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.
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 Second Husband: Who was Jose Kohn?
Jose Kohn was the second husband of the Greek actress and singer, Irene Papas after Brando died.
Her second marriage was to the film producer José Kohn in 1957; that marriage was later annulled.
Jose Kohn has not mentioned information about his personal life to the public.