book cover for xenia kalogeropoulou's autobiography

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No better way to begin this new site than this wonderful collaboration!

Deeply honoured to be Mrs. Xenia Kalogeropoulou's choice of portrait cover, for the book that narrates her life.

Xenia Kalogeropoulou was born in 1936, in Athens, Greece. She studied acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art of London and made her stage debut in 1956 as a member of the London-based french group "La Troupe Franchaise". She made her Athens stage debut in 1958 and quickly became one of the top actresses of her generation, appearing in Chekhov's "The Seagull" (as Nina), Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" (as Portia), Turgenev's "A Month in the Country" (as Natalia), Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" (as Cecily) etc. She has also written and directed many interesting plays for children. She made her screen debut in 1958 and had a short but fruitful movie career (about 40 films between 1958 and 1972). She is the founder of the theater "Porta", one of the best theatre stages in Athens, Greece.