They had three children. She and Eduardo formed a vaudeville
act, The Dancing Cansinos
Volga Hayworth Cansino died in 1945, aged 47, from undisclosed causes, in Santa Monica, California