Famous Greeks

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IRENE PAPAS, the modern embodiment of classic Greek plays.Her great tragic face so fiercely beautiful that it limited her roles in Hollywood.Still well remembered from Zorba the Greek Guns of Navarone as well as The Brotherhood.Her appearance in the 1969 Academy Award winner, Z, directed by  Costa-Gavras,was as much political statement as performance.Her name means Peace in Greek.

IRENE PAPAS, the modern embodiment of classic Greek plays.Her great tragic face so fiercely beautiful that it limited her roles in Hollywood.Still well remembered from Zorba the Greek Guns of Navarone as well as The Brotherhood.Her appearance in the 1969 Academy Award winner, Z, directed by Costa-Gavras,was as much political statement as performance.Her name means Peace in Greek.

Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hatzidakis with Andreas Paridis in Rome (1954) - Ο Μίκης Θεοδωράκης, ο Μάνος Χατζιδάκις και -στη μέση- ο μαέστρος Ανδρέας Παρίδης στη Ρώμη το 1954

Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hatzidakis with Andreas Paridis in Rome (1954) - Ο Μίκης Θεοδωράκης, ο Μάνος Χατζιδάκις και -στη μέση- ο μαέστρος Ανδρέας Παρίδης στη Ρώμη το 1954

Aristote Onassis and Maria Callas at The Dorchester, London, 1959. Photo by Desmond O'Neill

Aristote Onassis and Maria Callas at The Dorchester, London, 1959. Photo by Desmond O'Neill

Maria Callas (1923-1977)

Maria Callas (1923-1977)

Aristotle Onassis

Aristotle Onassis

Rallou Manou (1915-1988) was a noted Greek choreographer and modern dancer. She lived on the island of Hydra.She led the Hellenic Choreodrama, a group that presented dance-dramas based on Ancient Greek literature. Her works were often performed at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus of Athens. She collaborated with the Greek composers Manos Hadjidakis, Mikis Theodorakis, Giorgos Tsangaris, and George Sicilianos.

Rallou Manou (1915-1988) was a noted Greek choreographer and modern dancer. She lived on the island of Hydra.She led the Hellenic Choreodrama, a group that presented dance-dramas based on Ancient Greek literature. Her works were often performed at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus of Athens. She collaborated with the Greek composers Manos Hadjidakis, Mikis Theodorakis, Giorgos Tsangaris, and George Sicilianos.

Maria Callas onboard the Onassis yacht ‘Christina O." with Winston Churchill in the background

Maria Callas onboard the Onassis yacht ‘Christina O." with Winston Churchill in the background

Corina Tsopei ~ "Miss Universe" 1964

Corina Tsopei ~ "Miss Universe" 1964

Ο Demis Roussos με την Jesica Lange στο Λονδίνο ~ 1976

Ο Demis Roussos με την Jesica Lange στο Λονδίνο ~ 1976

Greg Louganis / The Fight

Greg Louganis / The Fight

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