Katina Paxinou Biography


Katina Paxinou

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Birth Name: Katina Paxinou
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Birth Country: Greece
Birth Sign: sagittarius
Age: 117 Years
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Winner of Academy Awards, USA for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Katina Paxinou was an actress from Greece who starred in several plays and movies. She was best known for starring the role of Pilar in an American war film For Whom the Bell Tolls. One of the greatest Greek actresses of the 20th century, Katina Paxinou was born as Ekaterini Konstantopoulou at the end of 1900 in Piraeus, Athens, Greece to Basil Konstantopoulou. As a child, she was active as an opera singer.

In 1917, Katina tied her married knot for the first time in her life and that was with Ioannis Paxinos. They were bonded into this married life for about half a decade and they also welcomed two lovely children from this married life. They dissolved their relation of loving husband and wife in 1923.

After Katina got divorced with her first husband, she lived a single life for several years. Later on she became close with a Greek actor and director Alexis Minotis. Together they also starred in several plays in National (Royal) Theatre. They got married in 1940. Her nationality was Greek and her ethnicity was Greeks.

Though Katina received support and care from her parents for being an opera singer, she was disallowed to begin her acting career. But despite their denial, she made her acting debut in 1920 at the Municipal Theatre of Piraeus. She appeared in Maurice Maeterlinck's Sister Beatrice. In 1928, she was seen in her first play The Naked Woman. In the early 1930, she was seen in the play Desire Under the Elms. From that time on she began working with love of her life Alexis Minotis. She also worked at National Theatre of Greece for several years. She made her feature film debut in 1943 by starring the role of Pilar in an American war film For Whom the Bell Tolls. For this role she was honored with Academy Awards, USA and Golden Globes, USA and she also became a first non-American actress to win an Oscar in her debut feature film. Later on she appeared in the movies like Hostages, Mourning Becomes Electra, Confidential Agent, Rocco e i suoi Fratelli and so on. Her net worth was unknown.

In the early 1973 news about her shocked the acting world. She died of cancer at the age of 72. She died on 22nd of February 1973 and her funeral was held at First Cemetery of Athens.

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Born in Piraeus, Athens, Greece

1900 17th of December

One of the greatest Greek actresses of the 20th century, Katina Paxinou was born as Ekaterini Konstantopoulou at the end of 1900 in Piraeus, Athens, Greece to Basil Konstantopoulou. As a child, she was active as an opera singer.

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Married to Ioannis Paxinos

1917

In 1917, Katina tied her married knot for the first time in her life and that was with Ioannis Paxinos. They were bonded into this married life for about half a decade and they also welcomed two lovely children from this married life. They dissolved their relation of loving husband and wife in 1923.

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Made her debut at Municipal Theatre of Piraeus

1920

Though Katina received support and care from her parents for being an opera singer, she was disallowed to begin her acting career. But despite their denial, she made her acting debut in 1920 at the Municipal Theatre of Piraeus. She appeared in Maurice Maeterlinck's Sister Beatrice.

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Appeared in her first play The Naked Woman

1928

In 1928, she was seen in her first play The Naked Woman. In the early 1930, she was seen in the play Desire Under the Elms. From that time on she began working with love of her life Alexis Minotis. She also worked at National Theatre of Greece for several years.

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Married to Alexis Minotis

1940

After Katina got divorced with her first husband, she lived a single life for several years. Later on she became close with a Greek actor and director Alexis Minotis. Together they also starred in several plays in National (Royal) Theatre. They got married in 1940.

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First feature film, For Whom the Bell Tolls

1943

She made her feature film debut in 1943 by starring the role of Pilar in an American war film For Whom the Bell Tolls. For this role she was honored with Academy Awards, USA and Golden Globes, USA and she also became a first non-American actress to win an Oscar in her debut feature film.

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Won Academy Awards, USA

1944

Academy Awards, USA is one of the prestigious awards in the film industry and it’s an honor if anyone wins this award. She had also once been honored with this award one and that was in 1944 for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

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Won Golden Globes, USA

1944

She was best known for starring the role of Pilar in an American war film For Whom the Bell Tolls. For this role, she got her one and only nomination in Golden Globes, USA in 1944 and she was also honored with this award that year for Best Supporting Actress.

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Appeared in the movie, Rocco e i suoi Fratelli

1960

Katina Paxinou was an actress from Greece who starred in several plays and movies. After she made her feature film debut in 1943, she appeared in the movies like Hostages, Mourning Becomes Electra, Confidential Agent, Rocco e i suoi Fratelli and so on.

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Was honored as Star on the Walk of Fame

1960

Katina Paxinou was an actress from Greece who starred in several plays and movies. For her active involvement in acting and the film industry, she was honored with a Star on the Walk of Fame in 1960.

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She died of cancer

1973 22nd of February

In the early 1973 news about her shocked the acting world. She died of cancer at the age of 72. She had a long-term battle with cancer. She died on 22nd of February 1973 and her funeral was held at First Cemetery of Athens.

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