Birth Place Matching "Greece" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)


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1. Yorgos Lanthimos

Director | The Lobster

Yorgos Lanthimos was born in Athens, Greece. He studied directing for Film and Television at the Stavrakos Film School in Athens. He has directed a number of dance videos in collaboration with Greek choreographers, in addition to TV commercials, music videos, short films and theater plays. Kinetta,...

2. John Aniston

Actor | Days of Our Lives

John Aniston was born on July 24, 1933 in Crete, Greece as Yannis Anastassakis. He is an actor, known for Days of Our Lives (1965), Search for Tomorrow (1951) and Journeyman (2007). He has been married to Sherry Rooney since June 14, 1984. They have one child. He was previously married to Nancy Dow.

3. Alexis Georgoulis

Actor | Marionetes

Alexis Georgoulis was born in the Greek town Larissa. In 1993, he started studying at the National Technical University of Athens to become a Civil Engineer. In 1997, after graduating from the prestigious Jasmine Drama School, Alexis would go on to star in several stage productions. During this ...

4. Costa-Gavras

Director | Missing

Costa-Gavras was born on February 12, 1933 in Loutra-Iraias, Greece as Konstantinos Gavras. He is a director and writer, known for Missing (1982), Amen. (2002) and Z (1969). He has been married to Michèle Ray-Gavras since 1968. They have two children.

5. Ariane Labed

Actress | Assassin's Creed

Ariane Labed (born 8 May 1984) is a Greek-born French actress and film director. She is best known for her feature film debut in Attenberg, for which she won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress, and appearing in Helen Edmundson's film Mary Magdalene in 2018.

Born to French parents, Ariane Labed lived her...

6. Irene Papas

Actress | The Guns of Navarone

Irene Papas was born on September 3, 1926 in Chilimodion, Corynth, Greece as Eiríni Lelékou. She is an actress, known for The Guns of Navarone (1961), The Message (1976) and Electra (1962). She was previously married to Alkis Papas.

7. Yorgos Karamihos

Actor | The Durrells

Yorgos Karamihos is an actor, director and acting teacher, born and raised in Greece. He graduated the Philosophy and History Department of Ionian University and The Greek National Theatre Academy. In 2012 he received a Fulbright Scholarship as an exceptional artist to attend the fulltime program ...

8. Tommy Lee

Soundtrack | The Dirt

Tommy Lee was born on October 3, 1962 in Athens, Greece as Thomas Lee Bass. He has been married to Brittany Furlan since February 14, 2019. He was previously married to Pamela Anderson, Heather Locklear and Elaine Margaret Starchuk.

9. Brioni Farrell

Actress | Star Trek

Brioni Farrell was born on February 12, 1940 in Athens, Greece as Xenia Gratsos. She was an actress and executive, known for Star Trek (1966), General Hospital (1963) and Fantasy Island (1977). She was married to Eugene Robert Glazer. She died on August 8, 2018 in California, USA.

10. Daniela Amavia

Actress | Children of Dune

Daniela Amavia was born on March 4, 1966 in Athens, Greece. She is an actress and writer, known for Children of Dune (2003), A Beautiful Now (2015) and Perfect Lover (2001). She was previously married to Bernd F. Lunkewitz.

11. Theodoros Angelopoulos

Director | Topio stin omihli

Theo Angelopoulos began to study law in Athens but broke up his studies to go to the Sorbonne in Paris in order to study literature. When he had finished his studies, he wanted to attend the School of Cinema at Paris but decided instead to go back to Greece. There he worked as a journalist and ...

12. Melina Mercouri

Actress | Pote tin Kyriaki

Melina Mercouri was born in Athens, Greece on October 18, 1920. An early woman activist, she was elected to the Greek Parliament in 1977. Later Miss Mercouri was to become the first woman to hold a Senior cabinet post "Minister of Culture" in the Greek government. In 1971 she wrote her ...

13. Michael Antonakos

Actor | Assassin's Creed: Odyssey

Michael Antonakos was born in Athens Greece, October 21st, 1982. He moved to Canada at the age of three. He has been performing since he was nine years old, and spent his youth with the Rocky Mountain Shakespeare Company, in Lake Louise, Alberta. His mother was a ballet teacher/choreographer, where...

14. Christos Loulis

Actor | Oi sklavoi sta desma tous

Christos Loulis was born on April 10, 1976 in Athens, Greece. He is an actor, known for Slaves in Their Bonds (2008), Love Me Not (2017) and Honey and the Pig (2005). He has been married to Emily Koliandri since September 29, 2008. They have one child.

15. Tonia Sotiropoulou

Actress | Skyfall

Tonia Sotiropoulou was born on April 28, 1987 in Athens, Greece. She is an actress, known for Skyfall (2012), Hercules (2014) and Waiting Room (2018).

16. Phedon Papamichael

Cinematographer | Nebraska

Phedon Papamichael, an award winning Cinematographer, was born in Athens, Greece and moved with his family to Germany, where in 1982 he completed his education in Fine Arts, in Munich. Working as a photojournalist brought Phedon to NYC in 1983, where he started crossing over into cinematography.

His...

17. Vangelis

Composer | Blade Runner

Vangelis is a composer and performer who works almost exclusively with electronic instruments. He is probably most well known for his Chariots of Fire (1981) and Blade Runner (1982) soundtracks or for the tracks used in the Cosmos (1980) television series. He has been involved in many musical ...

18. Corinna Tsopei

Actress | A Man Called Horse

Corinna Tsopei was born on June 21, 1944 in Athens, Greece as Kiriaki Tsopei. She is an actress, known for A Man Called Horse (1970), Psyhi kai sarka (1974) and Lost in Space (1965). She was previously married to Freddie Fields and Steven Zax.

19. Chantal Contouri

Actress | Hotel Mumbai

Chantal Contouri was born on April 8, 1950 in Agios Georgios, Vion, Lakonias, Greece. She is an actress, known for Hotel Mumbai (2018), The Sullivans (1976) and Thirst (1979).

20. Katina Paxinou

Actress | For Whom the Bell Tolls

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 ...

21. Jack P. Pierce

Make Up Department | The Brain from Planet Arous

As we look back on the cinematic pioneers of the 20th century, no individual is more significant in his field than genius makeup artist Jack Pierce, the legendary monster-maker who worked in the 1930s and 1940s at Universal Studios during its classic horror period. Pierce's story is equal parts ...

22. Mary Tsoni

Actress | Kynodontas

Mary Tsoni (25 June 1987 - 8 May 2017) was a Greek actress and singer. She was best known for her roles in the films Evil (2005), Dogtooth and Evil: In the Time of Heroes (both 2009). For her role in Dogtooth, she won the award for Best Actress at the Sarajevo Film Festival, and the motion picture ...

23. Spyros Fokas

Actor | The Jewel of the Nile

Spiros Focas is one of Greece's most respected and well-known actors. He was discovered by legendary Italian director Luchino Visconti and cast in a lead role in the classic Rocco and His Brothers (1960). He went on to star in many Greek and Italian films throughout the 1960s and '70s, working with...

24. Helena Kallianiotes

Actress | Five Easy Pieces

Helena Kallianiotes was born in Greece. At age 10 she came to America and lived in Boston, Massachussetts. At 16 she started belly dancing in Boston night clubs. In 1958 she left Boston and worked as a belly dancer across the U.S. She settled in California, where she belly danced at The Greek ...

25. Christos Vasilopoulos

Actor | Banshee

Christos Vasilopoulos was born on April 16, 1978 in Greece. He is an actor, known for Banshee (2013), The Last Ship (2014) and Blindspot (2015). He was previously married to Antonia Ventouras.

26. Joanna Fyllidou

Actress | Lomasankarit

Joanna Fyllidou is an actress originally from Greece. She studied at the National Theater of Northern Greece and from the very beginning of her career , Joanna managed to establish herself as a lead actress as she managed to land a series regular role in the first TV show she auditioned for "...

27. Christos Stergioglou

Actor | Kynodontas

Christos Stergioglou was born in 1952 in Didymoteicho, Thrace, Greece. He is an actor and producer, known for Dogtooth (2009), The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas (2013) and Unfair World (2011).

28. Lampros Kalfuntzos

Actor | No Time to Die

Lampros Kalfuntzos was born in Athens, but raised in Larissa, Greece. He is the son of Dimitrios Kalfuntzos and Vassiliki Perogiannaki. Latest appearance on the upcoming Fast and Furious Spin Off - Hobbs and Shaw (2019). Also an actor & graphic artist known for Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018), ...

29. Yorgo Voyagis

Actor | Frantic

Yorgo Voyagis was born on December 6, 1945 in Athens, Greece. He is known for his work on Frantic (1988), Jesus of Nazareth (1977) and Swept Away (2002). He has been married to Diana Scorits since 2005.

30. Homer

Writer | O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Homer is the name traditionally ascribed to the brilliant Greek bard that authored, most notably, the Iliad and the Odyssey (Western civilization's first complete stories). Nothing concrete is known of his life, but he is traditionally thought to be blind and was probably born in either Chios or ...

31. Olga Karlatos

Actress | Purple Rain

Olga Karlatos was born on April 20, 1945 in Athens, Greece as Olga Vlassopulos. She is known for her work on Purple Rain (1984), Once Upon a Time in America (1984) and This Is the Night (1977). She was previously married to Arthur Rankin Jr. and Nikos Papatakis.

32. Gerasimos Skiadaressis

Actor | Appartamento ad Atene

Gerasimos Skiadaressis was born in 1960 in Patra, Greece. He is an actor, known for Apartment in Athens (2011), Balkanisateur (1997) and Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001). He has been married to Bessy Malfa since 1997. They have three children.

33. Athina Rachel Tsangari

Producer | Attenberg

Athina Rachel Tsangari was born on April 2, 1966 in Athens, Greece. She is a producer and director, known for Attenberg (2010), Chevalier (2015) and The Slow Business of Going (2000).

34. Titos Vandis

Actor | Prosohi, kindynos!

Titos Vandis was born on November 7, 1917 in Thessaloniki, Greece. He was an actor, known for Caution, Danger! (1983), Dawn on the Third Day (1962) and The Exorcist (1973). He was married to Betty Valassi, Nancy Hall, Eleanore Mahlein, Ketty Asprea, Maria Alkaiou and Aleka Paizi. He died on ...

35. Stefanos Miltsakakis

Actor | Cyborg

Born in humble surroundings in Provatonas, a small village near the town of Alexandroupoli in northern Greece, on August 3, 1959, Miltsakakis shot to fame fighting Jean-Claude Van Damme in five Hollywood movies. He was raised in an environment where children grew up fighting and wrestling. In 1973,...

36. Prince Philip

The Good Life

Prince Phillip was born on 10 June 1921 as a Prince of Greece and Denmark. His family was deposed and he lived in France and finally went to boarding school in Gordonstoun in Scotland. Eventually he sent his boys there. When he was 18 he met 13 year old Princess (later Queen) Elizabeth, his third ...

37. Manos Gavras

Actor | Glee

Studied at the National Theater Academy of Greece and is also the only Greek actor to have graduated from the Stella Adler Studio of Acting (New York City) so far. Has appeared alongside F. Murray Abraham on stage. Manos Gavras is also an accomplished musician and dancer. He is based in Los Angeles.

38. Manousos Manousakis

Director | I skiahtra

Manousos Manousakis was born on April 30, 1947 in Athens, Greece as Manousos Tatakis. He is a director and writer, known for I skiahtra (1985), Bartolomeo (1974) and Arhontes (1977).

39. Nico Mastorakis

Writer | Blind Date

Nico Mastorakis was born on April 28, 1941 in Athens, Greece as Nikolaos Mastorakis. He is a writer and director, known for Blind Date (1984), Mykonos, the Soul of an Island (2018) and The Zero Boys (1986).

40. Alexis Minotis

Actor | Land of the Pharaohs

Alexis Minotis was born on August 8, 1898 in Canea, Greece as Alexis Minotakis. He was an actor and director, known for Land of the Pharaohs (1955), Notorious (1946) and The Chase (1946). He was married to Katina Paxinou. He died on November 11, 1990 in Athens, Greece.

41. Nick Dennis

Actor | Spartacus

Nick Dennis was born on April 26, 1904 in Thessaly, Greece. He was an actor, known for Spartacus (1960), A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) and East of Eden (1955). He died on November 14, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

42. Adonis Kapsalis

Producer | Shambhala

Adonis Kapsalis was born on November 11, 1980 in Greece. He is an actor and producer, known for Shambhala, Bet on Love and Hunting My Blood (2012).

43. Arianna Huffington

Actress | John Q

Arianna Huffington was born on July 15, 1950 in Athens, Greece as Ariadne Anna Stassinopoulos. She is an actress and producer, known for John Q (2002), The Siege (1998) and Edtv (1999). She was previously married to Michael Huffington.

44. Vasiliki Maliaros

Actress | The Exorcist

Vasiliki Maliaros was born on October 16, 1883 in Athens, Greece. She was an actress, known for The Exorcist (1973). She died on February 9, 1973 in The Bronx, New York, USA.

45. Marie Wilson

Actress | As the World Turns

Marie Wilson was born on October 12, 1974 in Athens, Greece as Marie Flevaras. She is an actress and producer, known for As the World Turns (1956), General Hospital (1963) and Port Charles (1997). She was previously married to Michael D. Wilson.

46. Theo Alexander

Actor | True Blood

He was born Theodoros Zoumpoulidis in Greece.

Alexander received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business science from Boston University, and then enrolled to study acting in New York City, New York, at the Circle in the Square Theatre School, a private drama school associated with the Circle in the ...

47. Lefteris Charitos

Director | Dolphin Man

Lefteris Charitos is a fiction and documentary film director. He studied film at the Royal College of Art in London. His feature documentary "Dolphin Man" (2017, Greece-France-Canada-Japan-Italy in co-production, with ARTE, French and Greek Film Centres, WOWOW, SVT, Knowledge Network, ERT, RTS) ...

48. Suzi Simpson

Actress | Enemy Gold

Gorgeous, buxom and voluptuous blonde knockout Suzi Simpson was born Susan Athena Simpson on November 16, 1968 in Athens, Greece. Her father was a Navy officer and her mother was a flight attendant. The eldest of four children, Simpson has two brothers and one sister. She has lived in such coastal ...

49. Vicky Papadopoulou

Actress | To mikro psari

Vicky Papadopoulou was born on February 9, 1982 in Greece. She is an actress, known for Stratos (2014), The Republic (2015) and Dying in Athens (2006).

50. Aliki Vougiouklaki

Actress | Madalena

Aliki Vougiouklaki was born in 1934 (or 1933, according to some sources), in Maroussi Attikis, Greece. She studied at the Drama School of the Greek National Theater and made her stage debut in a 1953 Athens production of Molière's "Le malade imaginaire". Around the same time she made her movie ...


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