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This obscure film, originally released in the USA with an X rating, is also known as Love Me – Love My Wife.
“This movie isn’t a comedy – it’s erotic. Stefano (Glenn Saxon) and Elisabetta (Colette Descombes) are in trouble in their marriage. They go to the Netherlands to visit their friend Alexandra (Pier Angeli). Alexandra falls in love with Stefano. It origins a menage à 3, originated by Stefano’s love for both Elisabetta and Alexandra.
Pier Angeli (billed as Anna Maria Pierangeli, her birth name) had her career downhill when she went to Rotterdam, in the Netherlands, to act in this movie. It seems that the 37-year-old actress accepted the role of Alexandra in a last (and desperate) effort to save her career.
After this movie, Miss Angeli still participated in four other films – one in 1969, two in 1970, and one in 1971. She committed suicide on September 10, 1971 at the age of 39.”
Scoop’s note: The coroner ruled that she died of a barbiturate overdose. Contrary to the quote above, there was never a determination of suicide, although that can’t be ruled out.
Pier Angeli was once the girlfriend of the legendary James Dean, was briefly engaged to Kirk Douglas, and married singer Vic Damone. During her marriage to Damone, they appeared as guests on the June 17, 1956 episode of What’s My Line:
Two years after making Addio Alexandra, Angeli was found dead of a barbiturate overdose at her home in Beverly Hills. She was 39.