Dimitra Arliss (October 23, 1932 - January 26, 2012), sometimes credited as Dimitra Arlys, was an American actress.


Early life

Of Greek descent, Dimitra Arliss was born in Lorain, Ohio, on October 23, 1932.


Her acting career began at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. She first gained attention after appearing in Arthur L. Kopit's Broadway play Indians in the 1960's in which she played a Native American character who spoke with an Italian accent. She went on to appear in multiple stage, television and film productions, including the 1973 classic The Sting.

Dimitra Arliss is best known for her roles in The Sting (1973), Xanadu (1980), Firefox (1982), and Bless the Child (2000).

Voice-over work

Arliss voiced Anastasia Hardy in the Spider-Man: The Animated Series episodes Make a Wish and Enter the Green Goblin.


On January 26, 2012 Arliss died at the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital in Woodland Hills, California, at age 79, from complications of a stroke. She is survived by her sister.





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