Non profit website to honor her career and legacy.
In 1961, Aliki Vougiouklaki formed her own theatre company, staging the following plays, Caesar and Cleopatra, Htipokardia sto Thranio, etc. Meanwhile she meets Filopimin Finos and starts cooperating with his productions company “Finos Films” and together they make many out of the biggest successes of the Greek Cinema. Here are some of the finest: I Aliki sto Nautiko, I Liza kai h Αlli, I Kori mou I Sosialistria, I Maria tis Siopis, O Agapitikos tis Voskopoulas, To Koritsi me ta Paramythia, Diakopes stin Aigina, Erotas stous Ammolofous, Astero, To Xilo Vgike apo ton Paradeiso, Madalena, I Ypolohagos Natassa, I Pseftra, etc.
The vast majority of her parts were about a cute fancy girl, and they were literally adored by the audience, which made her extremely popular. In 1960, she was awarded with the “First Female Part Award” for her part in Madalena, during the Film Festival in Thessaloniki, while the film represented Greece in the International Festival of Cannes and made a very positive impression. I Ypolohagos Natassa is granted to be the biggest success as for the Greek box office in the history of the Greek Cinema, though the second and third positions in this rank are attributed to Aliki Vougiouklaki as well.
In 1959, while playing the part Astero for the corresponding film she met Dimitris Papamihail, and this was the beginning of the love story of the most famous couple in the history of Greek Cinema and Theatre. On January 18th, 1965, they got married and later they gave birth to Yiannis, their only boy child. However their tumultuous marriage did not last long… They ended up divorced on July 4th, 1979, after long judicial conflicts. Apart from the movies they co-played, they cooperated, from 1964 to 1974, in the theatre company they made together. One of their biggest successes was Bernard Shaw’s Play, My Fair Lady (Oraia mou Kyria).
When Greek Cinema met its decadence, Aliki Vougiouklaki, focused on the theatre and made a few TV productions. Some of her great theatre successes were Kabare, Evita, Oraia mou Kyria, Pepsy, Lyssistrati. Her theatrical performances lasted till 1996 with the play I Melodia tis Eutihias (The Sound of Music) of Rogers and Hammerstein, playing the part of Maria. A little afterwards she was diagnosed with cancer of aggressive type. Her dearth, only three days after her birthday, brought sorrow to the whole Greek Nation.
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This is a non profit site, to honor Aliki’s Vougiouklaki memory