Ava Gardner (birth name Ava Lavinia Gardner) was born on December 24, 1922 in Brogden, North Carolina, USA. She is one of the Hollywood's greatest actresses and a true star.
Biography and Career :
She was born and raised in a tobacco farm by Mary Elizabeth 'Molly' Gardner and Jonas Gardner. The family had 7 children and Ava was the youngest of them. Her brother-in-law had a photo studio in New York and he put her picture in the window. This is how she was spotted by MGM and came to Hollywood. Her first great success came in 1953 in the movie "Mogambo", but it was late and Ava was disappointed. She almost stopped believing in her talent.
She had two short marriages with Mickey Rooney (1942-1943) and Artie Shaw (1945-1946). Her third husband was Frank Sinatra and their marria
ge lasted from 1951 to 1957. Because of so many disasters in her life she decided to leave to Spain in 1955. From there she moved to London in 1968 where she spent her last 22 years of life. In 1990 she died of pneumonia and her last words were "I'm tired".
People and fans consider her Hollywood's most beautiful actress.
- Height: 168 cm
- Nickname: Snowdrop
- She was married three times (Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw and Frank Sinatra).
- In 1995 she was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history.
- Her parents were Mary Elizabeth 'Molly' Gardner and Jonas Gardner.
- She had 6 sisters and brothers: Raymond, Melvin 'Jack', Beatrice 'Bappie', Elsie Mae, Inez and Myra.
- She loved to dance flamenco.
- Bullfights were also her passion.
- A museum was named after her in Smithfield, North Carolina.
- Measurements: 36-23 1/2-37 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine)
- She was named The World's Most Beautiful Animal
- Frank Sinatra used to tell her "Angel".
- She has Scots-Irish descendents.
- "All I ever got out of any of my marriages was the two years Artie Shaw financed on an analyst's couch."
- "I have only one rule in acting -- trust the director and give him heart and soul."
- "When I lose my temper, honey, you can't find it any place."
- "I don't understand people who like to work and talk about it like it was some sort of goddamn duty. Doing nothing feels like floating on warm water to me. Delightful, perfect."
- "I must have seen more sunrises than any other actress in the history of Hollywood."
- "I haven't taken an overdose of sleeping pills and called my agent. I haven't been in jail, and I don't go running to the psychiatrist every two minutes. That's something of an accomplishment these days.".
- "Nobody ever called it an intellectual profession."
- Harem (1986) (TV)
- The Long Hot Summer (1985) (TV)
- Knots Landing (2 episodes, 1985)
- A.D. (1985) (mini) TV Series
- Regina Roma (1982)
- Priest of Love (1981)
- The Kidnapping of the President (1980)
- City on Fire (1979)
- The Sentinel (1977)
- The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
- The Blue Bird (1976)
- Permission to Kill (1975)
- Earthquake (1974)
- The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
- Tam Lin (1970)
- Mayerling (1968)
- The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
- The Night of the Iguana (1964)
- Seven Days in May (1964)
- 55 Days at Peking (1963)
- The Angel Wore Red (1960)
- On the Beach (1959)
- The Naked Maja (1958)
- The Sun Also Rises (1957)
- The Little Hut (1957)
- Bhowani Junction (1956)
- The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
- Mogambo (1953)
- Ride, Vaquero! (1953)
- Knights of the Round Table (1953)
- The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952)
- Lone Star (1952)
- Show Boat (1951)
- My Forbidden Past (1951)
- Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951)
- East Side, West Side (1949)
- The Great Sinner (1949)
- The Bribe (1949)
- One Touch of Venus (1948)
- The Hucksters (1947)
- Singapore (1947)
- The Killers (1946)
- Whistle Stop (1946)
- She Went to the Races (1945)
- Music for Millions (1944) (uncredited)
- Blonde Fever (1944) (uncredited)
- Maisie Goes to Reno (1944)
- Three Men in White (1944)
- Two Girls and a Sailor (1944) (uncredited)
- Lost Angel (1943) (uncredited)
- Swing Fever (1943) (uncredited)
- Du Barry Was a Lady (1943) (uncredited)
- Young Ideas (1943) (uncredited)
- Ghosts on the Loose (1943)
- Hitler's Madman (1943) (uncredited)
- Reunion in France (1942) (uncredited)
- Mighty Lak a Goat (1942)
- Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942) (uncredited)
- Sunday Punch (1942) (uncredited)
- Kid Glove Killer (1942) (uncredited)
- This Time for Keeps (1942) (uncredited)
- Joe Smith, American (1942) (uncredited)
- We Do It Because- (1942) (uncredited)
- Babes on Broadway (1941) (uncredited)
- H.M. Pulham, Esq. (1941) (uncredited)
- Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) (uncredited)
- Fancy Answers (1941) (uncredited).
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