Irene Papas: Greek Actress Who Embodied Roles of Heroism and Tragic Dignity in Films Such as “Zorba the Greek” and “The Guns of Navarone”

From a Washington Post obit by Brian Murphy headlined “Irene Papas, Greek actress of ‘Zorba’ and classical dramas, dies at 96”:

Irene Papas, a Greek actress with riveting almond eyes who embodied roles of heroism and tragic dignity in films such as “Zorba the Greek” and “The Guns of Navarone,” and gained critical acclaim in classic Greek dramas including “Electra” and “Antigone,” has died.

The death was announced in a statement by Greece’s culture minister, Lina Mendoni, who called Ms. Papas “majestic, stately, dynamic … an international star who radiated Greekness.”  Ms. Papas had symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease for nearly five years, according to Greek media.