Cynthia Rhodes Biography
Cynthia Rhodes is an American retired actress, singer and dancer. She was born on November 21, 1956 in Nashville, Tennessee.
Rhodes began her brief show business career working at Opryland USA as a singer and dancer while attending Glencliff High School in Nashville during the 1970s. Rhodes played a small role in the fantasy musical Xanadu (1980). Following a minor part as Tina Tech in the musical film Flashdance, Rhodes played the role of Jackie, an ensemble dancer, bar band singer, and character Tony Manero’s (John Travolta) love interest in Sylvester Stallone’s film Staying Alive, the poorly reviewed, but commercially successful, sequel to the hit film Saturday Night Fever.
She garnered her first non-dance related role in Michael Crichton’s science fiction thriller Runaway with Tom Selleck, Kirstie Alley and Gene Simmons. Her most notable role was as dance instructor Penny Johnson in the hit 1987 motion picture Dirty Dancing with Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze. Rhodes’ final motion picture role was the character of Vickie Phillips opposite actor Jameson Parker in the sleeper action-adventure movie Curse of the Crystal Eye.
Rhodes also appeared as a dancer in music videos, such as “Rosanna” by the band Toto, “The Woman in You” by the Bee Gees, and “Don’t Mean Nothing” by Richard Marx. She was a dancer for the glam rock band The Tubes when they toured in the early 1980s.
Rhodes was married to Richard Marx. The couple married on January 8, 1989 after a four-year courtship. The couple had three sons: Brandon (born 1990), Lucas (born 1992), and Jesse (born 1994). Rhodes retired from her performing career to raise her family. In April 2014, the couple announced the dissolution of their 25-year marriage.
Cynthia Rhodes Age
She was born on November 21, 1956.
Cynthia Rhodes Movies
- Staying Alive
- Dirty Dancing
- Curse of the Crystal Eye
Cynthia Rhodes Songs
- Room To Move
- Calling It Love
- I’m Never Gonna Give You Up
- Finding Out The Hard Way