Ava Gardner young
December 24, 1922
5 ft 6 in | 168 cm
36-23-37 in | 91-58-94 cm
54 kg | 120 pounds
8 US | 38 EU
Ava Lavinia Gardner was born in Grabtown, North Carolina, U.S., on December 24, 1922, was an American actress. Young Ava Gardner began her acting career with MGM, she signed contract in 1941.
She made her screen debut in short film Fancy Answers (1941) in uncredited role as Girl at Recital.
She got her feature film debut in drama mystery Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) in role as Passerby.
Her breakthrough performance came as Kitty Collins in noir thriller drama film The Killers (1946) opposite Burt Lancaster.
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Eloise Kelly in romantic drama movie Mogambo (1953).
She was nominated for the BAFTA Awards for Best Foreign Actress for her roles in films:
Bhowani Junction (1956) drama romance in role as Victoria Jones
On the Beach (1959) post-apocalyptic science fiction drama in role as Moira Davidson
She was nominated for a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Maxine Faulk in drama movie The Night of the Iguana (1964).
Seven Days in May (1964) political thriller with Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster
Show Boat (1951) musical romantic drama in role as Julie LaVerne
The Barefoot Contessa (1954) drama opposite Humphrey Bogart
Earthquake (1974) disaster doomsday with Charlton Heston
The Cassandra Crossing (1977) drama with Sophia Loren and Burt Lancaster
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951) drama romance with James Mason
55 Days at Peking (1963) epic drama with Charlton Heston and David Niven
Knights of the Round Table (1953) historical action opposite Robert Taylor
She played Agrippina in miniseries A.D. (1985).
She portrayed Ruth Galveston in CBS soap opera Knots Landing (1985).
Attended high school in Rock Ridge and Atlantic Christian College in Wilson.
Had two older brothers and four older sisters.
Frank Sinatra nicknamed her "Angel".
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1560 Vine Street in 1960.
Was a good friends with Kathryn Grayson, Ernest Hemingway and Lena Horne.
Gardner died on January 25, 1990, Westminster, United Kingdom, at the age of 67.
She was married to Frank Sinatra (1951-1957), Artie Shaw (1945-1946) and Mickey Rooney (1942 -1943).
She dated Howard Hughes (1943-1953), Ben Tatar (1973-1986), Prinz Alfonso von und zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1970-1972), George C. Scott (1964-1969), Claude Terrail (1961-1962), Tony Trabert (1959-1960), Jimmy Kind (1958-1959), Robert Evans (1957-1958), Walter Chiari (1955-1957), Mario Cabre (1950), Robert Walker (1948-1949), Robert Taylor (1948-1953), Howard Duff (1947-1950) and Chris Peterson (1944).
I have only one rule in acting -- trust the director and give him heart and soul.
Everybody kisses everybody else in this crummy business all the time. It's the kissiest business in the world.
I really had very little to contribute, so I played a lot of hatcheck girls, and did mob scenes, extra scenes, dancing scenes, just to have the experience of being on a set. I spent years at that. If the studio wanted a photograph to advertise a movie they'd say, 'Who is it that has a good pair of legs and a good pair of breasts and is pretty and not working?' And it was always Ava because she was never working.
When I lose my temper, honey, you can`t find it any place.
The truth is that the only time I'm happy is when I'm doing absolutely nothing. I don't understand people who like to work and talk about it like it was some sort of goddamn duty. Doing nothing feel like floating on warm water to me. Delightful, perfect.
I either write the books or sell the jewels , and I'm kinda sentimental about the jewels.
I think the main reason my marriages failed is that I always loved too well but never wisely.
I want to remember it all, the good times and the bad times, the late nights, the boozing, the dancing into dawns, and all the great and not-so-great people I met and loved in those years…