Stars of the golden era of Egyptian Cinema

by kemo medo | created - 04 Nov 2012 | updated - 19 Mar 2016 | Public

The golden age of Hollywood of east.

1. Omar Sharif

Actor | Lawrence of Arabia

Omar Sharif, the Egyptian actor best known for playing Sherif Ali in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and the title role in Doctor Zhivago (1965), was born Michel Demitri Shalhoub on April 10, 1932 in Alexandria, Egypt to Joseph Shalhoub, a lumber merchant, and his wife, Claire (Saada). Of Lebanese and ...

2. Faten Hamama

Actress | Orid hallan

Faten Hamama (known as "The Lady of the Arabic Screen") has become an icon and the most important actress of Egyptian and Arabic cinema. She is also the most honored actress in the Middle East. Every decade of her life represents a new era of acting and witnessed the reshaping and progression of ...

known as "The Lady of the Eastern Screen"

3. Hind Rostom

Actress | Seraa maal hayat

Hind Rostom(November 11, 1929 - August 8, 2011) was one of the most popular Egyptian actresses.

Actress Hind Rostom, is a star from the golden era of Egyptian cinema.

With her blond hair and good looks, Rostom often played the sultry seductress, and she quickly rose to become one of Egypt's best-known...

known as "Queen of seduction" "Marilyn Monroe of the East"

4. Soad Hosny

Actress | Nar Al-Hob

Souad Muhammad Kamal Hosny Al Baba was born on January 26th, 1942 in Ataba, Cairo, Egypt. She was the 10th sibling of 17 brothers and sisters. Husni was known as the "Cinderella" of Arab cinema and one of the most influential actresses in the Arabic art world. She ascended to stardom in the end of ...

known as "Cindrella of Egyptian Cinema"

5. Shadia

Actress | Shati el zekriat

Shadia was born on February 8, 1929 in Cairo, Egypt as Fatima Ahmed Kamal Shaker. She was an actress, known for Shati el zekriat (1955), Marti, mudir aam (1966) and Lahn el wafaa (1955). She was married to Salah Zulfakar, Aziz Fathi and Imad Hamdi. She died on November 28, 2017 in Cairo.

6. Ahmed Mazhar

Actor | El Naser Salah el Dine

Ahmed Mazhar was born on October 8, 1917 in Cairo, Egypt as Ahmed Hafez Mazhar. He was an actor and writer, known for El Naser Salah el Dine (1963), Noufouss haira (1968) and El dow' El khafet (1961). He was married to Dodi. He died on May 8, 2002 in Cairo.

known as "Knight of the Egyptian Cinema"

7. Rushdy Abaza

Actor | The Ten Commandments

Rushdy Abaza was born on August 3, 1926 in Al Mansoura, Egypt. He was an actor and writer, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), Malak wa shaitan (1960) and Ashour kalb el assad (1961). He was married to Sabah, Samia Gamal, Barbara and Taheya Cariocca. He died on July 27, 1980 in Egypt.

8. Imad Hamdi

Actor | Mawad gharam

Imad Hamdi was born on November 25, 1909 in Suhag, Egypt as Mohamed Emad Eddine AbdelHamid Hamdi. He was an actor, known for Mawad gharam (1956), El manzel rakam tletash (1952) and Al-khataya (1962). He was married to Nadia El Gendy, Shadia and Fathia El Sherif. He died on January 28, 1984 in Cairo...

9. Nadia Lutfi

Actress | El Naser Salah el Dine

Nadia Lutfi was born Paula Mohamed Mostafa Shafiq in 1938, Cairo to an Egyptian father and a Polish mother. Her father was an accountant. Acting for Nadia started as a hobby, when she was 10 years old she participated in a play at her school and did very well

Her first role in Egyptian Cinema was in...

10. Shukry Sarhan

Actor | Habibi el asmar

Shukry Sarhan was born on March 21, 1925 in Alexandria, Egypt as Mohamed Shukry Sarhan. He was an actor, known for Habibi el asmar (1958), Son of the Nile (1951) and Malish had (1954). He died on March 29, 1997 in Cairo, Egypt.

11. Magda

Actress | Banat el yom

Magda was born on May 4, 1931 in Tanta, Egypt as Affaf Kamel Elsabahy. She is an actress, known for Banat el yom (1957), Malish had (1954) and Dahab (1953).

12. Mahmoud Almeleji

Actor | Ghazal al-banat

Mahmoud Almeleji was born on December 22, 1910 in Cairo, Egypt. He was an actor and writer, known for The Flirtation of Girls (1949), El Naser Salah el Dine (1963) and Son of the Nile (1951). He was married to Alwiya Gamil. He died on June 6, 1983 in Cairo.

13. Madiha Yousri

Actress | Wafaa

Madiha Yousri was born on December 3, 1919 in Cairo, Egypt as Ghanima Habib Khalil. She is an actress and producer, known for Wafaa (1954), Inni rahela (1955) and Al-khataya (1962).

known as "Brunette of the Nile"

14. Farid Shawqi

Actor | Cemile

Farid Shawqi was born on July 3, 1920 in Cairo, Egypt. He was an actor and writer, known for Cemile (1968), Cairo Station (1958) and Fatawat el Husseinia (1954). He was married to Soheir Turk, Huda Sultan, Saneya Shawki and Zynab Abdel Hady. He died on July 27, 1998 in Cairo.

known as "monster of the Egyptian Cinema"

15. Abdel Halim Hafez

Actor | Abi foq al-Shagara

Abdel Halim Hafez was born on June 21, 1929, in the village of Al-Hilwat in the province of Al-Sharkia, the fourth child of Sheikh Ali Ismael Shabana following after Ismael, Aliah, and Mohamed. His mother died during his delivery. His father was to die five years later. His work included 16 feature...

known as "Al Andaleeb" "Halim"

16. Om Koultoum

Actress | Nashid al-Amal

Om Koultoum was born on May 4, 1904 in Tammay al-Zahayrah, Daqahliyah, Egypt as Fatima El Beltagey. She was an actress, known for Nashid al-Amal (1937), Awlad el zawat (1932) and Wedad (1936). She died on February 3, 1975 in Cairo, Egypt.

known as "El Sitt (The Lady)" "Planet of the East"

17. Laila Mourad

Actress | Ghazal al-banat

Laila Mourad was born on February 17, 1918 in Cairo, Egypt. She was an actress, known for The Flirtation of Girls (1949), Shati el gharam (1950) and El dahayat (1933). She was married to Fatin Abdel Wahab, Wageeh Abaza and Anwar Wagdi. She died on November 21, 1995 in Cairo.

known as "The Curlew's voice"

18. Lobna Abdel Aziz

Actress | El wessada el khalia

Lobna Abdel Aziz is an actress, known for El wessada el khalia (1957), Gharam el assiad (1961) and Edrab al shahatin (1967).

19. Mariem Fakhr El Dine

Actress | La anam

Mariem Fakhr El Dine was born on January 8, 1933 in Faiyum, Egypt as Mariam Mohamed Fakhr El Din. She was an actress, known for La anam (1957), Malak wa shaitan (1960) and Rannet el kholkhal (1955). She was married to Mohamad Altawel, Mahmoud Zulfikar, Sharif Alfadali and Fahd Ballan. She died on ...

20. Ahmed Ramzy

Actor | Saut min el madi

Ahmed Ramzy was a famous Egyptian actor who was born in Alexandria in 1930. He played the leading roles in many Egyptian films in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. He was born Ramzy Mahmud Bayumi to Dr Mahmoud Bayoumi, a famous Egyptian orthopedist, and Helen MacKay, a Scottish lady. His dad died in ...

21. Ismail Yasseen

Actor | Ismail Yassine fil madhaf el shami

Ismail Yasseen was born on September 15, 1912 in Suez, Egypt. He was an actor, known for Ismail Yassine fil madhaf el shami (1957), Ismail Yassine Tarazane (1958) and Ismail Yassine fi janainit al haiwanat (1957). He died on May 24, 1972 in Cairo, Egypt.

22. Sabah

Actress | Wahabtak hayati

Sabah was born on November 10, 1927 in Wadi Chahrour, Lebanon as Jeanette Gergis Al-Feghali. She was an actress, known for Wahabtak hayati (1956), Khatafa mirati (1954) and Soft Hands (1963). She was married to Rushdy Abaza, Anwr Mansi, Ahmed Farag, Fadi Lebnan, Joe Hammoud, Nagib Shammas, Prince ...

known as "Elsabooha" "Elshahrora"

23. Laila Taher

Actress | El Naser Salah el Dine

Laila Taher is an actress, known for El Naser Salah el Dine (1963), Soft Hands (1963) and Moaskar el banat (1967).

24. Ragaa Al-Gidawy

Actress | Ishayat hub

Thanks to her work for an advertising agency, Ragaa el-Geddawy had the opportunity to launch a career in modeling, then later moved into working as an actress. After the birth of her daughter, she took a break from acting for a time in order to travel with her husband, a professional football ...

25. Magda El-Khatib

Actress | Men nazret ain

Magda El-Khatib was born in 1943 in Egypt. She was an actress and producer, known for Men nazret ain (2004), Ahlam omrena (2005) and El-katl El-laziz (1998). She died on November 17, 2006 in Cairo, Egypt.

26. Soheir El-Bably

Actress | Akhtar ragol fil alam

She joined the Institute of Performing Arts and the Institute of music at the same time,So she face a great family pressure.She worked in the theater, and made a play (Shamshon and Galila) and play (Suleiman al-Halabi), but shined in plays (Madraset El Moshaghbeen), and (Nargis), and (Ria and Skena...

27. Suhair Ramzi

Actress | Ragol Fakad Aklah

Her first appearance in the cinema where she was not exceed the age of six, through their appearance in the movie "Sahefet Sawaba" in 1956, but she decided to stop then return after four years in the movie "Girls and Summer". He worked as a hostess and then a fashion model but returned again to the...

28. Shouweikar

Actress | Akhtar ragol fil alam

Shouweikar was born on November 24, 1938 in Alexandria, Egypt as Shwikar Ibrahim. She is an actress, known for Akhtar ragol fil alam (1967), Daerat Al-Enteqam (1976) and Ashgaa ragel fil alam (1968).

29. Amina Rizk

Actress | Cleobatra

Amina Rizk was born on April 13, 1910 in Tanta, Egypt. She was an actress, known for Cleobatra (1943), Al-mouled (1989) and Hub fil zalam (1953). She died on August 24, 2003 in Cairo, Egypt.

30. Zahrat El-Ola

Actress | Mawad gharam

Zahrat El-Ola is an actress, known for Mawad gharam (1956), Fi baitina rajul (1961) and Intisar el hub (1954).

31. Anwar Wagdi

Actor | Ghazal al-banat

Anwar Wagdi was born on October 11, 1904 in Cairo, Egypt as Mohamed Anwar Yehia Al Fattal Wagdi. He was an actor and director, known for The Flirtation of Girls (1949), El Millioner (1950) and El batal (1950). He was married to Leila Fawzi and Laila Mourad. He died on May 14, 1955 in Stockholm, ...

known as "The Don Juan of the Egyptian Cinema"

32. Adel Adham

Actor | El khaena

Adel Adham was born on March 8, 1928 in Alexandria, Egypt. He was an actor, known for El khaena (1965), Akhtar ragol fil alam (1967) and Piedone d'Egitto (1980). He died on February 1, 1996 in Cairo, Egypt.

33. Mahmoud Moursy

Actor | El khaena

Mahmoud Moursy was born on June 7, 1923 in Alexandria, Egypt. He was an actor, known for El khaena (1965), El laila el akhira (1964) and Viva Zalata (1976). He died on April 24, 2004 in Cairo, Egypt.

34. Samiha Ayyoub

Actress | Shati el gharam

She graduated from the Higher Institute of Dramatic Art in 1953. Balance stood on the stage throughout her career of nearly 170 plays, including: (Rabaa el adwia, road safety, blood on the cover of the Kaaba, Ogammnon, Caucasian Chalk Circle). Although theatrical works control of the majority of ...

known as "The lady of Eastern Theater"

35. Hussein Riad

Actor | El Naser Salah el Dine

Hussein Riad was born on January 13, 1913 in Cairo, Egypt. He was an actor, known for El Naser Salah el Dine (1963), Baba Amin (1950) and Nesf azraa (1961). He died on July 9, 1965 in Cairo.

36. Salah Zulfakar

Actor | El Naser Salah el Dine

Salah Zulfakar was born on January 18, 1926 in El Mahla el Kobra, Egypt. He was an actor and producer, known for El Naser Salah el Dine (1963), Orid hallan (1975) and Soft Hands (1963). He was married to Shadia. He died on December 22, 1993 in Cairo, Egypt.

37. Samia Gamal

Actress | Afrita hanem

Her career began with "Badia Masabni" band where she was involved in dancing in groups , and in 1943 began working in the field of cinema where he formed a successful dual team with the artist "Farid al-Atrash" in several movies and she did the most famous dances with him. her dance Characterized ...

38. Taheya Cariocca

Actress | Shati el gharam

Although her parents did not approve of her becoming a belly dancer, she became world renowned. Although Islam frowned upon belly dancing, she was the only one recognized with a public funeral procession. She performed in over 300 movies and television shows. She gave up dancing in 1963 but as late...

known as "Tooha"

39. Omar El-Hariri

Actor | El Naser Salah el Dine

Omar El-Hariri was born on June 16, 1922 in Cairo, Egypt as Omar Mohammed Saleh al-Hariri. He was an actor, known for El Naser Salah el Dine (1963), El khaena (1965) and Wahabtak hayati (1956). He died on October 16, 2011 in Cairo.

40. Yehia Chahine

Actor | Ibn el Nil

Yehia Chahine was born in 1917. He was an actor and producer, known for Son of the Nile (1951), Kahramana (1959) and Isalu kalbi (1952). He died in 1993.

41. Zeinat Sedki

Actress | Sharia el hub

Zeinat Sedki was born in 1913 in Egypt as Mervat Othman Sedki. She was an actress, known for Sharia el hub (1959), Warra el setar (1938) and Shi min la shi (1939). She died on March 2, 1978 in Cairo, Egypt.

42. Tawfik El Deken

Actor | El Naser Salah el Dine

Tawfik El Deken was born on May 3, 1924 in Egypt as Tewfik Amin Mohamed El Dekn. He was an actor, known for El Naser Salah el Dine (1963), El mushajibun (1966) and Fi baitina rajul (1961). He was married to Nawal El Rakhawi. He died on November 26, 1988 in Cairo, Egypt.

43. Abdel Fatah Al Kasri

Actor | Ibn Hamidu

Abdel Fatah Al Kasri was born in 1905 in Egypt. He was an actor, known for Ibn Hamidu (1957), Shi min la shi (1939) and Ismail Yassine fil madhaf el shami (1957). He died on March 2, 1965 in Cairo, Egypt.

44. Samir Sabri

Actor | Akhtar ragol fil alam

Samir graduated from the English section at the Faculty of Arts, having previously finished his studies at the famous Victoria College. He then went on to study drama at Oxford, specialising in Shakespeare. He played the lead in over 85 films.

45. Lebleba

Actress | Leila Sakhina

Text: Youngest of four children two brothers and a sister Lebleba - whose birth name is Ninotchka - was named after the 1939 movie Ninotchka. That same year, her mother, Zarouhi Kalfaian, wanted to name her first daughter Ninotchka but because of a family tradition named her Perouz. In 1946 when ...

46. Zaki Rostom

Actor | El warda el baida

His life began in representation, when he was a student in the bachelor's in 1924, while impressed by the (George Abiad) and attached him to his band.He refused to complete his study in the Faculty of Law.Turning to "Ramses" band in 1925 with (Ahmad Allam), who was assigned main roles to him.He ...

47. Amal Zayed

Actress | Yahya el hub

Amal Zayed is an actress, known for Yahya el hub (1938), Salama fi khair (1938) and Bayn el kasrain (1964).

48. Sana Jamel

Actress | Al-risâlah

Egyptian actress. She studied at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts, graduating in 1953 and worked at the National Troupe and famous for good performance in Mandarin and French. The art was the cause of the rupture that occurred between her and her family , but she bore the dimension of them for...

49. Salah Mansour

Actor | Shati el gharam

Salah Mansour is an actor, known for Shati el gharam (1950), Gharam wa intiqam (1944) and Bidaya wa nihaya (1960).

50. Mohamed Abdel Wahab

Soundtrack | The Sheltering Sky

Mohamed Abdel Wahab was born on March 13, 1901 in Cairo, Egypt. He was married to Nahla Al Qudsi and Iqbal. He died on May 3, 1991 in Cairo.

51. Youssef Fakhr Eddine

Actor | Nemar el talamiz

Youssef Fakhr Eddine was born in 1938 in Egypt. He was an actor, known for Nemar el talamiz (1965), Madrasat El-Moshaghebeen (1973) and Min ajal emraa (1959). He was married to Nadia Seif El-Nasr. He died in October 2003 in Athens, Greece.

52. Zubaida Tharwat

Actress | Fi baitina rajul

Zubaida Tharwat was born on June 14, 1940 in Alexandria, Egypt. She was an actress, known for Fi baitina rajul (1961), Nesf azraa (1961) and Yom min omri (1961). She was married to Ihab al - Ghazzawi, Mohammed Ismail, Omar Naji, Segadtha and Sobhy Farahat. She died on December 13, 2016 in Egypt.

"she was famous for her blue eyes"

53. Naima Akef

Actress | Millione guinee

Naima Akef was born on October 7, 1932 in Tanta, Egypt. She was an actress, known for Millione guinee (1953), Baladi wa khafa (1949) and Aziza (1955). She died on April 23, 1966 in Cairo, Egypt.

54. Leila Fawzi

Actress | El Naser Salah el Dine

Leila Fawzi was an actress, known for El Naser Salah el Dine (1963), Khatafa mirati (1954) and Safeer gohannam (1945). She was married to Jalal Moa'awad, Anwar Wagdi and Aziz Osman. She died on January 12, 2005 in Cairo, Egypt.