Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner
1922 - 1990

Ava Gardner  American Actress


Ava Gardner passed away on 25th Jan 1990 aged 67. Her last relationship was when George C. Scott and Ava Gardner dated for 7 months after getting together in May 1964.


Ava Gardner was previously married to Frank Sinatra (1949 - 1957), Artie Shaw (1944 - 1946) and Mickey Rooney (1941 - 1943).

She was also in relationships with George C. Scott (1964), Peter Duchin (1962), Claude Terrail (1961 - 1962), Peter O'Toole (1960), Tony Trabert (1959), Peter Viertel (1958), Johnny Stompanato (1958 - present), Marlon Brando (1957), Robert Evans (1957 - 1958), Ernest Hemingway (1957), Vic Damone (1955), Luis Miguel Dominguín (1955 - 0000), Walter Chiari (1955 - 1957), Steve McQueen (1955 - present), Billy Daniels (1954), David Hanna (1954), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1954), Fernando Lamas (1952), Howard Duff (1950), Mario Cabre (1950), Robert Mitchum (1949), Peter Lawford (1949 - present), Van Heflin (1949), Huntington Hartford (1948), Robert Taylor (1948 - 1953), Greg Bautzer (1947), Paul Bryan (1947 - present), Robert Walker (1947), Turhan Bey (1947), Irving Reis (1947), Chris Peterson (1944), Alexander D'Arcy (1944 - present), Mervyn LeRoy (1944), Howard Hughes (1943 - 1953), Helmut Dantine ( - present), John F. Kennedy ( - present), Dick Cowell ( - present), Sammy Davis Jr. ( - present), Jorge Guinle, John Huston ( - present), Charles Feldman ( - present), Bugsy Siegel, Sydney Guilaroff ( - present), Porfirio Rubirosa, Mickey Cohen, Joseph M. Schenck, Farley Granger ( - present), David Remar ( - present), John Carroll, Earl Muntz ( - present), Vinicius de Moraes ( - present), Omar Sharif ( - present), Prinz Alfonso von und zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Paul Brooks ( - present), Jess Conrad, Robert Stack ( - present), Mel Tormé ( - present), Frank Ryan ( - present) and Ralph Kiner ( - present).

Ava Gardner is rumoured to have hooked up with Richard Burton (1964), Jimmy Kind (1958), Lana Turner (1952) and Barbara Payton (1952).


Ava Gardner is a 67 year old American Actress. Born Ava Lavinia Gardner on 24th December, 1922 in Brogden, North Carolina, USA, she is famous for The Killers (1946), The Barefoot Contessa (1954). The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean in a career that spans 1941–1986. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.

Ava Gardner was in 14 on-screen matchups, notably with Anthony Franciosa in The Naked Maja (1958), Burt Lancaster in The Killers (1946), Charlton Heston in 55 Days at Peking (1963), Clark Gable in Mogambo (1953) and Fred MacMurray in Singapore (1947).

Ava Gardner is a member of the following lists: American people of Tuscarora descent, Deaths in London and Actresses from North Carolina.


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Confirmed Relationships62
Longest Relationship1955 yrs, 7 mths
Shortest Relationship30 days
Average Relationship Length37 yrs, 5 mths
Rumored Relationships4
First Name Ava
Middle Name Lavinia
Last Name Gardner
Full Name at Birth Ava Lavinia Gardner
Alternative Name Ava Lavinia Gardner, Ava Gardner
Age 67 (age at death) years
Birthday 24th December, 1922
Birthplace Brogden, North Carolina, USA
Died 25th January, 1990
Place of Death Westminster, London, England
Cause of Death Bronchial Pneumonia
Height 5' 6" (168 cm)
Weight W
Build Voluptuous
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Distinctive Feature Dimple in her Chin (Cleft Chin) (This subtly distinct and gorgeous feature made her a stand-out!), Green eyes,Voluptuous body., Deep Sultry Voice
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Sexuality Straight
Religion Baptist
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
University Atlantic Christian College, Attended Classes at UCLA
Occupation Text Actress (70 credits) Soundtrack (8 credits) Stunts (1 credit)
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame The Killers (1946), The Barefoot Contessa (1954).The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean
Year(s) Active 1941–1986
Brand Endorsement Lustre-Creme Shampoo (Magazine Advertisement) [1951]
Bust (inches) 36
Cup Size D
Waist (inches) 24
Hips (inches) 37
Clothes Size 6
Shoe Size 51/2
Official Websites www.avagardner.org/Welcome.html, www.pophistorydig.com/?p=2045, cinefagos.wordpress.com/2008/07/28/ava-gardner/
Father Jonas Gardner
Mother Mary Elizabeth 'Molly' Gardner
Brother Raymond, Melvin 'Jack'
Sister Beatrice 'Bappie', Elsie Mae, Inez
Family Member Billy Grimes (nephew), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (distant cousin) (actress)
Friend Lena Horne (Was a good friend of Lena Horne, despite the fact that they both competed for the part of 'Julie' in Show Boat (1951)), Dorothy Dandridge, Ernest Hemingway (Both were aficionados of bullfighting, though Gardner's interest in bullfighters went beyond their exploits in the ring), Burt Lancaster, Gregory Peck, Ann Sheridan, Lana Turner, Esther Williams, Marilyn Maxwell, Peggy Maley, Johnny Grant, Arlene Dahl, Bobby Short, Lillian Burns, Charlie Morrison, Cornel Wilde, Jean Wallace, Stewart Granger, Monica Lewis, Grace Kelly, Kathryn Grayson
Pets Cora (Dog - Corgi), Morgan (Corgi), Rags (Corgi)
Favorite People Ernest Hemingway (Author)
Favorite Movies Clark Gable Movies
Favorite Songs Nearer, My God, To Thee (Last Song Sung On The Titanic (19th Century by Sarah Flower Adams)) [1841], Artie Shaw And Frank Sinatra (She loved the music of these fella's!)
Favorite Places Europe
Favorite Foods Coca Cola
Favorite Colors Green

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

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Ava Gardner67 CapricornActress
George C. Scott71 LibraActor
Richard Burton58 ScorpioActor
Peter Duchin79 LeoPianist
Claude Terrail88 SagittariusBusiness
Peter O'Toole81 LeoActor
Tony Trabert86 LeoTennis
Jimmy Kind95 CapricornActor
Peter Viertel86 ScorpioNovelist
Johnny Stompanato32 LibraCriminal
Ernest Hemingway61 CancerAuthor
Marlon Brando80 AriesActor
Robert Evans86 CancerFilm/TV Producer
Vic Damone88 GeminiSinger
Steve McQueen50 AriesActor
Luis Miguel Dominguín69 ScorpioPersonality
Walter Chiari67 PiscesActor
Billy Daniels73 VirgoActor
David Hanna-
Joseph L. Mankiewicz83 AquariusWriter
Lana Turner74 AquariusActress
Barbara Payton39 ScorpioActress
Fernando Lamas67 CapricornActor
Howard Duff76 SagittariusActor
Mario Cabre74 CapricornActor
Robert Mitchum79 LeoActor
Frank Sinatra82 SagittariusSinger
Peter Lawford61 VirgoActor
Van Heflin60 SagittariusActor
Huntington Hartford97 AriesBusiness
Robert Taylor57 LeoActor
Greg Bautzer76 AriesAttorney
Irving Reis47 TaurusScreenwriter
Paul Bryan- PiscesGuitarist
Robert Walker32 LibraActor
Turhan Bey90 AriesActor
Chris Peterson58 CapricornComic
Alexander D'Arcy87 LeoActor
Mervyn LeRoy86 LibraDirector
Artie Shaw94 GeminiClarinetist
Howard Hughes70 CapricornBusiness
Mickey Rooney93 VirgoActor
Jess Conrad80 Pisces
Robert Stack84 CapricornActor
Mel Tormé73 VirgoSinger
Frank Ryan65 Scorpio
Ralph Kiner91 ScorpioBaseball
Helmut Dantine64 LibraActor
John F. Kennedy46 GeminiHead of State
Dick Cowell88
Sammy Davis Jr.64 SagittariusActor
Jorge Guinle88 AquariusSocialite
John Huston81 LeoFilm Director
Charles Feldman64 TaurusFilm/TV Producer
Bugsy Siegel41 PiscesCriminal
Sydney Guilaroff89 ScorpioCostume Designer
Porfirio Rubirosa56 AquariusDiplomat
Mickey Cohen61 VirgoCriminal
Joseph M. Schenck83 LibraFilm/TV Producer
Farley Granger85 CancerActor
David Remar87 GeminiActor
John Carroll72 CancerActor
Earl Muntz73 CapricornComic
Vinicius de Moraes66 LibraWriter
Omar Sharif83 AriesActor
Prinz Alfonso von und zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg82 GeminiRoyalty
Paul Brooks85 AriesActor
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Harem1986KadinTV Movie
Maggie1986Diane WebbTV Movie
A.D.1985AgrippinaTV Show
The Long Hot Summer1985Minnie LittlejohnTV Movie
Regina Roma1982MamaMovie
Priest of Love1981Mabel Dodge LuhanMovie
The Kidnapping of the President1980Beth RichardsMovie
City on Fire1979Maggie GraysonMovie
Knots Landing1979Ruth GalvestonTV Show
The Sentinel1977Miss LoganMovie
The Blue Bird1976LuxuryMovie
The Cassandra Crossing1976Nicole DresslerMovie
The Executioner1975Katina PetersenMovie
The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean1972Lily LangtryMovie
The Devil's Widow1970Michaela CazaretMovie
Mayerling1968Empress ElizabethMovie
The Bible: In the Beginning...1966SarahMovie
Seven Days in May1964Eleanor HolbrookMovie
The Night of the Iguana1964Maxine FaulkMovie
55 Days at Peking1963Baroness Natalie IvanoffMovie
The Angel Wore Red1960SoledadMovie
On the Beach1959Moira DavidsonMovie
The Naked Maja1958Maria Cayetana, Duchess of AlbaMovie
The Little Hut1957Lady Susan AshlowMovie
The Sun Also Rises1957Lady Brett AshleyMovie
Bhowani Junction1956Victoria JonesMovie
The Barefoot Contessa1954Maria VargasMovie
Knights of the Round Table1953GuinevereMovie
Mogambo1953Eloise Y. KellyMovie
Ride, Vaquero!1953Cordelia CameronMovie
The Band Wagon1953Ava Gardner (uncredited)Movie
Lone Star1952Martha RondaMovie
The Snows of Kilimanjaro1952Cynthia GreenMovie
My Forbidden Past1951Barbara BeaurevelMovie
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman1951Pandora ReynoldsMovie
Show Boat1951Julie LaVerneMovie
East Side, West Side1949Isabel LorrisonMovie
The Bribe1949Elizabeth HinttenMovie
The Great Sinner1949Pauline OstrovskyMovie
One Touch of Venus1948VenusMovie
Singapore1947Linda GrahameMovie
The Hucksters1947Jean OgilvieMovie
The Killers1946Kitty CollinsMovie
Whistle Stop1946MaryMovie
She Went to the Races1945Hilda SpottsMovie
I'm a Civilian Here Myself1945Dream Girl (uncredited)Movie
Two Girls and a Sailor1944Dream Girl (uncredited)Movie
Blonde Fever1944Minor Role (uncredited)Movie
Maisie Goes to Reno1944Gloria FullertonMovie
3 Men in White1944Jean BrownMovie
Du Barry Was a Lady1943Perfume Girl (uncredited)Movie
Ghosts on the Loose1943BettyMovie
Hitler's Madman1943Franciska Pritric (uncredited)Movie
Lost Angel1943Hat Check Girl (uncredited)Movie
Swing Fever1943Receptionist (uncredited)Movie
Young Ideas1943Co-ed (uncredited)Movie
Calling Dr. Gillespie1942Graduating Student at Miss Hope's (uncredited)Movie
Kid Glove Killer1942Car Hop (uncredited)Movie
Reunion in France1942Marie - Salesgirl (uncredited)Movie
Sunday Punch1942Ringsider (uncredited)Movie
This Time for Keeps1942Girl in Car Lighting Cigarette (uncredited)Movie
Joe Smith, American1942Miss Maynard, Secretary (uncredited)Movie
Mighty Lak a Goat1942Girl at theater box office (uncredited)Short Film
We Do It Because-1942Lucretia BorgiaShort Film
Babes on Broadway1941Audience Member (unconfirmed, uncredited)Movie
H.M. Pulham, Esq.1941Young Socialite (uncredited)Movie
Shadow of the Thin Man1941Passerby at Racetrack (uncredited)Movie
Strange Testament1941Waitress (uncredited)Short Film
Fancy Answers1941Girl at Recital (uncredited)Short Film
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wjerryzAug 21

Ava had so much class. Great fan of hers. Sinatra was the wrong match for her.

ciaraxxsweetyFeb 25

This woman was a gorgeous wonder. Such class and elegance. I rarely see women (I say it as a woman myself) that are as attractive and beautiful as Ava once was. R.I.P to one of the biggest known sx symbols of our time

Paris098Nov 11, 2013

OMG I love her so much! She's so cute!

Ano7NiemMay 12, 2013

Brenda Shirey: Ava was not murdered. Ava Gardner was a smoker and died of a lung disease combined with an auto-immune ilness. Some say hiv and others say lupus.

LITTLE KOJAKJan 20, 2012

To all those below who stated Frank Sinara was the love of her life, that may not have been true. I had read in one of her bigoraphies that it was rumored Lana Turner was the great love of her life. Wowwww!!!!!!

CarolDec 26, 2011

she dated Porfirio Rubirosa in 1956.

H2OJul 15, 2011

I truly doubt she was with most of these guys. Where's Frank Sinatra, The love of her life?

cruchotMar 4, 2011

AVA GARDNER dated JEAN-CLAUDE BRIALY in 1955 during 15 days

brenda shireyFeb 2, 2010

I was told that ava was murdered by her husband. I toldthem that i didn`t think so. please tellme if i`m right

jJul 25, 2009

she loved frank sinatra the most, that wa sthe love of her life

naedoApr 15, 2009


kia;;Mar 19, 2009

ava gardner was avery beautiful woman, also talanted,loved her in THE BAREFOOT CONTESSA,MAGAMBO,ETC.GOD BLESS YOU.....

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