Born Cherilyn Sarkisian, she is known as the Goddess of Pop. Cher has sold over 100 million records and won Billboard's Artist of the Year Award in 2002.
She was put into foster care when her parents became unable to take care of her. She later gained fame as a member of the duo Sonny & Cher with Sonny Bono.
Her Farewell Tour, which ran from 2002 to 2005, had more than 300 stops and grossed over $200 million.
She married Sonny Bono on October 27, 1964 and, after their divorce, she married Gregg Allman on June 30, 1975. With Sonny, she had a son named Chaz Bono.
She starred with Christina Aguilera in the 2010 musical film Burlesque.