Berlanty Abdel Hamid
Nafeessa Abdul Hameed Hawwaas (1935 – 2010) was born in al-Sayyeda Zainab - Cairo. After finishing her embroidery diploma, she joined the High Institute of Dramatic Arts to study drama and theater criticism. However, actor and producer Zaky Tolaymaat soon persuaded her to join the drama department, and so she did.
Upon joining the Modern Egyptian Theatre, Abdul Hamid’s first role was in the play “Al-so’louk i.e. Tramp”. She was well recognized by the producer Zarpanely, who gave her the first silver screen debut in the film “Shamm al-nesseem i.e. Easter (1952),” after which she played a lead role in Salaah Abu-Seif’s “Rayya and Sekeena.”
Berlanty married Field-Marshal Abdul Hakeem ‘Aamer and gave birth to ‘Amr (1967). In 1993, she wrote her book “Al-mosheer wa ana i.e. The Marshal & I” followed by a more documented one “Al-tareek ila kadary..Ila ‘Aaamer i.e. The road to my destiny..To ‘Aamer (2002).”
Abdul Hamid died in 2010 inside the Armed Forces Hospital after suffering a stroke