irene papas & aleca katseli playing in michael cacoyannis ¨Electra¨ in ancient Epidaurus

Irene Papas and Aleka Katselli in "Electra" (Greek: Ηλέκτρα) dir. by Michael Cacoyannis, 1962

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, Actress: The Guns of Navarone. Irene Papas was born on September 1926 in Chilimodion, Corynth, Greece as Eiríni Lelékou. She is an actress, known for The Guns of Navarone The Message and Electra She was previously married to Alkis Papas.

Irene Papas as Helen of Troy

The Trojan Women: Irene Papas as Helen. Should convince anyone that Helen couldn't have been a blond.

GIAN MARIA VOLONTE IRENE PAPAS in We Still Kill The Old Way ´67 CAR LOOK

GIAN MARIA VOLONTE IRENE PAPAS in We Still Kill The Old Way ´67 CAR LOOK

Irene Papas and Eli Wallach

Eli Wallach, seen here with Irene Papas in 'The Moon-Spinners'

Irene Papas - Zorba the Greek - Αλέξης Ζορμπάς (1964)

Irene Papas

Irene Papas - Zorba the Greek - Αλέξης Ζορμπάς (1964)

The Guns of Navarone

The Guns of Navarone

The Mystical Irene Papas

The Mystical Irene Papas

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