Gelly Mavropoulou was born in 1932, in Thessaloniki, Greece, but raised in Athens. She belongs to a large theatrical family and studied at the prestigious Theatro Technis (Art Theater)under the direction of Carolos Koun. Read more... in the early 1990s as a member of the Greek National Theater. She also acted regularly in films and became one of the major Greek female movie stars of the 1950's and 1960's, satisfactory in both comedies and melodramas. But she enjoyed the biggest success of her career in 1971, when she starred in the legendary TV series Agnostos polemos (1971).