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List of famous film actors and actresses from Greece, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Greece has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Greek screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Greece and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

Film actors on this list include Kostas Karras and Vasilis Kolovos.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Greek actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Greece?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Greece in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Greek film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Valeria Golino is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
Rain Man, Leaving Las Vegas, Hot Shots! Valeria Golino is an Italian actress and director. She is best known to English-language audiences for the 1988 film Rain Man, and the Hot Shots! films. In addition to David di Donatello, Silver ...more

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Georges Sari is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
A Matter of Dignity, Murder Backstage, Phaedra Georges Sari or Zorz Sari, a Greek author and actress, was born in Athens. Her mother was French and her father was Greek from Ayvalik, Turkey. She grew up in Greece, where she attended ...more

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Giorgos Mihailidis is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
Crystal Nights Giorgos Mihailidis is a television director and screenwriter.

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Kakia Panagiotou is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
A Touch of Spice, Battlefield Constantipole, Manto Mavrogenous Kakia Panagiotou is an actress.

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Louis Mandylor is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Necessary Roughness, The Quest Louis Mandylor is an Australian film and television actor.

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Georges Aperghis is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
The Lovers on the Bridge Georges Aperghis is a Greek composer working primarily in the field of experimental music theater but has also composed a large amount of non-programmatic chamber music. He is married to actress ...more

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Giannis Poulopoulos is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
Giannis Poulopoulos The Blue Beads from Greece, O katergaris, I Pariziana Yannis Poulopoulos is an actor.

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Eleni Prokopiou is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
Eleni Prokopiou Young Aphrodites, Oi kyries tis avlis, To koroidaki tis prigipessas Eleni Prokopiou is an actress.

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Makis Papadimitriou is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
L, Unfair World, Harisma Makis Papadimitriou is an actor.

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Andreas Malandrinos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
The Fearless Vampire Killers, In Search of the Castaways, Prison Breaker Andreas Malandrinos was a Greek-born actor who started appearing in British films from 1930, until his death 40 years later in Surrey, England. He was fluent in six languages and used this ...more

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Anthimos Ananiadis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
Anthimos Ananiadis Performance Anxiety Anthem Moss or Anthimos Ananiadis is a Greek actor and model best known from his leading role in Maria, i Aschimi, the Greek edition of the television series Ugly Betty. For most of 2007-2008, ...more

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Ilias Logothetis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
Landscape in the Mist, The Suspended Step of the Stork, Athens Blues Ilias Logothetis is an actor.

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Sakis Rouvas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Alter Ego, Duress Anastasios "Sakis" Rouvas, known mononymously as Sakis, is a Greek recording, film and television artist; model; businessman and former pole vaulter. Born in Corfu, he won medals on ...more

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Irene Papas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
The Guns of Navarone, Z, Zorba the Greek Irene Papas is a retired Greek actress and occasional singer, who has starred in over seventy films in a career spanning more than fifty years.

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Peter Diamandis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
Mojave Magic: A Turtle's Eye View of SpaceShipOne Peter H. Diamandis is a Greek-American engineer, physician, and entrepreneur best known for being the founder and chairman of the X PRIZE Foundation, the co-founder and chairman of Singularity ...more

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Tommy Lee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
Vanilla Sky, The New Guy, Disaster! Thomas Lee Bass, best known as Tommy Lee, is a Greek-American musician and founding member of heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. As well as being the band's long-term drummer, Lee founded ...more

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John Colicos is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
Creepshow, The Changeling, The Postman Always Rings Twice John Colicos was a Ukrainian Canadian actor. Born in Canada, he was a distinguished stage actor in the United Kingdom, the United States and Canada.

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Yorgo Voyagis is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
Zorba the Greek, Swept Away, The Last Valley Yorgo Voyagis is an actor.

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Nia Vardalos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Larry Crowne, I Hate Valentine's Day Antonia Eugenia "Nia" Vardalos is a Canadian-born actress, screenwriter, director, singer and producer. Her most notable work is the 2002 Academy Award–nominated film My Big Fat Greek ...more

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Elia Kazan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
City for Conquest, Blues in the Night, James Dean: Sense Memories Elia Kazan was a Greek-American director, producer, writer and actor, described by The New York Times as "one of the most honored and influential directors in Broadway and Hollywood ...more

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Alexander Scourby is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
The Big Heat, Giant, The Shaggy Dog [1959] Alexander Scourby was an American film, television, and voice actor known for his deep and resonant voice. He is best known for his film role as the ruthless mob boss Mike Lagana in Fritz Lang's ...more

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Sarah-Jane Redmond is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
BloodRayne: The Third Reich, Case 39, 30 Days of Night: Dark Days Sarah-Jane Redmond is a British-Canadian actress and acting instructor.

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Alex Dimitriades is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
Ghost Ship, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, Three Blind Mice Alex Dimitriades is an Australian film and television actor.

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Nick Dennis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
Spartacus, A Streetcar Named Desire, Kiss Me Deadly Nick Dennis was a Greek American film actor born in Thessaly, Greece. The supporting actor, who began in films in 1947, was known for playing ethnic types in films such as Kiss Me Deadly and the ...more

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Melina Mercouri is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
A Dream of Passion, Once Is Not Enough, Topkapi Melina Mercouri, was a Greek actress, singer and politician. She was born to a former cavalry officer and member of parliament, Stamatis Mercouris, and his wife Eirini Lappa. When she completed ...more

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Titos Vandis is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
The Exorcist, Oh, God! Titos Vandis was a Greek actor who appeared in more than 100 films and television shows between 1953 and 2000. He left Greece when a dictatorship took power and lived in the United States for 24 ...more

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Mairi Hronopoulou is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
Voyage to Cythera, The Red Lanterns, The Blue Beads from Greece Mairi Hronopoulou is an actress.

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Costa-Gavras is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
Spies Like Us, Madame Rosa, Burke & Hare Costa-Gavras is a Greek-French film director and producer, who lives and works in France. He is known for films with overt political themes, most famously the fast-paced thriller, Z, but he has ...more

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Arianna Huffington is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
Swing Vote, See How They Run, Night of the Hurricane Arianna Huffington is a Greek-American author and syndicated columnist. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. She was a popular conservative commentator in the ...more

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Míkis Theodorakis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
The Rehearsal, Quo Vadis, Mikis? Fragen an Theodorakis Michael "Mikis" Theodorakis is a Greek songwriter of over 1000 songs and composer. He scored for the films Zorba the Greek, Z, and Serpico. He is viewed as Greece's best-known living ...more

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Tony Nikolakopoulos is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
Kangaroo Jack, Head On, The Wannabes Tony Nikolakopoulos is a Greek Australian film, television and theatre actor. He is best known for his work in the films of Nick Giannopoulos, The Wog Boy and The Wannabes, and for his role as ...more

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Theodoros Angelopoulos is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
Hitler in Hollywood, Anaparastassi, Pros tin elefteria Theodoros "Theo" Angelopoulos was a Greek filmmaker, screenwriter and film producer. An acclaimed and multi-awarded film director who dominated the Greek art film industry from 1975 on, ...more

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Aliki Vougiouklaki is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
A Teacher with Golden Hair, Astero, Battlefield Constantipole Aliki Vougiouklaki was a Greek actress, best known for her films and theatrical plays. Theatrically she has mostly created renditions of widely known Broadway musicals as well as Greek tragedy ...more

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Kostas Voutsas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
The Blue Beads from Greece, Kiss the Girls, Ena Exypno Exypno Moutro Kostas Voutsas is a Greek actor, director, and writer.

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Franco Fantasia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
Zombie Flesh Eaters, A Long Ride from Hell, Hero of Rome Franco Fantasia was an Italian film actor. He appeared in more than one hundred films from 1951 to 2002.

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Alekos Alexandrakis is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
Stella, Murder Backstage, Athens Blues Alekos Alexandrakis was a famous Greek actor. He was known for his theatrical work as well as work in film and television. He died of lung cancer. Alexandrakis starred in more than 60 films, ...more

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Giannis Vogiatzis is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
The Blue Beads from Greece, Kiss the Girls, Otan leipei i gata Giannis Vogiatzis is a Greek actor.

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Vangelis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
Vangelis: Mythodea: Music for the NASA Missions: 2001 Mars Od Evangelos Odysseas Papathanassiou, professionally known as Vangelis, is a Greek composer of electronic, progressive, ambient, jazz, pop rock, and orchestral music. He is best known for his ...more

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George Regas is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Mark of Zorro, The Red Blood of Courage George Regas was a Greek-born American actor. Born in Sparta, Greece, he was the brother of actor Pedro Regas. He was a stage actor in Athens before coming to the U.S. In New York he played ...more

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Lakis Lazopoulos is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
El Greco, Fovou tous Ellines, Scenario Apostolos "Lakis" Lazopoulos is a Greek playwright, actor and songwriter. His birth name is Apostolos Lazopoulos, Lakis being a diminutive. Lazopoulos was ranked 83rd by the public in ...more

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George Chakiris is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
West Side Story, White Christmas, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes George Chakiris is an American dancer, singer and Academy Award-winning actor. He is best known for his appearance in the film version of West Side Story as Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks

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Rena Vlahopoulou is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
Kiss the Girls, The Girl from Corfu, Otan leipei i gata Irene "Rena" Vlachopoulou was a famous Greek actress and singer. She starred in theatre, musical, and Greek cinema productions, including The Gambler and The Countess of Corfu. ...more

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Nikos Rizos is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
Ah! Kai na 'moun antras, The Girl from Corfu, Ena Exypno Exypno Moutro Nikos Rizos was a Greek actor. He took part in many Greek comedies in cinema. He married Elsa Rizou and raised a son.

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Gina Fricchione is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
Reign Over Me, A Thousand Words, Hitchcock Gina Fricchione is an actress.

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Dimitris Papamichael is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
A Dream of Passion, Pote tin Kyriaki, The Red Lanterns Dimitris Papamichael was a popular Greek actor and director. In 1965, he married Aliki Vougiouklaki, the so-called "national star" of Greece. The star couple remained married for a ...more

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Katerina Gogou is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
To exypno pouli, Nomos 4000, Kallio pente kai sto heri Katerina Gogou was a Greek poet, author and actress. Before her suicide by pill overdose at the age of 53, Gogou appeared in over thirty Greek films.

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George Foundas is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
Zorba the Greek, Pote tin Kyriaki, The Red Lanterns Giorgos Fountas was a Greek actor in film and television. He attended the Dramatic School at the Athens Odeum. He played football for some years for AEK Athens FC. He appeared for the first time ...more

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Manos Hadjidakis is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
I Agni tou limaniou Manos Hatzidakis was a Greek composer and theorist of Greek music. He was also one of the main prime movers of the "Éntekhno" song. In 1960 he received an Academy Award for Best ...more

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Thanasis Veggos is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
Ulysses' Gaze, Pote tin Kyriaki, Quiet Days in August Thanasis Veggos was a Greek actor and director born in Neo Faliro, Piraeus. He performed in around 130 films, predominantly comedies in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, starring in more than 50 ...more

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Zoe Laskari is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from Greece
The Blue Beads from Greece, Kiss the Girls, The Decline Zoe Laskari is a Greek film and stage actress, one of the most popular in Greece.