Ann Margret is a Swedish-American actress who starred alongside Elvis Presley in the movie "Viva Las Vegas." She has also appeared in the films "Bye Bye Birdie," "The Cincinatti Kid," "Carnal Knowledge" and "Tommy." Margret is also a singer and was often referred to as the female Elvis early in her career. In 1961, she had a Billboard Top 40 single with "I Just Don't Understand." In 1964, she released her only charting album, "The Beauty and the Beard."
Ann Margret was born on April 28, 1941 in Valsjobyn, Sweden. Her father moved to the United States in 1942, with Margret and her mother following in 1946. Margret became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1949. She began performing in a group called the Suttletones in Chicago. The group eventually made their way to Las Vegas, where Marget auditioned for George Burns' annual holiday show.
In 1961, Margret did a screen test for Twentieth Century Fox and signed a seven-year contract. Shortly after, she starred alongside Bette Davis in the movie "Pocketful of Miracles." In 1963, Margret appeared on the cover of "Life" magazine for the second time and was asked to sing "Baby, Won't You Please Come Home" at the birthday party of John F. Kennedy.