Her last appearance on (1980) stage was in the summer of 1980 at the ancient theatre of Epidaurus in Greece as Klytaemnistra in Aescylus "Orestia". The play was once more directed by Karolos Koun and performed by his Art Theatre.In 1976 she played Euripides "Medea" with Dimitri Papamichael as Jason.
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"I was born Greek and I would die Greek. Mr. Pattakos was born a dictator and he will die as a dictator." Her reply to the fact that the Military dictatorship in Greece (1967-1974) in Greece had proclaimed that she was no longer a Greek citizen.
All the records were prohibited by the military dictatorship in Greece and were very popular after the dictatorship was gone. Melina was also heard in LPs by Manos Hatzidakis
, with music from her films
Never on Sunday
, and in Mikis Theodorakis
where she was singing with her co-star Anthony Perkins
The last Greek Goddess