Lila Kedrova (born October 9, 1918 - February 16, 2000) was an Academy Award-winning Russian-born actress in French cinema.
Born in St. Petersburg, Russia, Kedrova spent most of her life in France.
Films she has played in include:
Les Amants de Montparnasse (1968) Zorba the Greek (1964), for which she won an Oscar. A High Wind in Jamaica (1965) Torn Curtain (1966) The Kremlin Letter (1970) Tell Me a Riddle (1980) (Golden Mask award) Testament (1983) Sword of Valiant (1984) Some Girls (1988) La Prossima Volta il Fuoco (1993) She also performed in the Broadway musical version of Zorba the Greek, winning a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical.
Lila Kedrova died at her summer home in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada, of pneumonia, after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Preceded by: Margaret Rutherford for The V.I.P.s Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress 1964 for Zorba the Greek Succeeded by: Shelley Winters for A Patch of Blue