Pier Angeli (1932 – 1971)

Pier Angeli: Italian-American actress born Anna Maria Pierangeli 19 June 1932, Cagliari Italy; died 10 September 1971, age 39, Beverly Hills California; overdose of barbiturates.

After starting in Italian movies in 1950, Angeli and her twin sister Marisa Pavan were brought to Hollywood by their contolling stage mother, and quickly established US careers. Angeli was in a highly publicized marriage and divorce with entertainer Vic Damone 1954 – 1958. After divorcing her second husband in 1969, Angeli made low-budget films in Italy under her own name.

Before her final film, Mexican shocker Octaman (1971) was releasd, she died from an overdose of sleeping pills.

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