One of Egypt’s best known actresses Faten Hamama has passed away. She was 83.
She was known as the Lady of the Arabic Screen and was a star of the golden age of Egyptian cinema.
About Faten Hamama
- She was born in 1931. She had started her film career in 1939, when she was only 7 years old in Youm Saeed (Happy Day), alongside legendary singer Mohamed Abdel Wehab.
- She was an Arab film icon who had appeared in almost 100 films.
- Her film career was at its peak in the 1950s when she met fellow three-time Golden Globe winner actor Omar Sharif, later whom she married.
- She played important role in improving the cinema industry in Egypt and emphasized the importance of women in cinema and Egyptian society.
- She had appeared in films including Struggle in the Valley (1954), The Nightingale’s Prayer (1959), I Want a Solution (1974) and The Night of Fatima’s Arrest (1985).
- She also had appeared on several TV shows, such as 1992’s Dameer Abla Hekmat (The Conscience of Mrs. Hekmat) and 2000’s Wagh Al-Qamar (Face of the Moon).