Marisa Pavan

Actor
The twin sister of actress Pier Angeli, Marisa Pavan was generally cast in gentle roles during her brief career as a leading lady of 1950s films. The attractive, Italian-born brunette made her motion picture debut in ... Read more »
Born: 06/18/1932 in Cagliari, Sardinia, IT

Filmography

Actor (17)

Johnny Monroe 1986 (Movie)

(Actor)

Stelle Emigranti 1982 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Arthur Hailey's "The Moneychangers" 1976 - 1977 (TV Show)

Actor

Antoine et Sebastien 1972 (Movie)

Mathilde (Actor)

John Paul Jones 1958 (Movie)

Aimee DeTellison (Actor)

Solomon and Sheba 1958 (Movie)

Abishag (Actor)

The Kaiser Aluminum Hour 1955 - 1957 (TV Show)

Actor

The Midnight Story 1957 (Movie)

Anna Malatesta (Actor)

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit 1956 (Movie)

Maria (Actor)

Diane 1955 (Movie)

Catherine DeMedici (Actor)

The Rose Tattoo 1955 (Movie)

Rosa Delle Rose (Actor)

Down Three Dark Streets 1954 (Movie)

Julia Angelino (Actor)

Drum Beat 1954 (Movie)

Toby (Actor)

Cutter's Trail (TV Show)

Actor

What Price Glory? (Movie)

Nicole Bouchard (Actor)

Biography

The twin sister of actress Pier Angeli, Marisa Pavan was generally cast in gentle roles during her brief career as a leading lady of 1950s films. The attractive, Italian-born brunette made her motion picture debut in John Ford's 1952 remake of "What Price Glory?", playing a sweet village girl, and followed as a doomed Native American in love with Indian fighter Alan Ladd in Delmar Daves' "Drum Beat" (1954). Pavan won a Golden Globe Award and earned an Oscar nomination for her performance as the sensitive teenaged daughter of the formidable Anna Magnani in "The Rose Tattoo" (1955). She held her own in the costume epic "Diane" (also 1955), in which she competed with Lana Turner for the affections of Roger Moore. In Nunnally Johnson's "The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit" (1956), Pavan brought warmth and believability to her role as the war-time love of Gregory Peck. After appearing opposite Tony Curtis in the taut mystery "The Midnight Story" (1957) and two more costume epics, "John Paul Jones" and "Solomon and Sheba" (1959), the actress retired from the big screen for more than a decade.

Now a mature beauty, Pavan returned to the screen in a small role in the French farce "L'Evenment le plus important depuis que l'homme a marche sur la lune/A Slightly Pregnant Man" (1973). She made a handful of other appearances, notably as one of the subjects of the documentary "Stelle Emigranti/Wandering Stars" (1983) and alongside her husband Jean-Pierre Aumont in "Johnny Monroe" (1987).

Pavan also made a few appearances on American TV, notably as Margot Frank in the 1967 ABC version of "The Diary of Anne Frank". She also appeared in the miniseries "Arthur Hailey's 'The Moneychangers'" (NBC, 1976) and "The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald" (ABC, 1977).

Relationships

Pier Angeli Actor

Sister
Twin

Jean-Pierre Aumont

Husband
married on March 27, 1956 divorced in 1965 remarried in 1969

Jean-Claude Aumont

Son

Patrick Aumont

Son

EDUCATION

Torquato Tasso College

Milestones

1987

Last screen appearance to date, co-starring with Aumont in "Johnny Monroe"

1977

Appeared in the ABC miniseries "The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald"

1973

Returned to the screen in "A Slightly Pregnant Man"

1967

Played Margot in TV version of "The Diary of Anne Frank" (ABC)

1960

Co-starred in NBC TV special "Shangri-La"

1959

Last feature for over ten years, "Solomon and Sheba"

1959

Appeared with husband Jean-Pierre Aumont in "John Paul Jones"

1955

Nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for "The Rose Tattoo"

1952

Made feature film debut, "What Price Glory?"

1950

Moved to the USA

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