Pier Angeli

Actor
Petite, gentle-looking lead of the 1950s discovered while studying in Rome by French director Leonide Mogue who then co-starred her in "Tomorrow Is Too Late" (1950) opposite Vittorio de Sica. She was put under contract ... Read more »
Born: 06/18/1932 in Cagliari, Sardinia, IT

Filmography

Actor (10)

Love Me, Love My Wife 1970 (Movie)

Elizabeth (Actor)

Sodoma e Gomorra 1961 (Movie)

Ildith (Actor)

The Angry Silence 1959 (Movie)

Anna Curtis (Actor)

Merry Andrew 1958 (Movie)

Selena (Actor)

Port Afrique 1956 (Movie)

(Actor)

Somebody Up There Likes Me 1956 (Movie)

Norma (Actor)

Flame and the Flesh 1954 (Movie)

Lisa (Actor)

Mam'zelle Nitouche 1954 (Movie)

Denise (Actor)

The Silver Chalice 1954 (Movie)

Deborra (Actor)

The Story of Three Loves 1952 (Movie)

Nina Burkhardt (Actor)

Biography

Petite, gentle-looking lead of the 1950s discovered while studying in Rome by French director Leonide Mogue who then co-starred her in "Tomorrow Is Too Late" (1950) opposite Vittorio de Sica. She was put under contract by MGM and starred as a soulful Italian war bride in Fred Zinnemann's "Teresa" (1951), but aside from playing Rocky Graziano's wife in "Somebody Up There Likes Me" (1956) and a circus girl in "Merry Andrew" (1958), she subsequently found few other worthy projects. Her emotional entanglements and physical accidents helped put her career into a tailspin and before her death by suicide from barbiturates she appeared in sexploitation and horror films. Married from 1954 to 1959 to Vic Damone. Twin sister of actress Marisa Pavan.

Relationships

Vic Damone Actor

Husband
Met while Angeli was filming "Teresa" (1951) in Italy and he was stationed there with Army

Rocco Damone

Son
born on August 21, 1955 subject of custody battle

James Dean Actor

Companion
At one time engaged to be married

Marisa Pavan Actor

Sibling
Twin

Howard Travajoli

Son
born in 1963

Armando Trovajoli

Husband

Milestones

1951

US film debut in "Teresa"

1950

Film acting debut (as Anna Maria Pierangeli) in Italian film, "Domani e troppo tardi/Tomorrow Is Too Late" (released in US 1952)

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