Photo of Ann-Margret Ann-Margret

Though she molded her early career around the image of an all-American teen, Ann-Margaret Olsson (aka Ann-Margret) was actually born in Valsjobyn, Sweden, on April 28, 1941, before moving to the United States with her family.

She was discovered by comedy icon George Burns while singing in a nightclub and subsequently carved out a recording career as "the female Elvis" before moving on to feature films such as Bye Bye Birdie (1963), which made her a star. She earned her first Oscar nomination starring in Mike Nichols's Carnal Knowledge (1971) and, after recovering from a serious stage injury, earned her second for the movie version of The Who's rock opera, Tommy (1975).

Later in life, she found success playing attractive older women in television movies and on the big screen in the comedies Grumpy Old Men (1993) and Grumpier Old Men (1995) with Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon.

Ann-Margret in The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

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Tim Allen stars in the third installment of his Santa Clause franchise, which finds Scott Calvin (Allen) -- alias Santa -- trying to balance the birth of a new baby Claus with threats from evil Jack Frost (Martin Short), who's scheming to take over the Christmas holiday. The film features most of the original cast (including a now-adult Eric Lloyd) and adds new faces to the mix such as Ann-Margret and Alan Arkin, who play Scott's in-laws.

  • Ann-Margret in Old Dogs Old Dogs
  • Ann-Margret in Newsies Newsies
  • Ann-Margret in Grumpy Old Men Grumpy Old Men
  • Ann-Margret in Carnal Knowledge Carnal Knowledge
  • Ann-Margret in Tommy Tommy
  • Ann-Margret in Magic Magic
  • Ann-Margret in Pocketful of Miracles Pocketful of Miracles
  • Ann-Margret in Bye Bye Birdie Bye Bye Birdie
  • Ann-Margret in Viva Las Vegas Viva Las Vegas
  • Ann-Margret in The Cincinnati Kid The Cincinnati Kid
  • Ann-Margret in 52 Pick Up 52 Pick Up
  • Ann-Margret in Any Given Sunday Any Given Sunday
  • Ann-Margret in Interstate 60 Interstate 60
  • Ann-Margret in Taxi Taxi
  • Ann-Margret in Grumpier Old Men Grumpier Old Men
  • Ann-Margret in The 10th Kingdom The 10th Kingdom
  • Ann-Margret in Hollywood Screen Tests Hollywood Screen Tests
  • Ann-Margret in Here's Lucy: Season 2 Here's Lucy: Season 2
  • Ann-Margret in The Train Robbers The Train Robbers
  • Ann-Margret in George Burns: The TV Specials George Burns: The TV Specials
  • Ann-Margret in The Villain The Villain
  • Ann-Margret in Lookin' to Get Out Lookin' to Get Out
  • Ann-Margret in Twice in a Lifetime Twice in a Lifetime
  • Ann-Margret in Alex Haley's Queen Alex Haley's Queen
  • Ann-Margret in The Final Hit The Final Hit
  • Ann-Margret in Blonde Blonde
  • Ann-Margret in A Woman's a Helluva Thing A Woman's a Helluva Thing
  • Ann-Margret in The Original Amateur Hour The Original Amateur Hour
  • Ann-Margret in Tales of the Rat Fink Tales of the Rat Fink
  • Ann-Margret in The Break-Up The Break-Up
  • Ann-Margret in Memory Memory
  • Ann-Margret in The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond
  • Ann-Margret in All's Faire in Love All's Faire in Love
  • Ann-Margret in Lucky Lucky