Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
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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 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 at the time was unable to play the part. When Magnani won the Academy Award for Best Actress, 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.
Full Name at Birth
Maria Luisa Pierangeli
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Actress (46 credits) Soundtrack (3 credits) Self (12 credits) Archive footage (1 credit)
Claim to Fame
The Rose Tattoo (1955)
1952 - 1992, 1952–1992
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Actress (46 credits)
Soundtrack (3 credits)
Self (12 credits)
Archive footage (1 credit)
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Active - 1952 - 1987 | Born - Jun 19, 1932 in Caligari, Sardinia | Genres - Drama, Historical Film
Sardinia-born actress Marisa Pavan was the twin sister of movie leading lady Pier Angeli. After briefly attending Torquada Tasso College, Pavan came to Hollywood in 1952; within three years, she was nominated for an Oscar for her work in The Rose Tattoo. Severely curtailing her theatrical film appearances since 1973, she has been seen in several American TV productions, including The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald and The Moneychangers. Marisa Pavan is the wife of French film star Jean-Pierre Aumont.
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