Cynthia Rhodes Net Worth: Bio, Age, Now, Dating, Husband Richard Marx and Death

By | May 6, 2021

Cynthia Rhodes Biography

Cynthia Rhodes a retired American singer, actress, and dancer known for film roles in Flashdance (1983), Jackie in Staying Alive (1983) and Penny in Dirty Dancing (1987).

Cynthia Rhodes Age

Cynthia was born on November 21, 1956, in Nashville, Tennessee, the United States of America.

Cynthia Rhodes Career

Cynthia began her career on a brief show business career working at Opryland USA as a singer and also a dancer while attending Glencliff High School during the 1970s.

Being raised in a Baptist family, she tried to maintain a clean-cut image in her acting roles and also in the media, rejecting scripts that required nudity and turning down offers to pose for pictorials in Playboy magazine.

Sylvester Stallone, who is the director of Staying Alive, stressed these facts by affirming that Rhodes “would sooner quit the business before doing anything to embarrass her parents.”

She played a small role in the fantasy musical Xanadu (1980) with her next role as Tina Tech in the musical film Flashdance. After the film, Cynthia was cast opposite John Travolta in Sylvester Stallone’s 1983 film Staying Alive, a sequel to the 1977 hit film Saturday Night Fever.

Her character, Jackie, was also an ensemble dancer, bar band singer, and sometime love interest of Travolta’s character, Tony Manero. The film was commercially successful while poorly reviewed.

Cynthia earned her first non-dance related role in Michael Crichton’s 1984 science-fiction thriller ‘Runaway’ featuring Tom Selleck, Kirstie Alley, and Gene Simmons. Her most renowned role was as dance instructor Penny Johnson in the hit 1987 motion picture Dirty Dancing featuring Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze.

Rhodes’ last motion picture role was the character of Vickie Phillips with actor Jameson Parker in the sleeper action-adventure movie ‘Curse of the Crystal Eye’.

She 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. In the early 1980s, Rhodes was a dancer for the glam rock band The Tubes when they toured.

Cynthia later joined the 1980s pop group Animotion, she replaced the group’s singer Astrid Plane for the recording of its third album of original material. Though the group’s single “Room to Move” rose to No. 9 on the Billboard charts, the album later failed to match the group’s earlier success, peaking at only No. 110 on the pop charts where shortly thereafter, the group disbanded.

Cynthia co-wrote the smooth jazz track “Perfect Day” with then-husband Richard Marx for December, trumpeter Chris Botti’s holiday album in 2002.

Cynthia Rhodes Net Worth

Cynthia has an estimated net worth of $ 9 million.

Cynthia Rhodes Movies

  • Xanadu
  • Flashdance
  • Staying Alive
  • Runaway
  • 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

Cynthia Rhodes Family,

Rhodes was born to Edna Rhodes and Adrian Rhodes. She was brought up in a Baptist family, her Christian lifestyle had an impact in her career as she tried to maintain a clean-cut image in her acting roles and in the media, turning down scripts that required nudity and refusing offers to pose for pictorials in Playboy magazine. Her siblings have not been listed anywhere online.

Cynthia Rhodes Husband

Rhodes was married to singer-songwriter Richard Marx. The duo met while Marx was working on the motion picture soundtrack for Staying Alive in 1983. She was seven years his senior and she thought Marx was much too young for her to date at the time. The couple did not start their relationship until two years later when they were reacquainted at a party. The couple married on January 8, 1989, after a four-years of courtship.

Cynthia Rhodes Divorce

As perv US Weekly article dated April 4, 2014, Richard’s representative confirmed that he and Rhodes were divorcing after 25 years of marriage.

Cynthia Rhodes Children

Marx and Rhodes have three children together who are boys named Lucas Marx, Brandon Marx, and Jesse Marx.

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