Melina Mercouri

Name in Native Language: "Μελίνα Μερκούρη" (Greek/EL)
Actress / Politician / Writer / Stage Actress / Film Actress | * 10/18/1920 († 73, 03/06/1994) | Athens, Greece
Maria Amalia "Melina" Mercouri (Greek: Μαρία Αμαλία "Μελίνα" Μερκούρη; 18 October 1920 – 6 March 1994) was a Greek actress, singer, and politician. She received an Academy Award nomination and won a Cannes Film Festival Award for her performance in the 1960 film Never on Sunday. Mercouri was also nominated for three Golden Globes and two BAFTA Awards in her acting career. As a politician, she was a member of the PASOK and the Hellenic Parliament. In October 1981, Mercouri became the first female Minister of Culture and Sports. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Romance / Love

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Awards & Nominations for Melina Mercouri

Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Actress Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical

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Movies with Melina Mercouri as Actress(21)

as Sister Gertrude1977 Nasty Habits
as Nina Kacewa1970 Promise at Dawn
as Lil1969 Gaily, Gaily
as Aurora / Celeste da Costa1966 A Man Could Get Killed
as Maria1966 10:30 P.M. Summer
as Jenny1965 The Uninhibited
as Elizabeth Lipp1964 Topkapi
as Magda1963 The Victors
as herself1963 38-24-36
as Phaedra1962 Phaedra
as Foreign lady1961 The Last Judgment
as Marie de Médicis1961 Vive Henri IV... vive l'amour!
as Ilya1960 Never on Sunday
as Donna Lucrezia1959 The Law
as Katerina1957 He Who Must Die
as Stella1955 Stella

TV Shows/Series with Melina Mercouri as Actress(2)

Movies with Melina Mercouri as Crew(1)

Production/Producer1974 The Rehearsal

Citizenship: Greece
Born: Monday, 10/18 1920 (October) in Athens
Died: Sunday, 03/06 1994 (March) in Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (aged: 73)
Zodiac sign: Libra (Chinese zodiac sign: Monkey)
Languages: Greek (EL)
Educated at: National Theatre of Greece Drama School
Spouses (current/former): Jules Dassin
Father: Stamatis Mercouris
Other names for Melina Mercouri (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Μαρία Αμαλία Μερκούρη"
Melina Mercouri frequently works together with these people:
Jules Dassin (23x, Crew)
Roger Dwyre (5x, Crew)
Despo Diamantidou (4x, Actress)
Gábor Pogány (4x, Crew)
Vittorio De Sica (3x, Actor)
Carl Foreman (3x, Crew)
Elio Costanzi (3x, Crew)
Spiro Carras (3x, Crew)
Cesare Zavattini (3x, Crew)
Catherine Deneuve (2x, Actress)
Simone Signoret (2x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:173758, Added: 07/09/2018, Last updated: 05/10/2020