Greek actress Mary Tsoni dead at 30

Greek actress Mary Tsoni, recognized for her breakout role in award-winning 2009 film “Dogtooth,” was found dead inside her Athens apartment Monday. She was 30.

Tsoni played the part of the unnamed youngest daughter in Yorgos Lanthimos’ cinematic black comedy starring a family of five who live an unusually sheltered home life under the parents’ bizarre brainwashing rituals.

The movie was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2011 Academy Awards. Tsoni won the title of Best Actress for her role in the movie at the Sarajevo Film Festival.

The young starlet is also known for her roles in 2005 and 2009 zombie horror films “Evil” and “Evil: In the Time of Heroes.”

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Tsoni was found unconcious inside her home by friend and fellow actress, Lewsha Camille Simboura.

Simboura shared a message to her social media page following the unfortunate event.


Mary Tsoni (right) played the part of the youngest daughter in a scene from the Greek Film “Dogtooth”


“Can’t believe I just found Mary Tsoni dead on the 5th floor. RIP … Sorry I didn’t come sooner. Maybe we could have saved you.”

Simboura revealed an accomplice of hers administered CPR at the scene in attempts to revive her.

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“I felt guilty, as I watched James perform CPR. I should have tried to help you with your sickness …” she added.

Friends close to the starlet alleged Tsoni had been battling “severe depression” at the time of her passing, according to the Greek Hollywood Reporter.

The official cause of death is yet to be determined.


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