Listed among the American Film Institute’s 25 Greatest Female Stars of Hollywood


Listed among the American Film Institute’s 25 Greatest Female Stars of Hollywood, Ava Lavinia Gardner was an iconic American singer and actress, with a career spanning across three decades. Gardner stole the limelight with her works in Mogambo, The Night of the Iguana, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean and Earthquake.

She was nominated for prestigious awards such as Academy Award, BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award. Eventually in 1964, she was awarded with the San Sebastian Prize for her remarkable performance in The Night of the Iguana.

In the twilight of her life, she was asked to ghostwrite her autobiography in the wake of financial crisis she faced. As a result, Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations was released in 2012 posthumously, which was based on taped conversations of Ava Gardener and Peter Evans.

She was portrayed by stars like Marcia Gay Harden, Deborah Kara Unger and Anna Drijver in hit-series/movies such as The Rat Pack, Kate Beckinsale, The Aviator and Walter Chiari. We have collected Ava gardner quotes and sayings from the diaglogues of her famous films and interviews. Here are few thougth-provoking quotes from this legend.


1.When I’m old and gray, I want to have a house by the sea. And paint. With a lot of wonderful chums, good music, and booze around. And a damn good kitchen to cook in.

2.Sex isn’t all that important, but it is when you love someone very much.

3.God knows I’ve got so many frailties myself, I ought to be able to understand and forgive them in others. But I don’t.

4.I think the main reason my marriages failed is that I always loved too well but never wisely.

5.If I had my life to live over again, I’d live it the same way. Maybe a few changes here or there, but nothing special. The truth is, honey, I’ve enjoyed my life. I’ve had a hell of a good time.

6.Then, aided by the booze, like a fool I tossed off one of those throwaway lines that would have been better thrown away. “Ah, Frank! I thought you were going to be down here fucking Lana.

7.And I won ’em back fair and square. So what are you going to do about it? Want to fight? Who wants the first bloody nose?

8.In one scene, when I was supposed to say, “In a pig’s eye you are,” what came out was, “In a pig’s ass you are.” Old habits die awfully hard.

9.I either write the books or sell the jewels , and I’m kinda sentimental about the jewels.

10.Some of the things that I regret most in my life happened when I was drinking. I’m just not good with alcohol. And I don’t give a damn what time of the day it is, I just drink too much.


                              AVA GARDNER


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