First Greek winner of the Miss Europe pageant who used her fame to educate audiences in the United States on ancient and modern Greek culture.
She added infamy to her resume when she disguised herself as a man and sneaked into the inviolate Mount Athos monks' sanctuary.
She was fluent in several languages, including English, French and Italian.
She was married two times, first to French aviator Paul-Louis Weiller and second to English diplomat Sir John (Jack) Wriothesley Russell.
Her sister, Cristina Diplarakos, married Paul Claudel's son, Henri.