Ava Gardner

American actress
Ava Gardner in The Killers
Ava Gardner in The Barefoot Contessa

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



Daily MailEdit

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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