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Irene Papas

1929 - 2022

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Irene Papas or Irene Pappas (Greek: Ειρήνη Παππά, romanized: Eiríni Pappá, IPA: [iˈrini paˈpa]; born Eirini Lelekou (Greek: Ειρήνη Λελέκου, romanized: Eiríni Lelékou); 3 September 1929 – 14 September 2022) was a Greek actress and singer who starred in over 70 films in a career spanning more than 50 years. She gained international recognition through such popular award-winning films as The Guns of Navarone (1961), Zorba the Greek (1964) and Z (1969). She was a powerful protagonist in films including The Trojan Women (1971) and Iphigenia (1977). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Irene Papas has received more than 1,454,935 page views. Her biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Irene Papas is the 168th most popular actor (up from 185th in 2019), the 97th most popular biography from Greece (down from 95th in 2019) and the most popular Greek Actor.

Irene Papas is most famous for her role as the Greek goddess Aphrodite in the 1968 film, "Clash of the Titans."

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  • 1.5M

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  • 69.23

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  • 44

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 9.20

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.58

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Irene Papas ranks 168 out of 9,996Before her are Laura Antonelli, Eli Wallach, Roberto Benigni, Audie Murphy, Martin Sheen, and Fred Astaire. After her are Giulietta Masina, Jean Seberg, Julie Christie, Susan Sarandon, Jeremy Irons, and Fernandel.

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Among people born in 1929, Irene Papas ranks 22Before her are Jean Baudrillard, Yayoi Kusama, Frank Gehry, Hafizullah Amin, Alejandro Jodorowsky, and Christopher Plummer. After her are Michael Ende, Sándor Kocsis, Peter Higgs, Chet Baker, Oriana Fallaci, and Karolos Papoulias. Among people deceased in 2022, Irene Papas ranks 16Before her are Monica Vitti, Leonid Kravchuk, Francisco Gento, Thích Nhất Hạnh, Kane Tanaka, and Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. After her are Jean-Louis Trintignant, Madeleine Albright, Vivienne Westwood, Ayman al-Zawahiri, José Eduardo dos Santos, and Angela Lansbury.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Irene Papas ranks 97 out of 936Before her are Philip III of Macedon (-359), Dionysius the Areopagite (100), George II of Greece (1890), Oruç Reis (1473), Cimon (-510), and Nestor (null). After her are Creon (null), Melissus of Samos (-470), Nâzım Hikmet (1902), Mahfiruz Hatun (1590), Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt (1789), and Phryne (-371).

Among ACTORS In Greece

Among actors born in Greece, Irene Papas ranks 1After her are Melina Mercouri (1920), Thespis (-600), Katina Paxinou (1900), John Aniston (1933), Ariane Labed (1984), and Haruna Ikezawa (1975).

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