Ava Gardner

Gardner in a 1940s studio publicity photo shot Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) was an American actress and singer. Gardner was signed to a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1941, and appeared mainly in small roles until she drew attention with her performance in ''The Killers'' (1946). She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her work in ''Mogambo'' (1953), and also received BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award nominations for other films.

Gardner appeared in several high-profile films from the 1940s to 1970s, including ''The Hucksters'' (1947), ''Show Boat'' (1951), ''Pandora and the Flying Dutchman'' (1951), ''The Snows of Kilimanjaro'' (1952), ''The Barefoot Contessa'' (1954), ''Bhowani Junction'' (1956), ''On the Beach'' (1959), ''55 Days at Peking'' (1963), ''Seven Days in May'' (1964), ''The Night of the Iguana'' (1964), ''The Bible: In the Beginning...'' (1966), ''Mayerling'' (1968), ''The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean'' (1972), ''Earthquake'' (1974), and ''The Cassandra Crossing'' (1976). Gardner continued to act regularly until 1986, four years before her death in London in 1990, at the age of 67.

She is listed 25th among the American Film Institute's 25 Greatest Female Stars of Classic Hollywood Cinema. Provided by Wikipedia
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