Egypt’s best-known actresses Faten Hamama passes away

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).

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