People, Nov. 21, 1977

In her most famous movie, "Never on Sunday" was her credo, but Melina Mercouri is now on the streets seven days a week—campaigning for election to the Greek parliament. In 1974 Actress-Activist Mercouri was defeated as a Socialist candidate from Piraeus, which includes the red-light district in her 1960 film. Back on the hustings again, she is confident of victory this time. Says Mercouri, 52: "They trust me not as a star, but rather as a woman with dynamism who knows how to fight, how to go on strike. I want to be a thorn in parliament."

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