My Best Turkish Actresses (En İyi Türk Aktrislerim)

by muratoral_gs | created - 31 Jan 2014 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

1. Türkan Soray

Actress | Vesikali Yarim

Türkan Soray (her last name begins S-cedilla) is one of four big female stars of the old Turkish cinema.

Türkan was born to a railway-officer father and a housewife mother. She started in Turkish cinema at the age of 15, when she accompanied to her friend, neighbor Emel Yildiz (also known as Panther ...

2. Adile Nasit

Actress | Iste hayat

Adile Nasit was born on June 17, 1930 in Istanbul, Turkey as Adile Nasit Özcan. She was an actress, known for Iste hayat (1975), Kibar Feyzo (1978) and Mavi Boncuk (1974). She was married to Cemal Ince and Ziya Keskiner. She died on December 11, 1987 in Istanbul.

3. Gülsen Bubikoglu

Actress | Kurtar beni

Gülsen Bubikoglu is a Turkish actress, one of the leading ladies of Turkish cinema in the 1970s and into the early 1980s. She studied at Fatih Kiz Lisesi and was a fashion model for a time. Her first leading role was in Yaban in 1973. She and Tarik Akan formed one of the most recognized couples on ...

4. Fatma Girik

Actress | Sürtügün Kizi

Fatma Girik was born on December 12, 1943 in Istanbul, Turkey. She is an actress and producer, known for Sürtügün Kizi (1967), Kesanli Ali destani (1964) and Intikam Melegi/Kadin Hamlet (1976).

5. Demet Akbag

Actress | Kis Uykusu

After graduated from Istanbul University theater department conservatory of municipality, she acted as a Professional actress at Gonul Ulku-Gazanfer Ozcan theater. In 1987 she was selected the TV star of the year by MGD. In 1993 at Antalya Film Festival she achieved the Altin Portakal reward by her...

6. Gülse Birsel

Actress | Avrupa Yakasi

Born in Istanbul in 1971, Birsel graduated from Bogazici University's Economics Division in 1994 and Columbia University's MFA program in Film Division in 1996. She began her career as a journalist then became the writer and the presenter of the TV show "gag". Afterwards she wrote and played the ...

7. Özge Özberk

Actress | Babam ve Oglum

Özge Özberk is a Turkish actress who has acted in many films, television series and plays. Özge Özberk was born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1976. She studied theater at Istanbul University and Mujdat Gezen Arts Centre. She gained recognition with her role in the Turkish film, GORA. Her most recent roles...

8. Perran Kutman

Actress | Hayat bilgisi

Perran Kutman was born in 1949 as Perran Kanat. She is an actress, known for Hayat bilgisi (2003), Mavi Boncuk (1974) and Üzgünüm Leyla (2000). She is married to Saritas Koral. She was previously married to Hüseyin Kutman.

9. Emel Sayin

Actress | Mavi Boncuk

Emel Sayin was born on November 20, 1945 in Sivas, Turkey. She is known for her work on Mavi Boncuk (1974), Yalanci Yarim (1973) and Gülizar (1972).

10. Demet Evgar

Actress | Vay Arkadas

Demet Evgar is a Turkish theater, TV, and cinema actress. Born in Manisa, Turkey, on May 19th, 1980, Demet Evgar started acting at the age of 17 with the amateur theatre group, 'Afsem Theatre'. Her first ever stage appearance was in the Ray Cooney play: 'It runs in the Family'. While studying at ...

11. Tuba Büyüküstün

Actress | Kara Para Ask

Born on July 5 in Istanbul, Tuba majored in Costume & Design at the Mimar Sinan University of the Fine Arts from where she graduated in the year of 2004. This year also brought along her first acting gig as she starred in the successful TV show, 'Cemberimde Gül Oya', portraying the character of '...

12. Hülya Koçyigit

Actress | Cemile

Hülya Koçyigit is a Turkish actress. A prominent female lead in the Turkish cinema, she received numerous awards at international film festivals, including the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. Altogether, she has acted in some 180 films. Koçyigit's father is a Muhajir from Bulgaria. She grew up...

13. Doga Rutkay

Actress | Gen

Doga Rutkay was born on October 30, 1978 in Ankara, Turkey. She is an actress, known for Gen (2006), Bir ihtimal daha var (2007) and Pak Panter (2010). She has been married to Kerimcan Kamal since 2014.

14. Ezgi Mola

Actress | Celal Tan ve Ailesinin Asiri Acikli Hikayesi

Ezgi Mola is a Turkish actress. While studying at Akademi Istanbul, she made her debut in Kartal Tibet's Karate Can. She studied at Müjdat Gezen Arts Centre for 4 years under Aydogan Temel and appeared first in his play Cürük Elma. In 2005, she joined BKM and appeared alongside Ugur Yucel in the ...

15. Beren Saat

Actress | Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne?

Beren Saat (born on 26 February 1984) is a Turkish actress, best known for her leading roles as Yasemin Unsal in the ATV series Hatirla Sevgili (2006-2008), as Bihter Yöreoglu Ziyagil in the Kanal D series Ask-i Memnu (2008-2010), as Fatmagül Ketenci Ilgaz in Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne? (2010-2012), and ...

16. Belçim Bilgin

Actress | Backstabbing for Beginners

Belcim Bilgin is an award winning movie and TV actress from Turkey. Born in Ankara, she started her undergraduate studies in 2002 in Information and Document Management at Hacettepe University. After two years she decided to pursue her true passion - acting, on a full-time basis. Belçim was cast in...

17. Ayça Bingöl

Actress | Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman ki

Ayça Bingöl is an actress, known for Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman ki (2010), Benim Dünyam (2013) and Ay büyürken uyuyamam (2011). She has been married to Ali Altug since 2001.

18. Farah Zeynep Abdullah

Actress | Unutursam Fisilda

Born 17 August, 1989 in Istanbul, Farah moved to the UK when she was 15 years old. She has Bosnian, Macedonian, Crimean and Iraqi ancestry. She graduated from University of Kent, Drama & French Studies Department. She started her career in record-breaking Turkish TV series, 'Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman Ki...

19. Filiz Akin

Actress | Ankara ekspresi

She was born in Ankara, Turkey in 1943. After graduating from Ted Ankara College, she left university for a career in cinema. She was formerly married to producer / director 'Türker Inanoglu (I)' and they had one child - Ýlker.

20. Hale Soygazi

Actress | Bir Yudum Sevgi

Hale Soygazi was born on September 21, 1950 in Istanbul, Turkey. She is an actress, known for Bir Yudum Sevgi (1984), Maden (1978) and Süt Kardesler (1976).

21. Fahriye Evcen Özçivit

Actress | Çalikusu

Fahriye Evcen is a Turkish actress, best known for her roles as Necla Tekin on the Yaprak Dökümü based on the novel by Resat Nuri Güntekin and as Feride in the TV series Çalikusu, based on the novel by Resat Nuri Güntekin. Fahriye studied sociology for one year in Germany. At age 19, she moved to ...

22. Nur Fettahoglu

Actress | Kurtlar Vadisi: Filistin

Asiye Nur Fettahoglu is a Turkish actress. She was credited for a number of years by her married name "Nur Aysan", but after divorcing, she went back to her birth surname. Fettahoglu was born in 1980 to Fatma and Sinan Fettahoglu as one of their five children, in Duisburg, Germany. Her education ...

23. Sebnem Sönmez

Actress | Vizontele

Sebnem Sönmez was born in 1968 in Istanbul, Turkey. She is an actress, known for Vizontele (2001), Ask Tesadüfleri Sever (2011) and Erkekler aglamaz (2006).

24. Yasemin Kay Allen

Actress | Seref Meselesi

Yasemin Allen (born in Ashford, England), best known for her roles in the movies Su ve Ates (Water and Fire) and Donerse Senindir, the tv series Merhamet (Mercy), Muhtesem Yuzyil (Magnificent Century) and 46 Yok Olan, is British-Turkish actress of English descent. Her mother, Suna Yildizoglu (Sonja...

25. Gaye Gürsel

Actress | Elif

Gaye Gürsel was born in 1980 in Izmir, Istanbul University, after graduating from the Faculty of Business Administration, studied acting at the müjdat gezen Art Center. On the night of June with a series in his career has been involved in different projects, then a good player to take a step.

26. Nevra Serezli

Actress | Ne Olacak Simdi

Nevra Serezli was born in 1944. She is an actress, known for Ne Olacak Simdi (1979), Kilibik (1983) and Atla Gel Saban (1984). She is married to Metin Serezli.

27. Özgü Namal

Actress | Beynelmilel

Ozgu Namal was born in Istanbul in 1978. Her maternal family is Turkish immigrant from Thessaloniki, Greece. Her paternal family is Turkish immigrant from Macedonia. At the age of 14 she was already on the theater stage. In 1996 she graduated from Uskudar Cumhuriyet High School. In 1998 she was ...

28. Iclal Aydin

Actress | Vizontele

Iclal Aydin was born on September 14, 1971 in Ankara, Turkey. She is an actress, known for Vizontele (2001), Iki Aile (2006) and Ege'nin hamsisi (2018). She has been married to Tuna Kiremitçi since November 8, 2006. She was previously married to Kemal Basbug.

29. Ahu Türkpençe

Actress | Dag II

Ahu Türkpençe was born in Samsun on the Black Sea coast. She was interested in theatre and with the help of a close friend, she joined the cast of the Müjdat Gezen Arts Center. Doing do, she put her studies in Physics at Yildiz Teknik University on hold. She had parts in the series Yedi Numara and ...

30. Melek Baykal

Actress | Görgüsüzler

Melek Baykal is an actress, known for Görgüsüzler (2008), Cennet mahallesi (2004) and Kaçma Birader (2016).

31. Ezgi Eyüboglu

Actress | Intikam

Ezgi Eyüboglu is an actress, known for Intikam (2013), Askin Gören Gözlere Ihtiyaci yok (2017) and Arka Sokaklar (2006).

32. Meltem Cumbul

Actress | Gegen die Wand

Meltem Cumbul's career consists of twenty-two feature films including Berlin's Golden Bear Winner "Head On" and "Lovelorn" which got her Best Actress Award from Palm Springs International Film Festival "Six Long Running TV Serials including the highest rated local drama to date "Yilan Hikayesi" and...

33. Nurgül Yesilçay

Actress | 7 Kocali Hürmüz

Born in 1976, Nurgul Yesilcay studied drama at the Anadolu University State Conservatoire in Eskisehir. Since graduating, she has performed several major roles for the stage, including Ophelia in "Hamlet" and Blanche in "A Streetcar Named Desire". Besides theater projects, she has shot to ...

34. Müge Boz

Actress | Leyla ile Mecnun

After graduating from Izmir Ataturk High School, she studied Cinema and Television at Anadolu University.

She played in Turkish TV Series Melekler Korusun, Karakol, Süphe. Now she is playing as Sirin in Leyla ile Mecnun. Commercials she played in are Turkcell, Arcelik and Nescafe.

Beside her acting ...

35. Sibel Kekilli

Actress | Gegen die Wand

Sibel Kekilli is a German actress of Turkish origin. With her debut in Fatih Akin's movie "Head On" she gained major public attention. The film won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival 2004 and her acting performance received several national and international prizes, among them the highly ...

36. Ezgi Asaroglu

Actress | Ein Augenblick Freiheit

Ezgi Asaroglu was born in Izmir, Turkey.

She first appeared on television in the TV series "Bir Dilim Ask", which marking her screen debut at age 17. During the years, she had roles in the top-rated TV series and the popularity of the series made Ezgi Asaroglu well known to audiences in Turkey. In ...

37. Neriman Köksal

Actress | Ne Olacak Simdi

Neriman Köksal was born on March 17, 1928 in Istanbul, Turkey as Hatice Kökçü. She was an actress, known for Ne Olacak Simdi (1979), Çoban aski (1957) and Lekeli ask (1964). She was married to Feridun Kete. She died on October 22, 1999 in Istanbul.

38. Fulya Zenginer

Actress | Küçük Kadinlar

Fulya Zenginer was born on July 21, 1989 in Istanbul, Turkey. She is an actress, known for Küçük Kadinlar (2008), Sag Salim (2012) and El-Cin (2013).

39. Asli Tandogan

Actress | Kabadayi

Asli Tandogan was born on April 2, 1979 in Ankara, Turkey. She is an actress, known for Kabadayi (2007), Behzat Ç. Ankara Yaniyor (2013) and Dudaktan kalbe (2007). She has been married to Cahit Tan Yesilada since June 19, 2014.

40. Yagmur Tanrisevsin

Actress | Ask aglatir

Yagmur Tanrisevsin was born on 24 August 1990.

She graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts Ceramic Department and then she got her acting training from Craft Acting Studio.

Her professional acting career began in 2012 with the Tv series "Adini Feriha Koydum". Throughout her career she ...

41. Nehir Erdogan

Actress | Hababam Sinifi Merhaba

Nehir Erdogan was born on June 16, 1980 in Izmir, Turkey. She is an actress, known for The Class of Chaos Goes Abroad (2003), Okul (2004) and Son (2012). She has been married to Ahmet Sesigurgil since September 7, 2014.

42. Aysen Gruda

Actress | Kagit

Aysen Gruda (born 22 August 1944 in Istanbul) is a Turkish actress and comedian. Aysen Gruda was born in Istanbul. Her sisters Ayben and Ayten would also go on to become actors. Aysen Gruda appeared in several musicals such as "Mum Söndü", "Deve Kusu Kabare", "Hababam Sinifi Müzikali", "Yedi Kocali...

43. Tuba Ünsal

Actress | Mumya firarda

Tuba Ünsal is Turkish actress. She was born in Denizli. Her paternal family is of Turkish descent who immigrated from Greece. Her maternal family is immigrant from Bulgaria and Romania. She studied business administration in Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University. Ünsal graduated from the photography ...

44. Naz Elmas

Actress | G.O.R.A.

She was born on 16.06.1983 in Istanbul, Turkey. Graduated from Yeditepe University Fine Arts Faculty - Theater Department.

She started her career with the TV series "Haziran Gecesi" . After that she starred in the TV series such as "Doktorlar", "Candan Öte", "El Gibi", "Nefes", "Ay Tutulmasi", "Bir ...

45. Ece Uslu

Actress | Kara melek

Ece Uslu was born on September 9, 1974 in Izmir, Turkey. She is an actress, known for Kara melek (1997), Büyü (2004) and Kivilcim (1993).

46. Sinem Uslu

Actress | Kiralik Ask

Gözde Sinem Öztürk is a Turkish actress and presenter. She notably played the fashionably conservative role of Sukran in Turking soap opera Huzur Sokagi (2012-14). Born in Istanbul, Oztürk was raised in Adapazari, Marmara Region, before her family moved to Germany. Oztürk attended the ...

47. Asli Enver

Actress | Istanbullu Gelin

Ayten Asli Enver is a Cypriot-Turkish actress. Her native language is English. She speaks fluent Turkish. She holds British passport.Enver was born in 1984, in London, England, and lived there until she was 12 years old. Her father is a Turkish Cypriot, grown up in London who met and married ...

48. Merve Bolugur

Actress | Gomeda

Merve Bolugur is a Turkish actress and model. Her mother is Yugoslav immigrant. She is well known for her roles in Acemi Cadi, Küçük Sirlar, Kuzey Güney and Muhtesem Yüzyil. Istanbul born player Merve Bolugur is originally from Karabük. She married Murat Dalkiliç in 2015 but marriage ended in 2017....

49. Ceyda Ates

Actress | Adini Feriha Koydum

Ceyda Ates was born on October 14, 1988 in Ankara, Turkey. She is an actress, known for Adini Feriha Koydum (2011), Ask aglatir (2013) and Gulyabani (2014).

50. Gamze Karaman

Actress | Çilgin Dersane

Gamze Karaman is an actress, known for The Class (2007), Arka Sokaklar (2006) and Kizim nerede (2010).

51. Sinem Kobal

Actress | Romantik Komedi

Sinem Kobal is a Turkish model and film actress.

She started her acting career in a sitcom, Dadi as Dilara Giritli. She has starred in many other films such as Okul, Ayakta Kal, Selena, Lise Defteri, Dunyayi Kurtaran Adam and Nefes Nefes'e. She will star in Romantik Komedi.

She has appeared in many ...

52. Ece Çesmioglu

Actress | Iki Aile

Ece Çesmioglu was born on November 26, 1990 in Istanbul, Turkey. She is an actress, known for Iki Aile (2006), Ev (2010) and Söz (2017).

53. Hande Dogandemir

Actress | Leyla ile Mecnun

Hande Dogandemir was born on November 22, 1985 in Ankara, Turkey. She is an actress, known for Leyla ile Mecnun (2011), Telling Tales (2015) and Hayatimin Aski (2016).

54. Meral Okay

Actress | Hiçbiryerde

Meral Okay was born on September 20, 1959 in Ankara, Turkey. She was a writer and actress, known for Hiçbiryerde (2002), Muhtesem Yüzyil (2011) and Ikinci Bahar (1998). She was married to Yaman Okay. She died on April 9, 2012 in Istanbul, Turkey.

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