Cynthia Rhodes Biography & Wiki
Cynthia Rhodes, a retired American actress, singer, and dancer, is Cynthia. She has starred in Flashdance (1983), Jackie (1983), and Penny (1987). Cynthia started her showbiz career at Opryland USA in 1970 as a singer/dancer while she was a student at Glencliff High School.
She was raised in a Baptist home and tried to keep a clean image in acting and in media. She rejected scripts that required nudity, and turned down the offer to do pictorials for Playboy magazine. Sylvester Stallone (director of Staying Alive) stressed these facts, stating that Rhodes would rather quit the business than embarrass her parents.
With her next role, Tina Tech as Tina Tech in Flashdance (1980), she played a small part in the fantasy musical Xanadu. Cynthia was then cast opposite John Travolta’s film Xanadu (1980). This film was a sequel to Saturday Night Fever (1977).
Jackie was Jackie’s ensemble dancer, bar band singer and sometimes love interest of Travolta, Tony Manero. The film was commercially successful, but it received poor reviews.
Cynthia was first to be cast in a non-dance-related role in Michael Crichton’s 1984 science-fiction thriller, ‘Runaway.’ Starring Tom Selleck, Kirstie Ally and Gene Simmons. Her most well-known role was that of Penny Johnson, a dance instructor in Dirty Dancing (1987), starring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze.
Rhodes’ final role in motion pictures was that of Vickie Phillips, a character he played with Jameson Parker in the action-adventure film ‘Curse of the Crystal Eye.
In music videos, she was also a dancer in “Rosanna” (by the band Toto), “The Woman in You”, by the Bee Gees, or “Don’t Mean Nothing”, by Richard Marx. Rhodes was a dancer in The Tubes’ glam rock band The Tubes during their 1980 tour.
Cynthia joined Animotion in 1980s pop, where she was replaced by Astrid Plane as the singer. This led to the recording of the group’s third album of original material. The group’s single, “Room to Move”, reached No. The group’s single “Room to Move” reached No. 9 on the Billboard charts. However, the album failed to achieve the same success and topped at No. The group was soon disbanded shortly after reaching No. 110 on the pop charts.
Cynthia and Richard Marx, Cynthia’s then-husband, co-wrote “Perfect Day”, a smooth jazz track that Cynthia wrote with Richard Marx. This was for Chris Botti’s 2002 holiday album.
Birthday and Age
Cynthia, who is now 63, was born in Nashville, Tennessee on November 21, 1956. Every year, Cynthia celebrates her birthday on the 21st of November. Her birth sign is Scorpio.
- Cynthia Rhodes Death
- Cynthia is still living. Rumours of her death are a hoax.
- Cynthia Rhodes Family, Parents, and Siblings
Rhodes was the daughter of Adrian Rhodes and Edna Rhodes. Cynthia was raised in a Baptist home. Her Christian faith had an influence on her acting career. She refused to take part in pictorials for Playboy magazine and turned down scripts that required nudity. She has not listed her siblings online.
Husband Richard Marx
Richard Marx, a singer-songwriter, was her husband. They met in 1983 while Marx was making the motion picture soundtrack for Staying Alive. He was seven years older than her and she felt Marx was too young to be with her at that time. They did not begin their relationship until two-years later, when they were reunited at a party. After four years of courtship, the couple got married on January 8, 1989.