'60s sex symbol Ann-Margret looks lovely at 78 years old at awards ceremony in Los Angeles

Effortlessly elegant!

Ann-Margret, who became a household name in the 1960s after starring alongside Elvis Presley in "Bye Bye Birdie" and "Viva Las Vegas," was looking lovely as ever at 78 years old as she arrived at an awards ceremony this weekend.

Wearing tinted glasses, black leather gloves and a large cross necklace, the actress smiled for paparazzi at the Los Angeles Press Club's National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards. She's still rocking her signature strawberry blonde hair, these days in a shoulder-length bob with layered bangs.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 01: Actress Ann-Margret attends the Los Angeles Press Club's National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards at The Millennium Biltmore Hotel on December 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 01: Actress Ann-Margret attends the Los Angeles Press Club's National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards at The Millennium Biltmore Hotel on December 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JC Olivera/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 07: Ann-Margret and Alan Arkin attend Alan Arkin's star ceremony on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 7, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Netflix)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 10: Actress Ann-Margret attends the 2018 AFI FEST world premiere screening of "The Kominsky Method" at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 10, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 10: Alan Arkin (L) and Ann-Margret attend the Los Angeles Premiere of 'The Kominsky Method ' at AFI Fest at TCL Chinese Theatre on November 10, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Netflix)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Actress Ann-Margret attends the "Going In Style" New York premiere at SVA Theatre on March 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Ann-Margret attends the "Going in Style" New York premiere at SVA Theatre on March 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Ann-Margret and Roger Smith attend "Going in Style" World Premiere at SVA Theatre on March 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Sylvain Gaboury/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Ann-Margret and her husband Roger Smith arrive to the premiere of the film "Going In Style" March 30, 2017 in New York. / AFP PHOTO / Bryan R. Smith (Photo credit should read BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 20: Actress Ann-Margaret attends the 2016 USO Gala on October 20, 2016 at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
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Inside the event, Ann-Margret was honored with the Legend Award for positively using her global influence over the years. 

The Swedish-born star has made occasional public appearances since the passing of her husband, Roger Smith, who died in 2017 at 84 years old. The two were married for 50 years, and he managed his wife's career through the decades. They had no children, but she is a stepmother to Smith's three children from a previous relationship.

"I met them when they were 3, 6, and 7," she once said of her stepchildren, adding, "Two of them are doctors!"

In more recent years, she's continued to pick up occasional roles, including one in 2017's "Going In Style," which co-starred Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin.

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The Swedish actress Ann Margret poses in her bra, sensually, revealing her bear back. 1966.. (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Singing star Frankie Avalon and Ann-Margret, 20th Century-Fox starlet.
(Original Caption) Ann-Margret and Eddie Fisher exchange fond looks as photographers take their picture at Samuel Goldwyn's 60th Birthday party 8/26. Over a thousand movie people and politicians attended the celebration at the Beverly Hilton.
(Original Caption) 'You know who I mean- that gorgeous creature with the fabulous legs and two first names!' Chances are he's raving about Ann-Margret, the latest Hollywood import from Sweden, which provided Garbo, Bergman and Ekberg for the Glamour Mills. The Swedish-born beauty is zooming to stardom in a fast and furious manner. Singing for the Academy Awards Ceremonies of performing a torrid dance number in the new movie version of 'State Fair', Ann-Margret is a powerhouse of talent and pulchritude. These United Press International photos reveal Ann-Margret in scenes form the Columbia film version of the Broadway musical 'Bye, Bye Birdie!'
Ann-Margret lies with Pat Boone in a scene from the film 'State Fair', 1962. (Photo by 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images)
Ann Margret Olsson, film actress & singer, pictured at the May Fair Hotel in London, 6th November 1963. Ann Margret is in town for the London premiere of her latest film 'Bye Bye Birdie'. (Photo by Daily Mirror/Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: (AUSTRALIA OUT) Photo of ANN MARGRET; Posed portrait of Ann-Margret (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)
Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret appear together in the 1963 film Viva Las Vegas. Presley plays the guitar.
Actress Ann-Margret and actor and singer Elvis Presley on the set of the film 'Viva Las Vegas', 1964. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Ann-Margret as Rusty Martin and Elvis Presley as Lucky Jackson in the musical film 'Viva Las Vegas', 1964. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Swedish-American actress Ann-Margret poses with an ocelot in a promotional still for 'Kitten With A Whip, directed by Douglas Heyes, 1964. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Swedish-American actress Ann-Margret with Elvis Presley (1935 - 1977) in a publicity still for 'Viva Las Vegas', directed by George Sidney, 1964. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Swedish-born actor, singer and dancer Ann-Margret, circa 1964. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1964: Actress Ann Margaret reclines on a bed in this scene from the movie 'The Pleasure Seekers', 1964. (Photo by Camerique/Getty Images)
Swedish-American actress Ann-Margret, circa 1965. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Ann-Margret, Swedish-American actress, wrapped in pink fur in a studio portrait, against a red background, circa 1965. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Ann-Margret, Swedish-American actress, wearing a low-cut off-the-shoulder dress and a small straw hat with pink ribbons, circa 1965. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Ann-Margret, Swedish-American actress, wearing turquoise blue woollen jumper in a studio portrait, against a blue background, circa 1965. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1965: Portrait of a smiling Ann Margret against a red background, ca.1960s. (Photo by Camerique/Getty Images)
Actress Ann-Margret pictured sitting on a coffee table, wearing a pink and white dress, alongside a vase of flowers, USA, circa 1965. (Photo by Archive Photos/Getty Images)
American actor Jack Nicholson and Swedish-born American actress Ann-Margret smiling while looking into each other eyes in the film Carnal Knowledge. 1971 (Photo by Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
MAY 18 1966, MAY 19 1966 Following the premiere, stars and other dignitaries attended a champagne dinner Martin Rackin, left, producer of 'Stagecoach,' chats with Ann-Margret and her fiance, Roger Smith. Credit: Denver Post (Denver Post via Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Looking comfortably chic and having fun is Ann-Margret as she frolics in the studio pool with area temperatures creeping toward the high 90's. Currently in the Columbia film, 'Murder's Row', with Dean Martin, Ann-Margret wears the latest import from Paris, the Cover-Up-Wet-Suit, designed by Moss Mabry and made from a combination of silk and rubber. Says Ann-Margret, 'It's more comfortable than a bikini.
Swedish-born actress Ann-Margret smiles wearing a minidress as she prepares to leave for Vietnam, March 7, 1966. (Photo by Darlene Hammond/Getty Images)
Swedish actress Ann-Margret holds all the aces in the film 'The Swinger', 1966. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Swedish-American actress Ann-Margret wearing black boots, circa 1967. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Swedish-American actress Ann-Margret wearing purple, floral-patterned trousers and a purple top, circa 1967. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Actress Ann-Margret holds a piece of wedding cake as she stands beside Roger Smith, star of TV's '77 Sunset Strip', after they were married in civil ceremony here May 8th. It was the first marriage for the Swedish-born actress and the second for Smith, 34.
Actress, Singer and Dancer Ann-margret From Sweden, 06.08.1968. (Photo by Photoshot/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) When all else fails try your cat, and that's what Ann-Margret playfully attempts: but her cat 'Tuffy' wants no part of it as he struggles to jump. Ann-Margret has appeared in 17 motion pictures to date, and has established herself as one of America's film favorites.
Swedish-American actress Ann-Margret wrapped in a fur, circa 1968. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
Ann-Margret and Roger Smith during Party at the Jockey Club - May, 16 1969 at The Jockey Club in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ann-Margret during 12th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Carnegie Hall in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ann-Margret and Roger Smith during Ann-Margret at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York - May 11, 1969 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ann-Margret and Rudolf Nureyev during Ann-Margret at the Jockey Club in New York - May 11, 1969 at The Jockey Club in New York, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Roger Smith with sun glasses and Ann-Margret in the back of a limo; circa 1970; New York. (Photo by Art Zelin/Getty Images)
Swedish-born actress and dancer Ann-Margret stands on a coffee table, twirling her hair, wearing a cutaway one-piece bathing suit, 1970s. (Photo by Darlene Hammond/Getty Images)
Ann-Margret during Ann-Margret Press Conference - December 28, 1971 at Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Swedish actress Ann-Margret in London for the opening of her latest film 'Carnal Knowledge', UK, August 1971. (Photo by M. Stroud/Daily Express/Getty Images)
Ann-Margret during Ann-Margret Sighting at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel - 1972 at The Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Tom Wargacki/WireImage)
Swedish-American actress Ann-Margret as Mrs Lowe in 'The Train Robbers', directed by Burt Kennedy, 1973. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES,CA - APRIL 2,1974: Actress Ann-Margret poses backstage after presenting 'Best Original Song' award during the 46th Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles,California. (Photo by Michael Montfort/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Ann-Margret (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES,CA - MARCH 29,1976: Actress Ann-Margret and husband Roger Smith arrive to the 48th Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles,California. (Photo by Michael Montfort/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
The American actress Ann Margret, 1976, Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gianni Ferrari/Cover/Getty Images)
Cher and Ann-Margret and Husband Roger Smith during 'Joseph Andrews' Los Angeles Premiere at Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ann-Margret during 49th Annual Academy Awards at Dorothy Chandler Pavillion in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 15: Actress and singer Ann-Margret poses for a portrait session on June 15, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY � CIRCA 1979: Ann-Margret circa 1979 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Platzer/Images/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Ann-Margret stars in her annual TV special Saturday night on ABC TV, Ann Margaret's Hollywood Movie Girls, and demonstrates once again that she is a phenomenon among feminine stars as she sings and dances her way through a spectacular 90 minute show with the same lithe grace she exhibited 19 years before.
LOS ANGELES - 1980: Actress Ann-Margretposes for a portrait in 1980 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)
Ann-Margret during Beverly Hills Chambers of Commerce Honors Ann-Margret - March 6, 1981 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ann-Margret during Beverly Hills Chambers of Commerce Honors Ann-Margret - March 6, 1981 at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ann-Margret during Ann-Margret Performance After Party - October 10, 1982 at Limelight in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Actress Ann-Margret at the Cannes Film Festival, France, May 1984. (Photo by Richard Blanshard/Getty Images)
(Original Caption) Actor Richard Chamberlain, (l), and actress Ann-Margret hold their Golden Globes Awards that they have just received at the 1984 Golden Globes Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel here 1/28. Chamberlain won he for his role in 'Thoornbirds', as Best Performance by an Actor in a mini-series or a motion picture made for television. Ann-Margret won hers for her role in 'Who Will Love My Children', for Best Performance by an Actress in a mini-series or motion picture made for television. (Photo by ?? Bettmann/CORBIS/Bettmann Archive)
Ann-Margret and Husband Roger Smith during Premiere of 'Twice In A Lifetime' in New York - October 22, 1985 at Beekman Theater in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ann-Margret during George Burns' 90th Birthday Party at Chasen's Restaurant in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ann-Margret during Bob Hope Receives The Humanitarian Award From The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 15: Actress and singer Ann-Margret poses for a portrait session on June 15, 1989 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 15: Actress and singer Ann-Margret poses for a portrait session on June 15, 1989 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)
Ann-Margret during The Film Society of Lincoln Center Honors Bette Davis at Lincoln Center in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ann-Margret and Husband Roger Smith during American Museum of the Moving Image Honors Mike Nichols at Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ann-Margret during Ann-Margret's Opening Night Performance Party at Gator's Restaurant in New York, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
BURBANK, CA - MARCH 24: Actress Loni Anderson and actress Ann-Margret attend the CBS Television Special 'What About Me? I'm Only 3!' to Benefit Environmental Charities on March 24, 1992 at Burbank Studios in Burbank, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Ann-Margret during 1995 ShoWest in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 15: Actress and singer Ann-Margret poses for a portrait session on June 15, 1995 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 15: Actress and singer Ann-Margret poses for a portrait session on June 15, 1995 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JUNE 15: Actress and singer Ann-Margret poses for a portrait session on June 15, 1995 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images)
Ann-Margret during Ann-Margret at the Los Angeles International Airport - January 6, 1997 at Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Ann-Margret during 'Any Given Sunday' Premiere at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)
Ann-Margret & Husband Roger Smith during 'Any Given Sunday' Los Angeles Premiere at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
Ann-Margret during Viva Rock Vegas Premiere at Universal Studios Cinema in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage)
379059 07: Actress Ann Margret with stage manager helping her get to her car at the 6th Annual American Choreography Awards September 24, 2000 in Glendale, CA. Ann Margret was recently injured in a motorcycle accident. (Photo by Keeler/Hause/Newsmakers)
Ann-Margret (Photo by Amy Graves/WireImage)
Ann-Margret during CineVegas Film Festival 2005 - Ann-Margret Centennial Award - Show at Skin at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. (Photo by J.Sciulli/WireImage)
Ann Margret during St. Joseph Center Hosts 21st Annual Dinner, Dance and Auction at Skirball Center in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by M. Phillips/WireImage for St. Joseph Center)
Thea Pagel and Ann-Margret during 'Memory' New Orleans Premiere - After Party at Landmark Canal Place Cinema in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. (Photo by Skip Bolen/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Ann-Margret attends the Best Budies Tribute to Ann-Margret at the Four Seasons Hotel on September 9, 2009 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 29: Ann-Margret attends 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at Nokia Theatre LA Live on August 29, 2010 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by ANDREAS BRANCH/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Actress Ann-Margret arrives at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. Live. (Photo by Frank Trapper/Corbis via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, FL - NOVEMBER 09: Ann-Margret attends The 28th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Inaugural Chairmans Awards Gala at Westin Diplomat on November 9, 2013 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08: Ann-Margret attends the after party for the Career Transition for Dancers 28th Anniversary Jubilee 'Broadway and Beyond' at Hilton Hotel on October 8, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Walter McBride/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: Ann-Margret attends Ann-Margret Honors The Wounded Warrior Project at Kiehl's Since 1851 Nolita on September 18, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 27: Actress Ann-Margret attends the screening of 'The Cincinnati Kid' during day two of the 2015 TCM Classic Film Festival on March 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. 25064_005 (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28: Actress Ann Margret attends the Build series to discuss 'Going In Style' at Build Studio on March 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 28: Actress Ann-Margret attends Build Serie to discuss 'Going In Style' at Build Studio on March 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Zak Photography/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 06: Actress Ann-Margret attends AARP's 16th annual Movies For Grownups Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 6, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 30: Ann-Margret attends the 'Going in Style' New York premiere at SVA Theatre on March 30, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
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