Ann-Margret: Vintage Photos of a 1960s Timeless Beauty Icon

Born in Sweden and raised in the United States, she enthralled audiences with her magnetic presence in the entertainment world.

But it wasn't just his acting ability that thrilled; It was her versatility – an actress, singer and dancer – that established her as an icon.

His singing and acting career has spanned seven decades, starting in 1961. Initially, she was presented as a female version of Elvis Presley.

She has a sultry, lively contralto voice. They had a Top 20 hit song in 1961 and a charting album in 1964, and they had a disco hit in 1979.

For her performance, Ann-Margret was awarded her first Golden Globe for New Actress of the Year, along with Jane Fonda and Christine Kaufman.

Then came the 1962 remake of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical State Fair, in which she played the "bad girl" role of Emily opposite Bobby Darin and Pat Boone.

She had previously tested for the role of "good girl" Margie, but was deemed too attractive for that role by studio bosses.

In her autobiography, Ann-Margret wrote that both roles seemed to represent two sides of her real-life personality.

She was shy and reserved offstage but extremely excitable and sensual on stage, in her own words, she transformed from "Little Miss Lollipop to a sexpot-banshee".

Its premiere at Radio City Music Hall, 16 years after its first visit to the famous theater, was the highest-grossing film ever in its first week at a music hall.

Life magazine put her on the cover for the second time and declared that "intense dancing in the theater almost takes the place of central heating."

Her performance earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. She was then asked to sing "Baby Won't You Please Come Home" at President John F. Kennedy's private birthday party at the Waldorf Astoria New York, a year after Marilyn Monroe's famous "Happy Birthday to You".

She recorded three duets with Presley for the film: "The Lady Loves Me", "You're the Boss", and "Today, Tomorrow, and Forever".

Only "The Lady Loves Me" made it into the final film and none of them were released commercially until years after Presley's death, due to Colonel Tom Parker's concerns that Ann-Margret's presence would affect Elvis. There was danger of eclipse.

She continued her success on television and received her fourth Emmy nomination for the miniseries Queen (1993), in which she plays a woman who ages over the course of the series.

Over the course of her career, Ann-Margaret has been romantically linked to Eddie Fisher, Hugh O'Brien, Frankie Avalon, Vince Edwards, and Hollywood businessman Burt Sugarman, to whom she was briefly engaged in 1962.

She was married to Roger Smith from 1967 until his death in 2017. The couple raised three children from Smith's previous marriage.

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