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Young Ann-Margret: Story And Gorgeous Photos Of The Multi-Talented Actress From Her Early Career

Ann-Margret is an award winning multi-talented star and fashion icon of the 60s,70s and beyond. Her singing and acting careers span five decades.

Acting Career

Ann-Margret made her film debut as Bette Davis’ daughter in Frank Capra’s Pocketful of Miracles (1961). She rose to fame with her role in ‘Bye Bye Bride’, the film was a major hit and made her a superstar. Her early roles merely exploited her sex appeal. Throughout the 60s and 70s, she performed in some of the best movies. Ann-Margret continued acting throughout the ’80s, ’90s and into the 21st century, often as a featured star in TV productions.

Singing Career

Ann-Margret began her singing career by performing in weddings, parties, and church socials. She released her first album ‘Here She Is, Ann-Margret’ in 1963. Her single “I Just Don’t Understand” charted in the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 Charts. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, she made several hits on the dance charts. Ann-Margret was invited to serenade President John F. Kennedy at his 46th birthday party.

Ann-Margret married Roger Smith, whom she had first met in 1961. The couple married in May 1967. She has no children, but she was stepmother to the three children of Roger Smith.

Ann Margret Today

Today Ann-Margret still looks gorgeous and charming. Her recent appearance was in 2018 in American comedy-drama ‘The Kominsky Method’, in which she portrayed the role of a widow and possible love interest for the recently widowed Norman.

Here below are some stunning photos of Ann-Margret when she was young.

#1 Ann-Margret with Karl Malden, 1965.

Ann-Margret with Karl Malden, 1965.

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#2 Ann-Margret posing next to lavender flowers, 1960.

Ann-Margret posing next to lavender flowers, 1960.

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#3 Ann Margret dressing a bathrobe in front of a screen, 1955.

Ann Margret dressing a bathrobe in front of a screen, 1955.

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#4 Ann-Margret dancing while looking over her shoulder at the camera, 1960s.

Ann-Margret dancing while looking over her shoulder at the camera, 1960s.

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#5 Ann Margret, looking thoughtful, 1960.

Ann Margret, looking thoughtful, 1960.

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#6 Young and beautiful Ann Margret, 1960.

Young and beautiful Ann Margret, 1960.

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#7 Ann-Margret auditions at RCA Victor Records, 1960

Ann-Margret auditions at RCA Victor Records, 1960

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#8 Ann-Margret singing during screen test at 20th Century Fox studios for leading role in the movie State Fair.

Ann-Margret singing during screen test at 20th Century Fox studios for leading role in the movie State Fair.

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#9 Ann-Margret in a pink and white dress, alongside a vase of flowers, 1965.

Ann-Margret in a pink and white dress, alongside a vase of flowers, 1965.

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#10 Ann-Margret looking over her left shoulder, 1960.

Ann-Margret looking over her left shoulder, 1960.

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#11 Ann-Margret holding Cap to her head, 1962.

Ann-Margret holding Cap to her head, 1962.

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#12 Ann-Margret portriat for the move ‘State Fair’, 1962.

Ann-Margret portriat for the move 'State Fair', 1962.

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#13 Ann-Margret playfully holding little dog on top of her head, 1963.

Ann-Margret playfully holding little dog on top of her head, 1963.

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#14 Ann-Margret in an orange dress, 1965.

Ann-Margret in an orange dress, 1965.

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#15 Ann-Margret wearing turquoise Jumper, 1965.

Ann-Margret wearing turquoise Jumper, 1965.

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#16 Ann-Margret during the making of ‘Viva Las Vegas’, USA, circa 1964.

Ann-Margret during the making of  'Viva Las Vegas', USA, circa 1964.

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#17 Ann Margret with Elvis Presley rehearsing lines for the film ‘Viva las Vegas’, 1964.

Ann Margret with Elvis Presley  rehearsing lines for the film 'Viva las Vegas', 1964.

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#18 Ann-Margret relaxing in her garden, 1965.

Ann-Margret relaxing in her garden, 1965.

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#19 Ann Margret walks on the street, 1966.

Ann Margret walks on the street, 1966.

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#20 Ann-Margret, 1964.

Ann-Margret, 1964.

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#21 Ann Margret in a scene from the movie “State Fair”.

Ann Margret in a scene from the movie "State Fair".

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#22 Ann Margret in a black bra, 1966.

Ann Margret in a black bra, 1966.

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#23 Ann-Margret in Movie Scene, 1966.

Ann-Margret in Movie Scene, 1966.

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#24 Ann-Margret posing with Tousled Hair

Ann-Margret posing with Tousled Hair

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#25 Ann-Margret smiling, early-1960s.

Ann-Margret smiling, early-1960s.

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#26 Ann-Margret dancing in a scene from the film ‘Bye Bye Birdie’, 1963.

Ann-Margret dancing  in a scene from the film 'Bye Bye Birdie', 1963.

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#27 Ann-Margret rehearsing in studio with composer Hank Levine.

Ann-Margret rehearsing in studio with composer Hank Levine.

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#28 Ann Margret at the May Fair Hotel in London, 1963.

Ann Margret at the May Fair Hotel in London, 1963.

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#29 Young Ann-Margret, 1964.

Young Ann-Margret, 1964.

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#30 Ann-Margret holding a Siamese kitten for the film, ‘Kitten With a Whip,’ 1964.

Ann-Margret holding a Siamese kitten for the film, 'Kitten With a Whip,' 1964.

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#31 Ann-Margret on the set of The Pleasure Seekers, 1964.

Ann-Margret on the set of The Pleasure Seekers, 1964.

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#32 Ann-Margret on the set of Love in Las Vegas, 1964.

Ann-Margret on the set of Love in Las Vegas, 1964.

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#33 Beautiful Ann-Margret, 1965.

Beautiful Ann-Margret, 1965.

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#34 Ann-Margret in a purple knitted jumper, 1965

Ann-Margret in a purple knitted jumper, 1965

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#35 Ann-Margret completes a jigsaw puzzle in ‘The Cincinnati Kid’, 1965.

Ann-Margret completes a jigsaw puzzle in 'The Cincinnati Kid', 1965.

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#36 Ann-Margret in red dress, 1965.

Ann-Margret in red dress, 1965.

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#37 Ann Margret in a scene from the movie Made In Paris, 1966

Ann Margret in a scene from the movie Made In Paris, 1966

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#38 Ann-Margret,from the move ‘Murderers’ Row’, 1966

Ann-Margret,from the move 'Murderers' Row', 1966

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#39 Young Ann-Margret, 1967.

Young Ann-Margret, 1967.

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#40 Ann-Margret in a lavender, 1968.

Ann-Margret in a lavender, 1968.

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#41 Ann-Margret with John Forsythe in a scene from the move ‘Kitten with a Whip’, 1964.

Ann-Margret with John Forsythe in a scene from the move 'Kitten with a Whip', 1964.

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#42 Ann-Margret playing a piano, circa 1964.

Ann-Margret playing a piano, circa 1964.

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#43 Beautiful Ann-Margret photogrpahed by Norman Parkinson.

Beautiful Ann-Margret photogrpahed by Norman Parkinson.

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#44 Ann-Margret at The Regency Hotel wearing a red white and blue striped jacket.

Ann-Margret at The Regency Hotel wearing a red white and blue striped jacket.

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#45 Ann-Margret in Tokyo, Japan to promote her latest film ‘The Cincinnati Kid’, October 1965.

Ann-Margret in Tokyo, Japan to promote her latest film 'The Cincinnati Kid', October 1965.

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#46 Ann-Margret during 12th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York City, 1969.

Ann-Margret during 12th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York City, 1969.

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#47 Ann-Margret showing her dance step to American comedian George Burns, 1955.

Ann-Margret showing her dance step to American comedian George Burns, 1955.

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#48 Ann-Margret rides a chopper motorcycle in the desert outside Las Vega, 1969.

Ann-Margret rides a chopper motorcycle in the desert outside Las Vega, 1969.

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#49 Actress Ann Margret in a scene from the movie “The Swinger”, 1967.

Actress Ann Margret in a scene from the movie "The Swinger", 1967.

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#50 Ann-Margret in ‘Bye Bye Birdie’, 1963

Ann-Margret in 'Bye Bye Birdie', 1963

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Written by Orla Morris

Full-time dress and costume designer, Half Persian half Italian. I still don’t know how to write, but i'm writing and you are reading :)

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