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Faten Hamama

Monday، 20 July 2009 - 12:00 AM

Name: Faten Ahmed Hamama

Birth Date: 5/7/1931

Biography: Faten Ahmed Hamama, one of the most important actresses in the history of Arabic cinema, was born in Cairo. After graduating from the Acting Institute in 1947, she started her career performing in minor roles. Aspiring for greater roles, she applied to a contest for the movie Youm Saeed, with Mohamed Abd El Wahab. Hamama worked in a collection of short TV series titled Hekaya Wara’ Kol Bab and turned four episodes of the series into a movie. She also hit Hollywood by starring in the American film titled Cairo.

She was the recipient for several prestigious awards and was elected as a member of the judging committee for several festivals. Faten Hamama has left her mark on the cinema stage and is known as "Sayedit El Shasha El Arabiya" or the "Lady of the Arab screen".

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