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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQqP5e_8XvI

IRENE PAPAS,the modern embodiment of classic Greek plays.Her great tragic face…

Greek actress Irene Pappas.

Greek actress Irene Pappas.

Irene Pappas

Irene Papas is like the Doric* ideal incarnate: solid, austere lines, drama in attitude, fortitude in distress.

Federico Fellini was a huge admirer of her work and she herself said about her acting career that she wanted to play herself, the independent fighter and not sensational parts or to portray desirable women. I quote her further on in the same matter, saying "I never won an Oscar... and the Oscars never won Irene Papas".

Federico Fellini was a huge admirer of her work and she herself said about her…

Irene Papas

Irene Papas

Irene Papas - The Grand Dame of Greek actresses with true international recognition. The point of reference for Ancient Greek Dramas and more. "The Guns of Navarone", "Zorba the Greek", "Electra", "Antigone". She co-starred with K. Hepburn in "The Trojan Women" and Richard Burton in "Anna of the Thousand Days", with Sir John Gielgud  and Oliver Reed etc in "Lion of the Dessert". She has so strong Greek face like the ones found on Ancient Greek statues...And always played strong, fighting…

Irene Papas - The Grand Dame of Greek actresses with true international recognition. Always played strong women.

Irene Papas

Irene Papas

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Irene PAPAS

Irene PAPAS

The Trojan Women (Michael Cacoyannis)

The Trojan Women (1971)

The Trojan Women Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Vanessa Redgrave, Genevieve Bujold, Irene Papas, Patrick Magee Director: Michael Cacoyannis

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