People, Nov. 11, 1974

After seven years in exile from her native Greece, Actress-Activist Melina Mercouri has come home swinging. Mercouri, 49, has announced her candidacy for Parliament from Piraeus, which includes the red-light region that the kinetic star made famous in her 1960 film Never On Sunday. Though she may find the district's voters to be tough customers, thanks to the popularity of the local Communist Party, Mercouri, a Socialist, is confident that she will be taken seriously. "There is no pretending, no act," she says of her new campaign. "There's a bit of the actor in...

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