Cher Turns 70, Still Knows How To Turn Back Time

Victoria Miller

Cher is a septuagenarian. The music legend, born Cherilyn Sarkisian in 1946, turned 70-years-old on May 20, and it's the latest big milestone for a superstar whose career has always been a numbers game. Cher is the only artist ever to score a #1 single on a Billboard chart in the sixties, seventies, eighties, nineties, 2000s, and 2010s, according to ABC News.

Cher shot to fame with "I Got You Babe" with her first husband, Sonny Bono, and within a few years, she was just as famous for her outrageous Bob Mackie outfits.

"I keep coming back because I have no place else to go," Cher said. "What else would I do? I love to sing."

Cher also joked that she hasn't made a record since the days of the gramophone and now she "can't get on the radio because they're not playing women who are almost 100." Still, even Cher is surprised she's made it this far.

"Tell me who at my age is making a record and wants to be on the radio?" Cher said in 2013. "When I started out, I thought I'd be dead by now."

Looking back on her life, Cher said she was happiest in the 1980s, long after her high-profile relationships with Sonny Bono and Greg Allman, which produced her two children, Chaz Bono and Elijah Blue Allman.

"Every once in a while I think, 'Jesus, you're so old! How did this happen?' I haven't looked in the mirror in years. The only time I was happy with the way I looked was when I was, like, 40 to 45," Cher said.

While she may be overly critical of herself, there's no doubt that Cher wears 70 well. And she clearly gets her good genes from her mom, Georgia Holt. Cher's mom is 90-years-old and still looks as stunning as her famous daughter.

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