Cher, Then and Now: Pics of the Iconic Singer Through the Years

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The Goddess of Pop

This article originally appeared on Hollywood Life and is syndicated by Cheapism.

Cher, who is often referred to by the media as the ‘Goddess of Pop’, has been singing and performing since 1965. Since she just turned 75 on May 20, 2021, it’s the perfect time to look back on her iconic transformation. As you can see in the photo above, Cher hasn’t aged much since the early ’70s. This was the moment she and ex-husband Sonny Bono, who died in 1998, performed on ‘The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour.’ For the performance, Cher wore a colorful bra top with a massive cutout in the middle, and pants to match. Her sleeves were also made of fringe. And take a look at her toned abs — incredible! 

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Cher and Sonny Bono on Set

Just before Cher and Sonny Bono got married on October 27, 1964, they joined forces and started working on music together. They continued to do so for several years before Cher went on to pursue a solo career. 


Cher on ‘The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour’

In this photo, Cher is seen performing on ‘The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour’ in the early ’70s. It was an American music and comedy television variety show hosted by singer Glen Campbell from January 29, 1969, to June 13, 1972, on CBS.

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Gregg Allman and Cher In London In 1977

Rock musician Gregg Allman and Cher posed for a photo together in London in 1977. Cher married him after divorcing Sonny, but the marriage imploded rather quickly. They were divorced shortly after this photo was taken, but they did birth a son together — Elijah Allman. Gregg passed away in 2017. 

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Sonny and Cher Post-Split in 1981

Sonny and Cher posed for a photo together in 1981. While they were no longer married at the time this picture was taken, they had become friends again after a tumultuous split. 

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Cher in a Headpiece in 1988

Here, Cher rocked a Cleopatra-style outfit to endorse her new fragrance in 1988. Not only did she bare her abs, but her outfit included a massive, elaborate headpiece.

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Sonny and Cher Honored With Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1998

Shortly after Sonny’s death in 1998, Cher and his widow, Mary Bono, accepted the duo’s star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Here, they’re pictured in California in 1998. 


Cher in ‘Tea With Mussolini’

In 1999, Cher starred in ‘Tea With Mussolini.’ In the movie, an orphaned Italian boy is raised amongst a circle of British and American women living in Mussolini’s Italy before and during World War II. Cher played Elsa. 

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Cher at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party in 2000

Cher attended Vanity Fair’s post-Oscars party in 2000, wearing a denim jacket and embellished jeans with a pair of heels. Doesn’t she look fantastic?

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Cher at a 2003 Benefit Dinner

Cher performed at the 2003 New York Dinner to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation at Waldorf Astoria in NYC on Nov. 10, 2003. For the occasion, she wore a purple top with striped pants and a gold belt. 


Cher Performing in Glasgow in 2004

Cher wore an outfit covered in jewels while performing in Glasgow on May 11, 2004. We can almost HEAR this photo, can’t you?

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Cher at the Los Angeles Premiere of ‘The Promise’ in 2017

Kourtney Kardashian, Cher and Kim Kardashian West posed for a photo together at ‘The Promise’ film premiere in L.A. on April 12, 2017. 

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Cher at the London Premiere of ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ in 2018

Cher and Meryl Streep posed for a photo at the ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ film premiere in London on July 16, 2018. They starred in the movie together, and Cher even recorded an entire album of ABBA tracks, which dropped the same year. 

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‘The Cher Show’ Broadway Opening in 2018

Cher and Bob Mackie posed for a photo together at ‘The Cher Show’s Broadway opening in New York City in 2018. 'The Cher Show' is a jukebox musical with a book by Rick Elice that tells the story of the early life and career of Cher. The musical had its world premiere at the Oriental Theatre, Chicago, on June 12, 2018, and opened on Broadway in December of that year.


Cher in Concert in 2019

Cher is pictured here performing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on May 12, 2019. This was during her ‘Here We Go Again’ tour. 

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Cher Campaigning for Joe Biden in 2020

Iconic singer Cher speaks near a polling station as she campaigns for then-presidential candidate Joe Biden, in Phoenix on Oct. 26, 2020.