Maria Filotti

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Maria Filotti

Maria Filotti (born October 9, 1883 in Batogu, Brăila County, Romania; d. November 5, 1956 in Bucharest, Romania) was a Romanian actress of Greek descent.[1] She has been described as among the "prestigious actors of the great realistic school" and the "directress" of a theater "that made an important contribution to transmitting the experience from one generation to the next."[2] The Maria Filotti Theatre in Brăila, Romania is named after her.

Filotti was the grandmother of Romanian actor, Şerban Cantacuzino.[3] Cantacuzino made his acting debut opposite Filotti in The Prince and the Beggar at the Bucharest National Theatre when he was eleven years old.[3]

Stage appearances[edit]



  • Maria Filotti - Am ales teatrul - Editura pentru literatură, 1961

See also[edit]


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  2. ^ Alterescu, Simion (1983). An Abridged history of Romanian theatre. Editura Academiei Republicii Socialiste România. pp. 115, 162–163. 
  3. ^ a b Popescu, Irina (2011-07-07). "Romanian Prince Serban Cantacuzino dies in Paris". Romania Insider. Retrieved 2011-07-15.