Marisa Pavan Overview:

Actress, Marisa Pavan, was born Maria Luisa Pierangeli on Jun 19, 1932 in Cagliari, Italy. As of December 2020, Marisa Pavan was 88 years old.



Although Pavan was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1955Best Supporting ActressThe Rose Tattoo (1955)Rosa Della RoseNominated

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Marisa Pavan Quotes:

Abishag: How interesting your encampment is. Are your people always so carefree and gay?
Sheba: We enjoy life and pleasure. Don't you?
Abishag: Oh yes, we do. But we are... an austere people. We tend to be more serious.
Sheba: And you king... is he also serious?
Abishag: King Solomon has a great responsibility.

Pvt. Lewisohn: You speak English very well.
Nicole Bouchard: Sister Cecile does not permit that we speak French in English class.
Pvt. Lewisohn: Well, I can tell you how glad I am that you've Sister Cecile for a teacher.
Nicole Bouchard: Thank you, also my father does not permit that I speak to American soldier... in any language.

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Marisa Pavan Facts
In 1956, she accepted the Oscar for "Best Actress in a Leading Role" on behalf of her The Rose Tattoo (1955) co-star Anna Magnani , who wasn't present at the awards ceremony.

Docile foreign actress known for her gentle, understated roles won the Golden Globe and was Oscar-nominated for her supporting turn in The Rose Tattoo (1955).

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