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Faten Hamama (1931–2015)


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 Egyptian cinema. The progress in her different ... See full bio »

Died:

(age 83) in Cairo, Egypt

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Known For

The Curlew's Cry
(1959)
Siraa Fil-Wadi
(1954)
Emberatoriet meem
Emberatoriet meem Mother (Mona)
(1972)
I Want a Solution
(1975)

Filmography

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 2000 Wagh el qamar (TV Mini-Series)
Ibtessam El Bostany
 1994 Dameer abla Hekmat (TV Mini-Series)
Hekmat
 1993 Land of Dreams
Nargis
 1988 Yom mor... yom helw
Aisha (Mother)
 1979 Ualla azae lel sayedat
Rawya
 1977 Afwah wa araneb
Nemat
 1975 Habibati
Samia
 1975 I Want a Solution
Fawzya
 1973 Oghneyat elmoot (Short)
Mother
 1972 Emberatoriet meem
Mother (Mona)
 1971 Kheit al rafeigh, -al
Mona
 1969 Al hob al kabeer
Hanan
 1965 Story of a Whole Life
Nadia
 1965 The Sin
Aziza
 1965 Egihteraf, -al
Nawal
 1964 Last Night
Nadia and her sister Fawzya
 1964 The Open Door
Laila
 1963 Shadow of Treason
Nadia
 1963 The Miracle
Leila
 1963 No Time for Love
Fawzya
 1963 Cairo
Amina
 1962 I Will Not Confess
Amal (wife)
 1962 The Sun Will Never Set
Layla
 1962 Al maugh geza
Layla
 1961 The River of Love
Nawal
 1959 Among the Ruins
Mona
 1959 Lady of the Castle
Sawsan
 1959 The Curlew's Cry
Amna
 1958 I'll See You
 1958 The Virgin Wife
Mona
 1958 The Barred Road
Fayza (teacher)
 1957 Land of Peace
Salma
 1957 Sleepless
Nadia Lotfy
 1956 Dark Waters
Hamedah
 1956 Love and Tears
Fatma
 1956 Appointment with Love
Nawal
 1955 Appointment with Happiness
Ehsan (original name) and Amal (when she moved to the city)
 1955 God Is on Our Side
Actress
 1955 Our Best Days
Hoda
 1954 After the Farewells
Amina
 1954 Appointment with Life
Amal
 1954 The Unjust Angel
Nadia
 1954 With You Forever
Tefeeda
 1954 Pity My Tears
 1954 Traces in the Sand
Ragia
 1953 Aisha
Aisha
 1953 Immortal Song
Wafa
 1952 Ask My Heart
 1952 House No. 13
 1952 Your Day Will Come
Nemat
 1952 The Lawyer Fatma
Fatma (Lawyer)
 1951 I Am the Past
 1951 Son of the Nile
Zebaida
 1950 Father Amine
Huda
 1950 Mr. Bayumi
 1949 Each House Has Its Man
Faten (daughter)
 1949 The Lady of the House
Elham
 1949 Towards Glory!
Suhair
 1949 The Secret of the Confessional
Phileberta
 1948 Immortality
Laila (mother) / Amal (daughter)
 1948 Punishment
 1946 El-hanim
 1946 The Angel of Mercy
Thoraya (daughter)
 1946 The Red Mask
 1946 Dunia
 1944 A Bullet in the Heart
Nagwa
 1940 A Happy Day
Aneesa
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Co-founder of the "heart patients society" in Dar Elfouad hospital, in Cairo. The hospital does some free heart operations where the society contributes through paying half of its costs. [Nov, 2000] See more »

Publicity Listings:

6 Print Biographies | 8 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I believe in the saying, "The art is all what sublimates the human feeling . . . and all what falls by the feeling does not belong to art". See more »

Trivia:

Mother of Tarek Sharif and Nadia Zulfakar. Her family included her older brother Muneer, her younger brother Mazhar and her younger sister Layla. See more »

Trademark:

The Lady of the Arab Screen

Star Sign:

Gemini

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