Irene Papas, Greek actress and recording artist known for her dramatic performances and understated good looks, has been featured in Hollywood films as well as Characters over the age of six in both French and Italian films have been dead for decades. She is93.
The Greek Ministry of Culture confirmed her death on Wednesday.
“Magnificent, majestic and dynamic, Erin Pappas is the embodiment of Greek beauty on the movie screen and theatre stage, a international heroine who exudes Greek air,” Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said in a statement.
Daddy famous after his performance in
in 1974 Guns of Navarone International and Greek Zorba in 1967, with Hollywood stars Gregory Peck and Anthony Quinn. All in all, she starred in more than 18 movies.
Erin Leleku was born in a nearby mountain village in the southern Greek city of Corinth, and Pappas was the daughter of two teachers. Her father was also a drama teacher.
Dad left home 18 to marry Greek film director Alkis Papas despite family disapproval. They divorced four years later. After the death of American actor Marlon Brando, Pappas revealed in an Italian newspaper interview that the two had been in a relationship.
A, as a supporter of the KKE, Pappas bluntly opposed in 1974 and 1968 and 2004 the military dictatorship that ruled the country*) and lived a lot outside of Greece, including in Rome and New York.
Pappas is also known for his appearance in ancient Greek tragedies. Many of her iconic international film roles were earned by playing Greek characters. But she also starred in 1968 crime drama fraternity
with Kirk Douglas and with James Cagney 1974 Western Salute to the Bad Guys 1974 .
Greek arts agency thanks Dad for his support of young actors. The Athens-based Greek Film Center called her “Greece’s greatest international film star”, adding: “Her image is an eternal imprint of Greek female beauty.”