We already brought you part one of our list of 15 things you probably did not know about Cher, and now we’re back with part two! Check out eight more fascinating facts about the singer and musician that you definitely (probably) did not know below. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Eight: Before They Were Sonny and Cher, They Were Caesar and Cleo. Sonny and Cher performed under the monikers of Caesar and Cleo when they first began performing. At this time, Sonny wanted to promote Cher as a solo act, but he sang harmonies for her as well.
Number Seven: She Has Been Arrested. When Cher was just a teenager, she was arrested for stealing a car. She was watching her friend’s car while he was running an errand, and she got bored and decided to drive it to a theater. It was more of an embarrassing mix-up than an actual crime.
Number Six: She Belongs to a Very Elite Group. Cher is one of only six people to ever receive an Academy Award for acting and also achieve a number one single. The other people in this group include Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Jamie Foxx, Bing Crosby, and Judy Garland. However, it is important to note that Garland only received an Honorary Oscar in 1939.
Number Five: Acting Is in Her Blood. This might explain why Cher is such a talented actor. Her mother acted in I Love Lucy and The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet in the 1950s.
Number Four: Her Success Spans Decades. In fact, Cher is the only female artist in the world to have had number one singles in the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Now that’s impressive.
Number Three: She Almost Starred in Thelma & Louise. However, the role later went to Geena Davis. Imagine the possibilities!
Number Two: She Never Graduated From High School. This is likely due in part to the fact that Cher suffered from undiagnosed dyslexia when she was a child.
Number One: She Has a Star-Studded Dating History. Cher has dated many notable celebrities. Some of these celebrities include Tom Cruise, Gene Simmons, Val Kilmer, and David Geffen.