Actress + Singer
Born Apr 28, 1941

Ann-Margret Olsson is a Swedish-American actress, singer and dancer whose professional name is Ann-Margret. She is best known for her roles in Bye Bye Birdie (1963), Viva Las Vegas (1964), The Cincinnati Kid (1965), Carnal Knowledge (1971), and Tommy (1975). She has won five Golden Globe Awards and been nominated for two Academy Awards, two Grammy Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and six Emmy Awards.… Read More

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1941 Birth Born on April 28, 1941.
1942 1 Year Old Her father worked in the United States during his youth and moved there again in 1942, working with the Johnson Electrical Company, while his wife and daughter stayed behind.
1946 5 Years Old Ann-Margret and her mother moved to the United States in November 1946, and her father took her to Radio City Music Hall on the day they arrived. … Read More
1949 8 Years Old She became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1949 and took her first dance lessons at the Marjorie Young School of Dance, showing natural ability from the start, easily mimicking all the steps. … Read More


1959 18 Years Old While she attended New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois, she continued to star in theatricals. In 1959, she enrolled at Northwestern University, where she was a member of the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta but did not graduate. … Read More


Ann-Margret began recording for RCA Victor in 1961. … Read More
1962 - 1963 2 More Events
1965 24 Years Old Ann-Margret starred in The Cincinnati Kid in 1965 opposite Steve McQueen. … Read More
1966 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Finally she starred as the lead in The Swinger in 1966 with Tony Franciosa. … Read More
1967 26 Years Old During a lull in her film career in July 1967, Ann-Margret gave her first live performance in Las Vegas, with her husband Roger Smith (whom she had married in 1967) taking over as her manager after that engagement. … Read More
1968 27 Years Old After the first Vegas run ended, she followed up with a CBS television special "The Ann-Margret Show", produced and directed by David Winters on December 1, 1968, with guest-stars Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Danny Thomas, and Carol Burnett. … Read More
1970 29 Years Old In 1970, she returned to films with R. P. M., where she starred alongside Anthony Quinn, and C.C. and Company which saw Joe Namath as a biker and Ann-Margret playing a fashion journalist.


1971 30 Years Old In 1971, she starred in Mike Nichols' Carnal Knowledge, playing the over-loving girlfriend of a viciously abusive Jack Nicholson and garnering a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
1972 31 Years Old 1 More Event
On the set of The Train Robbers in Durango, Mexico, in June 1972, she told Nancy Anderson of Copley News Service that she had been on the "grapefruit diet" and had lost almost twenty pounds (134 to 115) eating unsweetened citrus.
1973 32 Years Old 1 More Event
For her contribution to motion pictures, during the summer of 1973, Ann-Margret was inducted to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. … Read More
1975 - 1977 2 More Events
1978 37 Years Old In 1978, she co-starred with Anthony Hopkins in the horror/suspense thriller Magic.


1982 41 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1982, Ann-Margret co-starred with Walter Matthau and Dinah Manoff in the film version of Neil Simon's play I Ought to Be in Pictures. … Read More
1986 45 Years Old She appeared as the wife of Roy Scheider's character in the 1986 crime thriller 52 Pick-Up. … Read More


1991 - 1993 3 More Events
1994 53 Years Old Ann-Margret published an autobiography in 1994 titled Ann-Margret: My Story, in which she publicly acknowledged her battle with and ongoing recovery from alcoholism.
1995 54 Years Old In 1995, she was chosen by Empire magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history; she ranked 10th. … Read More
2000 59 Years Old She made guest appearances on the television shows Touched by an Angel in 2000 and three episodes of Third Watch in 2003.


In 2001, working with Grammy Award-Winning producer-arranger-musician Art Greenhaw, who calls Ann-Margret his favorite female vocalist, she recorded the critically acclaimed album God Is Love: The Gospel Sessions. … Read More
2004 - 2009 4 More Events
Ann-Margret guest-starred in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, "Bedtime", which first aired on March 31, 2010. … Read More
2014 73 Years Old In 2014, she began appearing in a recurring role in the Showtime original series Ray Donovan. … Read More
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