Katina Paxinou

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Katina Paxinou (December 17, 1900 - February 22, 1973) was an Academy Award-winning Greek film and theatre actress.Early life Born Aikaterini (Catherine) Konstantopoulou in Piraeus, Greece, she trained as an opera singer but changed career and joined the Greek Royal Theater in 1929. Paxinou distinguished herself on the stage. When World War II broke out, she was performing in London. Unable to return to Greece, she emigrated to the United States. Career She was selected to play "Pilár" in the 1943 film For Whom the Bell Tolls, winning an Oscar and a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture. She continued appearing in Hollywood films until 1949. She made one British film as well, the 1947 film version of Uncle Silas, starring Jean Simmons. She played mother to Tyrone Power in Prince of Foxes in 1949. After 1949, Paxinou returned to Hollywood only once more, to play, again, a gypsy woman, this time in the 1959 Technicolor religious epic, The Miracle. In 1950, Paxinou resumed her stage career. In her native Greece, she formed the Royal Theatre of Athens with Alexis Minotis, her principal director and her husband Ioannis Paxinos, since 1940. Paxinou made several appearances on the Broadway stage and television as well, including the lead role in the first production in English of Federico Garcia Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba, at the ANTA Playhouse in New York in 1951, and a BBC production of Lorca's Blood wedding (Bodas de sangre), broadcast on June 2, 1959. Death Paxinou died from cancer in Athens, Greece in 1973 at the age of 72. She was survived by her husband, and her two children from her first marriage to Ioannis Paxinos, whose surname she had been using after their divorce. Her remains are buried at First Cemetery of Athens.

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216. Tzeni Karezi 342
217. Melina Kanakaredes 336
218. Ellie Lambeti 336
219. Anna Synodinou 335
220. Katina Paxinou 334
221. Anna Geislerová 333
222. Ileana DCruz 330
223. Pegah Ahangarani 327
224. Giulia Gam 321

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