Bombshells: Ava Gardner

Ava Gardner, most known for her role in The Killers (1946) was one of MGM's most beautiful stars. Not only was she gorgeous, she was stylish as well. She could range from swim suit pin-up to femme fatale to girl next door. It was not easy to narrow down photos for this post. 

Stunning pin-up looks. 

I want those sunglasses! 


So stylish! 

Ava Gardner (1922-1990) lived a tremendous life from a childhood in the rural South to becoming on of the Hollywood greats. She starred in such films as The Killers, Mogambo, The Barefoot Contessa, and The Snows of Kilimanjaro to name a few. She was married and divorced three times, Mickey Rooney, Artie Shaw, and the love of her life Frank Sinatra. She also had relationships with Ernest Hemingway and Spanish bullfighter, Luis Manuel Dominguin. She died in her London home from pneumonia at the age of 67. 

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Bella Donna was featured in the March 2004 issue of Vogue. I love this spread, I can easily picture Sophia Loren or Ava Gardner in place of Natalia Vodanova. Can't you?
Photographer: Mert & Marcus.

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