Poor Ann-Margret. As one of the leading sex symbols of the 1960s, the sultry Swedish singer, dancer, and actress was often typecast as a beautiful, yet worldly seductress. The press dubbed her a ‘sex kitten’. She starred opposite Elvis in the 1963 Bye Bye Birdie and the 1964 Viva Las Vegas which helped launched her to stardom. When she auditioned for the 1962 movie musical, State Fair, she read for the role of Margie, the good, wholesome girl. Instead, she was cast as Emily, a bad girl role. This typecasting plagued her for much of her career.
Ann-Margret sizzling in red, 1966.