Dimitra Arliss’ acting career began at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, she first caught audience’s eyes appearing in Arthur Kopit’s Broadway play “Indians”, she played a Native American character who spoke with an Italian accent. While she continued acting on stage, she began to appear in several television and film productions, such as The Sting (1973), Xanadu (1980), Firefox (1982) and It’s My Party (1996). To horror film aficionados, Dimitra is best remembered as Dahnya in Bless the Child (2000); it would be her last film before dying from complications of a stroke, she died at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills, California. She was 79.