Famous Turkish Women

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Turkey is known to be one of the oldest civilized countries in the world. And the Turkish women are known for their feminine and utmost modest style of presenting themselves. Known to be extremely social, Turkish women love to spend time bonding with friends over recreational activities and even travelling. Turkish women are also warm and passionate and are mostly independent and staunch feminists. They grab a lot of attention with their flair for dressing up like a star and even their very stylish ways of wearing the headscarf. Some women like Hazal Kaya, and Beren Saat are making great waves in the Turkish film industry, and are also some of the highest paid actors. And then there are women like Hatı Çırpan, who served as inspiration for the younger generations by being the first lady to be in the Parliament. No wonder the Turkish women hold a great spot in the hearts of their global fans; they surely have contributed in a variety of ways to help put their country on the map! Check this section to know more about famous Turkish women.

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 1 
Hande Erçel
(Actress)
Hande Erçel
34
Birthdate: November 24, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bandirma, Balikesir, Turkey
 2 
Tuba Büyüküstün
11
Birthdate: July 5, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
 3 
Hurrem Sultan
6
Birthdate: 1502 AD
Birthplace: Rohatyn, Ukraine
Died: April 15, 1558
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 4 
Beren Saat
(Turkish Actress Known for Her Role as ‘Bihter Yoreoglu Ziyagil’ in the TV Series ‘Aşk-ı Memnu’)
Beren Saat
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Birthdate: February 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey

Beren Saat is a Turkish actress who has received critical appreciation for her acting since the beginning of her acting career. Some of the awards which she has won include Latina Turkish Awards and Golden Butterfly Awards. From 2008 to 2014, she was the highest-paid Turkish actress. Also known for her philanthropic efforts, Saat works closely with many charity organizations.

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 5 
Esra Bilgiç
(Actress)
Esra Bilgiç
13
Birthdate: October 14, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
 6 
Hazal Kaya
(Actress)
Hazal Kaya
7
Birthdate: October 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
 7 
Neslihan Atagül
5
Birthdate: August 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
 8 
Kösem Sultan
(Chief Consort and Legal Wife of the Ottoman Sultan Ahmed I)
Kösem Sultan
1
Birthdate: 1589 AD
Birthplace: Greece
Died: September 2, 1651
 9 
Meryem Uzerli
(Turkish Actress Known for Her Role as 'Hürrem Sultan’ in the TV Series 'Muhteşem Yüzyl’)
Meryem Uzerli
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Birthdate: August 12, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kassel, Germany

Turkish-German actor and model Meryem Uzerli soared to fame playing Hürrem Sultan in the Turkish series Muhteşem Yüzyıl, a role that earned her a Golden Butterfly Award. She has also appeared in German series such as Notruf Hafenkante and films such as Journey of No Return.

 10 
Elçin Sangu
(Turkish Actress Best Known for Her Role in the TV Series 'Kiralık Aşk')
Elçin Sangu
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Birthdate: August 13, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Izmir, Turkey

Elçin Sangu is a Turkish model and actress best known for her portrayal of Defne Topal in a romantic drama TV series titled Kiralık Aşk, for which she received several awards, including three Golden Butterfly Awards. Over the course of her career, Elçin Sangu has appeared in several TV advertisements and campaigns and is one of the highest-paid actresses in Turkey.

 11 
Fahriye Evcen
(Actress)
Fahriye Evcen
6
Birthdate: June 4, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Solingen, Germany
 12 
Saint Barbara
(Christian Saint and Martyr)
Saint Barbara
5
Birthdate: 0273 AD
Birthplace: Nicomedia
Died: November 30, 0306

Saint Barbara was an early Christian Lebanese and Greek saint and martyr. She is also known as the Great Martyr Barbara in the Eastern Orthodox Church. Not much is known about her life and work as there is no mention of her in the authentic early Christian writings. She is considered one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers in Roman Catholicism. 

 13 
Burcu Özberk
(Actress)
Burcu Özberk
7
Birthdate: December 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Eskişehir, Turkiey
 14 
Melisa Döngel
(Actress, Model)
Melisa Döngel
5
Birthdate: September 18, 1999
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
 15 
Ebru Sahin
(Actress)
Ebru Sahin
2
Birthdate: May 18, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
 16 
Zehra Güneş
(Volleyball player)
Zehra Güneş
1
Birthdate: July 7, 1999
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kartal, İstanbul, Turkey
 17 
Ayça Ayşin Turan
5
Birthdate: October 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sinop, Turkey
 18 
Safiye Sultan
(Wife of Murad III)
Safiye Sultan
1
Birthdate: 1550 AD
Birthplace: Dukagjin highlands, Albania
Died: 1618 AD
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 19 
Elif Shafak
(Writer)
Elif Shafak
3
Birthdate: October 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Strasbourg, France

Known widely as Turkey’s most popular female author, Elif Shafak is best known for her Booker-shortlisted bestseller 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World. A fierce advocate for gender equality and LGBTQ rights, she is also a 3-time TEDGlobal speaker. She now lives in London, on a self-imposed exile.

 20 
Bergüzar Korel
1
Birthdate: August 27, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
 21 
Alina Boz
(Actress)
Alina Boz
2
Birthdate: June 14, 1998
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
 22 
Nesrin Cavadzade
3
Birthdate: July 1, 1982
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Baku, Azerbaijan
 23 
Serenay Sarıkaya
2
Birthdate: July 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ankara, Turkey
 24 
Nurgül Yeşilçay
(Actress, Model)
Nurgül Yeşilçay
1
Birthdate: March 26, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
 25 
Aslı Enver
(Actress)
Aslı Enver
2
Birthdate: May 10, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
 26 
Pinar Deniz
(Actress)
Pinar Deniz
2
Birthdate: November 4, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Adana, Turkey
 27 
Dilhan Eryurt
(Astrophysicist)
Dilhan Eryurt
1
Birthdate: November 29, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: İzmir, Turkey
Died: September 13, 2012
 28 
Eda Ece
(Actress)
Eda Ece
3
Birthdate: June 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
 29 
Theodora
(Empress Consort of the Byzantine Empire from 527 to 548)
Theodora
3
Birthdate: 0500 AD
Birthplace: Paphlagonia
Died: June 28, 0548

Theodora was an Eastern Roman empress who was married to Emperor Justinian. She was one of Justinian's chief advisers; she had a strong influence on Justinian. A saint in the Oriental Orthodox Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church, Theodora is commemorated on 28 June. Over the years, she has been the subject of several books, films, and video games.

 30 
Vahide Perçin
1
Birthdate: June 13, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: İzmir, Turkey
 31 
Hande Soral
(Actress)
Hande Soral
1
Birthdate: February 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: İnegöl, Turkey
 32 
Turhan Sultan
(Politician)
Turhan Sultan
0
Birthdate: 1627 AD
Birthplace: Slobodskaya Ukraina
Died: August 4, 1683
 33 
Hazar Ergüçlü
3
Birthdate: January 1, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: North Nicosia, Northern Cyprus
 34 
Deniz Baysal
(Actress)
Deniz Baysal
3
Birthdate: April 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: İzmir, Turkey
 35 
Amine Gülşe Özil
(Actress, Beauty pageant Winner)
Amine Gülşe Özil
2
Birthdate: April 30, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden
Amine Gülşe Özil is a Turkish model, actress, and beauty queen. She earned national prominence in 2014 when she was crowned Miss Turkey. She then went on to represent Turkey at the Miss World 2014 pageant where she failed to place in the finals. Amine Gülşe is also known as the wife of popular German football player Mesut Özil.
 36 
Öykü Karayel
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Birthdate: August 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
Yıldız Çağrı Atiksoy
1
Birthdate: April 1, 1989
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
 38 
Demet Özdemir
(Actress, Model)
Demet Özdemir
6
Birthdate: February 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: İzmit, Turkey
 39 
Hilal Altınbilek
2
Birthdate: February 11, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: İzmir, Turkey
 40 
İrem Helvacıoğlu
2
Birthdate: February 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Germany
 41 
Dilan Çiçek Deniz
(Actress, Model)
Dilan Çiçek Deniz
1
Birthdate: February 28, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sivas, Turkey
 42 
Leyla Lydia Tuğutlu
3
Birthdate: October 29, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
 43 
Ayda Field
(Actress)
Ayda Field
2
Birthdate: May 17, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Los Angeles County, California, USA
 44 
Yasemin Allen
(Actress)
Yasemin Allen
0
Birthdate: July 10, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
 45 
Öznur Serçeler
0
Birthdate: January 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kayseri, Turkey
 46 
Tolgahan Sayışman
(Actor, Model)
Tolgahan Sayışman
0
Birthdate: December 17, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
 47 
Burçin Terzioğlu
0
Birthdate: March 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
 48 
Melis Sezen
(Actress)
Melis Sezen
0
Birthdate: January 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey
 49 
Hülya Darcan
(Actress)
Hülya Darcan
2
Birthdate: April 27, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: İzmir, Turkey
 50 
Sinem Kobal
(Actress known for her roles in such Turkish television series as Hurrem Sultan and Selena)
Sinem Kobal
0
Birthdate: August 14, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Istanbul, Turkey