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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

Doa al karawan
(1959)
Siraa Fil-Wadi
(1954)
Emberatoriet meem
Emberatoriet meem Mother (Mona)
(1972)
Orid hallan
Orid hallan Fawzya
(1975)

Filmography

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 2000 Wagh el qamar (TV Mini-Series)
Ibtessam El Bostany
- Episode #1.3 (2000) ... Ibtessam El Bostany
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Ibtessam El Bostany
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Ibtessam El Bostany
 1994 Dameer abla Hekmat (TV Mini-Series)
Hekmat
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Hekmat
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Hekmat
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Hekmat
 1993 Ard el ahlam
Nargis
 1988 Yom mor... yom helw
Aisha (Mother)
 1979 Ualla azae lel sayedat
Rawya
 1977 Afwah wa araneb
Nemat
 1975 Orid hallan
Fawzya
 1974 Habibati
Samia
 1973 Oghneyat elmoot (Short)
Mother
 1972 Emberatoriet meem
Mother (Mona)
 1971 Kheit al rafeigh, -al
Mona
 1969 Al hob al kabeer
Hanan
 1966 Shaia fi hayati
Aida
 1965 El haram
Aziza
 1965 Hikayet el omr kulluh
Nadia
 1965 Egihteraf, -al
Nawal
 1964 El bab el maftuh
Laila
 1964 El laila el akhira
Nadia and her sister Fawzya
 1963 El muageza
Leila
 1963 Shadow of Treason
Nadia
 1963 La wakta lil hub
Fawzya
 1963 Cairo
Amina
 1962 Lan aataref
Amal (wife)
 1962 La tutfi el shams
Layla
 1962 Al maugh geza
Layla
 1961 Nahr el hub
Nawal
 1959 Bain el atlal
Mona
 1959 Sayedat el kasr
Sawsan
 1959 Doa al karawan
Amna
 1958 El zoja el azraa
Mona
 1958 Hatta naltaki
 1958 El tarik el masdud
Fayza (teacher)
 1958 Tarik el amal
 1957 Ard el salam
Salma
 1957 El kalb loh ahkam
Karima
 1957 La anam
Nadia Lotfy
 1956 Hub wa demoue
Fatma
 1956 Siraa Fil-Mina
Hamedah
 1956 Mawad gharam
Nawal
 1955 Allah maana
Actress
 1955 Ayyamine el helwa
Hoda
 1954 Baad al wedah
Amina
 1954 Bint al hawa
 1954 Daiman maak
Tefeeda
 1954 El malak el zalem
Nadia
 1954 Moawad ma al hayat
Amal
 1954 Mawad ma al saada
Ehsan (original name) and Amal (when she moved to the city)
 1954 Athar ala alremal
Ragia
 1954 Irham demoui
 1953 Aisha
Aisha
 1953 Hub fil zalam
 1953 Abid el mal
 1953 Lahn al khouloud
Wafa
 1952 Ashki limin?
 1952 Asrar el naas
 1952 Cass el azab
 1952 Isalu kalbi
 1952 Laka yom ya zalem
Nemat
 1952 Min ara'a jabini
Fatma
 1952 Zaman el ajab
 1952 El ustaza Fatma
Fatma (Lawyer)
 1951 Ana al maadi
 1951 Ana bint nass
 1951 Ibn el halal
 1951 Son of the Nile
Zebaida
 1951 Khadaini abi
 1950 Baba Amin
Huda
 1949 El yatimatain
 1949 Kul beit illa rajul
Faten (daughter)
 1949 Nahwal majd
Suhair
 1949 Sitt el beit
Elham
 1949 Kursi el iteraf
Phileberta
 1948 El ikab
 1948 Hayat haira
 1948 Kanat malakan
 1948 Khulud
Laila (mother) / Amal (daughter)
 1947 Kanz el saada
 1946 El-hanim
 1946 Malak al rahma
Thoraya (daughter)
 1946 Dunia
 1944 Russassa fil kalb
Nagwa
 1940 Yom said
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:

[interview on 3/8/84, on why she didn't run for the Egyptian Senate] I'm still an artist and I state my opinion through art. I believe that drama picture touches and approaches people more than a political speech. See more »

Trivia:

Pictured on a £3 Egyptian postage stamp issued 8 March 2015, seven weeks following her death. See more »

Trademark:

The Lady of the Arab Screen

Star Sign:

Gemini

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