Ava Gardner — American Actress born on December 24, 1922, died on January 25, 1990

Ava Lavinia Gardner was an American actress... (wikipedia)

I don't understand people who like to work and talk about it like it was some sort of goddamn duty. Doing nothing feels like floating on warm water to me. Delightful, perfect.
Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
I think the main reason my marriages failed is that I always loved too well but never wisely.
I suffered, I really suffered, with all three of my husbands. And I tried damn hard with all three, starting each marriage certain that it was going to last until the end of my life. Yet none of them lasted more than a year or two.
Because I was promoted as a sort of a siren and played all those sexy broads, people made the mistake of thinking I was like that off the screen. They couldn't have been more wrong.