Karmen Azzopardi remains one of Malta’s best-loved and respected actresses of all time.
She trained for the stage at the Actors’ Studio in London and for broadcasting at the BBC.
In a long career, the actress played leading roles in both English and Maltese ranging from comedy to classical drama including the Greek tragedy, Medea.
She was co-founder of the Atturi Theatre Productions, the company that introduced to audiences in Malta international playwrights such as Eduardo de Filippo, Tennessee Williams and Luigi Pirandello.
Karmen was a member of the Malta International Arts Festival Committee and has adjudicated various drama festivals and scripts for the stage.
She was awarded the Manoel Theatre Award for Best Actress, the Malta Drama League Award and twice the Golden Star for Best Actress on Radio.
She played numerous parts both on radio and television and appeared in a number of TV dramas directed by Lino Farrugia.
In 2002 , Karmen was awarded the medal for Service to the Republic by President Guido de Marco.
She was married to the late Chev. Paul Naudi, formerly Malta’s Ambassador to Russia.