Greek movie stars died in 1980

Here are 2 famous actresses from Greece died in 1980:

Fanny Marchiò

Fanny Marchiò (June 1, 1904 Corfu-September 6, 1980 Bologna) a.k.a. Francesca Marchiò was a Greek actor.

She was born to an Italian father and a Greek mother in Corfu, Greece. Marchiò was raised in Athens, where she discovered her love for acting at an early age. She was a prominent figure in the Greek theatre scene during the interwar period, even receiving praise from the famous playwright, Bertolt Brecht, who saw her performance in a play during his visit to Greece.

In the late 1930s, Marchiò moved to Italy and continued her acting career there. She appeared in several Italian films, including the neorealist classic "Umberto D" directed by Vittorio de Sica. She often played the roles of strong-willed women, reflecting her own fearless personality.

Despite her success, Marchiò remained deeply connected to her Greek roots and often returned to Greece to perform in plays and films. She was known for her intelligence and her strong political beliefs, which sometimes led her to be blacklisted during the fascist period in Italy.

Fanny Marchiò passed away in Bologna, Italy in 1980. Her legacy as a pioneering female actor continues to inspire generations of actors and actresses in Greece and beyond.

Georgia Vasileiadou

Georgia Vasileiadou (January 1, 1897 Athens-February 12, 1980 Athens) also known as Georgia Athanasiou was a Greek actor. She had one child, Fotini Vasileiadou.

Vasileiadou began her career in theater in the early 1920s and went on to become one of the most prominent actors of her time in Greece. She was known for her powerful and expressive performances, particularly in tragic roles. Vasileiadou's notable film appearances include "Theogony" (1966), "Merikoi to Protimoun Kryo" (1963), and "Astero" (1959). She was awarded with the National Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Astero". In addition to her acting career, Vasileiadou was also a renowned painter, known for her impressionistic landscapes and portraits. She was married to the actor and director Dimitris Rontiris. Vasileiadou passed away in Athens at the age of 83.

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