Actresses & Actors

by soha_adel | created - 02 May 2013 | updated - 07 May 2013 | Public

1. 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 ...

2. Nelly Karim

Actress | The Blue Elephant

Nelly Karim is an Egyptian actress, fashion model and ballerina. She was born December 18, 1974 in Alexandria, Egypt for An Egyptian father and Russian Mother. Nelly Karim has drawn attention for her 2006 refusal to portray "seductive roles". She won Best Actress award in the Cairo International ...

3. 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 ...

4. Hanan Turk

Actress | Dunia

One of Egypt's most talented actresses. With her expressive brown eyes, lustrous dark hair and flawless olive skin, the ballet dancer, and actress burst onto the scene in 1991, making her mark on the Egyptian Actresses list and audiences as well.

She co-stars with Nadia El Gendyand Mahmood Hemaidah ...

5. Youssra

Actress | Al assifa

Youssra was born on March 10, 1951 in Cairo, Egypt as Suhair Mohamed Nasim. She is an actress, known for Al assifa (2000), Al-mohager (1994) and Kalam fel hob (2005). She is married to Khaled Selim.

6. Naglaa Fathi

Actress | Ghadan Sa'antaqem

Naglaa Fathi was born on December 21, 1948 in Cairo, Egypt as Fatema Al-Zahraa Fathi. She is an actress and writer, known for Ghadan Sa'antaqem (1983), Love sweeter than love (1975) and Al asal al murr (1972). She has been married to Hamdy Kandil since September 19, 1992. She was previously married...

7. Nadia Lutfi

Actress | El khaena

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...

8. Ghadah Abdulrazeq

Actress | An el ashq wel hawa

Ghadah Abdulrazeq was born on July 6, 1965 in El Sharqia, Egypt. She is an actress, known for An el ashq wel hawa (2006), Ma'a Sabq Alesrar (2012) and Karmouz War (2018).

9. 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), Lahn el wafaa (1955) and Marti, mudir aam (1966). She was married to Salah Zulfakar, Aziz Fathi and Imad Hamdi. She died on November 28, 2017 in Cairo.

10. Mai Ezzidine

Actress | Khiana mashroaa

Since an early age, Mai Ezzidine was chosen to address the audiences at the nursery graduation party, even at the EGC school in Alexandria she was the leader of the school theatrical group. She had interests in arts too, she liked making portraits, this is not far from her family, as her Uncle ...

11. 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...

12. Zeina

Actress | Bentein men misr

Zeina is an actress, known for Bentein men misr (2010), El-Maslaha (2012) and The Ghost (2007).

13. Nadia El Gendy

Actress | Amwaj

Nadia El Gendy was born on March 24, 1938 in Egypt. She is an actress and producer. She was previously married to Imad Hamdi.

14. Dunya Samir Ghanem

Actress | El Farah

Donia Samir Ghanem is an Egyptian actress and singer. She was born in January 1,1985 in Cairo, Egypt. She was born to Egyptian actor Samir Ghanem and Egyptain actress Dalal Abdel Aziz. Besides her well known parents her sister Emy Samir Ghanem is a famous actress too. She started her acting career ...

15. Sherihan

Actress | Alf Lilah Wa Lilah

Sherihan is an Egyptian actress in cinema, theater, and television.

Her mother Awatef Hashem, who died in 1987, and her brother popular actor and guitarist Omar Khorshid, who died in 1981, gave her lots of support.

In 1977, Sherihan was asked to act in her very first movie. She was only 12 years old,...

16. Ilham Shaheen

Actress | Al-raghba

Ilham Shaheen was born on January 3, 1960 in Cairo, Egypt as Ilham El Sayed Ahmed Shaheen. She is an actress and producer, known for Al-raghba (2002), Souq al mot aa (1999) and El-katl El-laziz (1998).

17. Nabila Ebeid

Actress | Al-Mara'a wa Al-Satour

Nabila Ebeid was born on January 21, 1945 in Cairo, Egypt. She is an actress and producer, known for Al-Mara'a wa Al-Satour (1996), El mamalik (1965) and Shader al-samak (1986).

18. Layla Olwi

Actress | Hob el banat

Layla Olwi was born on January 4, 1954 in Cairo, Egypt as Laila Ahmed Eloui. She is an actress, known for Hob el banat (2003), I Love Cinema (2004) and Kalil Mina Al-Hob Kathir Mina Al-Unf (1995). She was previously married to Mansour Aljammal.

19. Nelly

Actress | El mushajibun

Nelly was born on January 3, 1949 in Cairo, Egypt as Nelly Artin Kalfian. She is an actress, known for El mushajibun (1966), El hermane (1953) and Hia waal rijal (1965).

20. Suhair Ramzi

Actress | El-taiera el-mafkouda

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...

21. Ruby

Actress | Al Hafla

Rubi started her career as a model by coincidence when Murielle Romanoff, Polish singer spotted her in front of the AUC. He found in her the tipical Arab beauty he was looking for. He chose her to to do the video clip for his song "Don't make me cry". Rubi did commercials for Sparkle, Alo and ...

22. Houria Farghally

Actress | Al Ashash

Houria Farghally was born as Horeya Farghaly. She is an actress, known for Al Ashash (2013), Abdu Mouta (2012) and Radd Fe'el (2011).

23. 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 ...

24. Kal Naga

Actor | Vikings

Kal Naga (aka: Khaled Abol Naga) is a Multi Award winning Actor and Producer from Egypt, based in Los Angeles, California. He is a well established movie star in the middle-east and is one of as the new generation of film makers with international groundbreaking award winning Cinema. He is also a ...

25. Ahmed Ezz

Actor | Al rahina

Ahmed Ezz had always dreamed of being a super star. As a fit and handsome young man, he soon attracted the attention of modeling companies. Ahmed thought this would open the doors to a cinema career, but soon discovered that modeling was not enough. Ahmed had graduated from the Faculty of Arts, ...

26. Ahmed el-Sakka

Actor | El Gezira 2

Graduated from the Egyptian academy of arts and began his acting career immediately in Egyptian mini-series, and ended up co-starring in several of the most important series broadcast during the holy month Ramadan seasons.

Ahmed establish himself as a film star as early as 1998 when he co-starred in...

27. Ahmad Hilmi

Actor | Aasef ala el-iz'ag

Ahmed Helmy made his first big screen appearance in film Aboud ala el hedoud (1999), in which he co-starred alongside Alaa Waley El Din. Ahmed, through his amazing breakthrough performance, and comic sense of humor, nabbed all the attention he needed in this film. He quickly made a jump to starring...

28. Hani Salama

Composer | Control Room

Hani Salama was born on July 4, 1977 in Cairo, Egypt. He is an actor and composer, known for Control Room (2004), El Akhar (1999) and Enta omry (2004). He is married to Riham Salama. They have two children.

29. Mahmoud Abdel Aziz

Actor | Souq al mot aa

Mahmoud Abdel Aziz was born in Alexandria, Egypt to a middle class family. He studied Agricultural Sciences and during his college days he practiced acting through the university theatre.

He started his acting career by taking a role in "Al Dawama" TV show in the mid 70s with Nelly and Mahmoud ...

30. Mahmood Hemaidah

Actor | Gannat al shayateen

Mahmood Hemaidah was born on February 7, 1953 in Cairo, Egypt as Mahmoud Hassan Mahmoud. He is an actor and producer, known for Fallen Angels Paradise (1999), Afarit el-asphalt (1996) and Malek wa ketaba (2005).

31. Adel Imam

Actor | Omaret yakobean

He is a graduate of the faculty of agriculture. He was more popular in theatres for his role in Madrasat Al Moshaghebin (School of Rascals). He became more famous in the 1970s for his comedic roles in Al-bahth an fadiha (1973) (Search for a scandal) and Khalli Balek min Aalak (Take care of your ...

32. Mostafa Shaaban

Actor | Mafia

Mostafa Shaban is one of Egyptians leading actors. Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Mostfafa Shaban, taking up a diverse range of roles from action hero to being a romantic lover . He continues to wildly vary his film choices attracting different types of viewers.

33. Hasan El-Raddad

Actor | Girls

Hasan El-Raddad is an actor, known for Girls (2007), Zanqat Sittat (2015) and Gawazah Miri (2014). He has been married to Amy Samir Ghanem since November 4, 2016.

34. Yehia El-Fakharany

Actor | Awdat mowatin

Yehia El-Fakharany was born on April 7, 1945 in Cairo, Egypt as Mohamed Yehia El-Fakharany. He is an actor and producer, known for Awdat mowatin (1986), El-Keif (1985) and Ah ya liel ya zaman (1977). He is married to Lamis Gaber. They have two children.

35. 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.

36. Khaled Selim

Soundtrack | Elsellem wel te'ban

Khaled Selim is an actor, known for Elsellem wel te'ban (2001), Kan yom hobak (2004) and Compulsory Choice (2017). He has been married to Khayria Hesham Ali since September 25, 2011.

37. 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 fatawa (1957) and Son of the Nile (1951). He was married to Alwiya Gamil. He died on June 6, 1983 in Cairo.

38. Khaled Saleh

Actor | Tito

Khaled Saleh was born on January 23, 1964 in Cairo, Egypt. He was an actor, known for Tito (2004), Ahla al awkat (2004) and Chaos, This Is (2007). He died on September 25, 2014 in Cairo.

39. Abdel Halim Hafez

Actor | Lahn el wafaa

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...

40. 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 ...

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