Melina Mercouri and Romy Schneider

Melina Mercouri and Romy Schneider

Melina Mercouri (Greek: Μελίνα Μερκούρη), born as Maria Amalia Mercouri (Μαρία Αμαλία; 18 October 1920 – 6 March 1994), was a Greek actress, singer and politician. As an actress she made her film debut in Stella (1955) and met international success with her performances in Never on Sunday, Phaedra, Topkapi and Promise at Dawn. She won the award for Best Actress at the 1960 Cannes Film Festival, and she was also nominated for an Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and two BAFTA Awards.

Melina Mercouri (Greek: Μελίνα Μερκούρη), born as Maria Amalia Mercouri (Μαρία Αμαλία; 18 October 1920 – 6 March 1994), was a Greek actress, singer and politician. As an actress she made her film debut in Stella (1955) and met international success with her performances in Never on Sunday, Phaedra, Topkapi and Promise at Dawn. She won the award for Best Actress at the 1960 Cannes Film Festival, and she was also nominated for an Academy Award, three Golden Globe Awards, and two BAFTA Awards.

Melina Mercouri

Melina Mercouri

"Melina Mercouri (Greek: Μελίνα Μερκούρη, born Maria Amalia Mercouri) (Athens, Greece, October 18, 1920 – New York City, March 6, 1994) was an Academy Award nominated Greek actress, singer, and political activist. She was a member of the Hellenic Parliament, and in 1981 she became the first female Minister for Culture in Greece."

"Melina Mercouri (Greek: Μελίνα Μερκούρη, born Maria Amalia Mercouri) (Athens, Greece, October 18, 1920 – New York City, March 6, 1994) was an Academy Award nominated Greek actress, singer, and political activist. She was a member of the Hellenic Parliament, and in 1981 she became the first female Minister for Culture in Greece."

Melina Mercouri in 1964 film Topkapi

Melina Mercouri in 1964 film Topkapi

Titos Vandis, Melina Mercouri in 'Never on Sunday', 1960,

Titos Vandis, Melina Mercouri in 'Never on Sunday', 1960,

Melina Merkouri | http://gallery.photo.net/photo/1748517-lg.jpg

Melina Merkouri | http://gallery.photo.net/photo/1748517-lg.jpg

Melina Mercuri, brought Greece to the world as Ilia! An Actress, an  advocate of the Greek Antiquities. Inspiring!!!

Melina Mercuri, brought Greece to the world as Ilia! An Actress, an advocate of the Greek Antiquities. Inspiring!!!

Melina Mercouri - Greek actress

Melina Mercouri - Greek actress

Melina Mercouri and Anthony Perkins on the set of Phaedra, 1961.

Melina Mercouri and Anthony Perkins on the set of Phaedra, 1961.

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