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Ann-Margret (born April 28, 1941) is a Swedish actress and singer who was born Ann-Margret Olsson in Valsjöbyn, Jämtland, Sweden. She moved to the United States when she was young and grew up in Wilmette, Illinois. She attended Northwestern University and was discovered singing in a nightclub by George Burns. She was often referred to as a “sex-kitten” and the “female Elvis”.

Ann-Margret started recording for RCA in 1961, but her recording career was not as successful as her concurrent movie career. She had a sexy, throaty singing voice comparable to Eartha Kitt or Nancy Sinatra, and RCA attempted to capitalize on her “Female Elvis” comparison by her recording a version of Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel” and other songs stylistically similar to Presley. She scored one minor hit, “I Just Don’t Understand” (which entered the Billboard Top 40 in the third week of August 1961 and stayed 6 weeks, peaking at #17.) Her only charting album is The Beauty and the Beard (1964), on which she was accompanied by trumpeter Al Hirt. The contract with RCA ended in 1966.

Years later, she returned to music at the end of Disco era. Her 1980 album, “Ann-Margret” became a success with both singles, “Midnight Message” and “Love Rush” reaching the Top 10 of the Hot Dance Club Songs chart. In the early 1980s, the album was followed up with the single, “Everybody Needs Somebody Sometimes” and the B-Side “Hold Me/Squeeze Me.” Ann Margret has continued to record music sporatically since then.

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  • Forteski

    "What Am I Supposed To Do" = very very sexy!

    24 Apr 2013 Reply
  • colorform

    she's the boss...

    15 Aug 2012 Reply
  • enfieldchris

    I also love her "Ann Margret" album from 1980 on MCA... its a great disco record :)) [3]

    27 Jun 2011 Reply
  • discotequedude

    I also love her "Ann Margret" album from 1980 on MCA... its a great disco record :)) [2]

    4 Jun 2011 Reply
  • strajnic

    beauty!

    25 Mar 2011 Reply
  • iamvee

    I love this woman :)

    8 Nov 2010 Reply
  • oruiz

    Bye Bye Birdie is so good

    23 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Bubimann

    lovely 60s music^^

    26 Jun 2010 Reply
  • lionelleslie

    Ann-Margret - now, that's one mercilessly yummy dame! heehee!

    26 May 2010 Reply
  • LarkCGN

    I also love her "Ann Margret" album from 1980 on MCA... its a great disco record :))

    31 Dec 2009 Reply
  • momdonna

    Where can I listen to the trach Heartbreak Hotel by Ann?

    27 Dec 2009 Reply
  • discotequedude

    I enjoy Ann-Margret's music! I got into her music because of her later output from the late 1970's to early 1980's. I love the self titled "Ann-Margret" album! I also have the single "Everybody Needs Somebody Sometime" with the B-Side, "Squeeze Me." Her and producer Paul Sabu have excellent chemistry!

    5 Sep 2009 Reply
  • 1969SL

    One of the prettiest and sexiest ladies ever.

    3 Mar 2009 Reply
  • cacagrajau

    princesa alove you,te amo baby,to aqui no rio de janeiro,samba carnaval, shop, alegria ,tudo de bom baby,beijos

    27 Aug 2008 Reply
  • L0serTalent

    She is one of the most underrated singers ever. She didn't have Aretha type pipes, but she had a lot of style goin'. I love her.

    2 Jul 2007 Reply
  • umtali

    Ann-Margret's best work was on Tommy

    24 Jun 2006 Reply