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.
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).
✨ Ava Gardener Trade Marks
★ Known off-screen for bawdy language and humor and free spirit
★ Dark brown hair and green eyes
★ Dimpled chin and high cheekbones
★ Voluptuous figure
★ Deep sultry voice
The youngest of seven children. Her older siblings were Raymond, Melvin ("Jack"), Beatrice ("Bappie"), Elsie Mae, Inez, and Myra.
She sang in her own voice for The Killers (1946) but in all MGM films her singing voice was dubbed (much to her disgust).
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.
In a promotion for The Little Hut (1957), a small island in Fiji was renamed Ava Ava and leased to a contest winner.
Under contract at MGM from 1941-58.
Once named "The World's Most Beautiful Animal" (in a 1950s publicity campaign).
✨ Ava Gardener Quotes:
"All I ever got out of any of my marriages was the two years Artie Shaw financed on an analyst's couch."
"Everybody kisses everybody else in this crummy business all the time. It's the kissiest business in the world."
"What's the point? My face, shall we say, looks lived in."
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★ Super sized 30 x 40, large Ava Gardener poster 16 x 20, or just medium 8 x 10 inches
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★ Printed on high quality premium matte 170gsm finished paper.
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