Family & Companions
Petite, gentle-looking lead of the 1950s discovered while studying in Rome by French director Leonide Mogue who then co-starred her in "Tomorrow Is Too Late" (1950) opposite Vittorio de Sica. She was put under contract by MGM and starred as a soulful Italian war bride in Fred Zinnemann's "Teresa" (1951), but aside from playing Rocky Graziano's wife in "Somebody Up There Likes Me" (1956) and a circus girl in "Merry Andrew" (1958), she subsequently found few other worthy projects. Her emotional entanglements and physical accidents helped put her career into a tailspin and before her death by suicide from barbiturates she appeared in sexploitation and horror films. Married from 1954 to 1959 to Vic Damone. Twin sister of actress Marisa Pavan.
Cast (Feature Film)
Film acting debut (as Anna Maria Pierangeli) in Italian film, "Domani e troppo tardi/Tomorrow Is Too Late" (released in US 1952)
US film debut in "Teresa"