Mariam Fakhr Eddine
|Mariam Fakhr Eddine
مريم فخر الدين
Mariam Fakhr Eddine in the late 1950s
|Born||Mariam Mohamed Fakhr Eddine
8 January 1933
Faiyum, Kingdom of Egypt
|Died||3 November 2014
|Other names||"Beauty of the Screen"
(Arabic: حسناء الشاشة)
Dr Al Tawil
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" (Egyptian 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. 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. Until her death in 2014, Fakhr Eddine appeared in more than 200 films. Her younger brother, Youssef Fakhr Eddine, was also a leading actor.
Early life and career
She was born in Faiyum, Middle Egypt to an Egyptian 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).
A few months after brain surgery, Fakhr Eddine died on 3 November 2014, at the Maadi Armed Forces Hospital in Cairo. Following a religious funeral held at the Maadi Military Hospital Mosque, she was buried in 6th of October City, Giza Governorate.
|1953||El shak el katel|
|1954||Nafiza alal janna|
|1957||Hareb minel hub|
|1958||Rudda kalbi||Princess Ingi|
|1959||Nour el lail|
|1959||Kalb min dahab|
|1959||El hub el samet|
|1960||Malak wa shaitan|
|1960||El banat waal saif|
|1963||Narr fi sadri|
|1963||El aydi el naema|
|1972||Leilet hob akhira|
|1974||Wa kan el hob|
|1976||Daqqit qalb||Mona's mother|
|1977||Harami el hob|
|1983||El-azraa wa el-shaar el-abyad|
|1985||Basamat fawk al-maa|
|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|
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