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Ann-Margret Biography

Ann-Margret
  • Name: Ann-Margret
  • Birth Name: Ann-Margret
  • Father: Gustav Olsson
  • Mother: Anna Aronsson Olsson
  • Nationality: Swedish
  • Birth Place/City: Valsjöbyn
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Profession: Actress
  • Working For: Movies and TV shows
  • Net Worth: $20 million
  • Eye Color: Light-Brown
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Body Measurements: Unknown
  • Famous for: Actress, singer, dancer
  • Married: Yes
  • Married to: Roger Smith (m. 1967)
  • Children: N/A
  • Divorce: N/A
  • Education: Northwestern University
  • Awards: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
  • Movies: Going in Style
  • TV Show: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Alex Haley's Queen, Four Corners
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Ann-Margret birth name born Ann-Margret Olsson is a famous Hollywood actress born on April 28, 1941. The hot actress of sixty's and seventies is already 75 years old but her acting skills still pay off until today's date. She is a Swedish-American descendent,and American by her nationality. Other than being an established red carpet actress she is a singer and dancer too.

As an actress, Ann Olsson is best known for her role in 1963's famous movie called Bye Bye Birdie. Some of her honorable mentions are Viva Las Vegas, The Cincinnati Kid, Carnal Knowledge and some of the seventies best movies like Tommy too.

In the early nineties, Ann Olsson was again a topic of discussion for her phenomenal performance in Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men. In her career, she has won many prestigious awards and till date, she is one of the very few female actresses to hold awards like five Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards nominations including  two Grammy Awards victory, as well as Screen Actors Guild Award and six Emmy Awards.

Ann Olsson remained to be the main attraction on any acting and singing card for five long decades. She was considered to be the English version of Elvis Presley which is a huge compliment on itself. She has a famous disco hit album entitled to her in 1971 as well. She is also a gospel musician in 2001 she released a critically acclaimed gospel album as well as the set of Christmas songs as well.

Early life of Ann-Margret

The sexy actress, Ann Olsson, was born in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland County, Sweden. She was a daughter of Swedish residents parents. Her father's name is Carl Gustav Olsson and her mother is Anna Regina. She was named after her beautiful mother. Her father worked in the United States during his youth with Ann but later he returned to his homeland leaving behind his wife and daughter in the United States in 1942. Later in 1949 she got the citizenship of the United States.

Ann Olsson started as a dance student in The Marjorie Young School of Dance as a teen growing up Ann-Margret appeared on the Morris B. Sachs Amateur Hour, Ted Mack's Amateur and HourDon McNeill's Breakfast Club. The New Trier High School, Illinois graduate was an active member of some famous theaters of her time as a dancer and actor. She enrolled at Northwestern University in early 1959 but dropped out and started performing in nightclubs in Chicago and LA. She was launched by Hollywood's famous George Burns after seeing her performance which turned out to be a milestone in her career.


Musical debut

Ann-Margret recorded her first debuted album for RCA Victor in 1961, her first song recorded by the company was "Lost, Love". She has worked with some famous singers and record artist such as Elvis, Chet Atkins, Anita Kerr Singers. She recorded the famous "Heartbreak Hotel" originally recorded by Elvis which gave her recognization as female Elvis.

Ann Olsson's song such as "Theme from Bachelor in Paradise" has been nominated for Oscars as well. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, she turned out to be a disco artist and her song was a hit on the dance chart. One of the most popular disco music that Ann did was "Love Rush". God Is Love: The Gospel Sessions and Ann-Margret's Christmas Carol Collection are some all time gospel and Christmas songs till today's date.

Acting Career

Ann Olson was the most versatile actress there ever was in her time. She ruled the whole sixty's and seventy's movies and some of her honorable mentions include Pocketful of Miracle and 90's hit Lady for a Day.

The actress from white ethnicity, Ann Olsson, in 1961 filmed a screen test at and was signed to a seven-year contract. Ann-Margret made her film debut in a loan-out to United Artists in , with Bette Davis. It was a remake of the 1933 movie . Both versions were directed by Frank Capra, Bye Bye Birdie, Viva Las Vegas, The Lady Loves Me, You're The Boss and much more.

Personal life

Ann Olsson married Roger Smith on May 8, 1967, the husband and actor later became Ann's personal manager too. The actress was linked with Elvis Presley as people speculate while making the famous Viva Las Vegas.

Ann Olsson is still linked in some post production projects in Hollywood and her net worth and salary should be high enough to support her retired career at its best.

 

  • Last modified : 16 November, 2016
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