Why Famous: One of Hollywood's leading actresses and is considered one of the most beautiful women to have ever worked in cinema. For her work in "Mogambo", she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
She is known for playing femme fatale roles, and for her marriages to Frank Sinatra, Artie Shaw and Mickey Rooney.
- 1942-01-10 Actress Ava Gardner (19) weds actor Mickey Rooney (21) in Ballard, California
- 1945-10-17 Actress Ava Gardner (22) weds band leader Artie Shaw (35) in Hollywood
- 1951-11-07 Entertainer Frank Sinatra (34) marries 2nd wife film star Ava Gardner (26)
- 1957-07-05 Singer/actor Frank Sinatra and movie star Ava Gardner divorce after 6 years of marriage
- 1954-09-29 "Barefoot Contessa" starring Ava Gardner premieres at the Capitol