When we got to know her through her work, we were greatly impressed by her love for the Arts and Culture and in particular Drama and Music. She also got actively involved in Politics as she wanted the best for her country, Greece, and was interested in world issues.
-Politician (Minister of Culture)
She staged a world campaign for the return of the Parthenon Marbles from the British Museum to the Acropolis Museum and tried to raise awareness about the illegal act of Lord Elgin who violently extracted the Marbles destroying the Greek monument.
Her fame spread worldwide and she became known as the “Last Greek Goddess”
Her contribution to Greece and Greek society is invaluable. She fought for Democracy and against the totalitarian regime (junta) that was in power from 1967 – 1974. She was forced to seek political asylum in France. There, she organized demonstrations and was one of the leaders of the anti- dictatatorship Greek movement.
Her life was full of dreams, aspirations, but also tears and disillusionment. She never stopped fighting for her ideas and civil rights.
She was a great actress and performer popular in Greece and abroad. She firmly believed that Greece should rely on its rich culture to achieve growth and prosperity. It is the Greek culture and spirit that should be spread all over the world and can be stronger than the powerful industry of other countries.
Melina Merkouri is one of the most prominent figures of Greece. Melina the one and only!!
We have created an e-book as a tribute to Melina and her life. We dedicate it to you and we hope it will help you to get to know her…..
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