Roles turned down by Cyd Charisse:
Charisse was set to play the leading female role but discovered she was pregnant so, before production began, she was replaced.
Actor who got the part: Leslie Caron
Cyd had been cast as Nadine but tore a ligament in her knees and was forced to drop out.
Actor who got the part: Ann Miller
Cyd Charisse was thought for the lead here, but rejected the role.
Actor who got the part: Audrey Hepburn
Cyd Charisse was offered the leading role in this musical film.
Actor who got the part: Mitzi Gaynor
MGM tried to get Alfred Hitchcock to cast Cyd Charisse as the woman of mystery, but Hitchcock was not interested.
Actor who got the part: Eva Marie Saint
Cyd Charisse played the role of Bianca Russell Arden in this uncompleted film starring Dean Martin and Marilyn Monroe. Cyd was replaced by Polly Bergen as Bianca Russell Arden in the film that was finally made starring James Garner and Doris Day "Move Over, Darling".
Actor who got the part: Polly Bergen
Did you know that Cyd Charisse was not the only choice for this movie? (click to learn more)