Obituary for Marietta Skouras

By Lene Caracas-Apuntar | | Jun 25, 2019

Countess Marietta de Flemotomo Skouras Orlando, Fl passed away June 18, 2019 with a courageous fight against Cancer at Corner Stone Hospice surrounded by her loving friends.

Funeral Services will be held at  Holy Family Catholic Church. Date and time to be annouced on Wednesday.

5125 Apopka Vineland Rd

Orlando, Fl 32819

Countess Marietta de Flemotomo Skouras is the last descendant of a 900 year old family.

The family name of the House of Flemotomo, *recorded in the Libre Doro, appeared in 1264, Venice, Italy.

Like her Father, Count Nicholas, Countess Marietta was an only child and received the title from her Father since there were no male heirs. Countess Marietta attended and graduated from an all-girls French- Ursuline boarding school on the Greek island of Naxos.

The young Countess after completing Finishing School went on to France and studied at the Sorbonne.

Contessa Marietta came to the United States to attend Columbia University with a focus in Fine Arts and English. Fluent in Greek, English, Italian and French, Marietta’s exploration for the antiquities of her birth land and exceptional knowledge of languages, afforded her the opportunity to have a job created for her by family friend, President of Pan American Airlines.

Little did Pan Am know what was awaiting Countess Marietta when in New York she caught the attention of one of the worlds most successful Greek business man, Spyros P. Skouras President of 20th Century Fox. Immediately Marietta met with producer-director Buddy Adler, impressed with her many talents for film, her Father Count Nicholas de Flemotomo received a phone call from 20th Century Fox President Spyros Skouras asking for his blessing to sign Marietta to a seven year contract to Fox.

Under contract with 20th Century fox, Marietta was off to California where this young Hollywood starlet filled her days with studying dance, drama, voice and acting and auditioning for roles.

It was during this time the young beautiful actress auditioned for a role which would change her life, a movie called “Cleopatra.” A striking resemblance to another famous actress, who eventually succeeded the part.

The Countess went back on a visit to New York and married Daniel P Skouras. The Countess and husband Daniel enjoyed their eight homes around the world to entertain and decorate.

Never one to shy away from political or philanthropic endeavors, the Countess’ work with the Republican Party was a result from the personal relationships developed over the years with such friends as the late Senator Paula Hawkins, Senator John Warner, Congressman Jon Mica, and Governor Jeb Bush, to name a few.

She was an Honorary National Alumni Member of the University of Florida, School of Medicine and had been involved with the efforts of NIAF (National Italian American Foundation) for over twenty years. The Countess was very involved in non-profit charity fund raising in the local community and a strong supporter of the Wounded Warriors Program.

Her passions were: Traveling, Theater and Arts, Gourmet Cooking and not to mention her impeccable flair for entertaining and meticulous attention to detail. Most say she had a special “joie de vivre” which allowed many to enjoy her magnificent talents come to life.

Anyone given the pleasure of meeting Contessa Marietta will confirm she made an impression they would never forget. She had an extraordinary being whose presence demanded attention. By meeting her you would understand and respect the tradition and faith she stood for and represented. Upon her passing she takes the 900 year old name of Flemotomo with her.

Countess Marietta is survived by her Daughter Angelica Skouras

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Wounded Warriors.

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