December 24, 1922
January 25, 1990
5 ft 6 in | 167 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)
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).