Katina Paxinou 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 and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. She appeared in a few more Hollywood films, before returning to Greece in the early 1950s. She became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1951. She then focused on her stage career and appeared in a number of European films including Rocco and His Brothers.
|Native name:||Κατίνα Παξινού|
|Born:||Ekaterini Konstantopoulou, 15 December 1900, Piraeus, Greece|
|Died:||February 22, 1973, Athens, Greece|
|Resting place:||First Cemetery of Athens|
|IMDb:||Katina Paxinou's IMDb|
About Katina Paxinou
Film and stage performer who won both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for her role as Pilar in the 1943 film For Whom the Bell Tolls.
She was educated as an opera singer, performing in the operatic production of "Sister Beatrice"; she entered the Greek Royal Theater in 1929.
She not only starred in, but also provided the Greek translation for the first Eugene O'Neill play to be performed in Greece, "Desire Under the Elms."
She and her husband, Alexis Minotis, co-founded the Royal Theatre of Athens in the 1950s.
She appeared with Tyrone Power in 1949's "Prince of Foxes" as his mother.
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- Expatriate actresses in the United States
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- Burials at the First Cemetery of Athens
- Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe (film) winners
- Greek film actresses
- Best Supporting Actress Academy Award winners