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This Nashville native began her professional career as a singer and dancer at Opryland, U. An attractive blonde, Rhodes began to branch out into TV while still at Opryland. She segued to features as an ensemble dancer in the overblown disaster "Xanadu" and Francis Ford Coppola's musical misfire "One From the Heart" After a small role in the surprise smash "Flashdance" , Rhodes landed one of the female leads opposite John Travolta in Sylvester Stallone's "Staying Alive" also , the unnecessary sequel to "Saturday Night Fever" Rhodes had her first non-musical role as Tom Selleck's partner in the effects-driven "Runaway" 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" Rhodes has seemingly retired from screen acting since her marriage to singer Richard Marx. View All Photos
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However, her break extended as she welcomed two more kids until she realized she was happier just being a stay-at-home mom and abandoned her Hollywood career. Rhodes was a triple threat in the industry, she could act, sing and dance. A, while she was in high school. However, although Marx was instantly attracted to Rhodes, she was seven years his senior and believed he was too young for her. When they met again at a party two years later, sparks flew again. At the time of her first pregnancy, Cynthia told her husband she would take a break from Hollywood, and he believed she would be back in no time.
Cynthia Rhodes born November 21, is a retired American actress, singer and dancer. Born in Nashville, Tennessee , Rhodes began her show-business career working at Opryland USA as a singer and dancer while attending Glencliff High School [ citation needed ] during the s. Sylvester Stallone, the director of Staying Alive , reinforced these facts by stating that Rhodes "would sooner quit the business before doing anything to embarrass her parents. Rhodes played a small role in the fantasy musical Xanadu Rhodes' character, Jackie, was an ensemble dancer, bar band singer, and sometime love interest of Travolta's character, Tony Manero. While poorly reviewed, the film was commercially successful. Rhodes' final motion picture role was the character of Vickie Phillips, playing opposite Jameson Parker , in the sleeper action-adventure movie Curse of the Crystal Eye. She was a dancer for the glam rock band The Tubes when they toured in the early s. Rhodes later joined the pop group Animotion , replacing their lead singer Astrid Plane , for the recording of their third album of original material.