Martha Karagianni

Martha Karagianni was born in 1939, in Athens, Greece. She studied ballet and made her first screen appearance in I agnostos (1956). Three years later, in 1957, she made her stage debut. She alternated theater and cinema for the next few years, but her real breakthrough came in the early 1960s, when she started appearing in a series of films directed by her screen mentor Giannis Dalianidis; all of them were musicals and comedies and made her extremely popular. Her stage work includes Mikis Theodorakis “Omorphi poli”, Joe Masteroff’s “Cabaret” (as Sally Bowles), Nell Dunn’s “Steaming” and many Greek comedies. She also starred in some TV series.

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