She was born Cherilyn Sarkisian on May 20, 1946 but she’s known the world over as Cher.

There is much that is distinctive about Cher, not least her magnificent contralto singing voice, and she has enjoyed a career that spans six decades.

Fame arrived in 1965 with her then husband Sonny Bono. As Sonny & Cher they hit number one on the US and UK charts with the mega-hit ‘I Got You Babe’.

In the 1970’s the couple became TV personalities with The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour on CBS. Then, in 1982 Cher made her Broadway debut, quickly followed by critically acclaimed appearances in films such as Silkwood, Mask, The Witches of Eastwick and Moonstruck, the last of which won her a Best Actress Oscar.

The brilliant music has continued throughout her career and the 1998 smash hit Believe pioneered the use of Auto-Tune and won her the Billboard Music Award for Hot 100 Single of the Year.

She is universally known as the Goddess of Pop and we wish her a happy 75th birthday.

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