Cyrine Abdelnour

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Cyrine Abdelnour
Cyrine AbdelNour 66ème Festival de Venise (Mostra) 6.jpg
Abdelnour at the 2009 Venice Film Festival
Native nameسيرين عبد النور
Born (1977-02-21) 21 February 1977 (age 41)[1][2]
Abadiyeh, Lebanon[3]
OccupationSinger, actress, model
Years active1992–present
Farid Rahme (m. 2007)

Cyrine Abdelnour, also spelled Cyrine Abd Al-Nour (Arabic: سيرين عبد النور‎; born 21 February 1977), is a Lebanese singer, actress, and model.

Her first album, Leila Min Layali, was released in 2004. She released her second album, Aleik Ayouni in 2006, with debut single "Law Bas Fe Aini" (If he looks in my eyes) becoming one of the most popular Lebanese songs of the year. Abdelnour has also starred in Arabic TV serials and films since the late 1990s.

Early life[edit]

Abdelnour was born in Abadiyeh to a tailor father named Elias and a nurse mother named Sylvie Cattouf, a follower of the Greek Orthodox faith. She initially studied accounting but dropped her studies to pursue a modeling career.[4]


In 1992 Abdelnour started her modeling career and modeled for the fashion designers Feliciana Rossi, Zuhair Murad, Abed Mahfouz, Renato Balestra, Mireille Dagher, and Thierry Mugler. In 2002 Abdelnour was awarded the title "Model of the World" at the Regency Palace Hotel in Beirut.[5][6]

In 1998 she had her first roles with the Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation, with Smaa Kchaa (1998) and Sahat Sahteen (1999) being her first roles of note. In 2003 she starred in the Arabic series Dareb Khwet as Ebanati, winning the 2003 Murex d'Or award for best Lebanese actress for the role. She played another leading role in the series Mariana (1998). In 2004 she starred in the serial Ghariba, and in 2007 the LBC series The Prisoner.[7] In 2009–2010 she starred in Sarah, another series on MTV Leb.

In 2008, she starred in the Egyptian film Ramadan Mabrouk Abul-Alamein Hamouda and the Lebanese-Egyptian Smoke Without Fire,[8] and the following year appeared in the Egyptian TV series Al Adham[9] and the film Al Marouk (The Traveller) with Omar Sharif, which was shown at the 66th Venice Film Festival.[10][11] In 2012 Cyrine starred in the Lebanese series Ruby, and in 2013, she starred in Lobat El-Mot (Death game). In 2004 she released her debut album, Leila min El Layali. Her third album with her record label (Rotana) was released in 2009, titled Layali El Hob (Nights of Love).[12]

Personal life[edit]

Abdelnour is married to Lebanese businessman Farid Rahme. In 2011, she gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Talia.[13] Abdelnour is a practicing Christian.[14] In 2015, after being attacked by many non Lebanese cyber trolls for celebrating Easter of that year, she defended her religious beliefs during an interview with Al Ghad Radio.[14] Cyrine Abdelnour stated to the hosts, "I'm Christian and it's not like I surprised anyone with the news. It's all our fault (artists) for not discussing our religion in public."[14] Her online harassment during Easter marked an event, which saw many other Arab Christians celebrities being harassed by non-Lebanese extremists for celebrating Easter openly.[15] In March 2018, she gave birth to her son, Cristiano Rahme.[16][17]


Year Film Role Notes
2008 Ramadan Mabrouk Abul-Alamein Hamouda
Smoke Without Fire (Beirut open city)
2009 The Traveller
2015 souk tafahom
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Smaa Kchaa
1999 Sahha sahtein tleteh
2000 Ghadan Yawmon Akhar
2003 Ebnati (My Daughter) Main role as Mona - Lana Murex d'Or award for best Lebanese actress
Dareb Khwet
2004 Ghariba Main roles Carla - Zaina Murex d'Or award for best Lebanese actress
2007 Sajina Main role Samar
Hawwa fi tarikh Shehrazad
2009 Al Adham Nadine
2010 Sarah Main role as Sarah Murex d'Or award for best Lebanese actress
2012 Ruby Main role as Ruby Murex d'Or award for best Lebanese actress
All set Main role as Samar
2013 Lobat El Mot Main role as Naya
2014 Sirat Hob Main role As Rim
2015 24 Carat Main role As Mira
2016 Cyrine Bila Hdood
2017 Qanadil Al 'Ochaq Main role as Eve


  • Leila Min El Layli (2004)
  • Sidfi Ana (2004)
  • Erga'a Tani (2005)
  • Law Bas Fi Eini (2006)
  • Aalik Ayouni (2007)
  • Sajeena (2007)
  • Bilougha Alarabiya Elfousha (2008)
  • Elly Malakishi Fi (2008)
  • Omri Ma'ak (2009)
  • Sarah (2010)
  • Ruby (2012)
  • Habaybi (2013)
  • Aadi (2015)
  • Bhebak Ya Mhazab (2016)
  • Eza Beddak Yani (2017)


  • Leila Min El Layli (2004)
  • Aalik Ayouni (2006)
  • Layali Al Hob (2008)
  • Habaybi (2013)


  1. ^ Cyrine Abdelnour - Twitter official account
  2. ^ "هيفا ونانسي وشيرين… أعمار الفنانات الحقيقية". أنا زهرة. دعاء حسن. 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  3. ^ "سيرين عبد النور: عشت واقع النازحين السوريين في طفولتي". الجرس. 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  4. ^ "سيرين عبد النور في المتاهة …. انا الممثلة الاغلى اجرا ووالدتي كانت ممرضة". (in Arabic). 16 March 2016.
  5. ^ "Model of the World 2002". Model of the World. Tourism World Organisation. 2002. Retrieved 8 March 2013.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Madonna to host Lebanon's Miss Model". Al Bawaba. 9 December 2002. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  7. ^ "مسلسل "السجينة" مساء اليوم على Series "The Prisoner" this evening on LBC". Al Riyadh (in Arabic). 7 July 2007. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  8. ^ Saad, Samar (31 December 2009). ""عمري معاك" ... جديد سيرين عبدالنور I am with you ... New Cyrine Abdelnour". Al Rai Media (in Arabic). Cairo. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  9. ^ Hassan, Fatima (11 May 2009). "سيرين عبدالنور... لبنانية في الدراما المصرية". Dar al hayat (in Arabic). Cairo. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  10. ^ وليد أبو السعود Walid Abu Saud (1 April 2009). "سيرين عبد النور .. أنتظر المسافر لأقابل عمر الشريف Cyrine Abdel Nour .. I wait to meet traveler Omar Sharif". Shorouk News (in Arabic). Cairo. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  11. ^ "Sharif returns to big screen at Venice". The Age. 11 September 2009. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  12. ^ ""ليالي الحب" بصوت سيرين عبدالنور". Al Khaleej (in Arabic). Beirut. 11 March 2009. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  13. ^ "Cyrine Abdel Nour Welcomes Baby Girl". 2011-06-04. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  14. ^ a b c "Cyrine Abdelnour defends her Christian faith!". albawaba. 3 December 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Arab Christian celebrities attacked for celebrating Easter by extremist trolls!". albawaba. 6 April 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
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