Famous Egyptian Women

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 1 Nefertiti

Nefertiti
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Famous As: Ancient Egyptian Queen
Birthdate: 1370 BC
Died: 1330 BC

A queen of the 18th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt, Nefertiti was the Great Royal Wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten. She and her husband reigned during a period marked by great prosperity in Ancient Egyptian history. Some scholars even claim that she reigned independently for some time following her husband’s death though this claim is a matter of debate.

 2 Hatshepsut

Hatshepsut
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Famous As: Pharaoh
Birthdate: 1508 BC
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: 1458 BC

Hatshepsut, daughter of Thutmose I, ruled as the fifth pharaoh of the Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt and was the second female pharaoh, according to records. She was the chief wife of Thutmose II, and ruled jointly with Thutmose III, Thutmose II’s son. She also named herself God's Wife of Amun.

 3 Hoda Kotb

Hoda Kotb
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Famous As: Journalist, Author, TV Anchor
Birthdate: August 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Norman, Oklahoma
Egyptian-American TV journalist Hoda Kotb is best known as the co-host of the shows NBC Morning Show, Dateline NBC, Today. Named to Time 100, she has also authored several books, including a bestselling autobiography. A breast cancer survivor, she now also works to raise awareness about the disease.
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 4 Catherine of Alexandria

Catherine of Alexandria
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Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0287 AD
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 0305 AD

Catherine of Alexandria is a Christian saint who was martyred at the hands of the Roman Emperor Maxentius in the early 4th century. Catherine is generally credited with converting hundreds of people to Christianity. Over 1,100 years after her martyrdom, French warrior Joan of Arc claimed that Catherine was one of the saints to counsel her in her visions.

 5 Ankhesenamun

Ankhesenamun
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Famous As: Ancient Egyptian Queen
Birthdate: 1348 BC
Birthplace: Thebes (Luxor, Luxor Governorate, Egypt)
Died: 1322 BC

Ankhesenamun was an Egyptian queen and wife of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. Unlike other ancient Egyptian queens, Ankhesenamun's life, especially her youth, is well-documented in the ancient paintings and reliefs of the reign of her parents. As the Great Royal Wife of Tutankhamun, Ankhesenamun may have played an important role in his administration.

 6 Umm Kulthum

Umm Kulthum
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 18, 1898
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Al Senbellawein
Died: February 3, 1975

 7 Nawal El Saadawi

Nawal El Saadawi
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kafr Tahlah, Egypt
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 8 Maathorneferure

Maathorneferure
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Famous As: Gueen
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Hattusa, Egypt

 9 Suzanne Mubarak

Suzanne Mubarak
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 28, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Minya Governorate

 10 Tiye

Tiye
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Birthdate: 1398 BC
Birthplace: Sohag
Died: 1338 BC

 11 Sarah Hegazi

Sarah Hegazi
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Famous As: Human rights activist
Birthdate: May 22, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: June 14, 2020

 12 Sobekneferu

Sobekneferu
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Famous As: Pharaoh
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: 1802 BC

 13 Hagar

Hagar
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Famous As: Consort
Birthdate: 0000 BC

 14 Faten Hamama

Faten Hamama
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 27, 1931
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mansoura, Egypt
Died: January 17, 2015

Faten Hamama was an Egyptian actress and film producer. Regarded as an icon in Middle Eastern and Egyptian cinema, Hamama played an important role in popularizing the film industry in Egypt. She is also remembered for stressing the importance of women in the film industry and Egyptian society at large. In 1965, she was awarded the Decoration of the Republic.

 15 Fawzia Fuad of Egypt

Fawzia Fuad of Egypt
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: November 5, 1921
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: July 2, 2013

 16 Samira Said

Samira Said
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Rabat

 17 Cleopatra Selene II

Cleopatra Selene II
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: 0040 AD
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 0005 AD

 18 Cleopatra Selene of Syria

Cleopatra Selene of Syria
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Famous As: Queen regnant
Birthdate: 0130 AD
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: 0069 AD
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 19 Arsinoe IV

Arsinoe IV
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0068 BC
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 0041 BC

 20 Ragaa Al Geddawy

Ragaa Al Geddawy
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 6, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ismailia, Egypt
Died: July 5, 2020

 21 Huda Sharawi

Huda Sharawi
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Famous As: Feminist and nationalist
Birthdate: June 23, 1879
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Minya, Egypt
Died: December 12, 1947

 22 Cleopatra I Syra

Cleopatra I Syra
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: 0205 AD
Birthplace: Seleucid Empire
Died: 0176 AD

 23 Arsinoe II of Egypt

Arsinoe II of Egypt
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0316 BC
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: June 30, 0270

 24 Elisa Sednaoui

Elisa Sednaoui
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: December 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bra, Piedmont, Italy

 25 Gaby Aghion

Gaby Aghion
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Famous As: Fashion Designer
Birthdate: March 3, 1921
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: September 27, 2014

Apart from launching the fashion brand Chloé, Gaby Aghion had apparently also coined the term prêt-à-porter. Born Gabrielle Hanoka, Gaby went to Paris at 18 and got married at 19. She later built an empire out of her feminine clothes made of soft fabric. She was also awarded the Légion d'Honneur.

 26 Jehan Sadat

Jehan Sadat
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 29, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cairo

 27 Berenice IV of Egypt

Berenice IV of Egypt
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Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: 0077 AD
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 0055 AD

 28 Hetepheres I

Hetepheres I
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unkown
Died: 0255 AD

 29 Berenice I of Egypt

Berenice I of Egypt
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0340 AD
Birthplace: Macedonia
Died: 0268 AD

 30 Safinaz

Safinaz
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Famous As: Belly dancer
Birthdate: December 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt

 31 Berenice II

Berenice II
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: December 25, 0267
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cyrene, Libya
Died: 0221 BC

 32 Tahia Carioca

Tahia Carioca
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Famous As: Belly Dancer
Birthdate: February 22, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: September 20, 1999

 33 Cleopatra Thea

Cleopatra Thea
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 0164 AD
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: 0121 AD

 34 Doria Shafik

Doria Shafik
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: December 14, 1908
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ṭanṭā, Egypt
Died: September 20, 1975

 35 Mayar Sherif

Mayar Sherif
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: May 5, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt

 36 Ahdaf Soueif

Ahdaf Soueif
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: March 23, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt

 37 Arsinoe I

Arsinoe I
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0305 AD
Birthplace: Macedon, Greece
Died: 0247 AD

 38 Cleopatra II

Cleopatra II
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0185 BC
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0116 BC

 39 Andrée Chedid

Andrée Chedid
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: March 20, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: February 6, 2011

Born to Lebanese parents in Egypt, Andrée Chedid initially aspired to become a dancer. At 22, she married a physician in Cairo, and they later moved to Paris. Best known for her internationally renowned novel L'Autre, she has also penned several poems, short stories, and children’s tales.

 40 Arsinoe III of Egypt

Arsinoe III of Egypt
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0246 BC
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: 0204 BC

 41 Cleopatra III of Egypt

Cleopatra III of Egypt
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0160 BC
Died: 0101 BC

 42 Cleopatra V

Cleopatra V
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0095 AD
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: 0057 AD

 43 Berenice III of Egypt

Berenice III of Egypt
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Famous As: Monarch
Birthdate: 0114 AD
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: March 31, 0080

 44 Tefta Tashko-Koço

Tefta Tashko-Koço
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 2, 1910
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Faiyum, Egypt
Died: December 22, 1947

 45 Hend Sabry

Hend Sabry
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kebili, Tunisia

 46 Gawaher

Gawaher
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 1969 AD
Birthplace: Port Sudan, Sudan

 47 Rania Youssef

Rania Youssef
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cairo

 48 Magi Salah

Magi Salah
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Famous As: Wife of Mohamed Salah
Birthdate: 0000 AD

 49 Dina Tokio

Dina Tokio
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Famous As: YouTuber
Birthdate: June 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cairo

 50 Evelyn Emmet, Baroness Emmet of Amberley

Evelyn Emmet, Baroness Emmet of Amberley
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 18, 1899
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: October 10, 1980