BEST GREEK ACTORS AND ACTRESSES

by alx_konstantinou | created - 20 Oct 2011 | updated - 21 Oct 2011 | Public

1. 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 ...

great theatre actress and lead actress of Michael Cacoyannis

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 ...

3. Orestis Makris

Actor | To koritsi tis geitonias

Orestis Makris was born on September 30, 1898 in Chalkis, Euboea, Greece. He was an actor, known for The Girl of the Neighbourhood (1954), To merokamato tou ponou (1963) and Stournara 288 (1959). He died on January 30, 1975 in Athens, Greece.

4. Dionysis Papagiannopoulos

Actor | To kanoni kai t' aidoni

Dionyssis Papayannopoulos was born in 1912, in Diakofto, Greece. He studied at the Drama School of the National Theater of Greece, where he made his stage debut in 1938, appearing (as the Knight) in Shakespeare's "King Lear". During the next two decades he collaborated with many prestigious stage ...

5. Vasilis Logothetidis

Actor | Oi Germanoi xanarhontai...

Vasilis Logothetidis was born in 1898 in Myriofitto, East Thraca, Greece. He was an actor, known for Oi Germanoi xanarhontai... (1948), Enas Iros Me Padoufles (1958) and The Counterfeit Coin (1955). He died on February 22, 1960 in Athens, Greece.

6. Giorgos Foundas

Actor | Pyretos stin asfalto

Giorgos Foundas was born in 1924 in Parnassida, Greece. He was an actor and producer, known for The Asphalt Fever (1967), With a Sparkle in the Eyes (1966) and The Shepherdess' Lover (1955). He died on November 28, 2010 in Athens, Greece.

7. Dimitris Horn

Actor | Alloimono stous neous

Dimitris Horn was born in 1921, in Athens, Greece. His father was Pantelis Horn, a well-known Greek playwright. He studied at the Drama School of the National Theater of Greece, where he made his stage debut in 1941. He collaborated with the National Theater many times in his career, but also made ...

8. Eleni Zafeiriou

Actress | Agapi kai aima

Eleni Zafeiriou was born in 1916 in Larissa, Greece. She was an actress, known for Love and Blood (1968), I Kypros stis floges (1964) and Love Stories (1959). She died on September 2, 2004 in Athens, Greece.

9. Dinos Iliopoulos

Actor | O atsidas

Born in 1913 (or 1915, according to some sources), in Alexandria, Egypt, but raised in Marseille, France. His family moved in Athens in 1935. He studied acting at the Drama School of Giannoulis Sarantidis and made his stage debut in a 1944 Athens production of Leo Lenz's "Lady I Love You." In 1946,...

10. 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 "...

11. Anestis Vlahos

Actor | Kierion

Anestis Vlahos was born on February 7, 1934 in Prossoutsani, Drama, Greece. He is an actor and producer, known for Kierion (1968), With a Sparkle in the Eyes (1966) and Bed of Grass (1957).

12. Manos Katrakis

Actor | Antigoni

Katrakis was born in Kissamos, Chania, Crete. He was the youngest of the five children of the merchant Charalambos Katrakis merchant and his wife Irini.

In 1919 the family moved to Athens, where Manos, who had almost no acting experience, first appeared in theatrical scene. He made his debut aged ...

13. Titos Vandis

Actor | Prosohi, kindynos!

Titos Vandis was born on November 7, 1917 in Thessaloniki, Greece. He was an actor, known for Caution, Danger! (1983), Dawn on the Third Day (1962) and The Exorcist (1973). He was married to Betty Valassi, Nancy Hall, Eleanore Mahlein, Ketty Asprea, Maria Alkaiou and Aleka Paizi. He died on ...

14. 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). She was previously married to Alkis Papas.

15. Alekos Alexandrakis

Actor | Thriamvos

Alekos Alexandrakis was born in 1928, in Athens, Greece. He studied at the Drama School of the Greek National Theater and made his stage debut in a 1949 Athens production of Daphne Du Maurier's "Autumn Tide". He soon became one of the best actors of his generation, appearing in Euripides' "...

16. Kostas Voutsas

Actor | O erotas tou Odyssea

Kostas Voutsas was born in Athens, in 1931. He studied at the Drama School of the Macedonian Conservatory of Thessaloniki and made his stage and screen debut in 1953. His breakthrough came in 1961, when Giannis Dalianidis gave him a key part in his phenomenally successful youth melodrama The Decline...

18. Giannis Argyris

Actor | Matomena stefana

Giannis Argyris was born in 1918 in Sximatari, Viotia, Greece. He was an actor, known for Matomena stefana (1961), Grafeio synoikesion (1956) and Eimai athoos (1960). He died on July 23, 1993 in Greece.

19. Eva Kotamanidou

Actress | Roza

Eva Kotamanidou was born on March 16, 1936 in Athens, Greece. She is an actress, known for Roza (1982), A Charmed Life (1993) and The Travelling Players (1975).

20. Maria Vassiliou

Actress | Evdokia

Maria Vassiliou was an actress, known for Evdokia (1971), Ta paidia ton louloudion (1973) and Girl of Passion (1974). She died in 1989 in England.

21. Betty Livanou

Actress | Taxidi tou melitos

Betty Livanou was born in 1951 in Athens, Greece. She is an actress and writer, known for Honeymoon (1979), A Time to Kill (1993) and Glykoxino krasi (1999). She is married to Giorgos Panousopoulos.

22. Aris Retsos

Actor | Anametrisi

Aris Retsos was born in 1957 in Alexandria, Egypt. He is an actor, known for Dangerous Game (1982), Mania (1985) and A Foolish Love (1981).

23. Antonis Kafetzopoulos

Actor | Akadimia Platonos

Antonis Kafetzopoulos was born on October 13, 1951 in Istanbul, Turkey as Antonios Kafetzopoulos. He is an actor and director, known for Plato's Academy (2009), Revanche (1983) and Unfair World (2011). He is married to Faye Kokkinopoulou.

24. Sotiria Leonardou

Actress | Rembetiko

Sotiria Leonardou was born in Athens, Greece. She is an actress and writer, known for Rembetiko (1983), Antavgeies pathous (1987) and The Belly of the Bee (2001).

25. Themis Bazaka

Actress | Rembetiko

Themis Bazaka was born on March 3, 1957 in Thessaloniki, Greece. She is an actress, known for Rembetiko (1983), Petrina hronia (1985) and The Cistern (2001).

26. Olia Lazaridou

Actress | Arhangelos tou pathous

Olia Lazaridou is an actress and writer, known for Potlatch (1987), Paradise (2011) and Stigma (1982).

27. Maria Skoula

Actress | Lefteris Dimakopoulos

Maria Skoula is an actress, known for Lefteris (1993), September (2013) and Runaway Day (2013). She is married to Akilas Karazisis.

28. Ioanna Tsirigouli

Actress | To gala

Ioanna Tsirigouli is an actress, known for Burning Heads (2011), Homeland (2010) and Close So Close (2002).

29. Stelios Mainas

Actor | Tetarti 04:45

Stelios Mainas was born on October 1, 1957 in Ermoupoli, Syros, Greece. He is an actor, known for Wednesday 04:45 (2015), Mystikes diadromes (2001) and Hard Goodbyes: My Father (2002). He has been married to Katia Sperelaki since 1988. They have one child.

30. Eleni Kastani

Actress | Nisos

Eleni Kastani is an actress, known for The Island (2009), To dis examartein (1994) and One Day in August (2001).

31. Amalia Moutoussi

Actress | Stagona ston okeano

Amalia Moutoussi is an actress, known for A Drop in the Ocean (1995), Joy (2012) and Homeland (2010).

32. Vangelis Mourikis

Actor | O vasilias

Vangelis Mourikis is an actor and producer, known for The King (2002), Stratos (2014) and Chevalier (2015).

33. Christos Stergioglou

Actor | Kynodontas

Christos Stergioglou was born in 1952 in Didymoteicho, Thrace, Greece. He is an actor and producer, known for Dogtooth (2009), The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas (2013) and Unfair World (2011).

34. Errikos Litsis

Actor | Hora proelefsis

Errikos Litsis was born in 1955 in Athens, Greece. He is an actor, known for Homeland (2010), To 10 (2007) and The Republic (2015).

35. Akilas Karazisis

Actor | The Siege on Liperti Street

Akilas Karazisis was born in 1957 in Greece. He is an actor, known for The Siege on Liperti Street, Apnea (2010) and Blackmail Boy (2003). He is married to Maria Skoula.

36. Theodora Tzimou

Actress | Pandora

Theodora Tzimou was born on March 20, 1974. She is an actress, known for Pandora (2006), Unfair World (2011) and Ricordi mi (2009). She is married to Antonis Fragakis.

37. Giorgos Symeonidis

Actor | Diorthosi

Giorgos Symeonidis is an actor, known for Correction (2007), The Daughter (2012) and Apnea (2010).

38. Thanos Samaras

Actor | Hora proelefsis

Trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Before attending drama school, he studied Art & Design at London Guildhall University and was working towards a bachelor's degree in Architecture, only to drop out upon getting accepted at RADA. He later attended the Stella Adler Conservatory ...

39. Mina Orfanou

Actress | Strella

Mina Orfanou was born on May 3, 1982 in Rhodes, Greece. She is an actress, known for A Woman's Way (2009), Oi Vasiliades (2012) and Oikogeneia soi mple (2016).

40. Angeliki Papoulia

Actress | Kynodontas

She graduated from the theater school of "Empros" theater in 2000. She is a founded member of the "blitz" theater group (2004) and within this group she writes, directs and acts in their plays. She also has taken part in numerous successful films such as "Dog tooth" (winning in Cannes Festival "Un ...

41. Hristos Passalis

Actor | Kynodontas

Hristos Passalis is known for his work on Dogtooth (2009), The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea (2019) and Homeland (2010).



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