Foreign artists who have achieved widespread fame in Egypt

by kemo medo | created - 13 Nov 2012 | updated - 20 Jun 2017 | Public

Artists all over Africa , Asia "specially in the middle east" and sometimes Europe are dreaming to make it big in Egypt they are the most famous foreign artists who came to Egypt

1. Ghassan Massoud

Actor | Kingdom of Heaven

Ghassan Massoud (born September 20, 1958 in Damascus) is a Syrian actor and film-maker. He is best-known in the West for playing the role of the Muslim military general Saladin in Ridley Scott's 2005 film Kingdom of Heaven. He has also played the "Sheikh" in famous Turkish film "Kurtlar Vadisi: ...


2. Madline Tabar

Actress | Al-Tareek Ela Eilat

Madline Tabar is an actress, known for Al-Tareek Ela Eilat (1993), Khaltat Umri (2016) and Reesh Naam (2010).


3. Hind Sabri

Actress | Fleur d'Alep

Hend Sabry is a Cairo-based Tunisian actress and lawyer. She was born in Tunis on 20th November and received her license in law at the Faculty of Law of Tunis in 2001. Later she completed her masters in law intellectual property and copyright in 2004. Her acting debut was at the age of fourteen in ...


4. Sabah

Actress | Wahabtak hayati

Sabah was born on November 10, 1927 in Wadi Chahrour, Lebanon as Jeanette Gergis Al-Feghali. She is known for her work on Wahabtak hayati (1956), Khatafa mirati (1954) and Sharia el hub (1959). She was married to Wassim Tabbara, Rushdy Abaza, Anwr Mansi, Ahmed Farag, Fadi Lebnan, Joe Hammoud, Nagib...


5. Raghda

Actress | Khoyout El-Ankaboot

Raghda is an actress, known for Khoyout El-Ankaboot (1985), Oyoun El Saqr (1992) and Esstakoza (1996).


6. Warda Al Jazayria

Actress | Ah ya liel ya zaman

Warda Al Jazayria was born on July 22, 1939 in Puteaux, Seine [now Hauts-de-Seine], France as Warda Fatouki. She was an actress, known for Ah ya liel ya zaman (1977), Almaz wa Abdul Hamuli (1962) and Amirat el Arab (1963). She was married to Baligh Hamdy and Jamal Qusairi. She died on May 17, 2012 ...


7. Eyad Nassar

Actor | The Looming Tower

Eyad Nassar is a highly renowned actor in the Middle East, and mainly in Egypt. He is of Jordanian descent, Eyad Nassar has paved his way into stardom, when he was first introduced to Egypt through his first role in a TV drama. His talent has grabbed everyone's attention, both, fans and ...


8. Jamal Sulaiman

Actor | Afrah AlQoba

Jamal Sulaiman was born as Jamal Suliman. He is an actor, known for Afrah AlQoba (2016), Laylat El-Baby Doll (2008) and Halim (2006). He has been married to Rana Salman since October 18, 2003. They have one child.


9. Nour

Actress | Ashab wala business

Nour was born on December 23, 1977 in Beirut, Lebanon as Marian Phillip Abi Habib. She is an actress, known for Ashab wala business (2001), Zarf Tarek (2006) and Mallaki Iskandariya (2005). She has been married to Youssef Antaki since December 23, 2008. They have one child.


11. Hatem Ali

Director | Al-layl al-taweel

Hatem Ali is a director and actor, known for The Long Night (2009), Silina (2009) and Underground (2013).


12. Saba Mubarak

Actress | Hamilton: Men inte om det gäller din dotter

Saba Mubarak is a Jordanian actress and producer, she started her acting career in the Jordanian Bedouin T.V show "Qamar who Sahar", ever since, Saba has took part in over 40 T.V productions, many feature films, and numerous theatre plays, to which she received several awards including the Best ...


13. Joumana Mourad

Actress | Al Hafla

Actress and Syrian producer , holds a BA in English literature at Damascus University. The art beginning in "Ajman" TV broadcaster, then turned to acting after being encouraged by the director "Nagdat Anzor", to provide the first functional roles in 1998 through the series (Residues Photos). The ...


14. Sulaf Fawakhrji

Actress | Cleopatra

Sulaf Fawakhrji is an actress, known for Cleopatra (2010), El - Terhal: Roaming About (1997) and Hassiba (2008).


15. Haifa Wehbe

Actress | Bahr al nojoum

Haifa Wehbe was born on March 10, 1976 in Mahrouna, Lebanon as Haifa Mohammed Wehbe. She is an actress, known for Bahr al nojoum (2008), Rouh's Beauty (2014) and Dokkan Shehata (2008). She was previously married to Ahmad Abu Husheima.


16. Cyrine AbdelNour

Actress | Al Mosafer

She studied accounting and at the end of the month of Nov. 1993 began working in the field of "Modelanj" she was the first fashion show she shared in was in the season of Christmas for a number of fashion designers, also appeared in the announcement of a washing powders and which was filmed in ...


17. Kinda Allouch

Actress | Welad el-Amm

Kinda Allouch is an actress, known for Welad el-Amm (2009), El-Maslaha (2012) and Al Asleyeen (2017). She has been married to Amr Yusuf since November 11, 2016. She was previously married to Fares Alzahabi.


18. Dorra Zarrouk

Actress | Zombie Goes Zombie

Dorra Zarrouk was born on January 13, 1980 in Tunis, Tunisia. She is an actress, known for Zombie Goes Zombie, Al Me'adeya (2013) and Hadeed (2014).


19. Nicole Saba

Actress | Special Operations

Nicole Saba was born in Lebanon. She is an actress, known for Special Operations (2007), Al Hayba the Comeback (2018) and El tagrubah el danemarkiyyah (2003). She has been married to Youssef El Khal since December 22, 2011.


20. Latifa

Actress | Skoot hansawwar

Latifa was born on February 14, 1961 in Manouba, Tunisia. She is an actress, known for Silence... We're Rolling (2001).


21. Dhafer L'Abidine

Actor | Centurion

Before his sky-rocketing breakthrough in the Arab world, Dhafer enjoyed a successful career in the West, appearing in international film productions such as Children of Men (2006), Sex and the City 2 (2010), Centurion (2010), Black Forest (2012), Rise of the Footsoldier (UK) and the upcoming film A...


23. Najeeb Alrihani

Writer | Ghazal al-banat

Najeeb Alrihani was born on January 21, 1889 in Cairo, Egypt. He was a writer and actor, known for The Flirtation of Girls (1949), Yacout (1934) and Sahib al saada (1931). He was married to Badia Massabni. He died on June 8, 1949 in Cairo.


24. Taim Hasan

Actor | Nos Youm

Taim Hasan is an actor, known for Nos Youm (2016), Al Hayba (2017) and Al Hayba the Comeback (2018).


25. Mohamed Khan

Director | Banat wist el-balad

The director Mohamed Khan was born on October 26th 1942. He completed his high school in Egypt, then traveled to England where he earned his diploma in 1962. He directed several movies in 8mm. He went back to Egypt in 1963 & worked as script writer in a Cairo production company. Worked in Lebanon ...


26. Asmahan

Actress | Gharam wa intiqam

A very talented singer with a beautiful voice. She starred in two films, the first, Intisar al-chabab (1941), was with her older brother 'Farid Al Atrach' and the second Gharam wa intiqam (1944). Asmahane died in a car accident while filming 'Gharam wa intiqam', it is rumoured, through the war ...


27. Farid Al Atrache

Soundtrack | It's Kind of a Funny Story

Farid Al Atrache was born in Jebel Ed-Druz, Southern Syria in 1915. His parents were Prince Fahad Al Atrache and Princess Alia. In 1923, Prince Fahad and the Al Atrache clan were fighting against the French occupation of their land and as a result, Princess Alia had to flee to Egypt with her three ...


28. Nour Al Hoda

Actress | Ayza atgawwez

Nour Al Hoda was born on December 20, 1924 in Lebanon as Alexandra Nicola Badran. She was an actress, known for Ayza atgawwez (1952), Afrah (1949) and Gawhara (1942). She died on July 9, 1998.


29. Estafan Rosti

Director | Inshudat el fuad

Estafan Rosti was born on November 16, 1891 in Italy. He was an actor and director, known for Inshudat el fuad (1932), Antar effendi (1936) and Ibn el balad (1943). He died on May 22, 1964 in Cairo, Egypt.


30. Marie Munib

Actress | Inshudat el radio

Marie Munib was born on February 11, 1905 in Beirut, Lebanon as Marie Habib Salim Nasr. She was an actress, known for Inshudat el radio (1936), Nashid al-Amal (1937) and El azima (1939). She was married to Fawzi Munib. She died on January 21, 1969.


31. Dalida

Soundtrack | L'instinct de mort

Dalida was born on January 17, 1933 in Cairo, Egypt as Yolande Christina Gigliotti. She was married to Lucien Morisse. She died on May 3, 1987 in Paris, France.


32. Maya Nasry

Actress | Code 36

She entered the Lebanese University of Fine Arts to study the representation and direction of theater, television and movies.She participated in several television and theatrical and cinematic works in Lebanon and began working as a model, and in 1996 worked as a broadcaster in the Lebanese ...


33. Darin Haddad

Actress | The Blue Elephant

Darin Haddad is an actress, known for The Blue Elephant (2014), The Legend (2016) and Ali Baba (2018).


34. Abdel Salam Al Nabulsy

Actor | Warra el setar

Abdel Salam Al Nabulsy was born in Northern Tripoli in 1899. His father sent him to Egypt so he could study at Al-Azhar Mosque, and while he was there he became interested in acting. He acted on stage for a while and when his family knew about his new career, they stopped sending him money so he ...


35. Ibrahim Khan

Actor | Dawn of the Mummy

Ibrahim Khan is an actor, known for Dawn of the Mummy (1981), Ibn Al Shaytan (1969) and El-Shayateen Wal Kora (1973).



37. Lana Mushtak

Actress | Fatat el masnaa

Lana Mushtak is an actress, known for Fatat el masnaa (2013), In a Day (2015) and Qabl Zahmet al-Saif (2015).


38. Ahmed Mekky

Actor | Teer enta

Ahmed Mekky was born on June 19, 1978 in Egypt. He is an actor and writer, known for Teer enta (2009), Al Kabeer (2010) and La Tarago Wa La Esteslam (2010).


39. Rakeen Saad

Actress | 3000 Layla

Rakeen Saad was born on December 16, 1989 in Amman, Jordan. She is an actress, known for 3000 Layla (2015), The Worthy (2016) and Seam (2017).


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