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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, 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 851,769 page views. Her biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Melina Mercouri is the 226th most popular actor (up from 281st in 2019), the 116th most popular biography from Greece (up from 130th in 2019) and the 2nd 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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  • 850k

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  • 67.82

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 47

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.52

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.66

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Melina Mercouri ranks 226 out of 9,996Before her are Geoffrey Rush, Maximilian Schell, Paul Walker, John Hurt, Julia Roberts, and Benny Hill. After her are Dwayne Johnson, Harold Ramis, Giuliano Gemma, Caitlyn Jenner, Jacqueline Bisset, and Gérard Philipe.

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Among people born in 1920, Melina Mercouri ranks 16Before her are Farouk of Egypt, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Mario Puzo, Paul Celan, Charlie Parker, and Éric Rohmer. After her are Gianni Rodari, Zecharia Sitchin, Amália Rodrigues, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Traudl Junge, and Montgomery Clift. Among people deceased in 1994, Melina Mercouri ranks 17Before her are Ayrton Senna, Burt Lancaster, Andrei Chikatilo, Giulietta Masina, Kurt Cobain, and Léon Degrelle. After her are Antônio Carlos Jobim, John Wayne Gacy, Paul Feyerabend, Mas Oyama, Guy Debord, and George Peppard.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Melina Mercouri ranks 116 out of 936Before her are Saint Titus (13), Arion (-700), Lysias (-445), Philomena (291), Eleftherios Venizelos (1864), and Polycrates (-600). After her are Karolos Papoulias (1929), John V Palaiologos (1332), Critias (-460), Alexander of Greece (1893), Pope Hyginus (100), and Perseus of Macedon (-212).

Among ACTORS In Greece

Among actors born in Greece, Melina Mercouri ranks 2Before her are Irene Papas (1929). After her are Thespis (-600), Katina Paxinou (1900), John Aniston (1933), Ariane Labed (1984), and Haruna Ikezawa (1975).

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