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Faten Hamama: In Memoriam

As Egypt loses another silver screen legend, we take a moment to look back at some of Faten Hamama's defining moments.

Famed Egyptian actress Faten Hamama passed away last night at the age of 83. The screen siren, who made her acting debut as a child and went on to make over 100 films and become one of the most recognisable Arab starlets in the industry, allegedly died due to health problems, but the exact cause of her death was not disclosed. In Egypt’s golden age of cinema in the 1950s, Hamama, who was among the biggest screen stars, also made news with her private life. She was married to Omar Sharif, who converted to Islam in order to wed her, for nearly 20 years, and has two more marriages under her belt. The iconic actress will certainly be missed but her films will live on. Here are some of her best on-screen moments. 

Do3a2 El Karawan

Leilet El 2abd 3ala Fatima

Afwah We Arnaneb

Embratoriat Meem

Sayedet Al Kasr

Nahr El 7ob

Sera3 Fel Wadi

Dameer Abla Hekmat (Series)

El Yatimeiten

El Osataza Fatima


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