Ann-Marget what a gorgeous shot!
Ann-Margret is one of the most fascinating of all the gorgeous stars of the 1960's. Multi talented and a risk taker too. Loves motorcycles and taking chances. One of her first movies was one of my favorite comedy films BYE BYE BIRDIE. Here is Ann singing the opening scene.
Ann-Margret Olsson becomes Ann-Margret. George Burns propels her into national prominence in Las Vegas. Her meteoric rise to stardom begins with LIFE Magazine cover story. For a really in depth bio on Ms Margret click HERE
This period details her early film career: "Pocketful of Miracles," "State Fair," "Bye Bye Birdie," "Viva Las Vegas" with Elvis Presley, "Stagecoach," and "The Cincinnati Kid." Her fairytale marriage to Roger Smith. TV Specials, record releases, Las Vegas nightclub act, and national recognition as a "superstar sex symbol" punctuate Ann-Margret's life in the fast paced sixties.
Roger Smith and Ann-MargretViva Las Vegas remains my favorite because of the chemistry between Ann-Margret and Elvis Presley. No one knew then that they were in a love affair but once we knew that tip you sure can see it on screen. Check this video, my favorite scene: The Lady Loves Me.
Really hot dancing scene with A and E
A really brave twist was the Who casting Ann-Marget in the Rock Opera Tommy. She stole every scene she was in.....Talk about RISK TAKING!
In 1977 while performing at Lake Tahoe, Nevada, she fell 22 feet from the stage and suffered injuries including a broken left arm, cheekbone and jawbone, that put her out of commission for ten weeks after which she returned to the stage almost back to normal. Roger Smith flew a stolen plane from Burbank to Lake Tahoe and back to get her to surgeons at UCLA to repair her injuries. She has never looked the same but she is beautiful just in a little different way.
Before and After