Faten Hamama

Film and Television Actress
Born May 27, 1931
Age 85
Hometown Mansoura
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Religion Islam
Other Names Faten Ahmed Hamama

Faten Hamama listen is an Egyptian producer and an acclaimed actress of film, اند television She was regarded for her performances in a range of film genres, from melodramas to historical films and occasional comedies, though her chief successes were romantic dramas. Noted for her willingness to play serious characters, she has also acted in some controversial films in the history of Egyptian cinema. Hamama made her screen debut in 1939, when she was only seven years old.… Read More

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1931 Birth Faten Hamama was born in 1931 to a Muslim lower middle class family in Mansoura, Egypt (according to her birth certificate), but she claimed to have been born in the Abdeen quarter of Cairo. … Read More
1939 8 Years Old She made her screen debut in 1939, when she was only seven years old. … Read More


1946 15 Years Old 1 More Event
After her success, Hamama moved with her parents to Cairo and started her study at the High Institute of Acting in 1946.
1947 16 Years Old In 1947, Hamama married actor/director Ezzel Dine Zulficar while filming the Abu Zayd al-Hilali (أبو زيد الهلالي) film. … Read More


1952 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1952 she starred in the film Lak Yawm Ya Zalem (لك يوم يا ظالم, Your Day will Come) which was nominated at the Cannes Film Festival for the Prix International award.
She also played lead roles in Yousef Shaheen's Baba Ameen (بابا أمين, Ameen, my Father, 1950) and Sira' Fi Al-Wadi (صراع في الوادي, Struggle in the Valley, 1954) which was a strong nominee at the 1954 Cannes Film Festival for the Prix International award. … Read More
1955 24 Years Old …  The country's Ministry of Guidance also awarded her the title of Best Actress in both 1955 and 1961. … Read More
1960 29 Years Old Their last film together before their divorce, was Nahr Al-Hob (نهر الحب, The River of Love) in 1960.


1972 41 Years Old International ones included special awards for acting at the first Tehran International Film Festival in 1972 for her role in The Thin Thread, and again at the 1977 Tehran Film Festival for her role in Mouths and Rabbits.
1973 42 Years Old In 1973, she received the Special Award at the Moscow International Film Festival for her role in Empire M. Hamama's other international accolades included the Best Actress awards at the Jakarta Film Festival in 1963 for her role in The Open Door, and at the Carthage Film Festival in 1988 for her role in Bitter Days, Nice Days.


1984 53 Years Old Hamama was also a recipient of the Lebanese Order of Merit in 1984 for her role in The Night of Fatma's Arrest.


1993 - 2001 3 More Events
2006 75 Years Old …  She entered history as the highest paid actress in an Egyptian television miniseries until 2006, when another actress was paid more. … Read More
2007 76 Years Old In 2007, eight of the films she starred in were included in the top 100 films in the history of Egyptian cinema by the cinema committee of the Supreme Council of Culture in Cairo.
2015 84 Years Old 1 More Event
Hamama later married Dr Mohamed Abdel Wahab Mahmoud, an Egyptian physician. They resided in Cairo until her death on 17 January 2015 following a short illness.
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