Real name: Lucy Johnson. Born 24.12.1922 in Smithfield (pc. North Carolina), died 25.1.1990 in London
. Green-eyed brunette with a slender figure, . proudly planted on the shoulders of the fine head, . chiseled profile and a perfect oval face, . Ava Gardner
remained in the memory of the viewer actress and a woman, . you want to be named after its allegorical character played in the film George Cukor on the play by Maeterlinck's 'Blue Bird' (1976) - Luxury,
. Magical beauty and attractive charm of Ava Gardner
helped her to stay for more than three decades a symbol of Hollywood. It was as if the standard stars, which was able to become as accessible and at the same time inaccessible to the public. But that was then. And the first five years of work in film has no professional education, beginning a twenty-actress comprehended craft in practice, by entering into a contract with film company 'MGM', acting in small roles for the most part without any mention in the credits.
She played a girl in a car in the movie 'In this time and forever "(1942), Charles Reisner, a girl on the dance floor in the movie' We danced '(1942) Will Gouldbeka, waitress, cloakroom and other such minor roles. The first notable work of Gardner
- Jean Brown in the film of the same Gouldbeka 'Three Men in White' (1944). Creating images of its so far down-heroines, the young actress felt great the air breathed Hollywood 40-ies. Impressions of these years later, Gardner
helped the fun and parody play the role of a Hollywood star Maria Vargas in the film 'Barefoot Countess' (1954) J. Mankiewicz. Far in temperament from the straight-line 'heroines' blue', the actress sought and found its way - a sensual, sexually attractive, fatal beauty, a woman with an unhappy fate or jinx. The first part of this plan was Kitty Collins in the movie 'Assassins' (1946) Robert Sed-poppy motives of the same story E. Heh mingueya. Beautiful and depraved related to crime, she lures into their networks hero, throws off the true path, and then treacherously throws, bringing it to the last verge of despair and unwillingness to live. After the success of 'Assassins' Ava Gardner
played in two more tapes on the works of Hemingway.
In 1952, Mr.. Henry King invited her to the role of Cynthia in the film 'The Snows of Kilimanjaro'. Hollywood film director decided to maximal bring the famous story to the level of pure entertainment film box office. He is now deprived of all emotional and dramatic complexity of the primary source. Cynthia - Gardner
, he took a place of beautiful wife, mourn over the health of the victim on a hunt in Africa, her husband. So you can not blame the actress in, . that in her duet with Gregory Peck, . sang the role of Harry Street, . No heh mingueevskogo mental nerve, . bitter taste of their latent, . silent struggle, . verging at times to mutual hatred, . due to the fact, . Harry was a poor writer, . and Cynthia - Rich Girl, . this marriage, . which crept money, . cut the wings of his talent,
. Distorted beyond recognition 'Snows of Kilimanjaro', King went back to Hemingway, a film 'The Sun Also Rises' (1957) with Ava Gardner
in the role of Brett Ashley.
In the center of the picture was not a tragedy 'lost generation', as in the novel, but became the only topic of failed love, Jake and Brett, the director turned to the alien original religious side. Despite the fact that these films were far from original sources, which have been withdrawn, they had enjoyed success with a wide audience and created the image of a serious actress Gardner
. New big role in the history of the Duchess of Alba-to-biographical film about the artist Goya 'Naked maha' Henry Koster (1958) provided an opportunity to appear on the screen Ave in all the splendor of its dramatic possibilities and beauty. In the bright, staging, costume work, Gardner
has created the image of a smart, strong and somewhat mysterious woman with a tragic fate. Alba - Gardner
, freedom-loving and fearless.
It obeys all its influence - even the King of Spain. In love with Goya, she finds the strength to renounce his own happiness in order that the artist could create their own masterpieces calmly, without fear of the Inquisition. Yet the best role of late 50-ies we would call the role Moirae Davidson in the film by Stanley Kramer's 'On the last Bank' (1959). In this tragic film Ava Gardner
creates an image of worldly beauties, senseless waste of life on empty flirtations, communication with the paltry fine people and herein on the verge of imminent death. She painfully wanted integrity, strong feelings, but this, alas, she had no time. Beauty Moirae sharp contrast with its behavior, especially in the beginning of the movie - endless drinking, hysterical, outrageous scenes. Gardner
was able to perfectly convey the horror of her character before the impending end. Fifteen years later, the actress repeats similar conflict - an insight on the brink of death - in the role of Remy Graff in the film 'Earthquake' (1974) Mark Robson. Drama actress talent received international recognition: in 1964. she was awarded the prize XII International Film Festival in Saint Sebastian for the execution of the role of Mack-sin Falk in the movie 'Night of the Iguana' on the play by John Huston T. Williams. Gardner
has played in over sixty film roles. They were very different heroines, but almost all of them united by dissatisfaction, restlessness inherent in all, even the Queen. Word of the Empress Elizabeth in a romantic ribbon 'Mayerling' (1968) Terence Young: 'We are comedians, who have to play to the end' can be applied to most Ava Gardner
. She starred in the movies for a long time, organically turned to age roles, without losing the appeal, even in old age.
Her personal life - tumultuous divorce proceedings and trials were known to the public as well as its role. All this was widely reported by the press, fueling an even greater audience interest in the beautiful star. She was married three times: for a movie actor Mickey Rooney (1942-1943), for the musician Artie Shaw (1945-1947), and from 1951 to 1957, first for a movie actor and singer Frank Sinatra. Ava Gardner
filmed not only in the U.S., but also in Spain and England, where she lived until her death and then
. 'Joe Smith, . American ', . 1942; 'Murderers-glove', . 1942; 'Sunday punch', . 1942; 'I need a doctor Gillespie', . 1942; 'Meetings in France', . 1942; 'Pilot', . 1943; 'Du Barry was a noble lady', . 1943; 'Ghosts of Freedom', . 1943; 'Phantoms of the night', . 1943; 'madman Hitler', . 1943; 'executioner Hitler', . 1943; 'Fresh ideas', . 1943; 'Lost Angel', . 1943; 'Swing Fever', . 1944; 'Two girls and a sailor', . 1944; 'Maizie went to Reno', . 1944; 'Do not you dare! ", . 1944; 'Music for millions', . 1944; 'around some blonde', . 1945; 'She went to the races', . 1945; 'Halt', . 1946; 'Brokers', . 1947; 'Singapore', . 1947; 'Touch of Love', . 1948; 'Bribery', . 1949; 'great sinner', . 1949; 'East Side, . West Side ', . 1950; 'My forbidden past', . 1950; 'Pandora and the Flying Dutchman', . 1951; 'showboat', . 1951; 'Lone Star', . 1952; 'Ride, . Cowboys', . 1953; 'Music camper', . 1953; 'Mogambo', . 1953; 'Knights of the Round Table', . 1954; 'railway junction Bhovani', . 1956; 'Little Hut', . 1957; 'wife-beauty', . 1960; '55 Days in Beijing ', . 1963; 'Seven Days in May', . 1964; 'The Bible in the beginning', . 1966; 'widow of the devil', . 1971; 'Life and Times of Judge Roy Wines', . 1972; 'Permission to Kill', . 1975; 'Bridge Cassandra', . 1977; 'Guardian', . 1977; 'City on Fire', . 1979; 'Abduction president', . 1980; 'Priest of Love', . 1981 t / f 'A,
. D. ', 1985; t / f' Long, Hot Summer ', 1985; t / f' Harem ', 1986. Ava Gardner, The Legend and The Woman