Cher, No Sonny: Hot Photos Of The Young Star In Her Prime

Cher on the poster for the 1969 film 'Chastity,' and in New York City, 1974. Source: IMDB; Lynn Goldsmith/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images

The performer known as Cher, initially famous in Sonny & Cher and born Cherilyn Sarkisian, has been in show business for five and a half decades. Her style choices range from glamorous to outrageous, with sexy being the theme, time and again. The iconic Cher took Hollywood by storm at a very young age, as performing partner for her boyfriend Sonny, singing their hit "I Got You Babe." But you didn't have to be a talent scout to see that Cher's showbiz potential (much like her physical stature) far exceeded that of her partner.