Hülya Avşar

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Hülya Avşar
Born Malakan
(1963-10-10) 10 October 1963 (age 51)
Edremit, Balıkesir, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Other names Avşar Kızı
Citizenship Republic of Turkey
Occupation Actress, businesswoman, columnist, fashion designer, magazine editor, professional tennis player, singer, talk show host
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in).
Weight 57 kg (126 lb; 9 st 0 lb).
Spouse(s)

Mehmet Tecirli (1982–1983)[1]

Kaya Çilingiroğlu (1997–2005)[2]
Children Zehra Çilingiroğlu[3]
Parent(s) Celal Avşar (father)
Emral Avşar (mother)
Relatives Helin Avşar (sister)
Awards 1983 Turkey Beauty Pageant Winner(Beauty Queen) , 1993 Moscow International Film Festival Best Actress Award Winner , 2000 Kral tv Best Female Singer Award Winner

Hülya Avşar (born 10 October 1963) is a popular Turkish actress, pop folk singer, businesswoman, columnist, fashion designer, magazine editor, professional tennis player, and former beauty pageant titleholder. She is also a television personality who served as a coach and judge for the first two seasons of The Voice from 2011 through 2013.

Avşar also has been a judge on Turkey's Got Talent (Turkish: Yetenek Sizsiniz Türkiye) since 2009. Hülya Avşar was the editor-in-chief of the magazine Hülya, a position she has held for 8 years. She is also the founder of the byH brand.

She graduated from Ankara Cumhuriyet Lisesi and started swimming professionally for DSI. In 1982, she and her family moved to Istanbul. Avşar attended a beauty pageant organized by Bulvar magazine, which she finished first. Later, the organization revoked her crown when it was discovered that she had been married for a brief period.[4] In 1983, she debuted as an actress in the movie Haram. In the following years, she starred in over 70 films and won the Best Actress prize in the 18th Moscow International Film Festival.[5] In addition to this, she launched a singing career that saw a nation-wide concert tour, the release of eight albums and two singles.[6]

In 2000, Avşar won the Best Female Singer award by Kral TV. Later that same year, she wrote for Günaydın newspaper as a columnist. Avşar was also the editor of Hülya (a monthly magazine). She plays tennis on an amateur basis and won a championship in the TED 2001 tennis tournament.

Personal life[edit]

Hülya Avşar was born to a Kurdish father and a Turkish mother. In a television talk show she hosted, she told that her father's Kurdish name is Ello, and her Kurdish birth name is Malakan.[7]

In 1982 Avşar married Mehmet Tecirli, an engineering student; however, they divorced shortly after she became pregnant at the age of 16.[1] Avşar married for a second time in 1997 to Kaya Çilingiroğlu which ended in divorce in 2005; they have one daughter named Zehra.[2] She has also dated former 1987-88 European Golden Shoe football player Tanju Çolak[8] and businessman Sadettin Saran between 2007-10.[9]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Her Şey Gönlünce Olsun (13 June 1989)
  • Hatırlar mısın? (1 October 1990)
  • Hülya Gibi (20 October 1991)
  • Dost Musun Düşman Mı? (18 March 1993)
  • Yarası Saklım (27 December 1995)
  • Hayat Böyle (June 1998)
  • Aşıklar Delidir (10 May 2002)
  • Haute Couture / Kişiye Özel (October 2009)
  • Aşk Büyükse (5 October 2013)

Singles[edit]

  • Sevdim (April 2000)
  • Geçmiş Olsun (August 2011)

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1983 Kahır Hülya
Haram Hülya
Çelik Mezar Gül
1984 Karanfilli Naciye Naciye
Tutku Hacer
Ömrümün Tek Gecesi Gülseren
Yabancı Hülya
Kaptan Melike
Güneş Doğarken Nalan
Ayşem Ayşe
Nefret Hülya
1985 Tele Kızlar Çağla
Ölüm Yolu Zeynep
Mavi Mavi Sibel
Sekreter Hülya
Tapılacak Kadın Sabiha
Suçlu Gençlik Neslihan
Paranın Esiri Başak
1986 Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne? Fatmagül
Uzun Bir Gece Gülsüm
Dağlı Güvercin Azize
Üç Halka 25 Gülçiçek
Kısrak Hülya
Aşk Hikâyemiz Sevda
Alın Yazım Hülya
Sevda Ateşi Maviş Gülcan
Mavi Melek Billur Elif
1987 Yarın Yarın Seyda
Bir Kırık Bebek Gülizar
Çil Horoz Ayten
Geri Dön Gamze
Alamancının Karısı Zeliha
Ziyaret Arzu
1988 Aşıksın Deniz
Hülya Hülya
Melodram Esra
1989 Öğretmen Zeynep Zeynep
Fotoğraflar Neslihan
Fazilet Fazilet
1990 Benim Sinemalarım Nesibe
1993 Hasan Boğuldu Emine
Berlin in Berlin Dilber
1995 Bir Kadının Anatomisi Sibel
1999 Salkım Hanımın Taneleri Nora
2002 Yeşil Işık Elif
2004 Kalbin Zamanı Belkıs
2005 İki Genç Kız Leman
Hababam Sınıfı Askerde Zehra
2011 72. Koğuş Fatma

TV series[edit]

  • 1995: Sevginin Gücü
  • 1999: Ah Bir Zengin Olsam
  • 2001: Savunma
  • 2004: Zümrüt
  • 2004: Kadın İsterse
  • 2006: Kadın Severse

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Awards
Moscow International Film Festival
Preceded by
Isabelle Huppert
for Madame Bovary
Best Actress
for Berlin in Berlin
1993
Succeeded by
Emmanuelle Béart
for Une femme française