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Greek-Italian actress Anna Kanakis has died

Featured Greek-Italian actress Anna Kanakis has died

The Greek-Italian actress Anna Kanakis died in Rome at the age of 61.

Born to a Greek father and an Italian mother, Kanakis began her career in 1977, when she was elected Miss Italy. Afterwards, she worked for several years as a model. Since the beginning of the 1980s as an actress, she  appeared in about thirty films and Italian TV series.

Anna Kanakis: The actress has devoted herself to writing books in recent years

For a short period she was also involved in politics as cultural affairs manager of the centrist party Udr, which was founded by the Italian former president of the Republic Francesco Cossiga.

Anna Kanakis had in recent years devoted herself to writing books drawing inspiration from the lives of historical figures, as in the case of "Goebbels's mistress", the Czech actress Linda Baarova, which was published in 2011.

In 2004 she married Marco Merati Foscarini, a descendant of Marco Foscarini, one of the last Doges of Venice. She never forgot her Greek roots and often referred to Greece with love. The funeral of the actress will be held in the Italian capital on Thursday.