If This Was Happiness: A Biography of Rita Hayworth

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Barbara Leaming

Narrated By: Anna Fields

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: October 2009

Duration: 13 hours 20 minutes


The legendary "Love Goddess" was a huge box-office star, and her sultry beauty and sensational figure turned her into the ultimate sex-symbol. Yet behind the smoldering image lay a tragic secret that wrecked her private life. Extremely shy as a child, Rita Hayworth was forced by her vaudevillian father to be his dancing partner-and he abused her as well. Her need for protection led her into five disastrous marriages. If This Was Happiness is at once sensational, revealing, and compassionate.