Jenny Karezi

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Jenny Karezi
In the 1964 film Lola

Jenny Karezi was a Greek stage and cinema actress of the latter part of the 20th Century.

Karezi was born Evgenia Karpouzi, on January 12, 1936 in Athens. She studied in the Drama School of the National Theatre. Upon graduation, in 1954, she was immediately thrust into starring roles in the theatre playing alongside actors such as Alexis Minotis and Katina Paxinou. In 1955, she made her debut in the cinema.

Karezi stayed in the National Theatre until 1959. The following year she created her own theatre group and played alongside Greek comics Lambros Konstantaras, Dinos Iliopoulos, Mimis Fotopoulos and Dionysis Papayiannopoulos.

Karezi was married to fellow actor Kostas Kazakos and later to TV personality and author Zachos Hadjifotiou. She died of cancer on July 27, 1992.

Films

  • Λατερνα Φτωχεια και Φιλοτιμο (1955) - Laterna, Poverty and Honour
  • Λατερνα Φτωχεια και Γαρυφαλλο (1957) - Laterna, Poverty and a Carnation
  • Η θεια απ` το Σικαγο (1957) - The Aunt from Chicago
  • Δελησταυρου και Υιος (1957) - Delistavrou and Son
  • Το Τρελλοκοριτσο (1958) - The nutty Girl
  • Μια Λατερνα μια Ζωη (1958) - A Laterna, a Life
  • Η Λιμνη των Ποθων (1958) - The Lake of Passions
  • Το Νησι των Γενναιων (1959) - The Island of the brave
  • Ταξιδι με τον Ερωτα (1959) - A Trip with Love
  • Ναυαγια της Ζωης (1959) - The Wrecks of Life
  • Χριστινα (1960) - Christina
  • Το Κοροϊδακι της Δεσποινιδος (1960) - The young Lady's Fool
  • Ραντεβου στην Κερκυρα (1960) - Rendez-vous in Corfu
  • Η Χιονατη και τα 7 Γεροντοπαλληκαρα (1960) - Snow White and the 7 Bachelors
  • Ποια ειναι η Μαργαριτα (1961) - Who is Margaret?
  • Προδομενη Αγαπη (1962) - Betrayed Love
  • Η Νυφη το `σκασε (1962) - The Bride ran away
  • Η Αθηνα τη Νυχτα (1962) - Athens at Night
  • Τα κοκκινα Φαναρια - The red Lanterns (1963)
  • Λολα (1964) - Lola
  • Ενας μεγαλος Ερωτας (1964) - A great Love Affair
  • Δεσποινις Διευθυντης (1964) - Miss Manager
  • Τζενη Τζενη (1965) - Jenny, Jenny
  • Μια τρελλη τρελλη Οικογενεια (1965) - A mad, mad Family
  • Κοντσερτο για Πολυβολα (1967) - A Concert for Machine Guns
  • Εκεινος κι Εκεινη (1967) - He and She
  • Ενας Ιπποτης για τη Βασουλα (1968) - A Knight for Vassoula
  • Αγαπη και Αιμα (1968) - Love and Blood
  • Μια Γυναικα στην Αντισταση (1970) - A Woman in the Resistance
  • Μαντω Μαυρογενους (1971) - Manto Mavrogenous
  • Λυσιστρατη (1972) - Lysistrata
  • Ερωτικη Συμφωνια (1972) - Romantic Agreement

See also