Xenia Kalogeropoulou was born in 1936, in Athens, Greece. She studied acting at the Royal Academy od Dramatic Art of London and made her stage debut in 1956 as a member of the London - based french group "La Troupe Francaise". She made her Athens stage debut in 1958 and quickly became one of the top actresses of her generation, appearing in Chekhov's "The Seagull" (as Nina), Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice" (as Porcia), Turgenev's "A Month in the Country" (as Natalia), Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" (as Cecily) etc. She created personal groups (with Giannis Fertis, who was her husband for some years) and founded the theater "Porta". She has also written and directed interesting plays for children. She made her screen debut in 1958 and had a short but fruitful movie career (about 40 films between 1958 and 1972).