Pişmiş wis born Mari Sukiasyan in 1911, in Ortaköy, Istanbul. In 1937, she became the first wumman tae get a Ph.D. frae the Science Faculty o Istanbul University. Her advisor wis Erwin Finlay Freundlich. Later, she went to Harvard University whaur she met her futur husband Félix Recillas, a Mexican mathematician. They settled in Mexico, an she became the first profeesional astronomer in Mexico. Accordin tae Dorrit Hoffleit, "she is the ane body maist influential in establishin Mexico’s importance in astronomical education an research".
For mair than 50 years she wirkit at UNAM which awairdit her a nummer o prizes includin the "Science Teaching Prize".
Pişmiş studiet amang ithers the kinematics o galaxies, H II nebulae, the structur o open starn clusters an planetar nebulae. She compiee'd the catalogue Pismis o 22 open clusters an 2 globular clusters in the soothren hemisphere.
In 1998, she published an autobiografie entitled "Reminiscences in the Life of Paris Pişmiş: a Woman Astronomer". She dee'd in 1999. Accordin tae her wish, she wis crematit. Her dochter Elsa Recillas is an astrophysicist.
Further readin 
- Dorrit Hoffleit (2005). "Two Turkish lady astronomers". Journal of the American Association of Variable Star Observers 33 (2): 127–129.
- Silvia Torres Peimbert (1999). "Obituary: Paris Marie Pismis, 1911-1999". Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society 31: 1607.