Pavan and Jean-Pierre Aumont
Maria Luisa Pierangeli|
19 June 1932
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
|Spouse(s)||Jean-Pierre Aumont (1956–2001; his death)|
Marisa Pavan (born Maria Luisa Pierangeli; 19 June 1932) is an Italian-born actress who first became famous as the twin sister of film star Pier Angeli (Anna Maria Pierangeli) before achieving success in films on her own.
Life and career
The daughter of a construction engineer, Pavan had no dramatic training when she signed a contract with Paramount at age 19.
Her breakthrough came in the film The Rose Tattoo (1955) as Anna Magnani's daughter; her role was first assigned to Angeli, who then became unavailable to play the part. Her performance earned a nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Pavan. She also won the Golden Globe Award for (Best Supporting Actress) for her performance 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 role of Chantal Dubujak on Ryan's Hope.
- What Price Glory (1952)
- I Chose Love (1953)
- Down Three Dark Streets (1954)
- Drum Beat (1954)
- The Rose Tattoo (1955)
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents - "You Got to Have Luck" (1956)
- Diane (1956)
- The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)
- The Midnight Story (1957)
- John Paul Jones (1959)
- Solomon and Sheba (1959)
- Shangri-La (TV movie) (1960)
- Naked City - "Requiem for a Sunday Afternoon" as Josephine (1961)
- Combat - Season 2 Episode 12 "Ambush" as Marie Marchand (1963)
- The Diary of Anne Frank (TV movie) (1967)
- Cutter's Trail (TV movie) (1970)
- A Slightly Pregnant Man (1973)
- Antoine and Sebastian (1974)
- The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald (TV movie) (1977)
- 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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- "("Marisa Pavan" search results)". Academy Awards Database. Retrieved 26 March 2018.
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- "Romantic Flurry Almost Upsets Marisa Pavan, Aumont Wedding". The San Bernardino County Sun. California, San Bernardino. Associated Press. March 28, 1956. p. 7. Retrieved March 26, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
- Wilson, Earl (August 5, 1973). "Jean Pierre Aumont Happy On Island". Daily Press. Virginia, Newport News. p. 54. Retrieved March 26, 2018 – via Newspapers.com.
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