Lila Kedrova Overview:

Actress, Lila Kedrova, was born on Oct 9, 1918 in Petrograd, Russia). Kedrova died at the age of 81 on Feb 16, 2000 in Sault Ste. Marie, Canada .



Lila Kedrova was nominated for one Academy Award, winning for Best Supporting Actress for Zorba the Greek (as Madame Hortense) in 1964.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1964Best Supporting ActressZorba the Greek (1964)Madame HortenseWon

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Lila Kedrova Quotes:

Madame Hortense: You are cruel! Why you abandon me? The whole village is laughing at me. Where is my white satin? Where is my wedding dress?

Madame Hortense: I too fought breasts to breasts.

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Lila Kedrova Facts
When she and her family escaped from Russia, her birth papers were left behind and never recovered. Her counterfeit papers were later confiscated.

Had homes in Toronto, Paris, and summer home in Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario, Canada.

Spoke Russian, French, English, and some Italian.

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