Famous Egyptian Film & Theater Personalities

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Omar Sharif
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Birthdate: April 10, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: July 10, 2015
Egyptian actor Omar Sharif shot to fame with the iconic film Lawrence of Arabia, which won him two Golden Globes and an Academy Award nomination. He is also remembered for his role in Doctor Zhivago. He was one of the world’s top 50 contract bridge players and spoke six languages.
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Mena Massoud
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Birthdate: September 17, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
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Dodi Fayed
(Film producer, Romantic Partner of Princess Diana)
Dodi Fayed
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Birthdate: April 17, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: August 31, 1997

Dodi Fayed was an Egyptian movie producer who died in a car crash in 1997 alongside his romantic partner Diana, Princess of Wales. The car crash became international news and Fayed is often referred to as Diana's eternal love. Fayed's billionaire father, Mohamed Al-Fayed, erected two memorials, including a 3-metre high bronze statue, to Diana and his son at Harrods.

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Sam Esmail
(Screenwriter)
Sam Esmail
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Birthdate: September 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
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Umm Kulthum
(The Voice of Egypt)
Umm Kulthum
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Birthdate: December 31, 1898
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: El-Senbellawein, Egypt
Died: February 3, 1975
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Faten Hamama
(Actress)
Faten Hamama
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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.

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Eric Hobsbawm
(Historian)
Eric Hobsbawm
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Birthdate: June 9, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: October 1, 2012
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Bassem Youssef
(Comedian)
Bassem Youssef
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Birthdate: March 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
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ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm Ḥāfiẓ
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Birthdate: June 21, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Al-Ḥalāwāt, Egypt
Died: March 30, 1977
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Mido Hamada
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Birthdate: 1971 AD
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
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Ahmed Zaki
(Actor)
Ahmed Zaki
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Birthdate: November 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zagazig, Egypt
Died: March 27, 2005
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Mohammed Abdel Wahab
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Birthdate: March 13, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: May 4, 1991
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Nour El-Sherif
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Birthdate: April 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: August 11, 2015
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Youssef Chahine
(Film Director)
Youssef Chahine
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Birthdate: January 25, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: July 27, 2008
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Ragaa Al Geddawy
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Birthdate: September 6, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ismailia, Egypt
Died: July 5, 2020
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Elisa Sednaoui
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Birthdate: December 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bra, Piedmont, Italy
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Rushdy Abaza
(Actor, Singer)
Rushdy Abaza
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Birthdate: August 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zagazig, Egypt
Died: July 27, 1980
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Georges Guétary
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Birthdate: February 8, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: September 13, 1997
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Hend Sabry
(Actress)
Hend Sabry
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Birthdate: November 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kebili, Tunisia
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Tahia Carioca
(Belly Dancer)
Tahia Carioca
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Birthdate: February 22, 1915
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Egypt
Died: September 20, 1999
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Mahmoud Yassin
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Birthdate: June 2, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Port Said, Egypt
Died: October 14, 2020
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Henry Barakat
(Film director)
Henry Barakat
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Birthdate: June 11, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: May 27, 1997
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Salah Abu Seif
(Filmmaker)
Salah Abu Seif
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Birthdate: May 10, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: June 23, 1996
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Rania Youssef
(Actress)
Rania Youssef
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Birthdate: December 1, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cairo