Job Actress, Member of the Hellenic Parliament, Minister for Culture of Greece
Top Roles Donna Lucrezia, Elizabeth Lipp, Phaedra, Foreign lady, Lil
Top GenresDrama, Comedy, Romance, Film Adaptation, Adventure, War
Top TopicsBook-Based, Heist, Romance (Drama)
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Melina Mercouri Overview:

Actress, Melina Mercouri, was born Maria Amalia Mercouri on Oct 18, 1920 in Athens, Greece. Mercouri died at the age of 73 on Mar 6, 1994 in New York City, NY and was laid to rest in First Cemetery in Athens, Greece.



Although Mercouri was nominated for one Oscar, she never won a competitive Academy Award.

Academy Awards

YearAwardFilm nameRoleResult
1960Best ActressNever on Sunday (1960)IlyaNominated

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Melina Mercouri Quotes:

Elizabeth Lipp: And where do we find these lily-white innocents?

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Elizabeth Lipp: It can be done! That's the way it can be done! Aaah... oh, excuse me; I've just had a great idea - something I've been looking for a long time... a very long time.

Elizabeth Lipp: I'm beginning to wonder if anything is real.

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Melina Mercouri Facts
When she was asked who she would like to be if she was not Melina Mercouri, she answered that she wanted to be either Greta Garbo or Dolores Ibárruri.

Elected to the Greek Parliament in 1977.

In 1953, Ellie Lambeti gave to Melina Mercouri the award "Marika Kotopouli" for best female performance in the theater.

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