Irene Papas or Pappas, born Irene Lelekou, was a Greek actress and singer who has starred in over 70 films in a career spanning more than 50 years.

She gained international recognition through such popular award-winning films as The Guns of Navarone and Zorba the Greek.

Irene Papas First Husband

Papas was born Irene Lelekou in the village of Chiliomodi, outside Corinth, Greece.

Her mother, Eleni Prevezanou, was a schoolteacher, and her father, Stavros Lelekos, taught classical drama at the Sofikós school in Corinth.

She recalled that she was always acting as a child, making dolls out of rags and sticks; after a touring theatre visited the village performing Greek tragedies with the women tearing their hair, she used to tie a black scarf around her head and perform for the other children

Irene Papas First Husband: Who was Alkis Papas?

Is Irene Papas married? who is her first husband?

Alkis Papas was born in 1922. He is a writer and actor, known for Hey, Girls! 1959, Bitter Bread 1951, and The Tycoon Lady 1971.

Irene Papas First Husband

Alkis Papas was born in 1922 and died in 2018.

In 1947 Irene Papas married the film director Alkis Papas, they divorced in 1951.