Happy birthday to the late Ginger Rogers! The multitalented star passed away in 1995 at the age of 83, but her legacy lives on through her legendary films, velvety voice, and incredible dance numbers.
The actress is perhaps best known for her partnership with Fred Astaire, acting and dancing alongside him in ten films during the ‘30s and ‘40s. From Roberta to Top Hat, Swing Time to Carefree, the dynamic duo waltzed their way into America’s hearts.
In honor of Rogers’s special day, keep scrolling to see 11 gorgeous images of the duo tearing up the dance floor.
1. In Flying Down to Rio
Rogers held a sweet embrace with Astaire on the movie set, wearing a ruffled white dress and kitten heels.
2. In The Gay Divorcee
The actress flew across the dance floor in an A-line gown with her forever partner, Astaire.
3. In The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle
Rogers and Astaire are mirror images of each other, showing off their perfect coordination in this still from the 1939 film.
4. In Carefree
The singer is totally airborne in this amazing shot, wearing a stunning ruffled dress and her signature curls.
5. In Swing Time
Rogers and Astaire swung to the beat in the musical number "Pick Yourself Up" in the 1936 film.
6. In Carefree
The dancer looks stunning in a black V-neck gown with feathered detailing while waltzing on the set of the 1938 film.
7. In The Gay Divorcee
The dance partners share a sweet embrace in this stunning still from the 1934 film.
8. In Top Hat
Rogers does a jaw-dropping backbend in a gorgeous feathered gown for the 1935 movie.
9. In Roberta
Rogers stuns in a silky gown while dancing to "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" in the 1935 film.
10. In Hollywood
Rogers wears a gorgeous fur-trimmed coat and hat in this 1930 portrait.
11. In Follow the Fleet
The on-screen partners hop around in their best sailor garb in a scene from the 1936 motion picture.