With Cher celebrating her 71st birthday this weekend, join us as we turn back time to see legendary singer and actress's life and career through the years.
In the 1960s, Cher and her then-husband, Sonny Bono, were a popular singing duo. The duo's first big hit was "I Got You Babe," which reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 1965. Cher was 19 at the time.
Cher worked to establish herself as a solo artist in the 1970s, with her first solo No. 1 hit coming as title track from 1971's "Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves."
After a couple movie apperances that proved to be commercial flops, Sonny and Cher instead focused on conquering TV, first in "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour" (1971-74) and later in "The Sonny and Cher Show" (1976-77) following their 1975 divorce. In between, Cher had her own variety show, which ran for 21 episodes over two seasons.
After a much more successful attempt at acting, including a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for 1983's "Silkwood" and a Best Actress win for 1987's "Moonstruck," Cher returned to singing in 1987 with the self-titled album "Cher." The album featured the comeback single "I Found Someone" and went platinum with 7 million records sold. She followed that up with 1989's "Heart of Stone," which featured the hit "If I Could Turn Back Time" and sold 11 million copies worldwide.
Cher sings the national anthem prior to Super Bowl XXXIII between the Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons on Jan. 31, 1999.
Mattel debuted its first-ever Cher doll on June 19, 2001.
Cher arrives at the Q Magazine Awards on Oct. 29, 2001, in London.
Cher performs "This Is A Song for the Lonely" at the 29th annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles on Jan. 9, 2002.
Cher performs in an Elvis wig during VH1's "Divas Las Vegas" show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 23, 2002.
Cher performs in concert at the Staples Center on Dec. 2, 2002, in Los Angeles as part of her "Living Proof: The Farewell Tour," originally billed as the final live concert tour of her career. Originally scheduled for 49 shows, the worldwide tour was extended several times, eventually running for 326 dates and ending in 2005.
Cher performs on stage at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 11, 2008.
She stayed off the road for nearly a decade, but in May 2008 began a three-year, 200-performance residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and in March 2014 returned to touring with her Dressed to Kill Tour.
Cher returned to the screen for the first time in seven years with 2010's "Burlesque," which co-starred fellow singer Christina Aguilera.
Cher and Christina Aguilera stand backstage at the 67th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 17, 2010.
Cher poses with her son, Chaz Bono, during her hand and footprint ceremony in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Nov. 18, 2010. (Chaz was previously known as Chastity, Cher's daughter.)
Kathy Griffin and Cher arrives at the world premiere of the film "Zookeeper" in Los Angeles on July 6, 2011. Cher voiced a lioness in the movie.
Cher performs on stage as part of the 27th "Dance on the Pier" party during NYC Pride 2013 on June 30, 2013, in New York City.
Cher performs during an April 2014 concert.
Cher attends the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015, in New York City.
Cher speaks onstage during 2016 Milken Institute Global Conference at The Beverly Hilton on May 3, 2016, in Beverly Hills, California.