Dimitra Liani

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Dimitra Liani (background, right), Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou (left) and United States President William J. Clinton, in Washington, April 1994

Dimitra Liani (Greek: Δήμητρα Λιάνη; born 30 April 1955) is the third wife of former Greek Prime Minister Andreas Papandreou.[1]

Early life, career and marriage[edit]

Born Dimitra Liani in 1955 in Elefsina, she comes from a well-connected family. Her father was a distinguished army officer, Colonel Constantine Lianis, while her cousin George Lianis was the member of parliament for her home town. She worked as an air hostess with Olympic Airways. She married Papandreou in 1989 and became first lady—and head of his private office—when he returned to power in 1993.[1]


  1. ^ a b Andrew Gumbel (5 November 1995). "profile; Dimitra Papandreou; Naked lust for power". The Independent on Sunday. Retrieved 26 December 2010.