American movie stars in Athens

Here are 6 famous actresses from United States of America who live or lived in Athens:

Maria Callas

Maria Callas (December 2, 1923 Manhattan-September 16, 1977 Paris) otherwise known as Μαρία Κάλλας, Callas, Maria, Maria Anna Sophie Cecilia Kalogeropoulos, La Divina, Sophia Cecelia Kalos, The Bible of opera, Anna Maria Sofia Cecilia Kalogeropoulou, The God-Given or Maria Meneghini Callas was an American singer and actor. She was residing in Manhattan, Astoria and Athens.

Maria Callas was a prima donna assoluta, or a singer of the highest rank, and is regarded as one of the greatest opera singers of the 20th century. She is particularly known for her portrayals of tragic heroines in opera such as Violetta in "La Traviata" and the title role in "Tosca". Her voice was known for its purity, power, and expressiveness.

Callas was born in New York City to Greek immigrant parents and grew up in Greece. She began her musical studies at a young age, and made her debut as an opera singer in Greece in 1942. She soon gained recognition as a rising star in the opera world, and went on to perform at some of the world's most prestigious opera houses, including La Scala in Milan and the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.

In addition to her singing career, Callas was also known for her dramatic personal life, which included a tumultuous relationship with Aristotle Onassis. She retired from the stage in 1965, and died of a heart attack in Paris in 1977 at the age of 53. Despite her relatively short career, she left a lasting legacy in the world of opera, and continues to be an inspiration to singers and music lovers around the world.

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Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker (March 25, 1965 Nelsonville-) also known as Sarah J. Parker or SJP is an American actor, film producer, television producer, model, singer, voice actor and businessperson. She has three children, James Wilkie Broderick, Marion Loretta Elwell Broderick and Tabitha Hodge Broderick. She has been living in Athens, Englewood, Teaneck, Cincinnati, Dobbs Ferry, Manhattan, New York City and Roosevelt Island.

Sarah Jessica Parker is best known for her iconic role as Carrie Bradshaw in the TV series "Sex and the City" which ran from 1998 to 2004. She won several awards for her performance in the show including four Golden Globe Awards, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Emmy Awards.

Aside from her acting career, Parker has also been involved in several philanthropic endeavors such as serving as a UNICEF ambassador and supporting various charities. She launched her own perfume line called "Lovely" in 2005 which was followed by several successful fragrances. She has also been involved in the fashion industry and was the president and chief creative officer of Halston Heritage from 2010 to 2011.

Parker has also starred in several films such as "Honeymoon in Vegas", "The First Wives Club", "State and Main", and "Did You Hear About the Morgans?" She has lent her voice to various animated films such as "The Lion King II: Simba's Pride" and "Escape from Planet Earth".

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Kim Basinger

Kim Basinger (December 8, 1953 Athens-) also known as Kimila Ann Basinger, Kim, Scream Queen, Chelsea or Kimila Ann "Kim" Basinger is an American actor, fashion model, singer and film producer. She has one child, Ireland Baldwin. She has been generally known to be residing in Athens and Los Angeles.

Basinger was a successful model before transitioning to film, winning praise for her work in movies such as "The Natural," "9½ Weeks," and "Batman." She won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1997 film "L.A. Confidential." Basinger has also been involved in producing films, including "The Burning Plain" and "I Dreamed of Africa." She is also known for her activism, particularly for animal rights and environmental causes.

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Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington (July 15, 1950 Athens-) a.k.a. Ariadne Anna Stassinopoulos, arianna_huffington, Arianna Stassinopoulos, Arianna Stassinopoulou or Arianna Stassinopoulos Huffington is an American politician, commentator, actor, author, journalist, editor, writer and screenwriter. She has two children, Christina Huffington and Isabella Huffington. She has been known to be living in California, Athens, England and Washington, D.C..

Arianna Huffington co-founded The Huffington Post, a highly popular news and opinion website. She was named as one of Time magazine’s most influential people in the world in 2011. Prior to her work with The Huffington Post, she was a conservative commentator and ran for governor of California in 2003. She is also a noted author, having written more than a dozen books on topics ranging from the economic crisis to spirituality. In addition, she is a passionate advocate for sleep health and wellness, having started a company called Thrive Global that promotes better sleep habits and work-life balance. Huffington has received numerous awards and honors throughout her career, including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and induction into the Women’s Hall of Fame.

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Sutton Foster

Sutton Foster (March 18, 1975 Statesboro-) a.k.a. Sutton Lenore Foster is an American singer, actor, dancer and artist. She has been generally known to be residing in Troy, Augusta, Statesboro, Memphis, New York City and Athens.

Foster is a two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway veteran, having starred in numerous shows including "Thoroughly Modern Millie," "Anything Goes," and "Shrek the Musical." In addition to her theater work, Foster has also appeared on television shows such as "Gilmore Girls" and "Younger," and has released several albums. Foster is also an artist, and has designed the album covers for several of her own albums. She is known for her powerful singing voice and her ability to portray strong, independent women on stage and screen. Foster is also an advocate for adoption and has spoken publicly about her experience adopting her daughter, Emily.

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NeNe Leakes

NeNe Leakes (December 13, 1967 Queens-) a.k.a. Linnethia Monique Johnson is an American actor, film producer and television producer. She has one child, Brentt Leakes. She has been generally known to be living in Athens.

NeNe Leakes gained national attention as a cast member on the hit reality show "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" in 2008. She became one of the most iconic and beloved Housewives in franchise history, and went on to appear on other reality competitions such as "Dancing with the Stars" and "Celebrity Apprentice".

Aside from her reality show fame, Leakes has also found success as an actress, appearing on several scripted television shows including "Glee", "The New Normal", and "The Game". She has also expanded her brand by launching her own fashion and wig lines, as well as penning a memoir titled "Never Make the Same Mistake Twice".

In recent years, Leakes has faced controversy surrounding allegations of racism and inappropriate behavior on and off camera. Despite this, she remains a staple figure in the reality television world and continues to pursue various projects both in front of and behind the camera.

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