Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 1944
SEX WORKER ROLE
Sophie in Mr. Arkadin 1955
Character Runs A White Slavery Ring
Katina Paxinou in Mr Arkadin 1955
In the film “Mr. Arkadin” (first released in Spain, 1955), Katina Paxinou plays Sophie. Her character runs a dance studio, a front for a white slavery ring. She takes advantage of poor naive girls seeking a career as ballet dancers and turns them into sexy prostitutes to make her money. This film is a must-see for Katina fans, even though it is a glorified cameo performance. Katina would later star in another film for Orson Welles, 1962s “The Trial.” But her scenes would end up on the cutting room floor in that film.
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