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Irene Papas


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 Ilektra (1962). She was previously married to Alkis Papas. See full bio »

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6 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

The Guns of Navarone Maria Pappadimos
(1961)
(1976)
Ilektra Elektra
(1962)
Antigoni Antigone
(1961)

Filmography

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 2003 Um Filme Falado
Helena
 2002 Short Cuts (TV Series)
Pensioner #1
- Grass Is Greener (2002) ... Pensioner #1
 2001 Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Drosoula
 1998 Yerma
Vieja pagana
 1998 Inquietude
Mother
 1997 The Odyssey (TV Series)
Anticleia
- Episode #1.2 (1997) ... Anticleia
- Episode #1.1 (1997) ... Anticleia
 1996 Party
Irene
 1994 Jacob (TV Movie)
Rebekah
 1993 Un amore rubato (TV Movie)
 1993 Pano, kato kai plagios
Maria (as Eirini Pappa)
 1992 Lettera da Parigi
Gina
 1990 Les cavaliers aux yeux verts (TV Movie)
Anasthasie Rouch
 1989 Oceano (TV Mini-Series)
Aurelia Perdomo
- Episode #1.6 (1989) ... Aurelia Perdomo
- Episode #1.5 (1989) ... Aurelia Perdomo
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Aurelia Perdomo
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Aurelia Perdomo
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Aurelia Perdomo
 1989 Island
Marquise
 1989 Le banquet (TV Movie)
Diotime
 1988 A Mala de Cartão (TV Mini-Series)
Maria Amélia
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Maria Amélia
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Maria Amélia
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Maria Amélia
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Maria Amélia
 1987 Un bambino di nome Gesù (TV Movie)
Old Maria
 1987 High Season
Penelope
 1987 Cronaca di una morte annunciata
Angela's mother
 1987 Sweet Country
Mrs. Araya
 1985 The Assisi Underground
Mother Giuseppina
 1985 Into the Night
Shaheen Parvici
 1984 All'ombra della grande quercia (TV Mini-Series)
Elena
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... Elena
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Elena
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Elena
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Elena
 1983 Afghanistan pourquoi?
Cultural attaché
 1983 Il disertore
Mariangela
 1983 Eréndira
Grandmother Amadis
 1982 Sarâb
Mamluk's Mother
 1982 Les tribulations de Manuel (TV Movie)
Erinaki
 1981 L'assistente sociale tutto pepe
'La Signora'
 1979 Un'ombra nell'ombra
Raffaella
 1979 Bloodline
Simonetta Palazzi
 1979 Cristo si è fermato a Eboli
Giulia Venere
 1977 Noces de sang
La mère
 1977 Ifigeneia
Klytaimnistra (as Eirini Papa)
 1976 The Message
Hind
 1974 Moses the Lawgiver (TV Mini-Series)
Zipporah
- Episode #1.6 (1974) ... Zipporah
- Episode #1.5 (1974) ... Zipporah
- Episode #1.4 (1974) ... Zipporah
- Episode #1.3 (1974) ... Zipporah
- Episode #1.2 (1974) ... Zipporah
 1974 Le farò da padre
Raimonda Spina
 1973 Sutjeska
Borina majka
 1973 Piazza pulita
Donna Mimma
 1972 Non si sevizia un paperino
Dona Aurelia Avallone
 1971 N.P. il segreto
Housewife
 1971 Roma bene
Elena Teopoulos
 1971 Un posto ideale per uccidere
Barbara Slater
 1971 The Trojan Women
Helen
 1969 Anne of the Thousand Days
Queen Catherine of Aragon
 1969 Matsoukas, de griek
Caliope
 1969 Z
Hélène (as Irène Papas)
 1968 Ecce Homo
Anna
 1968 The Brotherhood
Ida Ginetta
 1968 Odissea (TV Mini-Series)
Penelope
- Episode #1.8 (1968) ... Penelope
- Episode #1.7 (1968) ... Penelope
- Episode #1.6 (1968) ... Penelope
- Episode #1.3 (1968) ... Penelope
- Episode #1.2 (1968) ... Penelope
 1967 The Desperate Ones
Ajmi
 1967 A ciascuno il suo
Luisa Roscio
 1966 Ta skalopatia
 1966 Zeugin aus der Hölle
Lea Weiss
 1966 Roger la Honte
Julia de Noirville (as Irène Papas)
 1964 Alexis Zorbas
Widow
 1964 The Moon-Spinners
Sophia
 1962/I Ilektra
Elektra
 1961 Antigoni
Antigone
 1961 The Guns of Navarone
Maria Pappadimos
 1959 Bouboulina
Laskarina Bouboulina (as Eirini Pappa)
 1959 I limni ton stenagmon
Frosyni
 1959 Psit... koritsia!
Eleni (as Eirini Pappa)
 1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Maxanne York
- The Disappearance of Daphne (1958) ... Maxanne York
 1958 Kraft Television Theatre (TV Series)
Woman
- Code of the Corner (1958) ... Woman
 1956 Tribute to a Bad Man
Jocasta Constantine
 1956 I tre moschettieri (TV Series)
 1954 Attila de gesel Gods
Grune
 1953 Vortice
Clara
 1953 Una di quelle
Monica (uncredited)
 1953 Dramma nella Kasbah
Yvonne Lebeau
 1953 Le infedeli
Luisa Azzali
 1951 Nekri politeia
Lena (as Eirini Pappa)
 1948 Hamenoi angeloi
Liana (as Eirini Papa)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage play: "Medea" by Euripedes playing Medea at Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City. The play ran for 79 performances. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Eirini Papa | Irène Papas | Eirini Pappa | Eiréne Pappá | Iríni Pappá

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I never won an Oscar...and the Oscars never won Irene Papas. See more »

Trivia:

She was a dear friend of Katharine Hepburn, with whom she starred in The Trojan Women (1971). Hepburn once said that she is "one of the best actresses in the history of cinema". See more »

Trademark:

Long black hair See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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