Actress and singer Ann-Margret is one of the most famous sex symbols andactresses of the 1960s and beyond. She continued her career through thefollowing decades and into the 21st century. Ann-Margret was born Ann-Margret Olsson in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland County,Sweden, to Anna Regina (Aronsson) and Carl Gustav Olsson, who workedfor an electrical company. She came to America at age 6.
She studied atNorthwestern University and left for Las Vegas to pursue a career as asinger. Ann-Margret was discovered by 'George Burns (I)' and soonafterward got both a record deal at RCA and a film contract at 20thCentury Fox. In 1961, her single "I Just Don't Understand" charted inthe Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 Charts. Her acting debut followedthe same year as 'Bette Davis' ' daughter in 'Frank Capra' 's Pocketful of Miracles (1961) . She appeared in the musical State Fair (1962) a year later before her breakthrough in 1963.
With Bye Bye Birdie (1963) and Viva Las Vegas (1964) opposite 'Elvis Presley' , she became a Top 10 Box Office star,teen idol and even Golden Globe nominated actress. She was marketed asHollywood's hottest young star and in the years to come got awarded theinfamous nickname "sex kitten. " Her following pictures were sometimesripped apart by critics ( Bus Riley's Back in Town (1965) and The Swinger (1966) ), sometimes praised( The Cincinnati Kid (1965) ). She couldn't escape being typecastbecause of her great looks. By the late 1960s, her career stalled, andshe turned to Italy for new projects.
She returned and, by 1970, shewas back in the public image with Hollywood films ( R. P. M. (1970) opposite 'Anthony Quinn (I)' ), Las Vegas sing-and-dance shows andher own television specials. She finally overcame her image with herOscar-nominated turn in 'Mike Nichols (I)' ' Carnal Knowledge (1971) and succeeded in changing her image fromsex kitten to respected actress.
A near-fatal accident at a Lake Tahoeshow in 1972 only momentarily stopped her career. She was againOscar-nominated in 1975 for Tommy (1975) , the rock opera film ofthe British rock band 'The Who' . Her career continued withsuccessful films throughout the late 1970s and into the 1980s. Shestarred next to 'Anthony Hopkins (I)' in Magic (1978) andappeared in pictures co-starring 'Walter Matthau' ,'Gene Hackman' , 'Glenda Jackson (I)' and 'Roy Scheider' . She even appeared in a television remake of Tennessee Williams'smasterpiece play "A Streetcar Named Desire" in 1983.
Another latecareer highlight for her was Grumpy Old Men (1993) as the objectof desire for 'Jack Lemmon' and 'Walter Matthau' . Shecontinues to act in movies today. .
|1||A Conversation with Burt Reynolds||1997||as Herself|
|2||Alls Faire in Love||2009||as Her Majesty The Queen|
|3||Ann-Margret: Från Valsjöbyn till Hollywood (I)||2014||as Herself|
|4||Ann-Margret: Hollywood Movie Girls||1980||as Herself|
|5||Ann-Margret: When Youre Smiling||1973||as Herself - Host/Performer|
|6||Bob Hopes Overseas Christmas Tours: Around the World with the Troops - 1941-1972||1980||as Herself|
|7||George Burns Celebrates 80 Years in Show Business||1983||as Herself|
|8||George Burns 95th Birthday Party||1991||as Herself|
|9||Golden Globes 50th Anniversary Celebration||1994||as Herself - Host|
|10||I Ought to Be in Pictures||1982||as Steffy Blondell|
|11||Kelsey Grammer Salutes Jack Benny||1995||as Herself|
|12||Meet the Carters||2009||as Clip from 'Here's Lucy'|
|13||Paul Anka ... Music My Way||1977||as Herself - Cameo|
|14||Perfect Murder, Perfect Town: JonBenét and the City of Boulder||2000||as Nedra Paugh|
|15||Perry Comos Christmas in England||1984||as Herself|
|16||Rona Looks at Raquel, Liza, Cher and Ann-Margret||1975||as Herself|
|17||The 1st Annual Peoples Choice Awards||1975||as Herself - Presenter: Favourite Motion Picture Actor|
|18||The 2010 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards||2010||as Herself - Winner: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series|
|19||The 27th Annual Golden Globes Awards||1970||as Herself - Presenter|
|20||The 29th Annual Golden Globe Awards||1972||as Herself|
|21||The 2nd Annual Peoples Choice Awards||1976||as Herself - Presenter: Favourite Movie|
|22||The 35th Annual Academy Awards||1963||as Herself - Audience Member|
|23||The 37th Annual Academy Awards||1965||as Herself - Audience Member|
|24||The 39th Annual Academy Awards||1967||as Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Cinematography|
|25||The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards||1988||as Herself - Nominee: Best Actress/Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV & Presenter: Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama|
|26||The 46th Annual Academy Awards||1974||as Herself - Co-Presenter: Best Original Song|
|27||The George Burns One-Man Show||1977||as Ann Margret|
|28||The Last Remake of Beau Geste||1977||as Flavia Geste|
|29||The Two Mrs. Grenvilles||1987||as Ann Arden Grenville|
|30||What About Me? Im Only 3!||1992||as Herself - Host|
|31||Dream Girl of 67||1966||as Herself - Fashion Hostess|
|32||Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon||1966||as Herself|
|33||Reflections on the Silver Screen||1990||as Herself|
|34||Toast of the Town||1948||as Herself - Audience Bow|
|35||1993 Essence Awards||1993||as Herself|
|36||52 Pick-Up||1986||as Barbara Mitchell|
|37||5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards||1999||as Herself|
|38||7 uomini e un cervello||1968||as Leticia|
|39||A Handful of Beans||2010||as Martha|
|40||A Little Like Magic||1985||as Herself - Host|