Did you know she grew up in a funeral parlor?
Although Old Hollywood legends and royal princesses alike may have been revered for their enviable style and penchant for luxury, they also grappled with troubled upbringings and tumultuous relationships throughout their lifetimes. Delving past the curtain of glamorous celebrity, Secret Moments is a series humanizing the icons of yesterday.
Born in Valsjobyn, Sweden in 1941, Hollywood legend Ann-Margret Olsson moved to Wilmette, Illinois with her parents at the tender age of five. Difficulty acclimating to American culture led the young girl to find solace in song and dance, and after winning several local talent shows and performing in church choirs, it was clear that her talent was more than just a passing phase. Her big break came after American actor and comedian George Burns heard her singing in the Dunes Hotel in Las Vegas, and immediately offered the then 18-year-old Olsson a 10 night performance stint at the Sahara Hotel. From that point on, Ann-Margret became a household name, bringing her breathy vocals and top-notch dance chops to some of the hottest films and musicals of Hollywood's Golden Age. Here, CR examines the starlet's obsession with motorcycles, cats, and everything in between.
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