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Xenia Kalogeropoulou

Greek actress

Xenia Kalogeropoulou is ...


Born 12 September 1936 in Athens
Age 86 years, 9 months

Sex or gender female
Country of citizenship Greece
Mother Ira Economidou
Spouse Yannis Fertis and Kostis Skalioras
Occupation stage actor, film actor, translator and theatrical director
Awards Karolos Koun Award
Relative Georgios Pappas
Educated at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

About Xenia Kalogeropoulou

Xenia Kalogeropoulou, better known as Irene Papas, is a Greek actress whose career spans over six decades. Born on September 12, 1936, in Chilimodion, Greece, Papas began her acting career in the late 1940s, appearing in Greek films and stage productions.

Papas gained international recognition in the 1960s, starring in films such as "Zorba the Greek" (1964) and "The Guns of Navarone" (1961). She also worked with renowned directors such as Federico Fellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Francis Ford Coppola.

Throughout her career, Papas has received numerous accolades, including a Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award for her role in "Antigone" (1961) and a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the Broadway production of "The Trojan Women" (1974).

In addition to her acting career, Papas has been an outspoken political activist, advocating for human rights and social justice. She has also been involved in various humanitarian efforts, including supporting refugees and victims of war.

Papas continues to act in films and stage productions, and her legacy as a talented actress and activist continues to inspire generations.

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