Aliki Stamatina Vougiouklaki (Greek: Αλίκη Σταματίνα Βουγιουκλάκη; 20 July 1934 – 23 July 1996) was a Greek actress, best known for her films and theatrical plays, and theatrical producer. She was one of the most popular actresses in Greece, and was given the title of the National Star of Greece. Theatrically she has mostly created renditions of widely known Broadway musicals as well as Greek tragedy plays. She died after fighting pancreatic cancer at the age of 62.
She have been given the award of National Actress of Greece
She is also known as Aliki Stamatina Vougiouklaki.
In April 1996, while on tour in Thessaloniki performing "The Sound of Music", Vougiouklaki had severe stomachaches, which she believed were caused by the antibiotics she took due to the bronchitis which had been bothering her. After performing tests at the Express Service, a medical diagnostic center in Thessaloniki, she was diagnosed with hepatoma, a malignant tumor in her liver. Not having realized the gravity of the situation, she continued performing for another week before the tour was finally canceled, with her last performance onstage being on April 28.
In Athens, a group of three professor doctors discovered that the actress had pancreatic cancer. On May 7, she traveled to Munich, where she underwent a series of additional tests during the three days she stayed there. On May 10, Vougiouklaki returned to Greece. On May 15, she made her last trip to Massachusetts General Hospital in the U.S. in a final effort to be cured. On May 19, she returned permanently to Athens and finally, on May 22 entered the Athens Medical Center. On July 14 she fell into hepatic coma and had no communication with those around her. After two months of hospitalization, Vougiouklaki died on July 23, 1996 at 10:15 in Athens Medical Center. Her funeral was held in Athens Cathedral on July 25, 1996 and she was buried in the First Cemetery of Athens.