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Katina Paxinou (Ekaterini Konstantopoulou)

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Biography

Piraeus, Athens, Greece
Katina Paxinou was born in 1900, in Piraeus, Greece. She first appeared on stage in 1928, in an Athens production of Henry Bataille's "La femme nue". In the early 1930's she was one of the founding members of the National Theatre of Greece (previously named Royal Theatre) and performed several major roles in Sophocles' "Electra", Henrik Ibsen's "Ghosts" etc, often co-starring with her husband, Alexis Minotis. The outbreak of the Second World War found her in UK; she later managed to arrive at the US, where she was offered her first film role in 1943 in For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943). Read more...

Actor

Character: Mrs. Melandez

Confidential Agent 1945

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Character: Madame de la Rougierre

Uncle Silas 1947

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Character: La Roca

The Miracle 1959

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Character: Rosaria Parondi

Rocco e i suoi fratelli 1960

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Character: Mona Constanza Zoppo

Prince of Foxes 1949

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