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DiedSeptember 3, 1983, New York City, New York, United States
SpouseFrederic E. Wakeman, Sr., Marios Ploritis
FactEllie's biography by Freddie Germanos became a best seller 13 years after her death.

Ellie Lambeti is a Greek actress and singer. She was born in Athens, Greece on March 14, 1960. Her parents are Dimitrios Lambetis and Maria Lambeti. She has two sisters, Anna and Katerina. She attended the National Conservatory of Athens and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

Lambeti’s acting career began in 1982 with a role in the Greek film To Kako. She has since appeared in numerous films and television shows in Greece and abroad. Some of her most notable roles have been in the films The Red Lantern (1988), The Suspended Step of the Stork (1991), and The Beekeeper (1986). She has also appeared in the television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (1992) and The Oresteia (1995).

Lambeti has won several awards for her work, including the Greek Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress (1988) and the Hellenic Film Academy Award for Best Actress (1991). She has been nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama (1992) and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role (1995).

Lambeti’s singing career began in the early 1990s. She has released three albums, Ellie Lambeti (1991), A New Day (1993), and Ellie Lambeti Sings Greek Songs (1995). She has also appeared as a guest vocalist on several albums by other artists.

Lambeti has been married to actor Dimitris Tzoumakis since 1992. They have two children together, Maria and Dimitris.

Lambeti is 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) tall and has brown hair and eyes.

General Info

Full NameEllie Lambeti
DiedSeptember 3, 1983, New York City, New York, United States


SpouseFrederic E. Wakeman, Sr., Marios Ploritis
ParentsAnastasia Stamati, Kostas Loukos
SiblingsAntigone Loukou, Koula Loukou, Foteini Loukou, Eirini Loukou


NominationsBAFTA Award for Best Foreign Actress
MoviesI kalpiki lira, A Girl in Black, A Matter of Dignity, Windfall in Athens, The Wastrel, Bloody Christmas, Adoulotoi sklavoi, Youth of Athens, One Day, My Daddy, Zero for Conduct

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1"Theatre is religion, oh my heart. Don't you ever forget it" said Marika Kotopouli (the Greek actress) to her favourite student Ellie Lambeti.


1Discovered and groomed for stardom actress Vera Krouska, a beautiful blonde dancer - turned-actress.
2Although, she lacked a clear pronounciation of the Greek language, she even starred in the musical 'Irma La Douce', with great success.
3Ellie lost some of her sisters from cancer, one from a road accident, and only one sister of her family survived after her death, the ironically named Antigone, after the tragic heroine.
4Ellie's biography by Freddie Germanos became a best seller 13 years after her death.
5Ellie's last theatre performace was as Sarah, in the play Kids of a lesser God, where she performed a mute young woman. In reality, Ellie had lost her voice because of cancer, few months earlier, and she died of the same disease few months after this performance.
6(1953 - 1958) Dated Dimitris Horn



One Day, My Daddy1968
The Wastrel1961Liana
A Matter of Dignity1958Hloi Pella
Windfall in Athens1956Mina Labrinou
A Girl in Black1956Marina
The Counterfeit Coin1955Aliki
Bloody Christmas1951Eleni
Youth of Athens1949Maria
Zero for Conduct1949Bilio Fountouka
Adoulotoi sklavoi1946Tatiana


Keimena Megalis Evdomados1979TV Mini-SeriesHerself


Nominated Awards

1960BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Foreign ActressTo teleftaio psema (1958)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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