Ava Gardner

24 Dec 1922 - 25 Jan 1990


Ava Lavinia Gardner (December 24, 1922 – January 25, 1990) was an American actress.

She was signed to a contract by MGM Studios in 1941 and appeared 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 Bhowani Junction (1956), On the Beach (1959), The Night of the Iguana (1964), Earthquake (1974), and The Cassandra Crossing (1976). Gardner continued to act on a regular basis until 1986, four years before her death of pneumonia, at age 67, in 1990.

She is listed 25th among the American Film Institute's Greatest female stars.


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Filmography (34 titles)

(movie, 1982)
···Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Genre: Comedy, Mystery
Role: Actor (as (in "The Killers" · "The Bribe") (archive footage))
(movie, 1982)
···Regina Roma
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mama)
(movie, 1981)
···Priest of Love
Genre: Drama, Romance, Biography
Role: Actor (as Mabel Dodge Luhan)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Beth Richards)
(movie, 1977)
···The Sentinel
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Miss Logan)
(movie, 1976)
···The Blue Bird
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Luxury)
(movie, 1976)
···The Cassandra Crossing
Genre: Action, Thriller, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Nicole)
(movie, 1974)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Remy Royce-Graff)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Western
Role: Actor (as Lily Langtry)
(movie, 1970)
···The Ballad of Tam Lin
Genre: Horror
Role: Actor (as Michaela Cazaret)
(movie, 1968)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Role: Actor (as Empress Elizabeth)
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Sara)
(movie, 1964)
···Seven Days in May
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Eleanor Holbrook)
(movie, 1964)
···The Night of the Iguana
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Maxine Faulk)
(movie, 1963)
···55 Days at Peking
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Baroness Natalie Ivanoff)
(movie, 1960)
···The Angel Wore Red
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Role: Actor (as Soledad)
(movie, 1959)
···On the Beach
Genre: Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Moira Davidson)
(movie, 1957)
···The Sun Also Rises
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lady Brett Ashley)
(movie, 1957)
···The Little Hut
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lady Susan Ashlow)
(movie, 1956)
···Bhowani Junction
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Victoria Jones)
(movie, 1954)
···The Barefoot Contessa
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Role: Actor (as Maria Vargas)
(movie, 1953)
···The Band Wagon
Genre: Comedy, Music
Role: Actor (as Herself)
(movie, 1953)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Eloise Y. Kelly)
(movie, 1953)
···Ride, Vaquero!
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Role: Actor (as Cordelia Cameron)
(movie, 1952)
···Lone Star
Genre: Action, Adventure, History, Romance
Role: Actor (as Martha Ronda)
(movie, 1952)
···The Snows of Kilimanjaro
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Romance, War
Role: Actor (as Cynthia Green)
(movie, 1951)
···Show Boat
Genre: Drama, Family, Musical, Romance
Role: Actor (as Julie LaVerne)
(movie, 1949)
···East Side, West Side
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Isabel Lorrison)
(movie, 1949)
···The Bribe
Genre: Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Elizabeth Hintten)
(movie, 1949)
···The Great Sinner
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Pauline Ostrovsky)
(movie, 1948)
···One Touch of Venus
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Role: Actor (as Venus)
(movie, 1946)
···The Killers
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Kitty Collins)
(movie, 1946)
···Whistle Stop
Genre: Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
Role: Actor (as Mary)
(movie, 1945)
···She Went to the Races
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Hilda Spotts)