Andreas Barkoulis, one of the most famous Greek actors of the 50’s and 60’s, passed away today in Athens, Greece at the age of 80.

He was considered such a heartthrob that a popular expression of the era was created for him: “Eh koritsia, o Barkoulis!” (Hey girls, it’s Barkoulis!).

In his career, he starred in some 110 films such as:

  • Mimikos and Mary (1958)
  • An Italian woman in Greece (1958)
  • A holiday in Aegina (1958)
  • Mousitsa (1959)
  • Have you seen Panayis? (1962)
  • The Bait (1964) – with Aliki Vougiouklaki
  • Jenny, Jenny (1965) – with Jenny Karezi
  • Isaiah, don’t dance (1969)
  • A crazy, crazy 40-year old woman (1970)
  • The victim’s logic (1990)

In the 70’s, Barkoulis left for the US where he briefly followed a singing career. Since his return to Greece in 1978, he mostly played in the theater.