The Info List - Pier Angeli

Pier Angeli
Pier Angeli
(19 June 1932 – 10 September 1971)[2] 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
Golden Globe Award
for Young Star of the Year - Actress. She had one son with Vic Damone, her first husband, and another son with Armando Trovajoli, her second husband.


1 Early life and career 2 Personal life and death 3 Filmography 4 Awards and nominations 5 References 6 External links

Early life and career[edit] Born Anna Maria Pierangeli in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.[2] Her twin sister is the actress Marisa Pavan. Angeli made her film debut with Vittorio De Sica
Vittorio De Sica
in Domani è troppo tardi (1950) after being spotted by director Léonide Moguy and De Sica.[2] MGM launched her in Teresa (1951), her first American film, which also saw the debuts of Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
and John Ericson. Reviews for this performance compared her to Greta Garbo, and she won the New Star of the Year–Actress Golden Globe. Under contract to MGM throughout the 1950s, she appeared in a series of films, including The Light Touch with Stewart Granger. Plans for a film of Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
with her and Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando
fell through when a British-Italian production was announced. While filming The Story of Three Loves
The Story of Three Loves
(1953), Angeli started a relationship with costar Kirk Douglas. She next appeared in Sombrero, in which she replaced an indisposed Ava Gardner, then Flame and the Flesh (1954). After discovering Leslie Caron, another continental ingénue, MGM lent Angeli to other studios. She went to Warner Bros. for both The Silver Chalice, which marked the debut of Paul Newman, and Mam'zelle Nitouche. For Paramount, she was in contention for the role of Anna Magnani's daughter in The Rose Tattoo, but the role went to Marisa Pavan, her twin sister. MGM lent her to Columbia for Port Afrique (1956). She returned to MGM for Somebody Up There Likes Me as Paul Newman's long-suffering wife (Angeli's former lover, James Dean, was to play the starring role, which went to Newman after Dean's death). She then appeared in The Vintage
The Vintage
(1957) and finished her MGM contract in Merry Andrew. During the 1960s and until 1970, Angeli lived and worked in Britain and Europe. Her performance in The Angry Silence
The Angry Silence
(1960) was nominated for a Best Foreign Actress BAFTA, and she was reunited with Stewart Granger for Sodom and Gomorrah (1963), in which she played Lot's wife. She had a brief role in the war epic Battle of the Bulge (1965). 1968 found Angeli in Israel, top billed in Every Bastard a King, about events during that nation's recent war. Personal life and death[edit]

Armando Trovajoli
Armando Trovajoli
and Pier Angeli
Pier Angeli
on their wedding day, London, 14 February 1962

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).[3] 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.[citation needed] Angeli was married to singer and actor Vic Damone
Vic Damone
from 1954 to 1958.[4] During their marriage, they appeared as guests on the June 17, 1956 episode of What's My Line?.[5] Their divorce was followed by highly publicized court battles for the custody of their only child, son Perry (1955–2014). Angeli next married Italian composer Armando Trovajoli
Armando Trovajoli
in 1962. She had another son, Howard, in 1963. She and Trovajoli were separated in 1969.[6] In 1971, at the age of 39, Angeli was found dead of an accidental barbiturate overdose at her home in Beverly Hills.[7][8] She is interred in the Cimetière des Bulvis in Rueil-Malmaison, Hauts-de-Seine, France. Angeli was portrayed by Valentina Cervi
Valentina Cervi
in the 2001 TV movie James Dean, which depicted her relationship with Dean. In 2015, she was portrayed by Alessandra Mastronardi
Alessandra Mastronardi
in the James Dean
James Dean
biopic Life. Filmography[edit]


Year Title Role Notes

1950 Domani è troppo tardi Mirella English title: Tomorrow Is Too Late

1951 Tomorrow Is Another Day Luisa

1951 Teresa Teresa Russo

1952 The Light Touch Anna Vasarri

1952 Devil Makes Three, TheThe Devil Makes Three Wilhelmina (Willie) Lehrt

1952 Million Dollar Nickel, TheThe Million Dollar Nickel Herself Short subject

1953 Story of Three Loves, TheThe Story of Three Loves Nina Burkhardt Segment: "Equilibrium"

1953 Sombrero Eufemia Calderon

1954 Mam'zelle Nitouche Denise de Flavigny/Nitouche Alternative titles: Oh No, Mam'zelle Santarellina

1954 Flame and the Flesh Lisa

1954 Silver Chalice, TheThe Silver Chalice Deborra

1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas Cameo Uncredited

1956 Port Afrique Ynez

1956 Somebody Up There Likes Me Norma

1957 Vintage, TheThe Vintage Lucienne

1957 Midnight Story, TheThe Midnight Story

1958 Merry Andrew Selena Gallini

1959 SOS Pacific Teresa Alternative title: S.O.S. Pacific

1960 I moschettieri del mare Consuelo/Gracia English title: Musketeers of the Sea

1960 Angry Silence, TheThe Angry Silence Anna Curtis

1960 Estoril y sus fiestas Herself Short subject

1961 L'ammutinamento Polly English title: White Slave Ship Credited as Anna Maria Pierangeli

1962 Last Days of Sodom and Gomorrah, TheThe Last Days of Sodom and Gomorrah Ildith Credited as Anna Maria Pierangeli

1964 Banco à Bangkok pour OSS 117 Lila English titles: Panic in Bangkok Shadow of Evil

1965 Missione mortale Molo 83 Hélène Blanchard English title: M.M.M. 83

1965 Berlino – Appuntamento per le spie Paula Krauss English title: Berlin, Appointment for the Spies

1965 Battle of the Bulge Louise

1966 Per mille dollari al giorno Betty Benson English title: For One Thousand Dollars Per Day Credited as Annamaria Pierangeli

1968 Rose rosse per il führer (it) Marie English title: Red Roses for the Führer Credited as Anna Maria Pierangeli

1968 Caccia ai violenti Mrs. Benton English title: One Step to Hell

1968 Kol Mamzer Melech Eileen English title: Every Bastard a King

1969 Cry Chicago Bambi Credited as Anna Maria Pierangeli

1969 Addio, Alexandra Alexandra Alternative title: Love Me, Love My Wife Credited as Anna Maria Pierangeli

1970 Nelle pieghe della carne Falesse/Ester English title: In the Folds of the Flesh Credited as Anna Maria Pierangeli

1970 Quell'amore particolare Cecilia Credited as Anna Maria Pierangeli

1971 Octaman Susan Lowry Final movie role


Year Title Role Notes

1958 Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse Bernadette Soubirous 1 episode

Awards and nominations[edit]


Year Award Category Title of work Result

1951 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists Best Actress (Migliore Attrice) Domani è troppo tardi Won

1952 Golden Globe Award New Star Of The Year Actress Teresa Won

1955 Golden Globe Award World Film Favorite – Female


1961 BAFTA Awards Best Foreign Actress Angry Silence, TheThe Angry Silence Nominated


^ Glamour Girls of the Silver Screen ^ a b c Allen, Jane (2002). Pier Angeli: a fragile life. McFarland. pp. 6, 16–17. ISBN 978-0-7864-1392-8. father, Luigi Pierangeli ... Anna Maria ... Vittorio de Sica ... Leonide Moguy  ^ Douglas, Kirk (1989). The Ragman's Son: An Autobiography. G.K. Hall. pp. 35, 174, 187, 202. ISBN 0-8161-4795-7.  ^ Donnelley, Paul (2003). Fade to Black: A Book of Movie Obituaries. Omnibus. p. 55. ISBN 0-7119-9512-5.  ^ What's My Line?
What's My Line?
- Arthur Murray; Pier Angeli
Pier Angeli
& Vic Damone; Paul Winchell (panel) (Jun 17, 1956) ^ http://avengers-in-time.blogspot.com/2014/04/1971-deaths-actress-pier-angeli-dies-at.html ^ Crivello, Kirk (1988). Fallen Angels: The Lives and Untimely Deaths of Fourteen Hollywood Beauties. Citadel Press. p. 277. ISBN 0-8065-1096-X.  ^ Frascella, Lawrence; Weisel, Al (2005). Live Fast, Die Young: The Wild Ride of Making Rebel Without a Cause. Simon and Schuster. p. 180. ISBN 0-7432-9118-2. 

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Nastro d'Argento Award for Best Actress

Clara Calamai
Clara Calamai
(1946) Alida Valli
Alida Valli
(1947) Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(1948) Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(1949) Pier Angeli
Pier Angeli
(1951) Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(1952) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1953) Gina Lollobrigida
Gina Lollobrigida
(1954) Silvana Mangano
Silvana Mangano
(1955) Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(1957) Giulietta Masina
Giulietta Masina
(1958) Eleonora Rossi Drago
Eleonora Rossi Drago
(1960) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1961) Gina Lollobrigida
Gina Lollobrigida
(1963) Silvana Mangano
Silvana Mangano
(1964) Claudia Cardinale
Claudia Cardinale
(1965) Giovanna Ralli
Giovanna Ralli
(1966) Lisa Gastoni
Lisa Gastoni
(1967) Monica Vitti
Monica Vitti
(1969) Paola Pitagora
Paola Pitagora
(1970) Ottavia Piccolo
Ottavia Piccolo
(1971) Mariangela Melato
Mariangela Melato
(1972) Mariangela Melato
Mariangela Melato
(1973) Laura Antonelli
Laura Antonelli
(1974) Lisa Gastoni
Lisa Gastoni
(1975) Monica Vitti
Monica Vitti
(1976) Mariangela Melato
Mariangela Melato
(1977) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1978) Mariangela Melato
Mariangela Melato
(1979) Ida Di Benedetto
Ida Di Benedetto
(1980) Mariangela Melato
Mariangela Melato
(1981) Eleonora Giorgi
Eleonora Giorgi
(1982) Giuliana De Sio
Giuliana De Sio
(1983) Lina Sastri
Lina Sastri
(1984) Claudia Cardinale
Claudia Cardinale
(1985) Giulietta Masina
Giulietta Masina
(1986) Valeria Golino
Valeria Golino
(1987) Ornella Muti
Ornella Muti
(1988) Ornella Muti
Ornella Muti
(1989) Virna Lisi
Virna Lisi
(1990) Margherita Buy
Margherita Buy
(1991) Francesca Neri
Francesca Neri
(1992) Antonella Ponziani
Antonella Ponziani
(1993) Chiara Caselli
Chiara Caselli
(1994) Sabrina Ferilli
Sabrina Ferilli
(1995) Anna Bonaiuto
Anna Bonaiuto
(1996) Iaia Forte
Iaia Forte
/ Virna Lisi
Virna Lisi
(1997) Francesca Neri
Francesca Neri
(1998) Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Giovanna Mezzogiorno
(1999) Licia Maglietta
Licia Maglietta
(2000) Margherita Buy
Margherita Buy
(2001) Valeria Golino
Valeria Golino
(2002) Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Giovanna Mezzogiorno
(2003) Jasmine Trinca
Jasmine Trinca
/ Adriana Asti
Adriana Asti
/ Sonia Bergamasco
Sonia Bergamasco
/ Maya Sansa (2004) Laura Morante
Laura Morante
(2005) Katia Ricciarelli
Katia Ricciarelli
(2006) Margherita Buy
Margherita Buy
(2007) Margherita Buy
Margherita Buy
(2008) Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Giovanna Mezzogiorno
(2009) Stefania Sandrelli
Stefania Sandrelli
/ Micaela Ramazzotti
Micaela Ramazzotti
(2010) Alba Rohrwacher
Alba Rohrwacher
(2011) Micaela Ramazzotti
Micaela Ramazzotti
(2012) Jasmine Trinca
Jasmine Trinca
(2013) Kasia Smutniak
Kasia Smutniak
(2014) Margherita Buy
Margherita Buy
(2015) Valeria Bruni Tedeschi / Micaela Ramazzotti
Micaela Ramazzotti
(2016) Jasmine Trinca
Jasmine Trinca

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for New Star of the Year – Actress

Lois Maxwell
Lois Maxwell
(1948) Mercedes McCambridge
Mercedes McCambridge
(1950) Pier Angeli
Pier Angeli
(1952) Colette Marchand (1953) Pat Crowley, Bella Darvi, Barbara Rush
Barbara Rush
(1954) Karen Sharpe, Kim Novak, Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1955) Anita Ekberg, Victoria Shaw, Dana Wynter
Dana Wynter
(1956) Carroll Baker, Jayne Mansfield, Natalie Wood
Natalie Wood
(1957) Carolyn Jones, Diane Varsi, Sandra Dee
Sandra Dee
(1958) Linda Cristal, Susan Kohner, Tina Louise
Tina Louise
(1959) Janet Munro, Tuesday Weld, Angie Dickinson, Stella Stevens
Stella Stevens
(1960) Ina Balin, Hayley Mills, Nancy Kwan
Nancy Kwan
(1961) Ann-Margret, Jane Fonda, Christine Kaufmann
Christine Kaufmann
(1962) Sue Lyon, Patty Duke, Rita Tushingham
Rita Tushingham
(1963) Tippi Hedren, Elke Sommer, Ursula Andress
Ursula Andress
(1964) Mia Farrow, Mary Ann Mobley, Celia Kaye
Celia Kaye
(1965) Elizabeth Hartman
Elizabeth Hartman
(1966) Jessica Walter
Jessica Walter
(1967) Katharine Ross
Katharine Ross
(1968) Olivia Hussey, Marianne McAndrew
Marianne McAndrew
(1969) Ali MacGraw
Ali MacGraw
(1970) Carrie Snodgress (1971) Twiggy
(1972) Diana Ross
Diana Ross
(1973) Tatum O'Neal
Tatum O'Neal
(1974) Susan Flannery
Susan Flannery
(1975) Marilyn Hassett (1976) Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange
(1977) Irene Miracle (1979) Bette Midler
Bette Midler
(1980) Nastassja Kinski
Nastassja Kinski
(1981) Pia Zadora
Pia Zadora
(1982) Sandahl Bergman
Sandahl Bergman

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