W9- Greece -Early Cinema Actresses

by road-traveled | created - 24 Jul 2016 | updated - 19 Nov 2017 | Public

1. Smaroula Giouli

Actress | Ela sto theio...

Smaroula Giouli was born in 1930 in Thessaloniki, Greece as Smaragda Giouli. She was an actress, known for Ela Sto Theio... (1950), The Last Mission (1949) and The Taxi Driver (1953). She was married to Evaggelos Livadas. She died on March 7, 2012 in Athens, Greece.

1930 - 2012, (82).

29 credits, 43-71.

2. Melina Mercouri

Actress | Pote tin Kyriaki

Melina Mercouri was born in Athens, Greece on October 18, 1920. An early woman activist, she was elected to the Greek Parliament in 1977. Later Miss Mercouri was to become the first woman to hold a Senior cabinet post "Minister of Culture" in the Greek government. In 1971 she wrote her ...

1920 - 1994, (73).

3. Katina Paxinou

Actress | For Whom the Bell Tolls

Katina Paxinou was born in 1900, in Piraeus, Greece. She first appeared on stage in 1928, in an Athens production of Henry Bataille's "La femme nue". In the early 1930's she was one of the founding members of the National Theatre of Greece (previously named Royal Theatre) and performed several ...

1900 - 1973, (72).

4. Despo Diamantidou

Actress | Love and Death

Despo Diamantidou was born on July 13, 1916 in Piraeus, Greece as Despina Diamantidou. She was an actress, known for Love and Death (1975), Madalena (1960) and The Girl of the Neighbourhood (1954). She was married to Andreas Filippides. She died on February 18, 2004 in Athens, Greece.

1916 - 2004, (87).

79 credits, 49-2003.

5. Ellie Lambeti

Actress | To teleftaio psemma

She studied theatre at Marika Kotopouli's drama school. She worked with Karolos Koun Art Theatre. She played at "Blood Wedding" (Federico García Lorca) and "The glass Menagerie" (Tennessee Williams) in the late forties. She also worked with Mrs Katerina (famous Greek actress at that time) and with ...

1926 - 1983, (57).

10 credits, 1946-1968.

Greece. USA.

6. Jenny Karezi

Actress | Lysistrati

At the beginning of her career she played several roles at the Greek National Theatre with Katina Paxinou and Alexis Minotis. At the same time she appeared at several movies and she became a star, a protagonist at once. she creates her own personal groups and plays mostly comedy with (1960) great ...

1932 - 1992, (60).

41 credits, 55-90.

7. Mairi Hronopoulou

Actress | Ta paidia tis Helidonas

Mary Chronopoulou was born in 1933, in Athens, Greece. She studied at the Drama School of the Greek National Theater, where she made her stage debut in 1953 as a member of the Chorus in Euripides' "Hippolytus". She had a fruitful theatrical career, appearing in many plays, like Lillian Hellmann's "...

1933 -

50 + credits, 1954 +

8. Maro Kodou

Actress | I de gyni na fovitai ton andra

Maro Kodou was born on June 21, 1934 in Athens, Greece as Marianthi Kodou. She is an actress, known for And the Woman Shall Fear Her Husband (1965), What If... (2012) and Antigone (1961).

1934 -

71 + credits, 1954 +

9. Zoi Laskari

Actress | O atsidas

Zoe Laskari was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. In 1959 she won the title of "Miss Greece" and two years later she played the female lead in Giannis Dalianidis's youth melodrama _Katiforos, O (1961)_. The success of that film made Laskari a star; she signed an exclusive contract with Finos Film, the ...

1944 - 2017, 72

29 + credits, 1961 +

10. Irene Papas

Actress | The Guns of Navarone

Irene Papas was born on September 3, 1926 in Chilimodion, Corynth, Greece as Eiríni Lelékou. She is an actress, known for The Guns of Navarone (1961), The Message (1976) and Electra (1962).

1926 -

credits 1948 +

11. Rena Vlahopoulou

Actress | Protevousianikes peripeteies

Rena Vlahopoulou was born in 1923 in Corfu, Greece as Irini Vlahopoulou. She was an actress, known for The Girl from Corfu (1956), Mia Ellinida Sto Haremi (1971) and Rena Is 'Offside' (1972). She was married to Giorgos Lafazanis, Giannis Kostopoulos and Kostas Vasileiou. She died on July 29, 2004 ...

1923 - 2004, (81).

41 credits, 53-91.

12. Aliki Vougiouklaki

Actress | Madalena

Aliki Vougiouklaki was born in 1934 (or 1933, according to some sources), in Maroussi Attikis, Greece. She studied at the Drama School of the Greek National Theater and made her stage debut in a 1953 Athens production of Molière's "Le malade imaginaire". Around the same time she made her movie ...

1934 - 1966, (62).

66 credits, 60-96.

13. Athanasia Moustaka

Actress | Istoria mias kalpikis liras

Athanasia Moustaka was born on December 22, 1898 in Galaxidi, Greece. She was an actress, known for The Counterfeit Coin (1955), The Drunkard (1950) and Stratiotes dihos stoli (1960). She died in 1970.

1898 - 1970, (71).

23 credits, 29-66.

14. Nitsa Tsaganea

Actress | Oi Germanoi xanarhontai...

Nitsa Tsaganea was born in 1904 as Eleni Laskari. She was an actress, known for Oi Germanoi xanarhontai... (1948), Nilly Willy (1995) and To pio labro asteri (1967). She was married to Hristos Tsaganeas and Nikos Vitsoris. She died on April 30, 2002 in Athens, Greece.

1904 - 2002, (98).

60 credits, 36-95.

15. Miranta Myrat

Actress | Eros kai kymata

Miranta Myrat was born in 1905 in Athens, Greece. She was an actress, known for Love and Waves (1928), Miss Lawyer (1933) and Girls in the Sun (1968). She died on January 27, 1994 in Greece.

1905 - 1994, (89).

49 credits, 28-89.

16. Sapfo Notara

Actress | Min erotevesai to Savvato...

Sapfo Notara was born in 1907 in Iraklio, Crete, Greece as Sapfo Handanou. She was an actress, known for Don't Fall in Love on a Saturday (1962), To pro-po kai ta bouzoukia (1968) and The She-Wolf (1951). She died on June 11, 1985 in Athens, Greece.

1907 - 1985, (78).

35 credits, 51-78.

17. Joly Garbi

Actress | Htypokardia sto thranio

Joly Garbi was born in 1913 in Johannesburg, South Africa. She was an actress, known for Htypokardia sto thranio (1963), O exypnakias (1966) and O episkeptis tis omihlis (1991). She was married to Thodoros Moridis. She died in December 2002 in Athens, Greece.

1913 - 2002, (89).

76 credits, 32-92.

South Africa. Greece.

18. Ilia Livykou

Actress | Sta synora tis prodosias

Ilia Livykou was born in 1919 in Heraklio Crete, Greece as Amalia Hatzaki. She was an actress, known for Sta synora tis prodosias (1968), Crazy Blood (1963) and Antigone (1961). She was married to Agisilaos Kozyris. She died on September 6, 2002.

1919 - 2002, (83).

46 credits, 48-74.

19. Tasso Kavadia

Actress | Stella

Tasso Kavadia was born on January 10, 1921 in Patra, Greece as Anastasia Kavadia. She was an actress and writer, known for Stella (1955), Frenitis (1971) and Poly arga gia dakrya (1968). She was married to Vasilis Kazantzis. She died on December 18, 2010 in Athens, Greece.

1921 - 2010, (89).

62 credits, 54-2009.

20. Sperantza Vrana

Actress | Idoni kai pathos

Sperantza Vrana was born on February 6, 1926 in Messolongi, Greece as Elpis Homatianou. She was an actress, known for Lust and Passion (1960), The Counterfeit Coin (1955) and Rixter Music (1993). She died on September 29, 2009 in Athens, Greece.

1926 - 2009, (83).

40 credits, 50-2010.

21. Theano Ioannidou

Actress | Ilektra

Theano Ioannidou was born on January 1, 1930 in Athens, Greece. She was an actress, known for Electra (1962), Mimikos and Mary (1958) and Some Water, Please, Mrs. Vangelio! (1959). She died on September 27, 2009 in Athens.

1930 - 2009, (79).

20 credits, 54-85.

22. Margarita Papageorgiou

Actress | Haroumeno xekinima

Margarita Papageorgiou was born on January 1, 1935 in Greece. She is an actress, known for The Happy Beginning (1954), The Ogre of Athens (1956) and I Theia Apo to Chicago (1957).

1935 -

credits 1954 +

23. Anna Fonsou

Actress | Idiotiki mou zoi

Anna Fonsou was born on July 4, 1939 in Kaissariani, Athens, Greece as Anna Maria Fonsou. She is an actress, known for Her Private Life (1971), Afto to kati allo! (1963) and Sharp as a Needle (1961).

1939 -

56 + credits, 1957 +

24. Martha Karagianni

Actress | Merikoi to protimoun kryo...

Martha Karagianni was born in 1939, in Athens, Greece. She studied ballet and made her first screen appearance in Madame X (1956). Three years later, in 1957, she made her stage debut. She alternated theater and cinema for the next few years, but her real breakthrough came in the early 1960s, when ...

1939 -

64 + credits, 1954 +

25. Elena Nathanail

Actress | Randevou me mia agnosti

Elena Nathanael was born in Athens, the daughter of a well-off textile designer and manufacturer. Her impressive good looks got her noticed by producers and directors of the, then-blooming, Greek commercial cinema of the mid-sixties. After studying drama at the Pelos Katselis Drama School, Elena ...

1941 -2008, (67).

42 credits, 64-2007.

35 credits, 54-97.



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