Ava Gardner as "Maxine Faulk" in John Huston's THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA (1964) American actress Ava Gardner was born in 1922. Signed by MGM in 1941, the actress appeared in several small roles until her 1946 performance in The Killers, igniting her acting career in Hollywood. She won an Academy Award for her work in the 1953 Mogambo and appeared in several well known films thereafter, including The Barefoot Contessa, Seven Days in May and The Night of the Iguana. She passed away in 1990.
Ava Gardner is featured in Edition: A Tribute to Women in Film