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Irene Papas

She's a retired Greek actress and singer, 94 years of age. Apparently she's been suffering from Dementia for several years. Anyone here seen her films? I recently watched Zorba the Greek (1964) and found her to be a hauntingly beautiful presence onscreen.

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by Anonymousreply 18Last Saturday at 8:01 PM

She's in "Iphigenia" (1977), free on Amazon Prime. Also in "Electra" (1962), free on YouTube. Both directed by Cacoyannis, who directed "Zorba". She's also in "Z" (1969), which you can watch on the Criterion Channel (free two-week trial).

by Anonymousreply 111/15/2020

Who hasn't seen her? She's very famous. No idea she was still alive. She was fierce.

by Anonymousreply 211/15/2020

She got raves for playing Helen of Troy in "The Trojan Women."

by Anonymousreply 311/15/2020

She's wonderful in Guns of Navarone. Only thing I've seen her in.

by Anonymousreply 411/15/2020

In Zorba

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by Anonymousreply 511/15/2020

Nice to remember her in her youth and active years.

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by Anonymousreply 611/15/2020

Irene taking no prisoners in The Guns of Navarone.

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by Anonymousreply 711/15/2020

In Z by Costa-Gavras (with Yves Montand)

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by Anonymousreply 811/15/2020

As Catherine of Aragon in Anne of the Thousand Days.

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by Anonymousreply 911/15/2020

Bugger Yves Montand, Richard Burton, Anthony Quinn, James Cagney, Gregory Peck.

More importantly in The Moonspinners co-starring with HAYLEY MILLS!!!!! - my favorite fantasy adolescent film.

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by Anonymousreply 1011/15/2020

And Joan Greenwood and Paula Negri and Peter McEnery.

by Anonymousreply 1111/15/2020

Irene Pappas is a legend. I had no idea she was still with us.

by Anonymousreply 1211/15/2020

She had a great singing voice as well. I always listen the hell out of those two albums she did with Vangelis around Eastertime.

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by Anonymousreply 1311/15/2020

She's one of those actresses that was impressive in everything she appeared in.

by Anonymousreply 1411/15/2020

Irene Papas; 3 September 1926 (age 94). Papas was born as Irini Lelekou (Ειρήνη Λελέκου) in the village of Chiliomodi, outside Corinth, Greece.

Papas won Best Actress awards in 1961 at the Berlin International Film Festival for Antigone and in 1971 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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by Anonymousreply 1511/15/2020

Irene Pappas is absolutely a legend!! She is the Greek Sophia Loren. I had no idea she was still alive. So sad she has dementia.

by Anonymousreply 1611/16/2020

I've got to oh, dear myself. I can't believe non of you bitches caught this. I guess there are very few here who were alive before 1990.

Pola Negri.

by Anonymousreply 1711/16/2020

She is about four months younger than DL fave Cloris Leachman. Two legends, both 94 years old!

by Anonymousreply 18Last Saturday at 8:01 PM
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