The best 25 Greek actors and actresses

by dgeralexis | created - 26 Dec 2015 | updated - 9 months ago | Public

1. Dimitris Horn

Actor | Alloimono stous neous

Dimitris Horn was born in 1921, in Athens, Greece. His father was Pantelis Horn, a well-known Greek playwright. He studied at the Drama School of the National Theater of Greece, where he made his stage debut in 1941. He collaborated with the National Theater many times in his career, but also made ...

2. Thanasis Vengos

Actor | Ti ekanes ston polemo Thanasi

Thanasis Vengos was born in 1927 in Neo Faliro, Piraeus, Greece. He made his movie debut in 1952 and played many supporting parts in films of the 1950s, often working as a technician, too. His first really major part was in the anti-war comedy Psila ta heria Hitler (1962); he followed that with a ...

3. Jenny Karezi

Actress | Lysistrati

At the beginning of her career she played several roles at the Greek National Theatre with Katina Paxinou and Alexis Minotis. At the same time she appeared at several movies and she became a star, a protagonist at once. she creates her own personal groups and plays mostly comedy with (1960) great ...

4. Ellie Lambeti

Actress | Diagogi... miden!

She studied theatre at Marika Kotopouli's drama school. She worked with Karolos Koun Art Theatre. She played at "Blood Wedding" (Federico García Lorca) and "The glass Menagerie" (Tennessee Williams) in the late forties. She also worked with Mrs Katerina (famous Greek actress at that time) and with ...

5. Melina Mercouri

Actress | Pote tin Kyriaki

Melina Mercouri was born in Athens, Greece on October 18, 1920. An early woman activist, she was elected to the Greek Parliament in 1977. Later Miss Mercouri was to become the first woman to hold a Senior cabinet post "Minister of Culture" in the Greek government. In 1971 she wrote her ...

6. Irene Papas

Actress | The Guns of Navarone

Irene Papas was born on September 3, 1926 in Chilimodion, Corynth, Greece as Eiríni Lelékou. She is an actress, known for The Guns of Navarone (1961), The Message (1976) and Electra (1962). She was previously married to Alkis Papas.

7. Rena Vlahopoulou

Actress | Protevousianikes peripeteies

Rena Vlahopoulou was born in 1923 in Corfu, Greece as Irini Vlahopoulou. She was an actress, known for The Girl from Corfu (1956), Viva Rena (1967) and Mia Ellinida sto haremi (1971). She was married to Giorgos Lafazanis, Giannis Kostopoulos and Kostas Vasileiou. She died on July 29, 2004 in Athens...

8. Dionysis Papagiannopoulos

Actor | To kanoni kai t' aidoni

Dionyssis Papayannopoulos was born in 1912, in Diakofto, Greece. He studied at the Drama School of the National Theater of Greece, where he made his stage debut in 1938, appearing (as the Knight) in Shakespeare's "King Lear". During the next two decades he collaborated with many prestigious stage ...

9. Dinos Iliopoulos

Actor | O atsidas

Born in 1913 (or 1915, according to some sources), in Alexandria, Egypt, but raised in Marseille, France. His family moved in Athens in 1935. He studied acting at the Drama School of Giannoulis Sarantidis and made his stage debut in a 1944 Athens production of Leo Lenz's "Lady I Love You." In 1946,...

10. Petros Filippidis

Actor | Ekpaidevontas ton Babi

Petros Filipidis also written as Petros Philippidis, born in 1966 in Athens, Greece, is one of the most popular Greek actors of modern times, who has appeared in many successful television series during the last two decades. In 1986 he graduated from the Karolos Koun School of Theatre. Filipidis ...

11. Katerina Lehou

Actress | Eftyhismenoi mazi

Katerina Lehou is a Greek actor of t.v., cinema and theater. She was born in Athens, Greece. She graduated from Carolos Koun's Art Theater ("Theatro Technis") in 1987. Lehou is best known for starring in some popular Greek t.v. series ("Eisai to Tairi mou", "Eftichismenoi mazi" e.t.c.). In theater ...

12. Georgia Vasileiadou

Actress | Haroumeno xekinima

Vasiliadou was born in 1897, in Athens, Greece. Her real name was Georgia Athanasiou. She was obliged to leave school early and work as a shop girl, in order to help her family. She made her stage debut in 1918, but began her studies at the Gennadeios Rhonetic School in 1923 and appeared in some ...

13. Alexis Minotis

Actor | Notorious

Alexis Minotis was born on August 8, 1898 in Canea, Greece as Alexis Minotakis. He was an actor and director, known for Notorious (1946), Land of the Pharaohs (1955) and The Chase (1946). He was married to Katina Paxinou. He died on November 11, 1990 in Athens, Greece.

14. Katina Paxinou

Actress | For Whom the Bell Tolls

Katina Paxinou was born in 1900, in Piraeus, Greece. She first appeared on stage in 1928, in an Athens production of Henry Bataille's "La femme nue". In the early 1930's she was one of the founding members of the National Theatre of Greece (previously named Royal Theatre) and performed several ...

15. Dimitris Papamichael

Actor | I arhontissa ki o alitis

Dimitris Papamichael was born in 1934, in Piraeus, Greece. He studied acting at the Drama School of the National Greek Theater, where he made his stage debut in 1955 in Euripides' "Hecuba" and interpreted several important roles during 1955-1960: Treplev in Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull", Jimmy ...

16. Aliki Vougiouklaki

Actress | Madalena

Aliki Vougiouklaki was born in 1934 (or 1933, according to some sources), in Maroussi Attikis, Greece. She studied at the Drama School of the Greek National Theater and made her stage debut in a 1953 Athens production of Molière's "Le malade imaginaire". Around the same time she made her movie ...

17. Maria Kavoyianni

Actress | Enas allos kosmos

Maria Kavoyianni was born on January 13, 1958 in Athens, Greece. She is an actress, known for Enas allos kosmos (2015), Eglimata (1999) and Moderna oikogeneia (2014).

18. Eleni Randou

Actress | Konstadinou kai Elenis

Eleni Randou was born on November 12, 1963 in Aigaleo, Greece. She is an actress and writer, known for Konstadinou kai Elenis (1998), Revanche (1983) and Pethaino gia sena! (2009). She has been married to Vasilis Papakonstadinou since 1994. They have one child.

19. Manos Katrakis

Actor | Antigoni

Katrakis was born in Kissamos, Chania, Crete. He was the youngest of the five children of the merchant Charalambos Katrakis merchant and his wife Irini.

In 1919 the family moved to Athens, where Manos, who had almost no acting experience, first appeared in theatrical scene. He made his debut aged ...

20. Stelios Mainas

Actor | Tetarti 04:45

Stelios Mainas was born on October 1, 1957 in Ermoupoli, Syros, Greece. He is an actor, known for Tetarti 04:45 (2015), Mystikes diadromes (2001) and To nisi (2010). He has been married to Katia Sperelaki since 1988. They have one child.

21. Petros Fyssoun

Actor | Prodosia

Petros Fyssoun was born in October 5, 1933 in Agrinio, Greece. Some sources claim that he was born in Russia. He was a child of a Russian refugee father, that settled in Greece after the October Revolution. He studied acting at the Drama School of "Theatro Technis" and made his stage debut in a ...

22. Anna Panagiotopoulou

Actress | Oi treis Harites

Anna Panayiotopoulou is a famous Greek actress that has starred in many series, films and theatrical plays. She became famous after starring in the Greek series "Madame Sousou" on 1986. A major hit of her career was starring as one of the three Haritou sisters in the Greek hit series "Oi treis ...

23. Aris Servetalis

Actor | L

Aris Servetalis was born on December 21, 1976 in Athens, Greece. He is an actor, known for L (2012), Eisai to tairi mou (2001) and Kleise ta matia (2003).

24. Ketty Konstadinou

Actress | O kalyteros mou filos

Ketty Konstadinou is an actress, known for O kalyteros mou filos (2001), Eglimata (1999) and Blackmail Boy (2003).

25. Yannis Stankoglou

Actor | Invisible

Yannis was born in 1974, in Greece. Evros, near borders with Turkey is the place in which he grown up. He studied in Giorgos Kimoulis Modern Theatre of Athens Drama School, when he was 23. For few years he moved out New York, until he returned in his country. He has a remarkable career in theater, ...



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