Pier Angeli: Suicide, Beauty, And Timeless Photos


Italian ingenue Pier Angeli appeared in dozens of films over 20 years, and even won a Golden Globe in her short time in the spotlight. Her winning smile and coquettish demeanor made filmgoers and her costars alike fall absolutely head over heels for her in the 1950s and ‘60s.

Angeli’s onscreen career is overshadowed by her many romances with her co-stars; actors like Kirk Douglas, James Dean, and Vic Damone (whom she married) were all obsessed with her. Another classic Hollywood tale of tragedy, Angeli overdosed in her Beverly Hills home in 1971.