Faten Hamama

Faten Hamama

Faten Hamama (May 27, 1931 - January 17, 2015) was an Egyptian actress and producer. Dubbed "The Lady of the Arabic Screen", she was born in El Mansoura, Egypt. Her legendary journey started as a secret statement between a six-year-old girl and her father after they watched a film in their neighborhood theater, at which leading actress and producer Asya Dagher was present. Faten told her father that she felt the audience was applauding her as the leading actress, and her father hugged her with a vision of helping his daughter become a movie star. She won a contest for the most beautiful child in Egypt, and her dad sent her picture to director Muhammad Karim (a pioneer of Egyptian cinema). Karim was looking for a child for his new film with Egyptian musician Mohamed Abdel Wahab. Faten auditioned for and got a role in this movie, Yom said (1940) ("A Happy Day"). She impressed the filmmakers so much during shooting that she was actually given more lines and scenes in the picture than were scripted initially for her. Karim put her under contract, and four years later he gave her a role in a film with Mohamed Abdel Wahab again, Russassa fil Kalb (1944) ("A Bullet in the Heart"). With her third movie with Karim, Dunia (1946), Faten showed filmmakers and audiences alike that she was an actress ready for bigger roles. Her father, along with her family, moved to Cairo to help her in her career. She also began studying her craft at the High Institute of Acting in 1946. Faten left Egypt from 1966-1971 because she resisted the political pressure that was applied to her. She divided her time between Lebanon and London, England. During this period Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser asked some prominent critics and writers to try to persuade her to return to Egypt, saying that "Faten Hamama is a national treasure". Her return to Egypt in 1971 breathed life back into Egyptian cinema. She insisted that her films reflect the values of society through family relationships. Her first film upon return was Witch (a short film) with Salah Zulfikar. Her role in Emberatoriet Meem (1972) ("Empire M") as a widow with six children and the struggles she endured to raise them made the film a success both critically and financially, and she earned a special award from an organization in the Soviet Union when the film was shown at the Moscow International Film Festival. Her film Orid Hallan (1975) ("I Need a Solution") which was produced by Salah Zulfikar was not only a big hit but resulted in changes to Egyptian marriage and divorce laws. Faten Hamama is the fourth Pyramid in Egyptian cinema, a legend in her platinum anniversary, the diamond that remained shining and kept glowing over the decades on the silver screen.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    El Mansoura, Egypt
    Birthday
    5/27/1931
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Baba Amin
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The Barred Road
The Barred Road
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Love and Tears
Love and Tears
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The Last Night
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Sleepless
Sleepless
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Sayedat el kasr
Sayedat el kasr
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The Sun Will Never Set
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Immortal Song
Immortal Song
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Cairo
Cairo
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The Nightingale's Prayer
The Nightingale's Prayer
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Our Best Days
Our Best Days
6.7
Son of the Nile
Son of the Nile
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Dunia
Dunia
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Empire M
Empire M
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House No. 13
House No. 13
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Your Day Will Come
Your Day Will Come
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Mouths and Rabbits
Mouths and Rabbits
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The Open Door
The Open Door
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Immortality
Immortality
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Appointment with Love
Appointment with Love
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Appointment with Life
Appointment with Life
6
The River of Love
The River of Love
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Professor Fatima
Professor Fatima
7
I Want a Solution
I Want a Solution
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No Time for Love
No Time for Love
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The Two Orphans
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Happy Day
Happy Day
8
Bitter Day, Sweet Day
Bitter Day, Sweet Day
7.5
The Blazing Sun
The Blazing Sun
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Abu Zeid el Hilali
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The Sin
The Sin
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A Bullet in the Heart
A Bullet in the Heart
7
Sands of Gold
Sands of Gold
0
The Thin Thread
The Thin Thread
6.5
The Time of Miracles
The Time of Miracles
0
Big Love
Big Love
6
The Miracle
The Miracle
0
The Night of Fatima's Arrest
The Night of Fatima's Arrest
8
I Won't Confess
I Won't Confess
0
Traces in the Sand
Traces in the Sand
10
God Is with Us
0
The Great Clown
The Great Clown
0
Land of Dreams
Land of Dreams
7.5
I'll Never Cry
I'll Never Cry
0
Tarek Al Amal
Tarek Al Amal
8
Chair of Confession
Chair of Confession
0
Money slaves
Money slaves
0
A Tale Behind Every Door
A Tale Behind Every Door
0
Habibati
Habibati
0
Always With You
Always With You
0
El Zuhur El Fatina
El Zuhur El Fatina
9
Dark Waters
Dark Waters
6.2
My lovea
My lovea
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Love In The Darkness
Love In The Darkness
0
Pity My Tears
Pity My Tears
0
No Consolation For Women
No Consolation For Women
0
Something in My Life
Something in My Life
0
The Confession
The Confession
0
Story of a Lifetime
Story of a Lifetime
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Shadow of Treason
Shadow of Treason
5.2
Among the Ruins
Among the Ruins
7
The Virgin Wife
The Virgin Wife
0
Till We Meet
Till We Meet
0
Ways of the Heart
Ways of the Heart
0
Appointment with Happiness
Appointment with Happiness
0
The Song of Death
The Song of Death
8
I Want This Man
I Want This Man
0
Witch
Witch
0
Land of Peace
Land of Peace
0
Punishment
Punishment
0
Angels in Hell
Angels in Hell
0
I Am the Past
I Am the Past
0
Lady of the House
Lady of the House
0
أموال اليتامى
أموال اليتامى
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كل بيت له راجل
كل بيت له راجل
0
Farewell My Love
Farewell My Love
0
أشكى لمين
أشكى لمين
0
كأس العذاب
كأس العذاب
0
سلوا قلبي
سلوا قلبي
0
Ethics for Sale
Ethics for Sale
0
Bayoumi Afandi
Bayoumi Afandi
0
Like A Matchstick
Like A Matchstick
7
Aisha
Aisha
0
أنا بنت ناس
أنا بنت ناس
0
أسرار الناس
أسرار الناس
0
ملاك الرحمة
6
Bein Al Atlal
Bein Al Atlal
0
Qolob El Nas
Qolob El Nas
0
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