Friday, October 5, 2018

Pier Angeli

Pier Angeli (1932 –1971) was an Italian-born television and film actress. 
Her American cinematographic debut was in the starring role of the 1951 film Teresa, for which she won a Golden Globe Award for Young Star of the Year - Actress. Her twin sister is the actress Marisa Pavan. 

According to Kirk Douglas' autobiography, he and Angeli were engaged in the 1950s after meeting on the set of the film The Story of Three Loves (1953). Angeli also had a brief romantic relationship with James Dean. She broke it off because her mother was not happy with their relationship as he was not Catholic.
Pier Angeli and Paul Newman in Somebody Up There Likes Me directed by Robert Wise
In 1971, at the age of 39, Angeli was found dead of an accidental barbiturate overdose at her home in Beverly Hills. She is interred in the Cimetière des Bulvis in Rueil-Malmaison, Hauts-de-Seine, France.

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