Mariam Fakhr Eddine

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Mariam Fakhr Eddine
مريم فخر الدين
Mariam Fakhr Eddine.jpg
Mariam Fakhr Eddine in the late 1950s
Born Mariam Mohamed Fakhr Eddine
(1933-01-08)8 January 1933
Faiyum, Kingdom of Egypt
Died 3 November 2014(2014-11-03) (aged 81)
Cairo, Egypt
Other names "Beauty of the Screen"
(Arabic: حسناء الشاشة‎)[1][2]
Occupation Actress
Years active 1951–2014
Spouse(s) Mahmoud Zulficar
Dr Al Tawil
Fahd Ballan
Sharif Alvdhala
Children 2

Mariam Mohamed Fakhr Eddine (8 January 1933 – 3 November 2014) was an Egyptian film and television actress. She was nicknamed the "Beauty of the Screen" (Arabic: حسناء الشاشة‎). Before pursuing a career in acting, she won the title of Most Beautiful Face in a pageant organised by the French-language magazine Image. She was discovered by director Mahmoud Zulficar, her future husband. Mariam Fakhr Eddine's first film appearance was in the 1951 film A Night of Love and she went on to appear in the films The Murderous Suspicion (1953), Devil of the Sahara (1954), The Love Message (1954) and A Window on Paradise (1954).

In the late 1950s and early 1960s, she initially found success in larger sentimental roles before transitioning into portraying matriarch late in her career.[3] In 2007, Mariam Fakhr Eddine was cast as Mrs. Aida in the French-Canadian romantic drama film Whatever Lola Wants. She attended the Alexandria International Film Festival in 2009.[4] Until her death in 2014, Fakhr Eddine appeared in more than 200 films.[3] Her younger brother, Youssef Fakhr Eddine, was also a leading actor.[5]

Early life and career[edit]

She was born in Faiyum, Middle Egypt to a Circassian father and a Hungarian mother. Her younger brother is actor Youssef Fakhr Eddine (1935–2002). She was educated at a German high school. Before pursuing a career in acting, she won the title "Most Beautiful Face" in a pageant organised by the French-language magazine Image. She was discovered by director Mahmoud Zulficar whom she married in 1952. She gave birth to her daughter, Iman. Her first film appearance was in the 1951 film A Night of Love. The film was entered into the 5th Cannes Film Festival. She went on to appear in the films The Murderous Suspicion (1953), Devil of the Sahara (1954), The Love Message (1954) and A Window on Paradise (1954).

Death[edit]

A few months after brain surgery, Fakhr Eddine died on 3 November 2014, at the Maadi Armed Forces Hospital in Cairo.[6] Following a religious funeral held at the Maadi Military Hospital Mosque, she was buried in 6th of October City, Giza Governorate.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1951 Lailat gharam
1953 El shak el katel
1954 Shaytan al-Sahra
1954 Nafiza alal janna
1956 El ghaeba
1957 Rehla gharamia
1957 Hareb minel hub
1958 Rudda kalbi Princess Ingi
1958 La anam Safia
1959 Nour el lail
1959 Malish gherak Bassina
1959 Kalb min dahab
1959 Hekayat hub
1959 Gharimet hub
1959 El hub el samet
1960 Malak wa shaitan
1960 El imlak
1960 Abu Ahmad
1960 El banat waal saif
1961 Mala zekrayat
1963 Narr fi sadri
1963 El aydi el naema
1970 Souq al-harim
1970 Al-wadi al-asfar
1970 Souq al-harim
1972 Al-asfour
1972 Leilet hob akhira
1973 Shellet al-moraheqin
1974 Wa kan el hob
1976 Daqqit qalb Mona's mother
1977 Harami el hob
1983 Al-azraa wa al-shaar al-abyad
1985 Basamat fawk al-maa
1986 Al-zeyara al-akhira
1996 El noom fi el asal Madame Zizi
2001 El hob el awel Rania's grandmother
2009 Whatever Lola Wants Mrs. Aida
2010 Aytl Jensen, une vie de cinéma Documentary

Television[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
2000 Opera aida

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