Full name: Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPierre.
Born: May 20 1946, El Centro, CA, USA.
Star sign: Taurus.
Parents: Mother Georgia Holt, eight-times married actress. Father John Sarkisian, Armenian truck driver.
Education: Left high school at 16.
Previous jobs: Backing singer for the Ronettes, The Righteous Brothers.
Lives: Los Angeles.
Love life: Previously married to Sonny Bono (1963 to 1975), Greg Allman (1975 to 1978). Greg and Cher separated after nine days of marriage. Cher went out with Warren Beatty when she was a teenager. Also, relationships with Gene Simmons of KISS, actor Val Kilmer and Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi (now married to Heather Locklear).
Children: Chastity Bono (gay activist), Elijah Blue Allman.