Irene Papas


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Irene Papas was born on September 3, 1926 in Chilimodion, Corynth, Greece. She is an actress and director, known for The Guns of Navarone (1961), The Message (1976) and Electra (1962). See full bio »

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Known For

The Guns of Navarone Maria Pappadimos
(1961)
(1976)
Electra Elektra
(1962)
Antigone Antigone
(1961)

Filmography

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 2004 Ecuba
 2003 A Talking Picture
Helena
 2002 Short Cuts (TV Series)
Pensioner #1
- Grass Is Greener (2002) ... Pensioner #1
 2001 And the Train Goes to the Sky
Elena Michailovna
 2001 Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Drosoula
 1998 Yerma
Vieja pagana
 1998 Anxiety
Mother
 1997 The Odyssey (TV Mini Series)
Anticleia
- Part II (1997) ... Anticleia
- Part I (1997) ... Anticleia
 1996 Party
Irene
 1994 Jacob (TV Movie)
Rebekah
 1993 Un amore rubato (TV Movie)
 1993 Lettera da Parigi
Gina
 1992 Up, Down and Sideways
Maria (as Eirini Pappa)
 1990 Un bambino di nome Gesù (TV Movie)
Old Maria
 1990 Les cavaliers aux yeux verts (TV Movie)
Anasthasie Rouch
 1989 Ocean (TV Mini Series)
Aurelia Perdomo
- Episode #1.6 (1989) ... Aurelia Perdomo
- Episode #1.5 (1989) ... Aurelia Perdomo
- Episode #1.4 (1989) ... Aurelia Perdomo
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Aurelia Perdomo
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Aurelia Perdomo
 1989 Island
Marquise
 1989 Le banquet (TV Movie)
Diotime
 1988 A Mala de Cartão (TV Mini Series)
Maria Amélia
- Episode #1.4 (1988) ... Maria Amélia
- Episode #1.3 (1988) ... Maria Amélia
- Episode #1.2 (1988) ... Maria Amélia
- Episode #1.1 (1988) ... Maria Amélia
 1987 High Season
Penelope
 1987 Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Angela's mother
 1987 Sweet Country
Mrs. Araya
 1985 The Assisi Underground
Mother Giuseppina
 1985 Into the Night
Shaheen Parvici
 1984 All'ombra della grande quercia (TV Mini Series)
Elena
- Episode #1.4 (1984) ... Elena
- Episode #1.3 (1984) ... Elena
- Episode #1.2 (1984) ... Elena
- Episode #1.1 (1984) ... Elena
 1983 Afghanistan pourquoi?
Cultural attaché
 1983 Il disertore
Mariangela
 1983 Erendira
Grandmother Amadis
 1982 Les tribulations de Manuel (TV Movie)
Erinaki
 1982 Sarâb
Mamlúkova matka
 1981 L'assistente sociale tutto pepe
'La Signora'
 1980 The Lion of the Desert
Mabrouka
 1979 Ring of Darkness
Raffaella
 1979 Bloodline
Simonetta Palazzi
 1979 Christ Stopped at Eboli
Giulia Venere
 1977 Blood Wedding
La mère
 1977 Iphigenia
Klytaimnistra (as Eirini Papa)
 1976 The Message
Hind
 1974 Moses the Lawgiver (TV Mini Series)
Zipporah
- Part VI (1974) ... Zipporah
- Part V (1974) ... Zipporah
- Part IV (1974) ... Zipporah
- Part III (1974) ... Zipporah
- Part II (1974) ... Zipporah
 1974 Bambina
Raimonda Spina
 1973 The Battle of Sutjeska
Borina majka
 1973 Pete, Pearl & the Pole
Donna Mimma
 1972 El asesinato de Julio César (Short)
Calpurnia
 1972 Don't Torture a Duckling
Dona Aurelia Avallone
 1971 Roma bene
Elena Teopoulos
 1971 Oasis of Fear
Barbara Slater
 1971 N.P.
Housewife
 1971 The Trojan Women
Helen
 1969 Anne of the Thousand Days
Queen Catherine of Aragon
 1969 A Dream of Kings
Caliope
 1969/I Ecce Homo
Anna / wife
 1969 Z
Hélène (as Irène Papas)
 1968 The Brotherhood
Ida Ginetta
 1968 Odissea (TV Mini Series)
Penelope
- Episode #1.8 (1968) ... Penelope
- Episode #1.7 (1968) ... Penelope
- Episode #1.6 (1968) ... Penelope
- Episode #1.3 (1968) ... Penelope
- Episode #1.2 (1968) ... Penelope
 1967 Beyond the Mountains
Ajmi
 1967 We Still Kill the Old Way
Luisa Roscio
 1966 The Steps
Joana
 1966 Trap for the Assassin
Julia de Noirville (as Irène Papas)
 1966 Witness Out of Hell
Lea Weiss
 1964 Zorba the Greek
Widow
 1964 The Moon-Spinners
Sophia
 1962/I Electra
Elektra
 1961 Antigone
Antigone
 1961 The Guns of Navarone
Maria Pappadimos
 1959 Bouboulina
Laskarina Bouboulina (as Eirini Pappa)
 1959 Hey, Girls!
Eleni (as Eirini Pappa)
 1959 The Lake of Sighs
Frosyni
 1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Maxanne York
- The Disappearance of Daphne (1958) ... Maxanne York
 1958 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
 1958 Kraft Theatre (TV Series)
Woman
- Code of the Corner (1958) ... Woman
 1957 Studio One (TV Series)
Girl
- Escape Route (1957) ... Girl
 1956 Tribute to a Bad Man
Jocasta Constantine
 1954 Attila
Grune
 1954 Theodora, Slave Empress
Faidia
 1953 Vortice
Clara
 1953 One of Those
Monica (uncredited)
 1953 The Man from Cairo
Yvonne Lebeau
 1953 The Unfaithfuls
Luisa Azzali
 1951 Dead City
Lena (as Eirini Pappa)
 1948 Fallen Angels
Liana (as Eirini Papa)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage play "The Bacchae" playing Agave at the Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City. The play ran for 61 performances. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Alternate Names:

Eirini Papa | Irène Papas | Eirini Pappa | Eiréne Pappá | Iríni Pappá

Height:

5' 7¼" (1.71 m)

Spouse:

José Kohn  (annulled) | See more »

Parents:

Stavros | Eleni
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Personal Quote:

I never wanted to play sensational parts, or those of desirable women. I wanted to play me... the independent fighter. See more »

Trivia:

She was a dear friend of Katharine Hepburn, with whom she starred in The Trojan Women (1971). Hepburn once said that she is "one of the best actresses in the history of cinema". See more »

Trademark:

Dark, expressive eyes See more »

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