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.” Billy Williams. S)
Ava Gardner was an iconic American actress in the Hollywood golden age. She is listed 25th among the American Film Institute’s 25 Greatest Female Stars of Classic…The Vintage News
Ava Gardner in an early uncredited role for a World War II film (1943), directed by Douglas Sirk.