Cyrine Abdelnour

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Cyrine Abdelnour
سيرين عبد النور
Cyrine AbdelNour 66ème Festival de Venise (Mostra) 7.jpg
Abdelnour at the 2009 Venice Film Festival
Born (1977-02-21) 21 February 1977 (age 45)[1][2]
OccupationSinger, actress, model
Years active1998–present
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)[4]
Farid Rahme
(m. 2007)
Musical career
GenresArabic music

Cyrine Abdelnour (Arabic: سيرين عبد النور; also spelled Cyrine Abd Al-Nour or Cyrine Abdel-Nour; born 21 February 1977) is a popular 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 and has been awarded four Murex D'or awards for best Lebanese actress.

Early life[edit]

Abdelnour was born in Abadiyeh to a Lebanese tailor father named Elias, and a nurse mother of Greek descent named Sylvie Cattouf[5] who is also a follower of the Greek Orthodox faith. She initially studied accounting until 1993,[6] but she wanted to pursue a modeling career.[7]


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 1994, she featured in George Wassouf's music video "Kalam El Nass".[8]

Omar Sharif and Cyrine Abdelnour at the Venice Film Festival (2009)
Abdelnour at the Venice Film Festival (2009)

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 2002, Abdelnour was awarded the title "Model of the World" at the Regency Palace Hotel in Beirut.[9][10] 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.[11] In 2009–2010, she starred in Sarah, another series on MTV Lebanon.

In 2008, she starred in the Egyptian film Ramadan Mabrouk Abul-Alamein Hamouda and the Lebanese-Egyptian Smoke Without Fire,[12] and the following year appeared in the Egyptian TV series Al Adham[13] and the film Al Mosafer (The Traveller) with Omar Sharif, which was shown at the 66th Venice Film Festival.[14][15] 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).[16] As of 2016, she was one of the highest paid actresses in Lebanon.[17] In 2019, Cyrine starred in "Al-Hayba - The Harvest" (Arabic: الهيبة الحصاد) with Syrian actor Taim Hassan and the TV series was a huge success. She then starred with Lebanese actor Adel Karam in a 15 episode TV series named "Dor El Omor [1]" (Arabic: دور العمر) where she is a mentally ill young woman with a painful past.

Personal life[edit]

Abdelnour is married to Lebanese businessman Farid Rahme. In 2007, she gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Talia.[18] Abdelnour is a practicing Christian.[19] In 2015, after being attacked by many cyber trolls for celebrating Easter of that year, she defended her religious beliefs during an interview with Al Ghad Radio.[19] 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."[19] Her online harassment during Easter marked an event, which saw many other Arab Christians celebrities being harassed by extremists for celebrating Easter openly.[20] In March 2018, she gave birth to her son, Cristiano Rahme.[21][22]


Year Film Role Notes
2008 Ramadan Mabrouk Abul-Alamein Hamouda
Smoke Without Fire (Beirut open city)
2009 The Traveller
2015 Sou' 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 Starring with Abed Fahd
2015 24 Carat Main role As Mira
2016 Cyrine Bila Hdood [23]
2017 Qanadil Al 'Ochaq Main role as Eve Starring with Mahmoud Nasr
2019 Alhayba Alhasad Main role as Noor Rahme Third season
El Diva Main role as Rima [24]
2020 Dentelle Main role as Mirna [25]
2021 Dor El Omor Main role as Shams 15 episodes long


  • 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 (2020)


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


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  2. ^ "هيفا ونانسي وشيرين… أعمار الفنانات الحقيقية". أنا زهرة. دعاء حسن. 2012. Archived from the original on 16 January 2017. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  3. ^ "سيرين عبد النور: عشت واقع النازحين السوريين في طفولتي". الجرس. 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  4. ^ بالسنتمتر اطول 7 فنانات-عربيات. hiamag (in Arabic). 3 June 2016.
  5. ^ Laha Magazine. "بالفيديو والصور - سيرين عبد النور تكشف عن عمرها بإطلالة مختلفة وفستان أنيق". ولديها طفلان: تاليا وكريستيانو، وكشفت أن والدتها من أصول يونانية وفي غاية الجمال
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  7. ^ "سيرين عبد النور في المتاهة …. انا الممثلة الاغلى اجرا ووالدتي كانت ممرضة". (in Arabic). 16 March 2016.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "فيديو نادر: سيرين عبد النور في أول كليب لها مع جورج وسوف". (in Arabic). 22 April 2015. Archived from the original on 2018-10-19.
  9. ^ "Model of the World 2002". Model of the World. Tourism World Organisation. 2002. Retrieved 8 March 2013.[permanent dead link]
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  11. ^ "مسلسل "السجينة" مساء اليوم على Series "The Prisoner" this evening on LBC". Al Riyadh (in Arabic). 7 July 2007. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  12. ^ Saad, Samar (31 December 2009). ""عمري معاك" ... جديد سيرين عبدالنور I am with you ... New Cyrine Abdelnour". Al Rai Media (in Arabic). Cairo. Archived from the original on 18 August 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  13. ^ Hassan, Fatima (11 May 2009). "سيرين عبدالنور... لبنانية في الدراما المصرية". Dar al hayat (in Arabic). Cairo. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ "Sharif returns to big screen at Venice". The Age. 11 September 2009. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  16. ^ ""ليالي الحب" بصوت سيرين عبدالنور". Al Khaleej (in Arabic). Beirut. 11 March 2009. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  17. ^ "فيديو سيرين عبد النور: أنا أعلى ممثلات لبنان أجرًا وندمت حين قبل خالد النبوي قدمي". (in Arabic). 10 March 2016.
  18. ^ "Cyrine Abdel Nour Welcomes Baby Girl". 2011-06-04. Archived from the original on 16 March 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  19. ^ a b c "Cyrine Abdelnour defends her Christian faith!". albawaba. 3 December 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  20. ^ "Arab Christian celebrities attacked for celebrating Easter by extremist trolls!". albawaba. 6 April 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  21. ^ "Cyrine Abdelnour shares first photo of her newborn Cristiano". Arab News. March 17, 2018.
  22. ^ "Cyrine Abdelnour's Newborn Son Cristiano First Picture". Al Bawaba.
  23. ^ "بلا حدود". (in Arabic).
  24. ^ "Shahid launches first original drama as MENA SVOD battle intensifies". Digital TV Europe. 25 November 2019.
  25. ^ "Your Guide to Ramadan TV Series 2020". 24 February 2020.

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