Who is Çolpan İlhan?

Who is colpan ilhan
Who is colpan ilhan

Çolpan İlhan (8 August 1936 - 25 July 2014), Turkish theater and cinema artist.


He started his high school education at Balıkesir High School. Later he graduated from Kandilli High School for Girls. Later he graduated from the theater department of the Istanbul Municipal Conservatory and the painting department of the State Academy of Fine Arts. Meanwhile, together with his friends at the academy, he founded a theater group called "Academy Theater" and prepared plays. In the meantime, he played the leading role in the first movie, Kamelyalı Kadın, in 1957 with a proposal. In the same year, he played his first professional game with the play "Dear Shadow" with Münir Özkul and Uğur Başaran at Küçük Sahne.

After taking part in theaters in Küçük Sahne for three seasons, with the disintegration of this theater, he staged the “Reversal Umbrella” of Müfit Ofluoğlu and Sabahattin Kudret Aksal in the Chamber Theater. Later, he played with Kent Actors on Güner Sümer's “Tomorrow Saturday”. He also performed with Kenterler in "Sound of Spring", "Horseshoes" and "Stupid Girl". After a while, he stopped the theater with the birth of his son Kerem. In the mid-1960s, he returned to his art life with motion pictures and acted in nearly 300 films. Ilhan, who played the leading roles in the movies until the late 1970s, later broke off from the cinema and concentrated on making fashion drawings.

Çolpan İlhan is the sister of poet Attilâ İlhan, wife of film artist Sadri Alışık and mother of actress Kerem Alışık. The actor, who was given the title of State Artist by the Ministry of Culture in 1998, is the founder of Sadri Alışık Cultural Center. He died of a heart attack on July 25, 2014. She was buried next to her husband Sadri Alışık at Zincirlikuyu Cemetery.

Çolpan İlhan Movies

  • Breath (2009) (TV Series)
  • Yanık Koza (2005-2006) (TV Series)
  • Green Light (2002)
  • Belly dancer (2001)
  • Sweet Life (2001) (TV Series)
  • The Trees Die Standing (2000) (TV movie)
  • First Love (1997) (TV Series)
  • I Didn't Bury You in My Heart (1982)
  • Ask-i Memnu (1975) (TV Series)
  • Fatoş Unfortunate Puppy (1970)
  • Fatma of Galata (1969)
  • Two orphans (1969)
  • Howling Nağmeler (1969)
  • Pavement Flower (1969)
  • The Winds of Autumn (1969)
  • Cemile (1968)
  • Night of Migration (1968)
  • The Quirk of Destiny (1967)
  • Heavy Crime (1967)
  • Crying Woman (1967)
  • The Evening Man (1967)
  • Marko Pasha (1967)
  • The Fly Grocer (1967)
  • Pride in Destruction (1967)
  • Toxic Life (1967)
  • Street Girl (1966)
  • College Girl's Love (1966)
  • Goodbye (1966)
  • The Painter (1966)
  • Hand Girl (1966)
  • The Prisoner of Death (1966)
  • Slum (1966)
  • The Jealous Woman (1966)
  • Honor is Written in Blood (1966)
  • Black Rose (1966)
  • Tourist Ömer in Germany (1966)
  • King of Tourist Ömer Dümenciler (1965)
  • The Loving Woman Forgets (1965)
  • The Bread Woman (1965)
  • Mixed with Joke (1965)
  • Berduş Millionaire (1965)
  • A Strange Man (1965)
  • My Husband's Fiancee (1965)
  • Neighbor's Chicken (1965)
  • Repairman Part (1965)
  • Pickpocket's Love (1965)
  • Zennube (1965)
  • Handles of the Octopus (1964)
  • From the Hands of the Girls (1964)
  • Tourist Ömer (1964)
  • Powder Barrel (1963)
  • Loving All Our Crime (1963)
  • Kamil Abi (1963)
  • Fearless Bully (1963)
  • Temem Bilakis (1963)
  • We Forced to Marry (1963)
  • A World for Two (1962)
  • Autumn Leaves (1962)
  • Give Your Hand Istanbul (1962)
  • The Punishment of Allah Versin Osman Bey (1961)
  • Weapons Talk (1961)
  • When the Hour of Love Comes (1961)
  • From Cumba to Rumba (1961)
  • Wanderer Mustafa (1961)
  • Sepetcioglu (1961)
  • Sacrifice My Life (1959)
  • The Flowered (1959)
  • Maya of Devil (1959)
  • Lone Dock (1959)
  • Emerald (1959)
  • Rebel Son (1958)
  • Secret Book of a Driver (1958)
  • It is my Right to Live (1958)
  • White Gold (1957)
  • The Camellia Woman (1957)

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