Pier Angeli (born Anna Maria Pierangeli) (June 19, 1932 - September 10, 1971) was an Italian-born actress who made her debut in "Domani Ã© troppo tardi" (1950).
Born in Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy, during the 1950s she was under contract to MGM and was praised for her acting in the movie Somebody Up There Likes Me.
During the 1960s and until 1970 the actress returned to live and work in Europe.
Well known for her romance with James Dean, the actress married twice. Her first marriage was to Vic Damone and the second to Italian composer Armando Trovajoli. During her marriage to singer/actor Damone (1954-1959 divorce), the actress asked to be released from her contract. She had one son by each union.
Her twin sister is actress Marisa Pavan.
On September 10, 1971 she committed suicide by taking an overdose of barbiturates in Beverly Hills, California.
She is interred in the CimetiÃ¨re des Bulvis, in Rueil-Malmaison, Hauts-de-Seine, France.