Ann-Margret Age, Early Life, Music, Acting Career, Awards, Personal Life, Husband and Net Worth

Published Date   05th Sep. 2017, 17:03 pm
Ann-Margret Age, Early Life, Music, Acting Career, Awards, Personal Life, Husband and Net Worth
Quick Info
Birth Name: Ann-Margret Olsson
Nationality: American/swedish
Net Worth: $20 million

Ann-Margret age was quite young when she became an established actress who is best known for her roles in Bye Bye Birdie, The Cincinnati Kid and Viva Las Vegas.


Born in 1941, Ann-Margret age is 76 by 2017. She is a Swedish-American actress who has earned multiple awards. Ann-Margret won her first Emmy in 2010 for her guest appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Similarly, she has earned 2 Grammy Awards, 2 Academy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award in addition to winning 6 Emmy Awards.

Early Life and Background

Ann-Margret Olsson was born on April 28, 1941 in Valsjobyn, HJamtland County, Sweden. Her parents are Anna Regina and Carl Gustav Olsson, both native of Omskoldsvik. In 1942, her father moved to the USA to work with Johnson Electrical Company. Ann-Margret and his wife followed him 1946. Three years later, Ann-Margret became naturalized citizen of America.

As a teenager, Ann-Margret appeared in Amateur Hour and Breakfast.  She went to New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois in addition to work in theatricals. Later, she attended Northwestern University in 1959 where she was the member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. However, she did not graduate. Instead, she started performing at the Mist, a Chicago nightclub.

Ann-Margret age was not much when she left for Las Vegas, Nevada. From there, she went to Los Angeles. Through agent Georgia Lund, Ann-Margret secured club dates in Newport Beach and Nevada. Soon, she gave an audition after George Burns heard about her.

Music Career Highlights

Ann-Margret age was only 20 when she recorded her debut album And Here She Is: Ann-Margret in 1961. She did the recording for RCA Victor which called her “female Elvis” because of her sexy, throaty singing voice. Her song “I Just Don’t Understand” stood as a minor hit which entered the Billboard Top 40 in August 1961. The same year, she appeared on The Jack Benny Program.

Ann-Margret sang at the Academy Awards in 1962. In the program, she sang Oscar nominated song “Theme from Bachelor in Paradise”. She came up with her charting album The Beauty and the Beard in 1964 which trumpeter Al Hirt accompanied.

During late 1970s and early 80s, she became an established singer with her “Love Rush” and other dance numbers. Similarly, she recorded God Is Love: The Gospel Sessions in 2011 with Art Greenhaw. This album earned a Grammy nomination and a Dove nomination.

Acting Career Highlights

Ann-Margret age was 20 also when she signed to seven years contract with 20th Century Fox. She made her debut with Pocketful of Miracles. In 1962, she played “bad girl” in State Fair. Bye Bye Birdie followed the next year which made her a major star. Life magazine put her photograph in its cover for the second time. The magazine put the title “torrid dancing almost replaces the central heating in the theatre”.

In 1964, Ann-Margret filmed Viva Las Vegas and Kitten with a Whip. Soon, her movies mushroomed as her stunning performance spread over the Hollywood. During mid and late 1960s, she appeared in movies, Made in Paris, The Swinger and Bus Riley’s Back in Town.

Ann-Margret appeared as guest-star in animated film The Flintstones (1963) and live action film The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas. Her another major appearance came in 1965 when she starred in The Cincinnati Kid opposite to Steve McQueen. In 1967, she gave her first live performance in Las Vegas.

In 1972, Ann-Margret fell from stage and suffered injuries including a broken arm, cheekbone and jawbone. As a result, she underwent meticulous facial reconstructive surgery as her husband, Roger Smith, rushed her to medical center at UCLA.

This injury left her unable to work for 10 weeks; however, she returned back to her normal life. She then starred in The Train Robbers (1973), Tommy (1975) and Magic (1978).

During the 1980s, she starred in I Ought to be in Pictures (1982) and Lookin’ to Get Out (1982) with 6-years old Angelina Jolie. The following year, she starred in TV movies Who Will Love my Children. Her success as actress persisted as she appeared in the remake of A Streetcar Named Desire in 1984.

In 1993 and 1995, she starred in hit comedy Grumpy Old Men and Grumpier Old Men which rose her success level. Her films also include box office hit The Beak-Up, The Santa Clause 3, Memory and Old Dogs (2006) where she had supporting roles.

Furthermore, she has made a number of guest appearances in television shows like Touched by an Angel. She has played Jimmy Fallon’s mother in Taxi (2004).

Her recent appearance was as a guest star in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Furthermore, Ann-Margret age was above 50 when she appeared in an episode of Lifetime Series Army Wives.  In 2014, she gained recurring role in series Ray Donovan.


In 1994, Ann-Margret published an autobiography Ann-Margret: My Story. Through her biography, she clearly announced her struggle to recover from alcoholism.

Awards and Honors

Ann-Margret age was not much when she established her career as a successful actress. She won Emmy Award nomination in 1970 for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography for CBS television special: Ann-Margret: From Hollywood with Love in 1969.

Further, she garnered Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress playing a loving girlfriend in Carnal Knowledge (1971). In 1973, she was inducted to Hollywood Walk of Fame. Similarly, she won Academy Award nomination for Best actress for her performance in Tommy.

Besides, Ann-Margret age was young enough to achieve 10 Golden Globe Awards nominations during 1970s. Out of them, she won 5 Golden Globe Awards. She is the nominee of an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

In 2010, Ann-Margret age was almost 60 when she won her first Emmy Award. She won the award for her Guest Performance by an Actress for SVU performance.

In 1995, Empire chose her as 10th in the list of 100 Sexiest Stars in film history.

Personal Life and Husband

Ann-Margret married actor, Roger Smith on May 8, 1967. Smith died on June 4, 2017. Until his death, they remained married. Before Smith, she had romantic relationship with Elvis Presley. Ann-Margret does not have any children.

Salary and Net Worth

The stunningly beautiful actress and mesmerizing performer, Ann-Margret age is 67 years now. She dedicated most of her life to music and film industry. Consequently, she garnered net worth of $20 million through her phenomenal career as a singer and actress.

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