Olga Karlatos

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Olga Karlatos in Amici miei (1975)

Olga Karlatos (Greek: Όλγα Καρλάτου; born 20 April 1945, Athens) is a retired Greek actress and Bermudian lawyer, known primarily for performing in Italian horror cinema.[1]

Her films include My Friends (1975),[2] Keoma (1976), Wifemistress (1977), Blood and Diamonds (1978), Damned in Venice (1978), Cyclone (1978), Convoy Busters (1978), A Dangerous Toy (1979), Zombi 2 (1979), Velvet Hands (1979), Murder Rock (1984),[3][4] Once Upon A Time In America (1984), and Purple Rain (1984).[5]

She appeared in such television productions as Peter and Paul (1981), The Scarlet and the Black (1983) and Quo Vadis? (1985).[6]

Personal life[edit]

Karlatos was married to French filmmaker Nikos Papatakis from 1967-82. The two had a son, Serge (born 1967). She divorced Papatakis in 1982. The next year, she wed American director, producer and writer Arthur Rankin after he cast her in a television adaption of The Picture of Dorian Gray, The Sins of Dorian Gray. They later settled in Bermuda.[6]

Post-acting career[edit]

In 2007, Karlatos graduated from Kent University with a law degree and was admitted to the Bermuda Bar Association in 2010.[7]


  1. ^ "Movies". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Movie Review - Screen: 'My Friends,' Italian Comedy:4 Middle-Aged Men in the Provinces Outrageous Practical Jokes in a Parable". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  3. ^ Profile, DVDTalk.com; accessed 3 August 2017.
  4. ^ Profile, DVDVerdict.com; accessed 3 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Movie Review - 'PURPLE RAIN,' WITH PRINCE". Movies.nytimes.com. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  6. ^ a b Olga Karlatos on IMDb
  7. ^ "65-Year-Old Called To Bermuda Bar". Bernews.com. 15 October 2010. Retrieved 4 August 2017.