Ava Gardner

in Grabtown, North Carolina, The United States
December 24, 1922

January 25, 1990



Ava Lavinia Gardner was an American actress.

She was signed to a contract by MGM Studios in 1941 and appeared mainly in small roles until she drew attention with her performance in The Killers (1946). She became one of Hollywood's leading actresses, considered one of the most beautiful women of her day. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in Mogambo (1953).

She appeared in several high-profile films from the 1950s to 1970s, including The Hucksters (1947), Show Boat (1951), The Snows of Kilimanjaro (1952), The Barefoot Contessa (1954), Bhowani Junction (1956), On the Beach (1959), Seven Days in May (1964), The Night of the Iguana (1964), The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972), Earthquake (1974), and The C

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“The truth is, honey, I've enjoyed my life. I've had a hell of a good time.”
Ava Gardner

“When I’m old and gray, I want to have a house by the sea. And paint. With a lot of wonderful chums, good music, and booze around. And a damn good kitchen to cook in.”
Ava Gardner

“Sex isn't all that important, but it is when you love someone very much.”
Ava Gardner, Ava: My Story

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