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Ava Gardner’s 10 Iconic Movies: 100 Years of Wild Beauty

This December 24th marks the centenary of the birth of actress Ava Gardner. Her wild beauty led her to be known then as ‘the most beautiful animal in the world’a nickname that to tell the truth, she hated.

He did not have an easy path to becoming a big star, and on many occasions, the film critics were merciless with herbecause she was considered a beautiful face, but without the talent that other actresses of her time had.

On the other hand, His private life was always on the front pages of the media.and their famous marriages, relationships and lovers transcended far beyond their work in film studios.

Ava was born into a humble family on Christmas Eve 1922, in North Carolina.

Her sister Beatriz’s photographer husband placed some images of his young sister-in-law in the window of his store. Barnard Duhan, a talent scout for Metro Goldwyn Mayer, stopped by, saw them, and Ava Gardner signed a 7-year contract with the big Hollywood studio.

Were her notorious marriages and subsequent divorces with Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw and Frank Sinatra.

In our country, during the filming of Pandora and the Flying Dutchman discovered the flamenco, the bulls and the night party that made him feel freedom that I longed for. She lived in Madrid, at the InterContinental hotel intermittently for 10 years from 1954 where the book was recently presented Ava Gardner’s universe (Notorius editions, 2022).

The actress loved staying in presidential suite 716, which today is called ‘Ava Suite’. She said: “I want to live to be 150 years old, but with a cigarette in one hand and a whiskey in the other.” She died on January 25, 1990 at 67 years of age.

We collect in MagasIN 10 of the best films in which the great Ava Gardner participated, as a tribute to one of the least recognized actresses of her time for her work on stage, but who knew how to live her life as she wanted, away from stereotypes and with total freedom.

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