Famous Egyptian Film & Theater Personalities

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 1 Omar Sharif

Omar Sharif
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Famous As: Actor
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.

 2 Mena Massoud

Mena Massoud
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 17, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt

 3 Dodi Fayed

Dodi Fayed
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Famous As: Film producer, Romantic Partner of Princess Diana
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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 4 Sam Esmail

Sam Esmail
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Famous As: Screenwriter
Birthdate: September 17, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA
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 5 Haim Saban

Haim Saban
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Famous As: Business Person
Birthdate: October 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt

Haim Saban is an Israeli-American investor, media proprietor, and film producer. He is credited with founding Saban Entertainment which produces children's television programs like Power Rangers. For his achievements in the TV industry, Saban was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Also a philanthropist, Haim Saban donated $14 million for the completion of a children's hospital.

 6 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.

 7 Eric Hobsbawm

Eric Hobsbawm
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: June 9, 1917
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: October 1, 2012
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 8 Bassem Youssef

Bassem Youssef
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: March 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt

 9 ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm Ḥāfiẓ

ʿAbd al-Ḥalīm Ḥāfiẓ
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Famous As: Egyptian singer
Birthdate: June 21, 1929
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Al-Ḥalāwāt, Egypt
Died: March 30, 1977

 10 Mido Hamada

Mido Hamada
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: 1971 AD
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt

 11 Ahmed Zaki

Ahmed Zaki
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Zagazig, Egypt
Died: March 27, 2005

 12 Mohammed Abdel Wahab

Mohammed Abdel Wahab
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 13, 1902
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: May 4, 1991

 13 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

 14 Nour El-Sherif

Nour El-Sherif
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: April 28, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: August 11, 2015

 15 Youssef Chahine

Youssef Chahine
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Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: January 25, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: July 27, 2008

 16 Elisa Sednaoui

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

 17 Rushdy Abaza

Rushdy Abaza
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Famous As: Actor, Singer
Birthdate: August 3, 1926
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Zagazig, Egypt
Died: July 27, 1980

 18 Georges Guétary

Georges Guétary
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 8, 1915
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
Died: September 13, 1997

 19 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

 20 Hend Sabry

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

 21 Mahmoud Yassin

Mahmoud Yassin
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 2, 1941
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Port Said, Egypt
Died: October 14, 2020

 22 Henry Barakat

Henry Barakat
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: June 11, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: May 27, 1997

 23 Salah Abu Seif

Salah Abu Seif
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Famous As: Filmmaker
Birthdate: May 10, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
Died: June 23, 1996

 24 Amr Khaled

Amr Khaled
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Famous As: Preacher
Birthdate: September 5, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt

Egyptian televangelist Amr Khaled is one of the most popular Islamic preachers in English-speaking countries. Named in TIME 100 in 2017, he has often openly denounced religious extremism. While he initially worked for KPMG in Cairo, he later gained popularity for his sermons. He eventually had to flee Egypt to avoid extremists.

 25 Rania Youssef

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