15 Once a Thief
Ann-Margret portrayed the character Kristine Pedak in the 1965 film 'Once a Thief.' In this crime drama film, she played the role of Kristine, who is romantically involved with the main character, Eddie Pedak, played by Alain Delon. The film revolves around Eddie's involvement in a robbery and his subsequent attempts to escape from the criminal life.
14 The Outside Man
In the 1972 film 'The Outside Man,' Ann-Margret played the character Nancy Robson. The film, also known as 'Un homme est mort' in French, is a crime thriller directed by Jacques Deray. Ann-Margret's character, Nancy Robson, adds to the intrigue and suspense of the story. The film follows the journey of a hitman played by Jean-Louis Trintignant and is known for its suspenseful and action-packed plot.
13 Bye Bye Birdie
Ann-Margret portrayed the character Kim MacAfee in the 1963 musical comedy film 'Bye Bye Birdie.' Directed by George Sidney, the film is an adaptation of the popular Broadway musical of the same name. Ann-Margret's performance as Kim, a teenager who becomes the center of attention when she's chosen to kiss rock star Conrad Birdie before he goes off to the army, was a breakthrough role in her career. Her portrayal earned critical acclaim and helped establish her as a rising star in Hollywood.
12 Grumpier Old Men
Ann-Margret played the character Ariel Truax Gustafson in the 1995 comedy film 'Grumpier Old Men.' This film is a sequel to the 1993 hit 'Grumpy Old Men.' In 'Grumpier Old Men,' Ann-Margret's character, Ariel, is a love interest who sparks a romantic rivalry between the film's main characters, Max (Walter Matthau) and John (Jack Lemmon). Her performance added humor and charm to the film, and her character played a central role in the comedic storyline.
Ann-Margret portrayed the character Nora Walker in the 1975 musical film 'Tommy.' Directed by Ken Russell, 'Tommy' is a rock opera based on The Who's 1969 album of the same name. Ann-Margret's performance as Nora, Tommy's mother, was a highlight of the film and earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
10 Going in Style
Ann-Margret played the character Annie Santori in the 2017 film 'Going in Style.' In the film, Annie is portrayed as Albert's (played by Alan Arkin) love interest. 'Going in Style' is a comedy heist film directed by Zach Braff, and it revolves around a group of elderly friends who decide to rob a bank after facing financial difficulties.
9 The Return of the Soldier
Ann-Margret played the character Jenny Baldry in the 1982 film 'The Return of the Soldier.' This drama film, directed by Alan Bridges, is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Rebecca West. Ann-Margret's portrayal of Jenny, a key character in the story, contributed to the film's exploration of love and memory as it follows the return of a soldier suffering from amnesia.
Ann-Margret portrayed the character Peggy Ann Snow in the 1978 psychological horror-thriller film 'Magic.' Directed by Richard Attenborough, the film follows the story of a ventriloquist named Corky (played by Anthony Hopkins) and his unsettling relationship with his puppet, Fats. Ann-Margret's character, Peggy Ann Snow, is a love interest of Corky.
7 A Streetcar Named Desire
Ann-Margret portrayed the character 'Blanche DuBois' in the 1984 television adaptation of Tennessee Williams' 'A Streetcar Named Desire.' Her performance in this iconic role was a notable part of the production, and she received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Blanche DuBois.
6 Any Given Sunday
In the 1999 film 'Any Given Sunday,' Ann-Margret portrays Margaret Pagniacci, a dynamic and influential character deeply entrenched in the world of professional football. Ann-Margret's portrayal captures Margaret's complexity, depicting a woman who is both determined and vulnerable, offering a compelling exploration of the challenges women face in high-stakes sports management roles.
5 Grumpy Old Men
Ann-Margret portrayed the character Ariel Truax in the 1993 comedy film 'Grumpy Old Men.' Ariel is a lively and free-spirited woman who moves to the same neighborhood as the film's two grumpy old men, John Gustafson (played by Jack Lemmon) and Max Goldman (played by Walter Matthau). Her arrival sparks a romantic rivalry between the two lifelong friends, as they both become smitten with her.
4 Carnal Knowledge
Ann-Margret portrayed the character Bobbie in the 1971 film 'Carnal Knowledge.' Bobbie is a pivotal character in the film, which explores the complex and often dysfunctional relationships between its central characters. In 'Carnal Knowledge,' Bobbie is initially the girlfriend of Jonathan (played by Jack Nicholson), one of the film's two main characters. She is portrayed as an attractive and seductive woman who becomes involved with both Jonathan and his close friend Sandy (played by Art Garfunkel) at different points in the narrative.
3 The Cincinnati Kid
Ann-Margret portrayed the character Melba in the 1965 film 'The Cincinnati Kid.' In the film, she plays a pivotal role as the love interest of the main character, Eric "The Kid" Stoner, played by Steve McQueen. Melba is a sultry lounge singer who becomes romantically involved with The Kid, adding complexity and tension to the story, which revolves around high-stakes poker games and the world of professional gambling. Ann-Margret's performance as Melba was notable for its sensuality and contributed to the film's success.
2 Who Will Love My Children?
Ann-Margret portrayed the character Lucile Fray in the 1983 television film 'Who Will Love My Children?' The film is based on a true story and follows the life of Lucile Fray, a mother diagnosed with a terminal illness who is determined to find loving homes for her ten children before she passes away. Ann-Margret's performance in the role of Lucile Fray was highly praised, and the film itself received critical acclaim for its emotional depth and portrayal of the challenges faced by the Fray family.
1 Interstate 60: Episodes of the Road
Ann-Margret appeared as Mrs. James in the 2002 road film 'Interstate 60.' In the film, she plays the role of Mrs. James, the mother of one of the main characters, Neil Oliver, played by James Marsden. 'Interstate 60' is a surreal and thought-provoking film that blends elements of fantasy and adventure, and Ann-Margret's performance as Mrs. James is a part of the movie's intriguing narrative.