Pier Angeli (1932–1971) was an Italian actress. Her American cinematographic debut was in the 1951 film Teresa. Twenty years later, she was to play in The Godfather, but died before filming began. She had romantic relationships with actors Kirk Douglas and James Dean before going on to marry Vic Damone. At 39, despondent and lonely, Angeli was found dead in her home of an accidental barbiturate overdose.