Cher takes a promotional photo for "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour" in 1972. See more photos of the iconic singer and actress, who turns 70 years old on Friday, May 20.
Cher, who was born Cherilyn Sarkisian in 1946, became a household name in the 1960s. She and her husband, Sonny Bono, had a No. 1 song with "I Got You, Babe." The two divorced in 1975 but would still work together on television.
Throughout her career, Cher has always been known for her flamboyant fashion. Here, she wears a feathered headdress for "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour" in 1972.
Cher wears an Asian-styled headdress and a sleeveless satin top for her show in 1972.
Cher sings in a cloud of fog during her show in 1972.
In 1974, Cher performs as ringmaster on the opening day of the Ringling Bros. Circus in Inglewood, California.
Cher, in character for her show, tours Liberace's mansion in 1974.
During her career, Cher has won an Academy Award, a Grammy Award and an Emmy Award.
Cher models Bob Mackie fashion in 1978.
Cher wears another Bob Mackie creation in 1978.
Cher poses for the cover of her album "Prisoner" in 1979.
Cher poses during a photo shoot in 1984.
Between 1965 and 1999, Cher had five No. 1 hits -- four as a solo artist and one with Sonny Bono.