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Irene Papas

Irene Papas

Irene Papas (or Pappas) (Greek: Ειρήνη Παππά, romanized: Eiríni Pappá [iˈrini paˈpa], born according to most sources on 3 September 1926) is a Greek actress and singer who has starred in over 70 films in a career spanning more than 50 years. She became famous in Greece, and then internationally through feature films such as The Guns of Navarone and Zorba the Greek. She was a powerful protagonist in films including The Trojan Women and Iphigenia. She played the title roles in Antigone (1961) and Electra (1962). 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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