Kedrova, Lila (1918–2000)

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Kedrova, Lila (1918–2000)

Russian-born actress . Born in Leningrad, Russia, in 1918; died in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, in April 2000.

Selected films:

Weg ohne Umkehr (No Way Back, Ger., 1953); Le Defroqué (Fr., 1954); Razzia sur la Chnouff (Razzia, Fr., 1955); Des Gens sans Importance (Fr., 1956); Calle Mayor (The Lovemaker, Sp., 1956); Montparnasse 19 (Modigliani of Montparnasse, Fr., 1958); La Femme et la Pantin (The Female, Fr.-It., 1959); Zorba the Greek (US-Greek, 1964); A High Wind in Jamaica (US/UK, 1965); Torn Curtain (US, 1966); Penelope (US, 1966); Tenderly (The Girl Who Couldn't Say No, It., 1968); The Kremlin Letter (US, 1970); Escape to the Sun (Israel-Fr.-Ger., 1972); Soft Beds Hard Battles (Undercovers Hero, UK, 1974); Perchè?! (It., 1975); Eliza's Horoscope (Canadian, 1975); Le Locataire (The Tenant, Fr., 1976); Moi Fleur bleue (Fr., 1977); Widows' Nest (US-Sp., 1977); Le Cavaleur (Practice Makes Perfect, Fr.,1979); Clair de Femme (Fr.-Ger.-It., 1979); Tell Me a Riddle (US, 1980); Sword of the Valiant (UK, 1984); Some Girls (US, 1988).

A flamboyant character actress of European and American films, Lila Kedrova was born in Russia, but lived in France from 1928. She won an Academy Award as Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of an aging French prostitute in Zorba the Greek (1964) and received the Golden Mask at Taormina for Tell Me a Riddle (1980).