Katina Paxinou

1900 - 1973

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Katina Paxinou (Greek: Κατίνα Παξινού; 17 December 1900– 22 February 1973) was a Greek film and stage actress. She started her stage career in Greece in 1928 and was one of the founding members of the National Theatre of Greece in 1932. The outbreak of World War II found her in the United Kingdom and she later moved to the United States, where she made her film debut in For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Katina Paxinou has received more than 273,386 page views. Her biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Katina Paxinou is the 1,045th most popular actor (down from 829th in 2019), the 331st most popular biography from Greece (down from 286th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Greek Actor.

Katina Paxinou is most famous for her portrayal of the tragic heroine in the play "Electra" by Sophocles.

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  • 270k

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  • 58.59

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  • 46

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.52

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  • 4.37

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among actors, Katina Paxinou ranks 1,045 out of 13,578Before her are Marcheline Bertrand, Yuen Biao, Eric Bana, Paolo Villaggio, Karin Dor, and Shannon Tweed. After her are Alain Cuny, Olivia Hussey, Wallace Shawn, Jonathan Hyde, Dean Cain, and Gottfried John.

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Among people born in 1900, Katina Paxinou ranks 68Before her are Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, Franz Walter Stahlecker, Robert Siodmak, Aaron Copland, Karin Boye, and Helene Weigel. After her are Agnes Moorehead, Camille Chamoun, Wilhelm Rediess, William Heinesen, Jean Arthur, and Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin. Among people deceased in 1973, Katina Paxinou ranks 68Before her are Károly Kerényi, Edward Steichen, E. E. Evans-Pritchard, Sessue Hayakawa, Robert Smithson, and Soong Ai-ling. After her are Alan Watts, José Villalonga, Yaakov Dori, Robert Ryan, Betty Grable, and Mikhail Kalatozov.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Katina Paxinou ranks 331 out of 1,024Before her are Phrynichus (-535), Ageladas (-600), Crates of Athens (-400), Cypselus (-700), Alexis Tsipras (1974), and Paul of Aegina (625). After her are Alexander V of Macedon (-390), Nicos Poulantzas (1936), Demosthenes (-412), Ariston of Sparta (-550), Zoilus (-400), and Antilochus (null).

Among ACTORS In Greece

Among actors born in Greece, Katina Paxinou ranks 4Before her are Irene Papas (1929), Melina Mercouri (1920), and Thespis (-600). After her are John Aniston (1933), Aliki Vougiouklaki (1934), Skeet Ulrich (1970), Carl Anderson (1945), Adele Neuhauser (1959), Ariane Labed (1984), and Haruna Ikezawa (1975).

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