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Popular Film Actors from Greece

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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.
  • Valeria Golino1

    Valeria Golino

    Rain Man, Leaving Las Vegas

    BirthplaceNaples, Italy

    NationalityItaly, Greece

    ParentsProf. Golino

    Valeria Golino (born 22 October 1965) is an Italian actress and director. She is best known to...  more
  • 2

    Georges Sari

    A Matter of Dignity, Murder Backstage

    BirthplaceAthens, Greece


    ChildrenMelina Karakosta

    Georges Sari (Greek: Ζωρζ Σαρή) or Zorz Sari (born Georgia Sarivaxevani; 23 May 1925 – 9 June...  more
  • 3

    Giorgos Mihailidis

    Crystal Nights

    BirthplaceNea Ionia, Greece


    Giorgos Mihailidis is a television director and screenwriter....  more
  • 4

    Kakia Panagiotou

    A Touch of Spice, Battlefield Constantipole

    BirthplaceAthens, Greece


    Kakia Panagiotou is an actress....  more
  • 5

    Louis Mandylor

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Necessary Roughness

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia


    ParentsLouise Theodosopoulos, Yannis Theodosopoulos

    Louis Mandylor (born Elias Theodosopoulos; Greek: Ηλίας Θεοδοσόπουλος; 13 September 1966) is a...  more
  • 6

    Georges Aperghis

    The Lovers on the Bridge

    BirthplaceAthens, Greece


    Georges Aperghis (Greek: Γιώργος Απέργης; born 23 December 1945 in Athens, Greece) is a Greek...  more
  • 7

    Giannis Poulopoulos

    The Blue Beads from Greece, O katergaris

    BirthplaceKardamyli, Greece


    Giannis Poulopoulos (Greek: Γιάννης Πουλόπουλος, a.k.a. John Poulopoulos; born 29 June 1941 in...  more
  • 8

    Eleni Prokopiou

    Young Aphrodites, Oi kyries tis avlis

    BirthplaceAthens, Greece


    Eleni Prokopiou is an actress....
  • 9

    Makis Papadimitriou

    L, Unfair World

    BirthplaceAthens, Greece


    Makis Papadimitriou is an actor....  more
  • 10

    Andreas Malandrinos

    The Fearless Vampire Killers, In Search of the Castaways


    NationalityGreece, United Kingdom

    Andreas Malandrinos was a Greek-born actor who started appearing in British films from 1930,...  more
  • 11

    Anthimos Ananiadis

    Performance Anxiety

    BirthplaceThessaloniki, Greece


    ParentsEvi Karagiani, Timotheou Ananiadi, Kostas Voutsas

    Anthem Moss (Born 9 June 1985), or Anthimos Ananiadis (Greek: Άνθιμος Ανανιάδης), is a Greek...  more
  • 12

    Ilias Logothetis

    Landscape in the Mist, The Suspended Step of the Stork

    BirthplaceLefkada, Greece


    Ilias Logothetis is an actor....  more
  • Sakis Rouvas13

    Sakis Rouvas

    The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Alter Ego

    BirthplaceCorfu, Greece



    ParentsKonstantinos "Kostas" Rouvas, Anna-Maria Panaretou

    ChildrenAlexandros Rouvas, Ariadne Rouvas, Anastasia Rouvas

    Anastasios "Sakis" Rouvas (Greek: Αναστάσιος "Σάκης" Ρουβάς, pronounced [ˈsacis ruˈvas]; born...  more

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  • Irene Papas14

    Irene Papas

    The Guns of Navarone, Z

    BirthplaceChiliomodi, Greece


    Irene Papas (or Pappas) (Greek: Ειρήνη Παππά, romanized: Eiríni Pappá [iˈrini paˈpa]; born 3...  more
  • Peter Diamandis15

    Peter Diamandis

    Mojave Magic: A Turtle's Eye View of SpaceShipOne

    BirthplaceNew York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America, Greece

    Peter H. Diamandis (; born May 20, 1961) is a Greek American engineer, physician, and...  more
  • Tommy Lee16

    Tommy Lee

    Vanilla Sky, The New Guy

    BirthplaceAthens, Greece

    NationalityUnited States of America, Greece


    ParentsVassiliki Papadimitriou, David Lee Thomas Bass

    ChildrenBrandon Thomas Lee, Dylan Jagger Lee

    Thomas Lee Bass (born October 3, 1962) is an American musician and founding member of Mötley...  more

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  • John Colicos17

    John Colicos

    Creepshow, The Changeling

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    NationalityCanada, Greece


    ChildrenNicholas Colicos

    John Colicos (December 10, 1928 – March 6, 2000) was a Canadian actor. He performed on stage...  more
  • Yorgo Voyagis18

    Yorgo Voyagis

    Zorba the Greek, Swept Away

    BirthplaceAthens, Greece


    ChildrenKassandra Voyagis

    Yorgo Voyagis is an actor....  more
  • Nia Vardalos19

    Nia Vardalos

    My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Larry Crowne

    BirthplaceWinnipeg, Canada

    NationalityCanada, United States of America, Greece


    ParentsDoreen Vardalos, Constantine Vardalos

    ChildrenIlaria Gomez

    Antonia Eugenia "Nia" Vardalos (born September 24, 1962; Greek: Νία Βαρντάλος) is a...  more

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  • Elia Kazan20

    Elia Kazan

    City for Conquest, Blues in the Night

    BirthplaceIstanbul, Constantinople, Turkey

    NationalityOttoman Empire, Turkey, United States of America, Greece


    ParentsAthena Kazanjoglou, George Kazanjoglou

    ChildrenKatharine Kazan, Nicholas Kazan, Leo Kazan, Chris Kazan, Marco Kazan

    Elia Kazan (; born Elias Kazantzoglou (Greek: Ηλίας Καζαντζόγλου); September 7, 1909 –...  more


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  • Alexander Scourby21

    Alexander Scourby

    The Big Heat, Giant

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America, Greece


    ParentsBetsy Scourby, Constantine Nicholas

    ChildrenAlexandra Scourby

    Alexander Scourby (; November 13, 1913 – February 22, 1985) was an American film, television,...  more
  • Sarah-Jane Redmond22

    Sarah-Jane Redmond

    BloodRayne: The Third Reich, Case 39


    NationalityCanada, Greece, United Kingdom



    Sarah-Jane Redmond is a Canadian actor and acting coach. Redmond's work has spanned film,...  more
  • 23

    Alex Dimitriades

    Ghost Ship, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    NationalityGreece, Australia


    Alex Dimitriades (born 28 December 1973) is an Australian film and television actor. ...  more
  • Nick Dennis24

    Nick Dennis

    Spartacus, A Streetcar Named Desire

    BirthplaceThessaly, Greece

    NationalityUnited States of America, Greece

    Nick Dennis (April 26, 1904 – November 14, 1980) was a Greek American film actor born in...  more
  • Melina Mercouri25

    Melina Mercouri

    A Dream of Passion, Once Is Not Enough

    BirthplaceAthens, Greece



    ParentsStamatis Mercouris, Irene Lappa

    ChildrenRichelle Dassin, Julie Dassin, Joe Dassin

    Maria Amalia "Melina" Mercouri (Greek: Μαρία Αμαλία "Μελίνα" Μερκούρη; 18 October 1920 – 6...  more