Aliki Vougiouklaki is Greece’s all-time favourite actress and many argue no other performer has come close to being as popular & loved by Greeks.Her films captivated four generations and not only was Aliki a star, she also a symbol of post-WWII Greece, bringing hope & happiness to a nation devastated by war.
Aliki starred in over 42 movies, most of which became box-office hits, gaining her the title of “National Star” and a special place in the hearts of Greeks.The entire Greece began to fall in love with Aliki, whose beauty, innocence, talent and hope shined bright. She was named “National star”, which is a title that Greeks offered her as a token of adoration and respect. Her movie career lasted till 1981, with the film Kataskopos Nelli and Aliki’s theatrical performances ended in 1996 with the play The Sound of Music.
Aliki was sadly diagnosed with aggressive pancreatic cancer and fought till the very end. She died on July 23, 1996 a few days after her 62nd birthday.
Her death brought sorrow to the entire nation of Greece and Greeks worldwide who gained many smiles from this talented actress, who has left her mark on us.