Stavros Paravas

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Stavros Paravas
Σταύρος Παράβας
BornApril 15, 1935
DiedSeptember 15, 2008

Stavros Paravas (Greek: Σταύρος Παράβας; April 15, 1935 – September 15, 2008) was a Greek actor.


He was born on April 15, 1935 in the Athens neighborhood of Tourkovounia. His parents were poor refugees from Asia Minor, and he helped his family financially doing odd jobs. After a successful audition, he entered the drama school of K. Michailidis for free.[1]

During the dictatorship, he was arrested for opposition against the regime and was exiled to Gyaros.[1]

He married a British lady Anne and raised three children, Jonathan, Martha and Vanessa. The first child Jonathan suddenly died later.

On February 2006, he suffered severe health problems including headaches and years of lung problems with his heart[2] in which he felt better.[3]

He died on September 15, 2008 from a heart attack and he was buried two days later.

As an artist[edit]

His first appearance in theater was in 1955 in To proto psema with Katerina Andreadi's company. In the early years of his career he worked with Vilma Kyrou, Dinos Iliopoulos and Kostas Hatzichristos.[1]

In the 1970s, he turned with reviews. His presentation Dirlanda which halted and his reason for his exile. In the next decade, he appeared in several classical roles. His first appearance was in Epidaurus in Plutus by Aristophanes.


Year Film title
(English translation)
Original title
and transliteration
1960 Christina Χριστίνα a hotel owner
1960 O Thymios ta hei 400 Ο Θύμιος τα` χει 400 -
1961 Children of the Piazza Το παιδί της πιάτσας
To pedi tis piatsas
1961 To drama mias amartolis Το δράμα μιας αμαρτωλής -
1961 Alice in the Navy Η Αλίκη στο ναυτικό
I Aliki sto naftiko
' a sailor with a suitcase
1961 The Smart Bird Το έξυπνο πουλί
To eksipno pouli
Minis Santopoulos/Sandopoulos
1961 O skliros andras Ο σκληρός άντρας a police officer
1961 The Girls of Athens Κορίτσια της Αθήνας -
1962 Ten Days in Paris Δέκα μέρες στο Παρίσι
Deka meres sto Parissi
1962 O Mihalios tou 140s syntagmatos Ο Μιχαλιός του 14ου συντάγματος Michalis
1962 Otan leipei i gata Όταν λείπει η γάτα -
1962 O gabros mou, o dikigoros Ο γαμπρός μου, ο δικηγόρος
My Husband, the Judge
Giagkos Kapsomanolis
1962 The Little Watermelon Το καρπουζάκι
Ta karpouzaki
1962 I yinekes theloun xylo -
1962 Eftychos trelathika Ευτυχώς τρελάθηκα -
1962 Dimos from Trikala Ο Δήμος απ` τα Τρίκαλα
O Dimos ap ta Trikkala
1963 Enas vlachas me patenda Ένας βλάκας με πατέντα -
1963 Mikri ke megali en drassi… Μικροί και μεγάλοι εν δράσει… Fifis
1963 Allos gia to ekatommyrio Άλλος για το εκατομμύριο
Somebody for a Millionaire
1964 I Stole My Lady '
Eklepsa ti yineka mou
1964 O emiris ke o kakomiris ' Fifis
1964 Kosmos kai kosmakis ' Didis
1965 O ouranokatevatos ' Fifis
1965 Kai oi... 14 itan iperohi ' Antoine
1965 Beethoven and Bouzouki '
Beethoven ke bouzouki
1966 Eftychos... trelathika! ' Stathis
1966 I vouleftina ' Kommotis
1966 I Kleopatra itan Adonis / I kleopatra en drasei '
Cleopatra was Antony
Cleopatra in Action
Adonis Hrissovergis / Cleopatra
1966 Fifis o aktyptos Fifis
1967 O modistros ' Stathis
1967 O hartorihtra ' -
1968 Gia mia trypia drachmi ' Stavros, even as Aspassia
1968 I mnistires tis Pinelopi ' Odysseus/Penelope
1968 I tsahpinis ' -
1968 O paliatsos ' -
1970 O Stavros ine poniros ' -
1970 O paichnidiaris ' -
1970 Dirlanda ' -
1971 To koroidaki tis prigkipessas ' Stavros Morros
1972 O magkas me to trikyklo ' Stavros Perivolaris
1980 A Taste of Greece ' -
1984 Here is the Balkans '
Edo einai Valkania
1994 Ippoptos politis ' -
1995 Akropol ' Adonis Seferiadis the prince
1997 Avrio tha xeroume ' Thomas


  1. ^ a b c 45 χρόνια αντι-στάρ, obituary in Ethnos, 16 September 2008 (in Greek)
  2. ^ Στον Ερυθρό Σταυρό νοσηλεύεται ο Σταύρος Παράβας (Stavros Paravas hospitalized at the Red Cross), (in Greek), February 8, 2007, retrieved on September 16, 2008
  3. ^ Σταθερή βελτίωση παρουσιάζει η υγεία του Σταύρου Παράβα, (in Greek), February 12, 2007, retrieved on September 16, 2008


  • Pinakothiki Feliou, apo to Logotheidis kai Meta, Kostas Papassilios, Ebiria ekdotiki (Πινακοθήκη Γέλιου,από το Λογοθετίδη και μετά, Κώστας Παπασπήλιος, Εμπειρία εκδοτική, 2002), 2002 ISBN 960-417-002-3, p 158-167

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