On the cover of this issue of Mode Lifestyle Magazine is Athina Klioumi, a lively beautiful woman with the energy of a busy bee and the elegance of a Glasswing Butterfly.
As a talented performer she has enjoyed a successful career both as an actress and a model. Athina was born in Berlin-Germany of Greek descent and then lived five years of her childhood in Egypt.
She has lived most recently in Venezuela where she is currently filming a feature film. Her husband, Eduardo Marturet, is a celebrated conductor for the Miami Symphony Orchestra, so they are frequently in the US. “Living in Egypt for 5 years from age 12 – 17 shaped me a lot. I learned how to belly dance, practice martial arts and ride horses in the dessert. I also did my first TV commercials there and my first beauty contest,” said Athina. She already spoke German and Greek but then learnt Arabic, English and French. She remembers that period as an adventurous and romantic time, reveling in having friends of many different cultures.
She has had many people that have influenced her life. There was Hoda Hodaya, her first Karate teacher in Egypt. “From Hoda I learnt that it was possible for a woman to be both elegant, feminine and yet strong,” said Athina. Hoda’s husband was a film producer and this led to Athina and the other students she trained with to be filmed and to participate in shows. It was a good introduction to the movie business. But Athina’s performing journey started even before that at age seven. She had a notable performance on stage at this tender age in Hansel and Gretel as the witch. She was in Germany at the time and had a very supportive teacher that she was very fond of and that was also very fond of her. Spiritually, her mother was a major influence in her life. At age 12 when their family moved to Peru she followed her mother’s example and started doing yoga and meditation. She also became interested in alternative energy and began studying homeopathy. These pursuits became a way of life for her, which she has continued till this day.
Soon after her family moved to Venezuela, a producer noticed and stopped her in the street. This time she went into modeling and acting professionally. She took drama classes and started working right away. It was then that Athina was sent to the model pageant in Miami to represent Venezuela. She triumphed and achieved one of the highlights of her modeling career by winning the prize for “The Most Beautiful Face In The World” for Venezuela.
Although Athina is still very much active as a model and an actress, these days she is also kept busy helping out her husband in the Miami Symphony Orchestra. She even sometimes performs with the orchestra and thoroughly enjoys it. Athina has reached the stage in her career now when she is able to choose the projects she wants for the enjoyment, be it as an actor, model or producer. “My life goal is to always be in balance, remain very healthy, and to enjoy my life with my husband and the people I love,” Says Athina.
Images courtesy of Club Magazine Venezuela [@clubmagazine]
Photography: Aníbal Mestre [firstname.lastname@example.org] / Fashion Editor: Carlos Flores León-Márquez
Model: Athina Klioumi [@athinamarturet] / Styling & Production: Anita Carli / Clothing: Alberto de Castro [@alberto02]
Makeup: Marianne Vegas Brandt [@MarianneVegasB]/ Hair: Francis Novoa [@francisnovoa1]
Post-Production Editing: MODE Studio
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