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Guns of Navarone actress, Irene Pappas, dead at 96

Legendary Greek actress Irene Pappas, who starred in over 70 films in a career spanning more than 50 years, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 96, the Culture Ministry announced.

In her long-running career, she was considered a quintessential symbol of Greek beauty and a famous representative of Mediterranean culture abroad, performing strong female roles in the theatre and cinema.

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Pappas, nee Irene Lelekou, was born on 3 September 1926 in the village of Chiliomodi, outside Corinth, Greece.

Her family moved to Athens when she was seven years old, where, as a teen, she attended the…

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