Ava Gardner was a sultry Hollywood superstar known for her many love affairs.
She was Ava Lavinia Gardner was born on December 24, 1922, in Grabtown, North Carolina. Ava grew up in a poor family and was the youngest of seven children. In 1941 an MGM talent scout saw her photo and arranged for her to have a screen test. When MGM president Louis B. Mayer saw the test he said "She can't act. She can't talk. She's terrific". Shortly after arriving in Hollywood she began dating actor Mickey Rooney. They were married in January of 1942 and Ava was a virgin on her wedding night. She left him a year later for cheating on her. She got small parts in movies like Ghosts On The Loose and We Were Dancing, When she wasn't acting she posed for countless pin-up photos. She married bandleader Artie Shaw in 1945. Her first leading role was in the 1946 film-noir The Killers. More hit films followed including The Hucksters, One Touch Of Venus, and The Bribe. After divorcing Artie she had a string of lovers including Robert Taylor, Turhan Bey, Robert Walker and billionaire Howard Hughes. Ava was also bi-sexual and once had a threesome with her best friend Lana Turner. The brunette beauty openly admitted she loved sex and was often called “the most irresistible woman in Hollywood”.