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Irene Papas

Actor, Director
Died September 14, 2022 (96 years)
Irene Papas (Greek: Ειρήνη Παππά, born Eirini Lelekou (Greek: Ειρήνη Λελέκου) 3 September 1929 – 14 September 2022)was a Greek actress and singer who starred in over 70 films in a career spanning more than 50 years. She gained international recognition through such popular award-winning films as The Guns of Navarone (1961), Zorba the Greek (1964) and Z (1969). She was a powerful protagonist in films including The Trojan Women (1971) and Iphigenia (1977). She played the title roles in Antigone (1961) and Electra (1962). She had a fine singing voice, on display in the 1968 recording Songs of Theodorakis.

Papas won Best Actress awards at the Berlin International Film Festival for Antigone and from the National Board of Review for The Trojan Women. Her career awards include the Golden Arrow Award in 1993 at Hamptons International Film Festival, and the Golden Lion Award in 2009 at the Venice Biennale.

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Movies & Shows on Plex
  • The Odyssey (1997)
  • Don't Torture a Duckling
  • Moses the Lawgiver
  • High Season
Known For
  • The Message
  • Z
  • Zorba the Greek
  • The Guns of Navarone
  • Captain Corelli's Mandolin
  • Lion of the Desert
  • Anne of the Thousand Days
  • Don't Torture a Duckling
  • The Odyssey (1997)
  • Iphigenia
  • Electra
  • Oasis of Fear
  • Antigone
  • Erendira
  • The Moon-Spinners
  • Moses the Lawgiver
  • Christ Stopped at Eboli
  • The Battle of Sutjeska
  • The Odyssey (1968)
  • Tribute to a Bad Man
  • The Trojan Women
  • The Brotherhood
  • Bloodline
  • A Talking Picture

Filmography

2004
Ecuba · as Cast
2003
A Talking Picture · as Helena
2002
Short Cuts (TV Series) · as Pensioner
2001
1998
Yerma · as Vieja Pagana
1998
Anxiety · as Mother
1997
The Odyssey (1997) (TV Series) · as Anticleia
1996
Party · as Irene
1994
Jacob · as Rebekka
1992
Up, Down and Sideways · as Μαρία
1990
Un bambino di nome Gesù · as Old Maria
1989
Island · as Marquise
1989
Ocean (TV Series) · as Aurelia Perdomo
1989
Le banquet · as Diotime
1987
Sweet Country · as Mrs. Araya
1987
High Season · as Penelope
1987
Chronicle of a Death Foretold · as Madre De Angela
1985
The Assisi Underground · as Mother Giuseppina
1985
Into the Night · as Shaheen Parvici
1983
Erendira · as Grandmother Amadis
1981
1980
Lion of the Desert · as Mabrouka
1979
Ring of Darkness · as Raffaella
1979
Bloodline · as Simonetta Palazzi
1979
Christ Stopped at Eboli · as Giulia Venere
1977
Iphigenia · as Klytaimnistra
1976
The Message · as Hind
1976
Moses the Lawgiver · as Zippora
1974
Bambina · as Raimonda Spina
1974
Moses the Lawgiver (TV Series) · as Zipporah
1973
The Battle of Sutjeska · as Borina Majka
1973
Pete, Pearl & the Pole · as Donna Mimma
1972
Don't Torture a Duckling · as Dona Aurelia Avallone
1971
N.P. · as Casalinga
1971
Roma bene · as Elena Teopoulos
1971
The Trojan Women · as Helen
1971
Oasis of Fear · as Barbara Slater
1969
A Dream of Kings · as Caliope
1969
Anne of the Thousand Days · as Queen Catherine
1969
Z · as Hélène, Wife Of The Deputy
1969
Ecce Homo · as Anna
1968
The Brotherhood · as Ida Ginetta
1968
Die Odyssee · as Penelope
1968
The Odyssey (1968) (TV Series) · as Penelope
1967
1967
We Still Kill the Old Way · as Luisa Roscio
1966
Witness Out of Hell · as Lea Weiss
1966
Trap for the Assassin · as Julia De Noirville
1966
The Steps · as Joana
1964
Zorba the Greek · as Widow
1964
The Moon-Spinners · as Sophia
1962
Electra · as Elektra
1961
Antigone · as Antigone
1961
The Guns of Navarone · as Maria Pappadimos
1959
Bouboulina · as Laskarina Bouboulina
1959
The Lake of Sighs · as Frosyni
1956
Tribute to a Bad Man · as Jocasta Constantine
1955
Matinee Theater (TV Series) · as Cast
1955
1954
Attila · as Grune
1954
Climax! (TV Series) · as Maxanne York
1954
1953
One of Those · as Monica
1953
Vortice · as Clara
1953
The Man from Cairo · as Yvonne Lebeau
1953
The Unfaithfuls · as Luisa Azzali
1951
Dead City · as Lena
1948
Fallen Angels · as Liana
1948
Studio One (TV Series) · as Girl
1947
Kraft Television Theatre (TV Series) · as Woman

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