Ava Gardner (1922-1990) is a name synonymous with movie stardom in Hollywood's golden age. From the mid-1940s through the 1960s, she was one of the major actresses of many film genres—though she's most associated with film noir The Killers and many drama works.
Ava Garder: The Movie Star's Life in Pictures
In addition to her on-screen work, Gardner led a fascinating life and was notable for making headlines with marriages to stars including Frank Sinatra and Mickey Rooney.
In this gallery, we're looking back at the life and work of the icon that was Ava Gardner. Enjoy!