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Alexis Camarena
Dec 24, 2014 @ 8:31 am

Happy birthday, Ava Gardner! The iconic star, who passed away in 1990 at the age of 67, would have turned 92 today. In life, the Academy Award–nominated actress starred in such classics as The Killers, Show Boat, The Barefoot Contessa, The Sun Also Rises, and Earthquake, making her one of the most prominent actresses in Hollywood for decades, and one of the most celebrated today. The American Film Institute ranks her 25th on its list of 50 Greatest American Screen Legends.

Apart from her legendary film career, Gardner is remembered for her marriages to Mickey Rooney and Frank Sinatra, as well as for her classic beauty and enduring style. In honor of her birthday, take a look back at the indelible actress in a timeless look.

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