When I lose my temper, honey, you can`t find it any place.
Norman Parkinson: Ava Gardner, 1953
One day [during the shooting of the 1970 film The Devil’s Widow] she said to me, out of nowhere, “You know, I was very beautiful once.” I didn’t know what to say. I thought of her earlier films I’d seen. I said, “Yes, Ava, I know.”
Ava Gardner was fucking hot.
If I had my life to live over again, I’d live it the same way. Maybe a few changes here or there, but nothing special. The truth is, honey, I’ve enjoyed my life. I’ve had a hell of a good time.
Happy Birthday, Ava Lavinia Gardner! (December 24, 1922 - January 25, 1990)