Melina Mercouri

1920 - 1994

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Maria Amalia "Melina" Mercouri (Greek: Μαρία Αμαλία "Μελίνα" Μερκούρη, 18 October 1920 – 6 March 1994) was a Greek actress, singer, socialist, activist and politician. She came from a political family that was prominent over multiple generations. She received an Academy Award nomination and won a Cannes Film Festival Best Actress Award for her performance in the film Never on Sunday (1960). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Melina Mercouri has received more than 649,032 page views. Her biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Melina Mercouri is the 281st most popular actor (down from 164th in 2019), the 130th most popular biography from Greece (down from 91st in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Greek Actor.

Melina Mercouri was a Greek actress and politician. She is most famous for her role in the movie "Zorba the Greek."

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  • 650k

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  • 74.07

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 45

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.55

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.94

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Melina Mercouri ranks 281 out of 10,030Before her are Ed Harris, Ryan O'Neal, Danny Trejo, Mireille Darc, Romina Power, and Kevin Spacey. After her are David Niven, Lon Chaney, Sean Penn, Goldie Hawn, Glenn Close, and Bibi Andersson.

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Among people born in 1920, Melina Mercouri ranks 22Before her are Éric Rohmer, Gianni Rodari, Traudl Junge, Zecharia Sitchin, Boris Vian, and Frank Herbert. After her are Amália Rodrigues, John Demjanjuk, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Richard von Weizsäcker, Owen Chamberlain, and Mickey Rooney. Among people deceased in 1994, Melina Mercouri ranks 23Before her are Mas Oyama, Léon Degrelle, Paul Feyerabend, George Peppard, Guy Debord, and Jan Tinbergen. After her are Henry Mancini, John Wayne Gacy, Domenico Modugno, Dorothy Hodgkin, Telly Savalas, and Robert Doisneau.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Melina Mercouri ranks 130 out of 855Before her are Thespis (-600), Phryne (-371), Cratylus (-500), Callicrates (-470), Alcaeus of Mytilene (-620), and Ioannis Metaxas (1871). After her are Costa-Gavras (1933), Pittacus of Mytilene (-650), Saint Titus (13), Agesilaus II (-444), Demetrius of Phalerum (-350), and Pleistarchus (-500).

Among ACTORS In Greece

Among actors born in Greece, Melina Mercouri ranks 3Before her are Irene Papas (1929) and Thespis (-600). After her are Katina Paxinou (1900), John Aniston (1933), Arianna Huffington (1950), and Ariane Labed (1984).

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