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Marisa Pavan

Real Name

Marisa Pierangeli

Date of Birth (Location)

19 June 1932

Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

Mailing Address

Marisa Pavan, 4 Allee des Borouillards, F-75018, Paris, France

Leading lady of 1950s films, usually in gentle roles, Marisa Pavan made her motion picture debut in 1952 in John Ford’s remake of "What Price Glory?" playing a sweet village girl, and won the Golden Globe Award for best supporting actress and was nominated for an Oscar for her work as the formidable Anna Magnani’s teen-age daughter in "The Rose Tattoo" (1955).

She played the role of a Native American woman sweet on Alan Ladd in "Drum Beat" (1954). Pavan was in support of Lana Turner in "Diane" (1956), and was the illegitimate daughter of Gregory Peck in "The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit" (1956).

She was leading lady to Robert Stack in "John Paul Jones" (1959), and Abishag in "Solomon and Sheba" (1959).

Her Hollywood days ended with the dawn of the 60s, but Pavan made an appearance in "L’Evenment Le Plus Important Depuis Que L’homme A Marche Sur La Lune / A Slightly Pregnant Man" (1973), seen mostly by French audiences.

Her twin sister, actress Pier Angeli, committed suicide in 1971.

Pavan was married, divorced, and remarried to French actor Jean-Pierre Aumont.



01. Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald, The (1977) (TV) * As: Evita Alesio

02. "Arthur Hailey’s the Moneychangers" (1976) (mini) TV Series * As: Celia Vandervoort

aka "Moneychangers, The" (1976) (mini)

03. Événement le plus important depuis que l’homme a marché sur la lune, L’ (1973)

aka Most Important Event Since Man First Set Foot on the Moon, The (1973) (USA: literal English title)

aka Niente di grave, suo marito è incinto (1973) (Italy)

aka Slightly Pregnant Man, A (1973)

04. Cutter’s Trail (1969) (TV) * As: Angelita Avila

05. Solomon and Sheba (1959) * As: Abishag

06. John Paul Jones (1959) * As: Aimee de Tellison

07. Midnight Story, The (1957) * As: Anna Malatesta

aka Appointment with a Shadow (1957)

08. Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, The (1956) * As: Maria Montagne

09. Diane (1956)

10. Rose Tattoo, The (1955) * As: Rosa Delle Rose

11. Down Three Dark Streets (1954) * As: Julie Angelino

12. Drum Beat (1954/I) * As: Toby

13. Ho scelto l’amore (1952)

14. What Price Glory (1952) * As: Nicole Bouchard

Notable TV Guest Appearances

1. "Wonder Woman" (1976) in episode: "Formula 407" (episode # 1.12) 1/22/1977

2. "F.B.I., The" (1965) in episode: "Exiles, The" (episode # 1.9) 11/14/1965

3. "Naked City" (1958) in episode: "No Naked Ladies in Front of Giovanni’s House!" (episode # 4.28) 4/17/1963

4. "Naked City" (1958) in episode: "Requiem for a Sunday Afternoon" (episode # 3.10) 12/6/1961

5. "United States Steel Hour, The" (1953) in episode: "Girl in the Gold Bathtub" 5/4/1960

6. "Westinghouse Desilu Playhouse" (1958) in episode: "Come Back To Sorrento" 10/19/1959

7. "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" (1955) in episode: "You Got To Have Luck" (episode # 1.16) 1/15/1956

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