Ava Gardner was the person who was called “The World’s Most Beautiful Animal”. Born Ava Lavinia Gardner on December 24, 1922, she started her career as an actress in 1941 after Larry Tarr, her sister Beatrice’s husband, displayed her picture in front of the Tarr Photography Studio on Fifth Avenue, New York. Barnard Duhan, a Loews Theatres legal clerk, saw Ava’s picture and commented, “Somebody should send her info to MGM”.
She didn’t play a lead role from 1941 to 1945 due to the fact that her Carolina drawl was incomprehensible, but her biggest break came in 1946 when she starred in the film The Killers. MGM touted her as the world’s most beautiful animal because she was really beautiful, charming and alluring.