Greek movie stars born in 1939

Here are 5 famous actresses from Greece were born in 1939:

Niki Linardou

Niki Linardou (June 1, 1939 Greece-September 26, 2012 Athens) a.k.a. Bebi Koula, Beba Koula, Mpempa Koula or Androniki Koula was a Greek actor.

She was known for her roles in films such as "To Retire" (1979), "I Maria tis siopis" (1986) and "Etsi Prodothike o mythos" (2008). She also starred in many Greek theatre productions throughout her career. Linardou was awarded the Best Actress Award at the Thessaloniki Film Festival in 1986 for her role in "I Maria tis siopis". Despite her success in the entertainment industry, she preferred to keep her personal life private and out of the public eye.

Betty Arvaniti

Betty Arvaniti (August 4, 1939 Athens-) a.k.a. Elissavet Arvaniti or Beti Arvaniti is a Greek actor. She has one child, Alexis Stamatis.

Arvaniti began her acting career in theater in the 1960s, and later transitioned to film and television. One of her most notable roles was in the film "The Red Lanterns" (1963), which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. She also starred in the popular Greek television series "To Nisi" in the early 1990s. In addition to her acting work, Arvaniti has been involved in politics, serving as a member of the Greek parliament from 1990 to 1993. She is also a published author, with several collections of poetry and short stories to her name.

Martha Karagianni

Martha Karagianni (November 6, 1939 Athens-) is a Greek actor.

Martha Karagianni began her acting career in the late 1950s, and quickly became a prominent figure in Greek theatre, television, and film. She appeared in a number of popular TV series and films throughout the 1960s and 1970s, earning critical acclaim for her performances.

In addition to her work in acting, Karagianni has also worked as a radio presenter, and has published two books: a memoir of her experiences in the entertainment industry, and a cookbook.

Karagianni has been honoured with a number of awards throughout her career, including the Greek Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Drama Academy of Greece.

Anna Fonsou

Anna Fonsou (July 4, 1939 Kaisariani-) a.k.a. Ann Fonsayn or Anna Maria Fonsou is a Greek actor and politician. Her child is called Asimina Fonsou.

Anna Fonsou is best known for her work in Greek cinema during the 1960s and 1970s, where she starred in numerous successful films such as "To Pontikaki" and "O Machairas". She was regarded as a sex symbol in her time, and her performances often featured controversial and daring scenes.

After retiring from acting in the 1980s, Anna Fonsou became involved in politics and was elected as a member of the Athens City Council in 1994. She also participated in the founding of the Ecologists Greens party in Greece and became one of its prominent members.

Anna Fonsou has also worked as a director, screenwriter and producer, and has received numerous awards for her work in the film industry. Outside of her career, she has been active in various humanitarian efforts, particularly those benefiting children in need.

Katerina Helmy

Katerina Helmy (August 12, 1939 Athens-) also known as Katerina Helmi is a Greek actor.

Katerina Helmy's acting career spans over several decades and she is considered as one of the most prominent figures in the Greek theatre industry. She began her career in the 1960s with roles in popular Greek films such as "Tamam" and "To Koritsi tis Tavernas".

Helmy has also worked extensively in television, including appearances on popular Greek TV shows like "O Mikros Nikolas" and "Oi Treis Harites". She is known for her versatile acting skills and has played a wide range of characters throughout her career, from comedic roles to more dramatic performances.

In addition to her acting work, Helmy has also been involved in various social causes, particularly those related to women's rights and empowerment. Over the years, she has been a vocal advocate for gender equality and has used her platform to raise awareness for various feminist issues.

Helmy has received numerous awards for her contributions to Greek cinema and theatre, including the prestigious Melina Mercouri Theater Prize in 2004. She continues to be an active member of the entertainment industry and remains one of the most respected and beloved actors in Greece.

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