Fahmy in London, October 2008
محمد حسين فهمي محمود
Mohamed Hussein Fahmy Mahmoud
22 March 1940
|Alma mater||University of California, Los Angeles (MFA)|
Hussein Fahmy (Arabic: حسين فهمي; born 22 March 1940) is an Egyptian actor. He graduated from UCLA with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree.  Academically he continued to teach at the Academy of Arts (film institute) for twelve years.
A leading movie star and the first UNDP Regional Goodwill Ambassador for the Arab States in 1998, Hussein Fahmy is noted for his humanitarian effort. He has worked hard to convey to his audience in the Middle East important human development issues. His contract ended before the Lebanese situation in 2006.
He worked in film and television industry for more than 50 years, specializing in film directing and appearing in over 100 film, television, and theatre productions.
He was also appointed the President of the Cairo International Film Festival (1998–2001).
In 2006, he hosted a television show, for the first time in his show business career, Elnas wa Ana aired on the Egyptian television and el-Hayah channel.
In March 2007, Fahmy was named the first Special Olympics Ambassador for the Middle East North Africa Region. In this role, he will work to create awareness and encourage all members of the community to be involved in the movement.
Hussein Fahmy has been married five times. His first wife was Nadia Moharram, an Egyptian ambassador's daughter, whom he married after his college graduation. The couple had two children. His second wife was the Egyptian actress Mervat Amin (1974–1986), from whom he had their daughter, Menatallah. He later married a computer specialist, Hala Fathy (2001–2007). In 2008, he married the actress Leeka Sewidan whom he divorced in August 2012. Afterwards, he married a Bahrini business woman named Rana Algosaibi (2013–2016).
Hussein Fahmy has starred in 112 films throughout his career, from his debut in 1963 to the present.
- Lovers' Paperclips - 2001. (a.k.a. Qasaqees Al'Oshaq)
- Children of the Devil - 2000. (a.k.a. Abnaa Al'Shaytan)
- Anbar and the Colours - 2000. (a.k.a. Anbar wal'Alwan)
- The Disappearance of Gaafar Al'Masry - 1998. (a.k.a. Ekhtefaa Gaafar Al'Masry)
- Hazelnut Peels - 1995. (a.k.a. Qeshr Al'Bondoq)
- Hekmat Fahmy - 1994.
- The Women Market - 1994. (a.k.a. Sooq Al'Nesaa)
- Criminal Case 85 - 1993. (a.k.a. 85 Genayat)
- The Revolving Stone - 1992. (a.k.a. Al'Hagar Al'Dayer)
- Prisoner 67 - 1992. (a.k.a. Al'Sagueena 67)
- The Bloody Meeting - 1992. (a.k.a.Al'Leqaa Al'Dami)
- My Wife and the Wolf - 1992. (a.k.a. Zawgati wal'Zeab)
- Dangerous Game - 1991. (a.k.a. Al'Leab Maa Al'Kobar)
- Alexandria Again and Again - 1990. (a.k.a. Eskendereyya Kaman we Kaman)
- The Suicide of a High School Teacher - 1989. (a.k.a. Entehaar Modarres Sanawi)
- This Wedding Can't Be Done - 1988. (a.k.a. El'Gawaza Di Mesh Lazim Tettem)
- Players - 1987. (a.k.a. El'Laeeba)
- Animal Running - 1987. (a.k.a. Garii El'Wohoosh)
- Big Guys Game - 1987. (a.k.a. Lebet El'Kobar)
- Oh My Homeland - 1986. (a.k.a. Ah Ya Balad)
- The Female - 1986. (a.k.a. Al'Ontha)
- The Inheritors - 1986. (a.k.a. Al'Waratha)
- A Mutinous Woman - 1986. (a.k.a. Imraa Motamarreda)
- Desire, Spite, and Revenge - 1986. (a.k.a. Raghba wa Heqd wa Entiqam)
- Before Farewell - 1986. (a.k.a. Qabl Al'Wadaa)
- Rescuing the Rescuable - 1985. (a.k.a. Enqaz Ma Yomken Enqazoh)
- Honey of the Queen - 1985. (a.k.a. Shahd El'Malleka)
- A Devil of Honey - 1985. (a.k.a. Shaytan Men Assal)
- A Deal with A Woman - 1985. (a.k.a. Safqa Maa Emraa)
- The Prince - 1984. (a.k.a. El'Berrins)
- Legal Wins - 1984. (a.k.a. El'Halal Yeksab)
- The Crooks - 1984. (a.k.a. El'Nassabeen)
- Sea of Illusions - 1984. (a.k.a. Bahr Al'Awham)
- The Hounds - 1984. (a.k.a. Kelab Al'Herassa)
- Tanneries Fences - 1983. (a.k.a. Aswar El'Madabegh)
- God is Watching - 1983. (a.k.a. Enna Rabbaka Labell-Mersad)
- Babelshereyya Strongmen - 1983. (a.k.a. Gedaan Babelshereyya)
- Dog Bite - 1983. (a.k.a. Addet Kalb)
- Kingdom of Hallucination - 1983. (a.k.a. Mamlaket Al-Halwassa)
- Dog Bite - 1983. (a.k.a. Addet Kalb)
- Collapse - 1982. (a.k.a. Enheyaar)
- The Shame - 1982. (a.k.a. Al'Aar)
- The Last Word - 1982. (a.k.a. Al'Kallema Al'Akheera)
- The Shine of Your Eyes - 1982. (a.k.a. Bareeq Aynaykee)
- Nights - 1982. (a.k.a. Layali)
- My Love Was Lost There - 1982. (a.k.a. Wa Daa Hobbi Honaak)
- Shark - 1981. (a.k.a. El'Ersh)
- Horror Trip - 1981. (a.k.a. Rehlat Al'Roab)
- Fight of the Lovers - 1981. (a.k.a. Seraa Al'Oshaaq)
- A Moment of Weakness - 1981. (a.k.a. Lahzet Daaf)
- "Maowid ala ashaa", Dinner Date - 1981. (a.k.a. Mawed Ala Al'Ashaa)
- Who Crazes Whom? - 1981. (a.k.a. Meen Yegannen Meen)
- Goodbye Suffering - 1981. (a.k.a. Wadaan Lel'Azaab)
- Watch Out, Gentlemen - 1980. (a.k.a. Entabbeho Ayyoha Al'Sadah)
- Bondless Woman - 1980. (a.k.a. Emraa Bela Qayd)
- Challenge of the Tough - 1980. (a.k.a. Tahaddi Al'Aqweyaa)
- Sinless Tears - 1980. (a.k.a. Domooa Bela Khataya)
- The Night the Moon Cried - 1980. (a.k.a. Layla Baka Fiha Al'Qamar)
- Save This Family - 1979. (a.k.a. Anqizu Hazihi Al'Aaela )
- Deveived By A Woman - 1979. (a.k.a. Khadaatni Emraa)
- Sin of An Angel - 1979. (a.k.a. Khatee'at Malaak)
- Let Me Revenge - 1979. (a.k.a. Da'ooni Antaqqem )
- Men Who Don't Know Love - 1979. (a.k.a. Regaal La Yarifoon Al'Hobb)
- West District Story - 1979. (a.k.a. Qessat Al'Hayy Al'Gharbi)
- Sweetest Days of Life - 1978. (a.k.a. Ahla Ayyam Al'Omr)
- Masters and Slaves - 1978. (a.k.a. Asyaad Wa Abeed)
- Woman is Woman - 1978. (a.k.a. Al'Maraa Heya Al'Maraa)
- Love on Top of Volcano - 1978. (a.k.a. Hobb Fawq Al'Borkaan)
- Lovers Avenue - 1978. (a.k.a. Sekket El'Ashqeen)
- Yasmeen's Nights - 1978. (a.k.a. Layali Yasmeen)
- The After Midnight Phone Call - 1978. (a.k.a. Mokallamat Baad Montassaf Al'Layl)
- Love May Kill - 1978. (a.k.a. Wa Menn Al'Hobb Ma Qatal)
- Thousand Kiss and Kiss - 1977. (a.k.a. Alf Bossah We Bossah)
- Love in Deadend - 1977. (a.k.a. Al'Hobb Fi Tareeq Masdood)
- The Devils - 1977. (a.k.a. Al'Shayateen)
- Look What Sokkar Is Doing - 1977. (a.k.a. Boss Shoof Sokkar Bettemel Eih)
- Love Mania - 1977. (a.k.a. Gonoon Al'Hobb)
- Barefooted on the Golden Bridge - 1977. (a.k.a. Hafeya Ala Gesr Al'Zahab)
- Sweet Love World - 1977. (a.k.a. Helwa Ya Donya El'Hobb)
- Night and Desire - 1977. (a.k.a. Layl Wa Raghba)
- Women in the City - 1977. (a.k.a. Nessaa Fil'Madeena)
- Waves With No Shore - 1976. (a.k.a. Amwaag Bela Shatea)
- Hot Tears - 1976. (a.k.a. Al'Domoo Al'Sakhina)
- The Gorgeous and the Pauper - 1976. (a.k.a. Al'Fattena Wal'Sollook)
- The Guilty - 1976. (a.k.a. Al'Mozneboon)
- Wise Fate - 1976. (a.k.a. Hekmetak Ya Rabb)
- Longing - 1976. (a.k.a. Shoaq)
- A Bachelor's Affairs - 1976. (a.k.a. Gharamiyyat Aazeb)
- No Time for Tears - 1976. (a.k.a. La Waqt Lel'Domoo)
- Viva Zalata (As Billy The Kid) - 1976.
- The After Love - 1976. (a.k.a. Ma Baad Al'Hobb)
- Women in Press - 1976. (a.k.a. Nessaa Taht El-Tabbe)
- Who Can Beat Azeeza - 1975. (a.k.a. Meen Yeqdar Ala Azeeza)
- A Melody in My Life - 1975. (a.k.a. Nagham Fi Hayati)
- Forgive Me, God - 1975. (a.k.a. Ya Rabb Tobah)
- Best Days of My Life - 1974. (a.k.a. Agmal Ayyam Hayati)
- Ameera, My Love - 1974. (a.k.a. Ameera Hobbi Ana)
- The Enemy Brothers - 1974. (a.k.a. Al'Okhwa Al'Aadaa)
- The Bullet is Still in My Pocket - 1974. (a.k.a. Al'Rossassa La Tazaal Fi Gaybi)
- The Fugitive - 1974. (a.k.a. Al'Haareb)
- A Woman in Love - 1974. (a.k.a. Emraa Aashiqa)
- My Blood, My Tears, and My Smile - 1973. (a.k.a. Dammi Wa Domooie Wa Ebtessamati)
- Wild Roses - 1973. (a.k.a. Zohoor Bariyya)
- The Soul Lover - 1973. (a.k.a. Aashiq Al-Roah)
- Stranges - 1973. (a.k.a. Ghorabaa)
- Badeea's Daughter - 1972. (a.k.a. Bent Badeea)
- Love and Pride - 1972. (a.k.a. Hobb Wa Kebriyya)
- Take Care of Zuzu - 1972. (a.k.a. Khalli Ballak Men Zuzu)
- The Lady of the Black Moons - 1971. (a.k.a. Sayyedat Al'Aqmaar Al'Sawdaa)
- My Beautiful Teacher - 1971. (a.k.a. Modarressati Al'Hasnaa)
- Queen of Night - 1971. (a.k.a. Malleket El'Leil)
- Dalaal the Egyptian - 1970. (a.k.a. Dalaal El'Masreyya)
- Fire of Longing - 1970. (a.k.a. Nar El'Shoaq)
- Alley of the Pestle (1963)
- "حسـيـن فـهـمـي ضيفا علي المذيعة إيمان الحصري بمصاحبة الفنانة المصرية يسرا في لقاء خاص لبرنامج مساء دي إم سي ويكشف عن تفاصيل خاصة لأول مرة وينفي الشائعات التي تحيط به وتتناولها الصحف بالباطل عن عائلته". 19 November 2017.
- Hussien Fahmy's fellow actor brother, Moustafa Fahmy.
- Khairy, Khaireya (9–15 November 2000). "Hussein Fahmy: Blue-Eyed Boy". Al-Ahram (507). Cairo, Egypt. Archived from the original on 19 April 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
Fahmi's good looks made him an instant film star. He was young, debonair and handsome, with fair hair, fair skin and blue eyes — features, might probably be related related to some far genes from Europe. He filled the void left when Omar Sharif crossed over, out of Egypt, to the international world of film stardom. He worked on one film with the tall, dark and handsome Rushdi Abaza, who passed away in his prime. Thereafter, he was the quintessential "jeune premier" of Egyptian cinema. Fahmi's father, an Egyptian parliamentarian from a long line of parliamentarians, had envisaged a conventional career for his son. Having won a Fulbright scholarship, Fahmi compromised. He set off for California to study film directing at UCLA. He finished four years of academic studies and extended his stay for a two-year apprenticeship. Years later, his younger brother Mustafa would also disappoint his parents by turning from photography to acting.
- "Renowned Actor Hussein Fahmy Welcomed as First Special Olympics Global Ambassador from the Middle East/North Africa region". Press Room. SpecialOlympics.org. Washington, DC: Special Olympics, Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation. 12 March 2007. Archived from the original on 23 March 2007. Retrieved 18 January 2017.
Egyptian superstar, actor Hussein Fahmy, was hailed as the first Special Olympics Global Ambassador from the Special Olympics Middle East / North Africa region. As a Global Ambassador, Fahmy will be charged with taking Special Olympics' message of inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities to the Arab nations and the world in addition to working directly with Special Olympics athletes in a variety of roles.