Ann Margret

Ann Margret

Movie Actress

Ann-Margret is a Swedish-American actress, singer and dancer who rose to fame in the 1960s. She became an iconic figure of the era with her roles in films such as Bye Bye Birdie, Viva Las Vegas and The Cincinnati Kid, while also earning acclaim for her musical performances.

Full Name
Apr 28, 1941
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Ann-Margret Olsson was born in Valsjöbyn, Sweden on April 28, 1941. She is a Swedish actress, singer and dancer whose career spans over five decades. She moved to the United States with her family at age 13 and began appearing in variety shows and musicals. In 1960 she made her film debut in the movie “Pocketful of Miracles” and went on to appear in over 80 films throughout her career.

Ann-Margret is an Academy Award nominee for Best Supporting Actress for the 1975 movie “Tommy” and has won Emmy Awards for her television appearances, including a 1973 special where she sang six songs written especially for her by Elvis Presley. She has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards and won two of them, one for New Star of the Year - Actress in 1962, and one for Best Motion Picture Actress - Musical/Comedy in 1974.

Throughout her career Ann-Margret has performed concerts around the world and released multiple albums featuring covers of classics such as “I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself” by The Temptations and “My Boyfriend's Back” by The Angels. In addition to performing music, she also starred in Broadway productions of "Harrigan 'n Hart" (1985) and "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" (1982). 

In 1999, Ann-Margret received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was inducted into the American Theater Hall of Fame in 2010.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1941</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Ann Margret is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On April 28, 1941, Ann Margret was born in Valsjobyn, Sweden.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1950</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Migrates to USA</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">At the age of nine, Ann Margret and her family move to the United States.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1960</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debuts on Broadway</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Margret makes her Broadway debut in the musical Bye Bye Birdie.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1961</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Breakthrough Film Role</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Starring as Kim McAfee in the musical film adaptation of Bye Bye Birdie.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1969</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Academy Award Nomination</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Academy Award nomination for Best Actress for her performance in the film Cactus Flower.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1971</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Golden Globe Awards and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Wins two Golden Globe Awards and receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2001</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Inducted into the Hall of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Inducted into the Hall of Fame for her contributions to the entertainment industry.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Versatile Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ann Margret is an incredibly versatile actress. She has starred in classic movies such as Bye Bye Birdie, Viva Las Vegas, and The Cincinnati Kid. She also has played a wide range of characters from the innocent ingénue to the feisty femme fatale.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Style Icon</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ann Margret is a style icon in her own right. Her iconic looks, from her bouffant hair to her vibrant wardrobe, have been copied by many fashionistas around the world. She has also been featured on magazine covers and in fashion campaigns.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's an Inspiring Person</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Ann Margret is an inspiration to all who hear her story. Despite facing some difficult times with depression, she persevered and became one of Hollywood's most beloved actresses. Her determination and hard work have made her an example for others to follow.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Female to be Awarded an Honorary Oscar</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ann-Margret was the first female to be awarded an honorary Oscar for her performance in the 1971 musical film "Carnal Knowledge".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Emmy Award Winning Actress</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ann-Margret won an Emmy Award for her role in the TV movie "A Streetcar Named Desire" in 1984.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> First Woman to Perform a Motorcycle Stunt Live on Stage</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ann-Margret was the first woman to perform a motorcycle stunt live on stage, which she did in the Las Vegas production of "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Appeared in Over 30 Films</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ann-Margret has appeared in over 30 films throughout her career, including classics like "Tommy", "Viva Las Vegas", and "Grumpy Old Men".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Was Once a Member of The Mouseketeers</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Ann-Margret was once a member of The Mickey Mouse Club as a child, where she performed alongside stars like Annette Funicello and Tommy Kirk.</p></div>


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