Saturday, September 20, 2014

Stars & Their Hobbies ~ Ann-Margret


Ann-Margret, Motorcycles
"There are two types of motorcycle riders: ones who have had an accident and ones who will." - Ann-Margret 

Ann-Margret looks damn good on a motorcycle. A lifelong enthusiast, she was introduced to motorcycles by her Uncle Carl in her home country of Sweden. Once she got that first thrill for speed she was hooked. You can watch Ann-Margret's amazing motorcycle skills in Viva Las Vegas (1964) and The Swinger (1966).

Ann-Margret and Elvis Presley in Viva Las Vegas
During the 1960s, Ann-Margret would often be found riding a Triumph motorcycle and she even appeared in advertisements for the company. At one time she owned a custom Harley that was painted lavender with daisies on it.

Ann-Margret with her custom Harley (Photo Source)
In 2000, Ann-Margret got into a serious accident while riding in Minnesota as Grand Marshal for an NHRA event. She veered off into a sandy patch, hit a rock and was thrown from her motorcycle. She suffered a fractured shoulder and three broken ribs. However, that didn't stop her and Ann-Margret continues to be a badass on a motorcycle.




My series Stars & Their Hobbies explores how notable actors and actresses from Hollywood history spent their free time. Click here to view a complete list of entries.

6 comments:

  1. Love this!

    Once in Bridgeport we were talking to someone in the museum who said that one morning they unlocked the museum for the day and who was waiting outside but Ann-Margret. Her interest in exploring a tiny Sierra town seems to tie in with her love of the open road as you've described here!

    Best wishes,
    Laura

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    1. Laura - That's very neat! Thanks for sharing that.

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  2. Really enjoying this series! Thanks for sharing. :)

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    1. Noelle - Thank you so much that means a lot to me.

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  3. She is such a babe! Ann Margret was one of the first women I developed a crush on (after I saw her in VIVA LAS VEGAS) and my aunt bought me tickets to go see her live when I was in high school. I will never forget that show - she is a terrific live performer! She totally knocked it out of the park x

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    1. Vanessa - You SAW Ann-Margret perform?! LUCKY!

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