Katina Paxinou




Katina Paxinou (Greek: Κατίνα Παξινού; born Aikaterini Konstantopoulou (Greek: Αικατερίνη Κωνσταντοπούλου); 17 December 1900 – 22 February 1973) was a Greek film and stage actress. She started her stage career in Greece in 1928 and was one of the founding members of the National Theatre of Greece in 1932. The outbreak of World War II found her in the United Kingdom and she later moved to the United States, where she made her film debut in For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943) and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. Paxinou appeared in a few more Hollywood films, before returning to Greece in the early 1950s. She then focused on her stage career and appeared in European films. She died in 1973, after a long-term battle with cancer.

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