Ava Gardner

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Ava Gardner in The Killers
Ava Gardner in The Barefoot Contessa

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


Daily Mail[edit]

In James Kaplan, "The sexual volcano: Ava Gardner was the one lover Sinatra couldn't tame...and when she spurned him, he slit his wrist in despair", Daily Mail (1 November 2010)
  • It was magic. We became ­lovers for ever, eternally. Big words, I know, but I truly felt that no matter what happened we would always be in love.
  • We were high-strung people. Possessive, jealous and liable to explode fast. When I lose my temper, you can’t find it any place. He’s the same.
    • Of Frank Sinatra.
  • The ­problems were never in bed. The ­problems would start on the way to the bidet.


  • On The Beach is a story about the end of the world, and Melbourne sure is the right place to film it.
    • In 1959 during the filming of On the Beach.
    • This has become a standing joke about Melbourne, but it's almost certainly either apocryphal or a misquotation.

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