Theoni V. Aldredge
Date of Birth
Aug 22, 1932
Birth Place:
Salonika, Macedonia


Noted for her versatility, Theoni V. Aldredge became one of the most prominent costume designers in the entertainment industry. Born Theoni Vachilioti in Salonika, Greece, she received her training at the American School in Athens and at the Goodman Memorial Theatre, Chicago before launching her career in 1950. After making a name for herself in the theatrical world, Aldredge began working on Hollywood features in the mid-'60s. Over the course of her still flourishing career, she has won major awards for designing costumes for films, television, theater, opera and ballet in both the U.S. and Great Britain. These awards included an Oscar and a British Academy Award for her work on The Great Gatsby (1974) and three Tonys for her theatrical work (she received 11 additional Tony nominations). She was married to the character actor Tom Aldredge (The Rain People, and died in January 2011 at age 78. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

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