Pier Angeli

Pier Angeli (Wikipedia) Pier Angeli was born in 1932 and was an Italian-born television and film actress. Her American cinematographic debut was in the starring role of the 1951 film Teresa, for…

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Marisa Pavan

Marisa Pavan TCM Overview. Marisa Pavan was born in Sardinia in 1932 and is the twin sister of the actress Pier Angeli.   Pavan’s breaktrough role came in 1955 as the…

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Rosanna Schiaffino

Rosanna Schiaffino obituary in “The Guardian” in 2009. Rosanna Schiaffino who has died aged 69, was one of those Italian beauty queens who began a promising acting career in the…

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Irene Papas

Irene Papas (Wikipedia) Papas won Best Actress awards in 1961 at the Berlin International Film Festival for Antigone and in 1971 from the National Board of Review for The Trojan Women. She received career awards in 1993,…

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Ingrid Bergman

Ingrid Bergman won three Oscars, “Gaslight”, “Anastasia” and “Murder on the Orient Express.   She began her career in her native Sweden and became a top Hollywood star in the 1940’s.  …

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Cecile Aubry

Cecile Aubry obituary in “The Guardian” in 2010. Cecile Aubry was born in Paris in 1928.   She achieved cinema fame with the film “Manon” in 1949.   She starred…

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France Nuyen

France Nuyen (Wikipedia) France Nuyen was born in 1939 is a French actress, model, and psychological counselor of Vietnameseancestry. Nuyen was born in Marseille, France. Her mother was French, her father Vietnamese. During World War II,…

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Simone Simon

Simone Simon obituary in “The Guardian” in 2005. Almost two decades before Brigitte Bardot, the epithet “sex kitten” could have been applied even more appropriately to Simone Simon, who has…

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