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Thursday, June 4, 2009

The Day the World's Most Beautiful Actress Died

Pier Angeli (June 19, 1932 – September 10, 1971) was an Italian-born actress.

During the 1960s and until 1970, Angeli lived and worked in Britain and Europe. Few of her films during that period were notable, despite a strong performance opposite Richard Attenborough in The Angry Silence (1960). She was reunited with Stewart Granger for Sodom and Gomorrah (1963), in which she played Lot's wife. She had a brief role in the war epic Battle of the Bulge (1965).

1968 found Pier in Israel, top billed in Every Bastard a King, about events during that nation's recent war, but steady work was eluding her. It seemed as if her acting career might revive when she was picked to play a role in The Godfather, but she died soon before filming.

At the age of 39, despondent and lonely, Angeli was found dead of a barbiturate overdose.Reports vary as to whether the overdose was accidental or intentional.

She is interred in the Cimetière des Bulvis, in Rueil-Malmaison, Hauts-de-Seine, France.


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