Diva who became one of Greece's most popular film and theatre stars; her first film was 1961's hit "O katiforos."
She was named Miss Greece (Star Hellas) in 1959 when she was 15 and made it to the semifinals at the Miss Universe pageant, until it was discovered that she wasn't 18 (or the legal age of adulthood). She later dropped out.
Her personal life was as sensational to the media as her professional life, especially when she began an affair with singer Tolis Voskopoulos.
Her family was devoted to the Hellenic Army; her parents died while she was young, and her paternal grandparents took custody of her.
She also became known for her theatre work, appearing in such plays as "The Trojan Women" by Euripides, "Barefoot in the Park" by Neil Simon, and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee.