W6-1: Women in Early International Cinemaby road-traveled | created - 04 Jun 2016 | updated - 15 Dec 2016 | Public
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Actress | La anam
Mariem Fakhr El Dine was born on January 8, 1933 in Faiyum, Egypt as Mariam Mohamed Fakhr El Din. She was an actress, known for La anam (1957), Hekayat hub (1959) and Rannet el kholkhal (1955). She was married to Mohamad Altawel, Mahmoud Zulfikar, Sharif Alfadali and Fahd Ballan. She died on ...
January 8, 1933 - November 3, 2014. (81).
47 acting credits, 1952 - .
2. 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 ...
May 27, 1931 - January 17, 2015. (83).
Credits : 104 acting credits, 1940 - 2000.
Production Manager Writer Self Producer.
3. Amina Rizk
Actress | Cleobatra
April 13, 1910 - August 24, 2003. (93).
62 acting credits, 1928 -.
Actress | Shati el gharam
Although her parents did not approve of her becoming a belly dancer, she became world renowned. Although Islam frowned upon belly dancing, she was the only one recognized with a public funeral procession. She performed in over 300 movies and television shows. She gave up dancing in 1963 but as late...
1915 - 1999, (84).
72 credits, 1935-1994.
Actress | Al defaa
Zouzou Hamdi El Hakim was born on November 8, 1916 in Asyut, Egypt. She was an actress, known for Al defaa (1935), El rijal la yatazawajun el jamilat (1965) and Raya wa Sekina (1953). She died on May 18, 2003 in Cairo, Egypt.
1916 - 2003, (86).
Actress | Wafaa
Madiha Yousri was born on December 3, 1919 in Cairo, Egypt as Ghanima Habib Khalil. She was an actress and producer, known for Wafaa (1954), Inni rahela (1955) and Al-khataya (1962). She was married to Ahmed Salem, Ibrahim Salama Alradi, Muhammad Fawzi and Mohamed Amine. She died on May 29, 2018 in...
December 3, 1919 -.
55 acting credits, 1943 -.
7. Hind Rostom
Actress | Bayn el samaa wa el ard
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...
76 credits, 1947-1975.
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.
63 credits, 1948-1984.
Actress | Te noci
Bosa Stojadinovic was born on December 26, 1916 in Skadar, Albania as Bosiljka Stojadinovic. She was an actress, known for Te noci (1958), Covek nije tica (1965) and Cetiri kilometra na sat (1958). She died on July 12, 2002.
1916 - 2002, (85).
10. Fearless Nadia
Actress | Hunterwali
Fearless Nadia was born Mary Evans in Perth, Australia. She accompanied her family to India as a child. She began working in the cirucs in the early 1930s, where she took the name Fearless Nadia. The tall, blue-eyed, blonde began her film career several years later in Hindi language films in India....
1908 - 1996, (88).
41 credits, 1933-1970.
11. Alethea McGrath
Alethea McGrath was born on June 1, 1920 in Melbourne, Australia as Alethea Ada McGrath. She was an actress, known for Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002), Knowing (2009) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). She died on February 9, 2016 in Melbourne.
40 credits, 1984-
12. Esme Melville
Actress | Romulus, My Father
Esme Melville was born on July 23, 1918 in Norwood, South Australia, Australia. She was an actress, known for Romulus, My Father (2007), Forbidden (2003) and Blue Heelers (1994). She died on September 14, 2006 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
59 credits, 1963-2007.
13. Myrtle Woods
Actress | The Great MacArthy
Myrtle Woods was born on March 14, 1900 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She was an actress, known for The Great MacArthy (1975), Say a Little Prayer (1993) and Homicide (1964). She died on May 12, 2001 in Melbourne.
1900 - 2001. (101).
21 credits, 1957-1980.
14. Mary Ward
Actress | Prisoner
33+ credits, 1949-2000.
15. Huguette Oligny
Actress | Les lumières de ma ville
Huguette Oligny was born on January 31, 1922 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She was an actress, known for Les lumières de ma ville (1950), Salut Victor (1989) and Kamouraska (1973). She was married to Gratien Gélinas and Marcel Alexandre. She died on May 9, 2013 in Montreal.
35 credits, 1950-
Actress | Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Madeleine Sherwood was born on November 13, 1922 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as Madeleine Louise Helene Thornton. She was an actress, known for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), The Changeling (1980) and The Flying Nun (1967). She was married to Robert Sherwood. She died on April 23, 2016 in Lac Cornu,...
63 credits, 1962-. 5 self credits.
17. Frances Bay
Actress | Blue Velvet
Cute, tiny, and prolific little old lady character actress Frances Bay worked constantly in both films and TV shows alike after making her debut at the age of 59 in life with a small part in the comedy Foul Play (1978) in 1978. She frequently portrayed eccentric elderly women and good-hearted ...
164 credits, 1977-2014.
18. Marcia Diamond
Actress | Black Christmas
19. Napua Wood
Actress | Hawaiian Eye
Napua Wood was born on April 3, 1912 in Waikele, Hawaii, USA as Jennie Hanaiali'i Woodd. She was an actress, known for Hawaiian Eye (1959), Screen Directors Playhouse (1955) and Adventures in Paradise (1959). She died on January 5, 2003 in Kahului, Hawaii.
1912 - 2003, (90).
10 credits, 1944-1970.
20. Nini Theilade
Actress | A Midsummer Night's Dream
Nini Theilade was born on June 15, 1915 in Poerwokerto, Banjoemas, Dutch East Indies as Nini Arlette Theilade. She is known for her work on A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935), The Big Bluff (1933) and The Song to Her (1934). She was married to Arne Buchter-Larsen and Peter Loopuyt. She died on ...
June 15, 1915
21. Pouri Baneai
Actress | Dozde-siyahpoush
Pouri Baneai was born Seddigheh Banayi in Arak, Iran on October 11, 1940. She lived there for four years before she and her parents moved to Tehran. She had seven sisters and one brother.
She acted in more than 85 Iranian feature films between 1965 and 1979. During her years of acting before the ...
33+ credits, 1964-2008.
Actress | The Night Story
Hamideh Kheirabadi was born on December 20, 1924 in Rasht, Iran. She was an actress, known for The Story of Night (1973), Hasan Kachal (1970) and Madar (1990). She died on April 19, 2010 in Tehran, Iran.
12-20-1924. To 4-19-2010. (85).
23. Olwiyya Gamil
Actress | Zeinab
Olwiyya Gamil was born on December 15, 1908 in Lebanon. She was an actress, known for Zeinab (1930), Mafish tafahum (1961) and Intisar al-chabab (1941). She was married to Mahmoud Al Meleji. She died on June 11, 1994.
1908 - 1994, (85).
Actress | Khatafa mirati
Sabah was born on November 10, 1927 in Wadi Chahrour, Lebanon as Jeanette Gergis Al-Feghali. She is known for her work on Khatafa mirati (1954), El rajul el thani (1959) and Wahabtak hayati (1956). She was married to Wassim Tabbara, Rushdy Abaza, Anwr Mansi, Ahmed Farag, Fadi Lebnan, Joe Hammoud, ...
November 10, 1925 - November 26, 2014. (89).
48 acting credits, 1938 - .
Kissa von Sievers was born on September 21, 1889 in Schloss Wenden, Livland. She is an actress, known for Freitag, der 13. - Das unheimliche Haus, 2. Teil (1916), Der Mann mit der leuchtenden Stirn (1915) and Der Fall Hoop (1916).
26. Tui Bow
Actress | Sunshine of Paradise Alley
Tui Bow was born on October 19, 1906 in Hawera, Taranaki, New Zealand as Mary Lorraine Tui. She was an actress, known for Sunshine of Paradise Alley (1926), The Earthling (1980) and Frenchman's Farm (1987). She was married to Robert Bow. She died on March 25, 1993 in Alderley, Brisbane, Queensland,...
New Zealand. Australia.
1906 - 1993.
27. Beryl Te Wiata
Actress | Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Beryl Te Wiata was born on April 15, 1925 in Christchurch, New Zealand as Beryl Margaret McMillan. She was an actress, known for Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (1995), Outrageous Fortune (2005) and Strange Behavior (1981). She was married to Inia Te Wiata. She died on May 4, 2017.
28. Ramai Hayward
Actress | To Love a Maori
Ramai Hayward was born on November 11, 1916 in Martinborough, New Zealand as Patricia Rongomaitara Te Miha. She was an actress and director, known for To Love a Maori (1972), The Maori Merchant of Venice (2002) and Linda's Body (1990). She was married to Rudall Hayward. She died on July 3, 2014 in ...
11-11-1916 -to 7-3-2014. (97).
Actress | Barrio
Milú was born on April 24, 1926 in Lisbon, Portugal as Maria de Lourdes de Almeida. She was an actress, known for Barrio (1947), O Costa do Castelo (1943) and Dois Dias no Paraíso (1957). She was married to Luís de Magalhães Coutinho Nobre Guedes and de Lemos. She died on November 5, 2008 in...
13 credits, 1939-1980. 3 self credits, 1970-2007.
30. Lale Oraloglu
Writer | Hüdaverdi - Pirtik
Lale Oraloglu was born on August 15, 1924 in Izmir, Turkey. She was an actress and writer, known for Hüdaverdi - Pirtik (1971), Sevdigim sendin (1955) and Leylaklar altinda (1954). She was married to Ali Oraloglu and Gürdal Onur. She died on January 15, 2007 in Istanbul, Turkey.
31. Sabahat Isik
Actress | Kuyu
32. Rosy Varte
Actress | Maguy
Rosy Varte was born on November 22, 1923 in Istanbul, Turkey as Nevarte Manouelian. She is known for her work on Maguy (1985), Love on the Run (1979) and My Uncle Benjamin (1969). She was married to Pierre Badel. She died on January 14, 2012 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, ...
November 22, 1923 - January 14. 2012. (88).
100 acting credits, 1949 - .
33. Belgin Doruk
Actress | Aysecik - Yuvanin bekcileri
Belgin Doruk was born on June 28, 1936 in Ankara, Turkey. She was an actress, known for Aysecik - Yuvanin bekcileri (1969), Çölde bir Istanbul kizi (1957) and Küçük hanim Avrupa'da (1962). She was married to Özdemir Birsel and Faruk Kenç. She died on March 26, 1995 in ...
80 credits, 1952-1970.
34. Fatma Girik
Actress | Sürtügün Kizi
184 credits, 1954-2012. 6 producer 1 writer 1 self.
35. 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.
149 credits, 1950-1995.
36. Müzeyyen Senar
Actress | Kerem ile Asli
Muzeyyen Senar is a Turkish singer of Ottoman classical music.
Born in Bursa, she moved to Istanbul when she was ten years old, growing up in uskudar. She stuttered as a child, but found refuge in singing.
When she was six years old, she already knew all the popular Turkish folk songs by heart. When ...
July 16, 1918 - February 8, 2015. (96).
6 acting credits, 1940-1969.
Singer of classic Ottoman.
37. Yelena Bonner
Self | Aleksandr Galich. Izgnanie
Yelena Bonner was born on February 15, 1923 in Merv, Turkestan ASSR, USSR as Elena Georgievna Alikhanov. She was married to Andrei Sakharov and Ivan Semyonov. She died on June 18, 2011 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
February 15, 1923, Turkmenistan - June 28, 2011, Massachusetts, USA. (88).
Mans virs Andrejs Saharovs (2006). 2006.
38. Moira Lister
Actress | Grand National Night
Moira Lister started her career on the stage in South Africa. She appeared on the London stage at the age of 14 and started working in films in 1943. Always popular, she was usually cast as 'posh' lady.
Cape Town, South Africa.
63 credits, 1943-2007. 17 self credits, 1954-2002.
39. Doreen Mantle
Actress | Scoop
Doreen June Mantle was born 22 June 1926 in Johannesburg, South Africa and is a character actress who is probably best known for her recurring role as Mrs Warboys in the long-running British sitcom One Foot in the Grave (1990) appearing in 18 episodes in the 1990s.
Mantle first travelled to Britain ...
40. Dolly Rathebe
Actress | Cry, the Beloved Country
Dolly Rathebe was born on April 2, 1928 in Randfontein, South Africa. She was an actress, known for Cry, the Beloved Country (1995), The Magic Garden (1951) and African Jim (1949). She died on September 16, 2004.
Actress | Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
24 credits, 1956 -
Rekava (1956). 1956. The Line of Destiny.
Actress | Yoshiwara
Foun-Sen was born on February 28, 1915 in Giap Bat, Tonkin, French Indochina as Cécile Nguyen-Ngoc-Tue. She was an actress, known for Yoshiwara (1937), Hatred (1938) and The Alibi (1937). She died on February 5, 1989 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France.
19 credits, 1936-1979.
43. Lotus Long
Actress | Phantom of Chinatown
Lotus Long's father was Japanese and her mother was an ethnic Hawaiian. The family came to California in the 1920s and, because of her exotic beauty, Lotus didn't find it difficult to get into the movies and portrayed a succession of various Asian women. She took the stage name "Lotus Long", and ...
1909 - 1990, (81).
Actress | Le tampon du capiston
Oléo was born on June 19, 1906 in Gimont, Gers, Midi-Pyrénées, France as Baptistine Émilienne Françoise Lapeyre. She was an actress, known for Le tampon du capiston (1930), La tête d'un homme (1933) and Heart of Paris (1937). She died on February 21, 1978 in Paris, Île-de-France, France.
1906 - 1978, (71).