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Rita Ora

Updated on June 26, 2014
Singer, songwriter and actress Rita Ora will be in "Fifty shades of grey"
Singer, songwriter and actress Rita Ora will be in "Fifty shades of grey"

Rita Ora in Fifty shades of grey

Rita Ora played a very small role in "Fast and the Furious 6" but in the movie adaptation of the book "Fifty Shades of Grey" she will be playing the role of Mia Grey, the sister of Christian Grey.

The film will be released by Valentine's day 2015 and the singer is sworn to secrecy about her part in the ruanchy thriller but it is looking forward to it and has told the press that it will be surprising and worth watching.

Rita said that it was a much needed change for her as she wanted to escape the music scene for a while and Vancouver was a great place to be for that.

Ora did about eight auditions before she got the role and originally requested to do the soundtrack but got the movie role instead.

Who is Rita Ora?

Rita Sahatciu Ora is a British singer, songwriter and actress.

Her debut album, reached number one in the United Kingdom in 2012.

She was born in November 26th, 1990 (23) in Kosovo.

Her parents moved to Britain when she was 1 years old and lived in West London and went to school in Earls Court and then went to Theatre school and college.

Her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer and Rita left school but was convinced to go back by her sister. Her mother made a full recovery.

Rita was named after her grandfather's favourite movie star, "Rita Hayworth."

Her first music release was in 2007 with Craig David

She was signed to Jay Z's label "Roc Nation" in 2009.

Rita's debut album, "Ora" was released in 2012 and her single "How do we party" went to number one on the charts in the U.K, Ireland and Australia.

She has been a presenter for many music award ceremonies and is well known in the industry. Her career both in music and in film, is something that Rita is wanting to progress further with.

Rita Ora

Rita Ora, British singer
Rita Ora, British singer

Rita's Albums and videos

Ora started her career by signing up for Eurovision and a few other television shows but withdrew because she felt she was not ready.

Her appearance with Craig David and the song "Awkward" gave her the exposure and confidence that she needed to move forward with in her career.

Rita also made an appearance in Tinchy Stryder's music video and song "Where's your love?."

Her next step was to perform in bars all over London where she was found by A&R who told Jay Z about her talents.

Rita was flown to New York to meet Jay Z and made a cameo in his video "Young forever" and "Over" with Drake.

Jay Z was impressed with Rita and signed her up to his label with her in the advert for his label and skull candy headphones.

In 2013 she was rushed to hospital for heat exhaustion and dehydration.

Other songs from Ora are; Shine ya light, radioactive, I will never let you down, Hot right now and Lay down your weapons.

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Interesting facts about Rita Ora

Her lead role in Fifty shades of Grey was actually meant to be for her songwriting and she tried out for the character 8 times before she got the part.

She loves animals

Rita dated Calvin Harris and had a very public break up whilst filming the movie "Fifty shades of Grey." According to sources, Harris does not like the public to know his personal life and the schedules were very straining on their relationship.

Ora was born in Kosovo

She does a good impression of Beyonce

Rita will be collaborating with Prince on his new album.

She is also working on her new album too.

Rita Ora
Rita Ora

Music Videos

Roc Nation
How do we party
Roc Nation
Shine ya light
Roc Nation
Roc Nation
I will never let you down
Where's your love (Craig David)
Hot right now
Lay down your weapons
Torn Apart

Rita Ora filmography

Rita first appeared in Spivs in 2004 (Rosanna)

The fast and the furious 6 in 2013 (racer)

Fifty shades of grey to be released in 2015 (Mia)

Rita wants to take a break from the music after being rushed to hospital for exhaustion and dehydration.

She would like to continue on to pursue a career in movies.

The fast and the Furious role that Rita took on was going to be Rihanna's as the producers liked her in the movie "Battlefields" but Rihanna's hectic schedule did not allow for her to be a part of the film.

When Rita auditioned for the role, the producers fell in love with her and she was offered the part.

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Ora on social networking, Beyonce and Fashion

Rita says that she is addicted to instagram and social networking. Her famous body has been in magazines all over the world and her modelling has been good for her.

Rita always says that she has such adoration for Beyonce and she has followed in her footsteps. The singer says that she has such respect for Beyonce and has slated rumours about Beyonce and Jay Z's marital problems.

Ora has also covered Beyonce's hit song, "Drunk in Love."

Her complexion has worked well for Rita in doing photo shoots with her honey skin. She is not afraid to show off her tatoo's and has a personal photographer, that she hired for her tour after he had sent her some photo's.

The 23 year old photographer received his lucky break through Rita and was the photographer for Kim and Kanye's wedding too.

Rita Ora on the cover of Flare Magazine
Rita Ora on the cover of Flare Magazine

Rita Ora's facts

She has 11 tatoo's

Rita's favourite colour is red

Ora loves Tabasco sauce

She has 5 tablespoons of sugar in her tea/coffee

Her star sign is Sagittarius

Loves shoes, fashion and has a gay bestie. She loves London and her habits for food, music and fashion come from British influence.

She loves sneakers and trainers and her favourite's are Jordans.

Ora's favourite drink is Jack Daniels

She is big fan of Gwen Steffani


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      Natasha Pelati 3 years ago from South Africa

      I hope so "flourishaway" thank you for reading!!

      Teaches12345 I was not too familiar with her either, the info we learn after researching, could make us all so well informed. thank you for your interest!!

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Rita is certainly a beautiful person. I am not familiar with her so I thank you for the background information.

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      Natasha Pelati 3 years ago from South Africa

      thank you, yes she is and getting very popular too

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      Dora Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank you for the information on the life and wor of Rita Ora. She's such a beautiful lady.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      This should get a whole lot of traction as time gets closer to the movie. I enjoyed reading about her.