Ann-Margret Overview:

Actress, Ann-Margret, was born Ann-Margret Olsson on Apr 28, 1941 in Valsjöbyn, Sweden. As of December 2022, Ann-Margret was 81 years old.


Red-haired and feline, Ann-Margret started her Hollywood career in quiet roles, but her extravagant figure soon typecast her as a singing sexpot. She fought her way back to stardom in the 1970s after a bad accident nearly ended her career. Showing improved warmth in her performances, she was nominated for an Oscar twice (Carnal Knowledge and Tommy). Her latest performances were as sexy older women.

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Although was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1971Best Supporting ActressCarnal Knowledge (1971)BobbieNominated

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Summer Under the Stars Guide: Ann-Margret

By Amanda Garrett on Aug 12, 2015 From Old Hollywood Films

Today's star is beautiful redhead Ann-Margret. TCM is celebrating the career of with 11 movies on Aug. 13. Here's what you need to know about one of old Hollywood's most talented singers and dancers. FYI: TCM sometimes changes the air times and /or movies, so you can go to www.tcm.c... Read full article

TCMFF Prefunc: 10 Reasons I Dig Ann-Margret

By KC on Mar 5, 2015 From Classic Movies

Image Source I adore Ann-Margret. She puts so much into her performances, be it dancing, singing, acting, or all three. You never see her sweat either. She is one of the best entertainers because she always does just that, entertain, and in a big way. I'm so excited that this amazing woman will be... Read full article

Round 1 (Song and Dance/A Foreign Affair Brackets) come to a close with holding on for an epic win against Barbra Streisand

By monty on Mar 9, 2014 From All Good Things

The match everyone was talking about was back and forth and produced one of the best finishes in the tourney yet. After jumped out to an early lead over Barbra Streisand on day one, Babs fought her way back. She pretty much trailed the whole match until late Sunday afternoon she managed ... Read full article

Super Duper Singing Star – Ann Margrock!

By Annmarie Gatti on Feb 15, 2013 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

I Ain’t Gonna Be Your Fool No More! Classic Movie Cartoon Tribute! In September of 1963, the marvelous made her TV Debut, ?appearing? in The Flintstones as Stone Age Singing Superstar, Ann-Margrock, in an episode called ?Ann-Margrock Presents? (Season 4, Episode 1, Sept 19, 1963).?... Read full article


By monty on Aug 14, 2012 From All Good Things

Ann sporting a polka dot bikini...polka dots must were the rage back then... Read full article

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Ann-Margret Quotes:

Lucky Jackson: I guess you got big plans for your future don't you.
Rusty Martin: You'll probably find it very dull and commonplace but I want to earn enough money to help my father buy a boat.

[Shooter's wife Melba is altering a jigsaw puzzle piece with a nail file]
Shooter: Melba, why do you do that?
Melba: So it'll fit, stupid.
Shooter: No, I'm not talking about that. What I'm asking is... do you, uh, have to cheat at everything?
Melba: At everything?
Shooter: Yes. At... solitaire. I've yet to see you play one game of solitaire without cheating.
Melba: So what?
Shooter: Look, you're just cheating yourself, don't you understand? You'll be the loser, no one else but yourself!... You've ruined the puzzle, now, that doesn't go in there.
[She forces the altered piece into place]
Melba: Does now.

Lucky Jackson: Where you from Rusty?
Rusty Martin: Debuke.
Lucky Jackson: Well whaddya know, I've never been there myself but its interesting that you're from good old Debuke.
Rusty Martin: Before you get too attached to 'good old Debuke' we moved there from Chillicothe, Ohio.
Rusty Martin: Chillicothe, Ohio, well how about that, I've never been there either.

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Ann-Margret Facts
Rode a 500cc Triumph T100C Tiger motorcycle in The Swinger (1966) and the same model fitted with a non-standard electric starter in her stage show. A keen motorcyclist, she was featured in Triumph Motorcycles' official advertisements in the '60s--for obvious reasons!.

She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She was initiated in the Tau chapter (Northwestern) in 1960.

Ann-Margret and George Burns (who discovered her) were both Oscar nominees in 1975 (respectively for Tommy (1975) and The Sunshine Boys (1975/I). Mr. Burns won but not Ann-Margret.

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