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Cynthia Rhodes (born November 21, 1956) is an American actress, singer and dancer. This Nashville native began her professional career as a singer and dancer at Opryland, U.S.A. in the early 1970s. An attractive blonde, Rhodes began to branch out into TV while still at Opryland. She segued to features as an ensemble dancer in the motion picture musical "Xanadu" (1980) and Francis Ford Coppola`s musical "One From the Heart" (1982). After a small role in the surprise smash "Flashdance" (1983), Rhodes landed one of the female leads opposite John Travolta in Sylvester Stallone`s "Staying Alive" (also 1983), the sequel to "Saturday Night Fever" (1977). Rhodes had her first non-musical role as Tom Selleck`s partner in the effects-driven "Runaway" (1984). Perhaps her best screen role was as Patrick Swayze`s sexy dance partner whose pregnancy opens the way for Jennifer Grey in the hit "Dirty Dancing" (1987). Rhodes also had a role in the sleeper action adventure film "Curse of the Crystal Eye" (1991) Rhodes toured with the rock band the Tubes as a dancer from 1980-1982 and she also had a brief stint as the replacement of the lead female vocalist in the 80`s Pop/ Rock group Animotion with hits like "Room To Move" and "Calling it Love". Rhodes has seemingly retired from screen acting and singing since her 1989 marriage to singer/songwriter/producer Richard Marx. Rhodes has three boys with Marx and has since become a full-time, stay at home mom.
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Cynthia Rhodes (born November 21, 1956) is an American retired actress, singer and dancer. Her film roles include Tina Tech in Flashdance (1983), Jackie in Staying Alive (1983) and Penny in Dirty Dancing (1987).
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Cynthia Rhodes is currently single.
She was married to Richard Marx from 1989 to 2014.
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