Marisa Pavan

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Marisa Pavan
Marisa Pavan Jean-Pierre Aumont 1965.jpg
Pavan and Jean-Pierre Aumont
Born Maria Luisa Pierangeli
(1932-06-19) 19 June 1932 (age 85)
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Occupation Actress
Years active 1952–1992
Spouse(s) Jean-Pierre Aumont (1956-2001) (his death) (2 sons)
Children Jean-Claude Aumont (b. 1957)
Patrick Aumont (b. 1960)

Marisa Pavan (born Maria Luisa Pierangeli; 19 June 1932)[1] is an Italian-born actress who first became famous as the twin sister of film star Pier Angeli (Anna Maria Pierangeli)[1] before achieving film stardom on her own. Her breakthrough came in the film The Rose Tattoo (1955) as Anna Magnani's daughter; her role was first assigned to her twin, who then became unavailable to play the part. Their performances earned an nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Pavan and a win of the Academy Award for Best Actress for Magnani, which Pavan accepted on her behalf. Both Pavan (Best Supporting Actress) and Magnani (Best Actress) won Golden Globe Awards for their performances in the film.

Pavan co-starred in films such as Diane (1956), The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956), The Midnight Story (1957) and John Paul Jones (1959). She also played Abishag in King Vidor's biblical epic Solomon and Sheba (1959). Her later films included A Slightly Pregnant Man (1973), Antoine and Sebastian (1974) and the television miniseries The Moneychangers (1976). In 1985, she portrayed the contract role of Chantal Dubujak on "Ryan's Hope".

Pavan married French actor Jean-Pierre Aumont in 1956 and the couple remained together until his death in 2001. They had two sons.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b Allen, Jane (2002). Pier Angeli: a fragile life. McFarland. p. 6. ISBN 0-7864-1392-1. ISBN 9780786413928. Maria Luisa, by the diminutive Marisa 

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