Marisa Pavan

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Marisa Pavan
Marissa Pavan Jean-Pierre Aumont 1965.JPG
BornMaria Luisa Pierangeli
(1932-06-19) 19 June 1932 (age 81)
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Occupationactress
Years active1952 - 1992
Spouse(s)Jean-Pierre Aumont (1956-2001)
 
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Marisa Pavan
Marissa Pavan Jean-Pierre Aumont 1965.JPG
BornMaria Luisa Pierangeli
(1932-06-19) 19 June 1932 (age 81)
Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Occupationactress
Years active1952 - 1992
Spouse(s)Jean-Pierre Aumont (1956-2001)

Marisa Pavan (born Maria Luisa Pierangeli; 19 June 1932)[1] is an Italian-born actress who first became famous as the twin sister to movie star Pier Angeli (Anna Maria Pierangeli)[1] before achieving movie 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 at the time was unable to play the part. When Magnani won the Academy Award for Best Actress,[2] Pavan accepted on her behalf as Magnani was not present at the awards ceremony. Pavan was nominated for best supporting actress, losing to Jo Van Fleet (for East of Eden). Both Magnani and Pavan won Golden Globe awards that year.

Afterwards, Marisa Pavan co-starred in films such as The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, Diane, John Paul Jones and The Midnight Story.

She was married young, then in her early 20's married French actor Jean-Pierre Aumont. The two were married from 1956 until his death in 2001; they had two sons.

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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" 
  2. ^ Marisa Pavan - Awards

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