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Ava Lavinia Gardner (Snowdrop, Angel, The Christmas Eve Girl, The World's Most Beautiful Animal) was born on 24 December, 1922 in Grabtown, North Carolina, USA, is an Actress, Soundtrack, Stunts. Discover Ava Gardner's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is She in this year and how She spends money? Also learn how She earned most of Ava Gardner networth?
|Popular As||Ava Lavinia Gardner (Snowdrop, Angel, The Christmas Eve Girl, The World's Most Beautiful Animal)|
|Age||68 years old|
|Born||24 December 1922|
|Birthplace||Grabtown, North Carolina, USA|
|Date of death||25 January, 1990|
|Died Place||Westminster, London, England, UK|
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Ava Gardner Height, Weight & Measurements
At 68 years old, Ava Gardner height is 5' 6" (1.68 m) .
|Height||5' 6" (1.68 m)|
|Body Measurements||Not Available|
|Eye Color||Not Available|
|Hair Color||Not Available|
Who Is Ava Gardner's Husband?
Her husband is Frank Sinatra (7 November 1951 - 5 July 1957) ( divorced), Artie Shaw (17 October 1945 - 25 October 1946) ( divorced), Mickey Rooney (10 January 1942 - 21 May 1943) ( divorced)
|Husband||Frank Sinatra (7 November 1951 - 5 July 1957) ( divorced), Artie Shaw (17 October 1945 - 25 October 1946) ( divorced), Mickey Rooney (10 January 1942 - 21 May 1943) ( divorced)|
Ava Gardner Net Worth
Her net worth has been growing significantly in 2022-2023. So, how much is Ava Gardner worth at the age of 68 years old? Ava Gardner’s income source is mostly from being a successful Actress. She is from USA. We have estimated Ava Gardner's net worth , money, salary, income, and assets.
|Kid Glove Killer (1942)||$150 /week|
|Ghosts on the Loose (1943)||$100 per week|
|The Killers (1946)||$350 /week|
|The Bribe (1949)||$1,250 /week|
|Ride, Vaquero! (1953)||$100,000|
|Knights of the Round Table (1953)||$17,500 /week|
|The Naked Maja (1958)||$90,000|
|On the Beach (1959)||$400,000|
|55 Days at Peking (1963)||$500,000|
|Seven Days in May (1964)||$75 .000|
|The Night of the Iguana (1964)||$400,000|
|The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)||$50,000|
|Knots Landing (1979)||$50,000 /episode|
Ava Gardner Social Network
In 1995 she was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (#68).
Is portrayed by Marcia Gay Harden in Sinatra (1992) , Deborah Kara Unger in The Rat Pack (1998), by Christine Andreas in Love and Betrayal: The Mia Farrow Story (1995), Jon Mack in Introducing Dorothy Dandridge (1999), and by Kate Beckinsale in The Aviator (2004).
After her death in 1990, her longtime housekeeper, Carmen Vargas, and her dog, a Welsh Corgi named Morgan, were taken in by her former co-star Gregory Peck.
She spent her final years as a recluse in her London apartment--her only companions were her longtime housekeeper Carmen Vargas and her beloved Welsh Corgi, Morgan. Two strokes in 1986 left her partially paralyzed and bedridden. Although she could easily afford her medical expenses, Frank Sinatra wanted to pay for her to visit a specialist in the US, and she allowed him to make the arrangements for a medically-staffed private plane. Her last words (to her housekeeper Carmen) were, "I'm so tired", before she died of pneumonia at age 67. Vargas took her body home to her native North Carolina for private burial. None of her ex-husbands attended.
When her first husband, Mickey Rooney, brought his hugely successful musical "Sugar Babies" to London in the late 1980s, she confessed to him that she had contemplated suicide after being left partially paralyzed by two strokes in 1986.
When shooting Earthquake (1974), she surprised director Mark Robson by insisting that she do her own stuntwork, which included dodging blocks of concrete and heavy steel pipes.
In 1968, tax trouble in Spain prompted a move to London, where she spent her last 22 years in reasonable comfort. Her film career did not bring her great fulfillment, but her looks may have made it inevitable; many fans still consider her the most beautiful actress in Hollywood history.
She sought the role of Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate (1967), and reportedly called Mike Nichols saying,"I want to see you! I want to talk about this 'Graduate' thing!" Nichols did not seriously consider her for the role, but did end up visiting her hotel. He later recounted that "she sat at a little French desk with a telephone, she went through every movie star cliché. She said, 'All right, let's talk about your movie. First of all, I strip for nobody'".
Her last quality starring film role was in The Night of the Iguana (1964), her later work being (as she said) strictly "for the loot".
In Charlton Heston's autobiography "In the Arena" he revealed that she behaved badly during the troubled shoot of 55 Days at Peking (1963). For example, she stopped the filming when a Chinese extra took her picture without permission. Heston also stated that her character was killed off to keep the producers and director from having to deal with her anymore.
Her The Angel Wore Red (1960) co-star Dirk Bogarde nicknamed her "Snowdrop" because, he said, anything less likely was difficult to imagine.
In a promotion for The Little Hut (1957), a small island in Fiji was renamed Ava Ava and leased to a contest winner.
Was considered for the role of Leslie Benedict in Giant (1956) but was unable to leave Pakistan, where she was filming Bhowani Junction (1956).
After three failed marriages, dissatisfaction with Hollywood life prompted Ava to move to Spain in 1955; most of her subsequent films were made abroad. By this time, stardom had made the country girl a cosmopolitan, but she never overcame a deep insecurity about acting and life in the spotlight.
Flamenco became one of her favorite pastimes after she learned it for The Barefoot Contessa (1954); increasingly proficient and needing little sleep, she often danced all night.
Perhaps as a result, she never believed in her own acting ability, but her latent talent shone brightly when brought out by a superior director, as with John Ford in Mogambo (1953) and George Cukor in Bhowani Junction (1956).
Her singing voice in Show Boat (1951) was dubbed by Annette Warren, although her voice is left in on the soundtrack album.
Once named "The World's Most Beautiful Animal" (in a 1950s publicity campaign).
She and Robert Taylor had a brief love affair during the filming of The Bribe (1949).
After her first starring role in B-grade Whistle Stop (1946), MGM loaned her to Universal for her first outstanding film The Killers (1946). Few of her best films were made at MGM which, keeping her under contract for 17 years, used her popularity to sell many mediocre films.
Her early education was sketchy; by 1945 she had read two books, the Bible and "Gone with the Wind." In later life she more than made up for this lack by continual self-education.
With zero acting experience, her first 17 film roles, 1942-1945, were one-line bits or little better.
Ava Lavina Gardner was born on December 24, 1922 in Grabtown, North Carolina, to Mary Elizabeth (née Baker) and Jonas Bailey Gardner. Born on a tobacco farm, where she got her lifelong love of earthy language and going barefoot, Ava grew up in the rural South. At age 18, her picture in the window of her brother-in- law's New York photo studio brought her to the attention of MGM, leading quickly to Hollywood and a film contract based strictly on her beauty.
Daughter of Jonas Bailey (1878-1938) and Mary Elizabeth Gardner (1883-1943). Both were born, raised, married and died in North Carolina.