May 27, 1931
Who is Faten Hamama? Bio and Background of Faten Hamama
Faten Hamama was born on May 27, 1931, in Mansoura, Egypt. She began her acting career at the age of seven, appearing in her first film, "Yom Said," in 1933. Throughout her career, she starred in over 100 films, making her one of the most prolific actresses in Egyptian cinema. Hamama worked with renowned directors such as Youssef Chahine and Salah Abu Seif, and she collaborated with legendary actor Omar Sharif in several films, including "Struggle in the Valley" and "The Sin." She received critical acclaim for her performances in movies like "I Don't Sleep" and "The Nightingale's Prayer." Hamama also ventured into television, starring in the popular series "The Open Door" in the 1990s. In addition to her acting career, she was a producer and director, with her film "The Night of Fatma's Arrest" being the first Egyptian film directed by a woman. Faten Hamama was married four times, including to Egyptian actor and director Ezzel Dine Zulficar and Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser. She passed away on January 17, 2015, leaving behind a lasting legacy in Egyptian cinema.