Ava Gardner had a supporting role in She Went to the Races (1945) although she seemed to steel the film in my opinion. Just a year after this, she made The Killers, which launched her into movie stardom. I selected a few scenes from She Went to the Races she appeared in and she made every moment she had worth while. Even though this movie isn’t much good, Ava is lively and wonderful in it.
Ava Lavinia Gardner was an American actress and singer. She first signed a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1941 and appeared mainly in small roles until she drew critics’ attention in 1946 with her performance in Robert Siodmak’s Noir film The Killers.Wikipedia