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Overview for Melina Mercouri
Melina Mercouri

Melina Mercouri


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Also Known As: Died: March 6, 1994
Born: October 18, 1923 Cause of Death: lung cancer
Birth Place: Athens, Greece Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Dream of Passion, A (1978) as Maya
Maya is a famous actress who is returning to the stage for a production of the classic Greek tragedy Medea, in which she will play the title character, a mother who murders her children. Kostas, Maya's former lover, will be directing Maya in the production, and when he discovers that Brenda, an Amer
Nasty Habits (1977) as Sister Gertrude
Promise at Dawn (1970) as Nina Kacew
Gaily, Gaily (1969) as Queen Lil
An innocent young writer learns the ways of yellow journalism working for a top Chicago paper.
The Uninhibited (1968) as Jenny
Vincent (Hardy Kruger), a young man from Paris, arrives at the small Spanish village of Caldeya. where his has been loaned a home by his friend, Reginald (Maurice Teynac.) He meets Pascal Regnier (James Mason), a novelist engaged in pursuits of drinking and love affairs, who spends his summers in Caldeya with his son, Daniel (Didier Haudepin.) Regnier introduces Vincent to Jenny (Melina Meecouri), local nightclub owner, who has already received a wire from Reginald asking ger to look after his friend. Vincent and Jenny fall in love and plan a trip to Barcelona together, a trip they take in spite of Reginald's arrival. However, the shadow of Reginald comes between them and they accept the fact that their love is doomed to failure.
A Man Could Get Killed (1966) as Aurora-Celeste
An American businessman visiting Lisbon gets mistaken for a British secret agent who stole some diamonds. As a result, he has everybody in Lisbon after him.
10:30 P.M. Summer (1966) as Maria
A female traveling companion seduces a married man and his alcoholic wife.
Topkapi (1964) as Elizabeth Lipp
An international band of thieves plots to steal a priceless treasure from a heavily guarded museum.
The Victors (1963) as Magda
Intercutting dramatic vignettes with newsreel footage, the story follows the characters from an infantry squad as they make their way from Sicily to Germany during the end of World War II.
Phaedra (1962) as Phaedra
A tycoon''s restless wife seduces her stepson.
Never on Sunday (1960) as Ilya
An American scholar in Greece tries to reform a local prostitute.
The Law (1960) as Donna Lucrezia
A cook turns to theft so she and her lover can marry.
The Gypsy And The Gentleman (1958) as Belle
A gypsy maiden tries to seduce a drunken nobleman in order to better her class.
Stella (1957) as Stella
The story of a young,wild woman who doesn't want to compromise and settle down. Stella is a restless, rebellious Greek woman who plays with men and enjoys her life as much as she can. But when she meets a young football player, things get mixed up. She loves him but she loves her freedom too. So it's about time she made an important choice.
He Who Must Die (1957) as Katerina
Greece, in the 1920's, is occupied by the Turks. The country is in turmoil with entire villages uprooted. The site of the movie is a Greek village that conducts a passion play each year. The leading citizens of the town, under the auspices of the Patriarch, choose those that will play the parts in the Passion. A stuttering shepherd is chosen to play Jesus. The town butcher (who wanted to be Jesus) is chosen as Judas. The town prostitute is chosen as Mary Magdalene. The rest of the disciples are also chosen. As the movie unfolds, the Passion Play becomes a reality. A group of villagers, uprooted by the war and impoverished, arrive at the village led by their priest. The wealthier citizens of the town want nothing with these people and manipulate a massacre. In the context of the 1920's each of the characters plays out their biblical role in actuality.

Misc. Crew (feature film)

New York Stories (1989) as Assistance ("Life Without Zoe")
Three stories about life in New York City. Woody Allen''s segment revolves around a lawyer having problems with his mother. Martin Scorsese''s segment, based on Dostoyevsky''s "The Gambler", centers on an artist''s romance. Francis Coppola''s segment is about a privileged daughter of separated parents who lives in New York''s Sherry Netherlands Hotel.

Cast (special)

Lord Elgin and Some Stones of No Value (1987) as Narration
A documentary about the controversy which has surrounded the 19th-century removal of sculpture from the Parthenon. Since 1802, when Lord Elgin, the British Ambassador in Constantinople, stripped the so-called "Elgin marbles" from the Temple of Athena on the Acropolis in Athens and sent them back to
Melina Mercouri's Greece (1965) as Host
An enjoyable hour of music, song, and talk as actress Melina Mercouri tours Greece.

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