Great Greek actress Irene Papas dies at age 93


She became very famous for her appearances in films like ‘Zorba the Greek’ and ‘The Guns of Navarone’

Greek actress Irene Papas has died at the age of 93, the Greek Ministry of Culture announced on Wednesday.

Irene Papas “embodied Greek beauty on screen and on stage,” Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni said in a statement.

Irene Papas passed away early Wednesday, according to the Greek state news agency ANA.Famous for her appearances in films such as ”Zorba the Greek” and ”The Guns of Navarone”, Papas is considered one of the great Greek actresses of the 20th century. next to Melina Merkouri. The health of Irène Papas, who had been very frail in recent years, was further weakened by her advanced age.

With nearly fifty films behind him, Papas also stood out as a singer and even recorded the albums Odes (1979) and Rapsodies (1985) with Vangelis.

Source: La Verdad


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