Soad Hosny (1972)
|Native name||سعاد حسني|
|Born||Souad Muhammad Kamal Hosny
January 26, 1942
Ataba, Cairo, Egypt
|Died||June 21, 2001
London, England, UK
Soad Hosny (Egyptian Arabic:سعاد حسني January 26, 1942 – June 21, 2001) was an Egyptian actress and singer born in the Bulaq district of Cairo. Hosny was known as the "Cinderella of Egyptian cinema" and one of the most influential actresses in the Middle East. She ascended to stardom at the end of the 1950s, performing in more than 83 films between 1959 and 1991. A majority of her films were shot in the 1960s and 1970s. Her final screen appearance was in the 1991 film The Shepherd and the Women, directed by her ex-husband, Ali Badrakhan.
Early life and career
Souad Muhammad Kamal Hosny was born in 1942 in Ataba, Cairo, the tenth child of 17 brothers and sisters. Her father was Mohammad Hosni (1894 – 1964), a Syrian of Kurdish descent. He was a respected calligrapher, and married more than once.
Hosny's final screen appearance was in 1991 in the film Al Ra'i We El Nissa.
Soad Hosny was married four times. Around 1968, she was married to cinematographer Salah Kurayyem; the marriage lasted for approximately one year. In 1970, Hosny was married to the Egyptian film director Ali Badrakhan; this marriage lasted for approximately eleven years. She was then married to Zaki Fateen Abdel-Wahab, son of Fateen Abdel Wahab and Leila Mourad in 1981. This marriage lasted only five months.
Hosny died after falling from the balcony of her home at Stuart Tower in London in 22 June 2001. Her funeral in Cairo was attended by some 10,000 people. Soad had no children and leaves as her widower, her last husband, writer Maher Awad, whom she married in 1987.
|1959||Hassan wa Na'ima||Na'ima|
|1960||El Banat W El Seif||Sameiha|
|1960||Salast Regaal W Emra'a||Thorya|
|1960||Mal W Nsaa'||Nei'mat|
|1962||Mn Gheir Me'aad||Salwa|
|1962||Seraa' Maa' el-Malaa'eka||Nagwa|
|1963||El-Arees Yasel Ghadan||Samira|
|1964||Le'bet el-Hob w el-Gawaz||Amira|
|1966||Fares Bani Hemdan||Naglaa'|
|1966||Saghera A'la el-Hob||Karima/Sameiha|
|1967||Shabab Magnon Gdn||Madeha/ Esmat|
|1967||El Zoga Al Thanya||Fatma|
|1968||Helwa we Sha'ia||Aziza/Nosa|
|1968||El-Tlmeza we el-Ostaz||Salwa|
|1968||Baba Ayez Keda||Nadya|
|1968||El-Zawag a'la el Tareeqa el-Hadeesa||Noha|
|1968||Hekayt 3 Banat||Shahira|
|1968||Hawaa' we el-Kerd||Nadya|
|1969||Shei' mn el-Azab||Salwa/Ammal|
|1970||Ghroob we Shrooa'||Madiha|
|1972||Khali balak mn Zozo||Zozo/Zeinab|
|1972||El-Nas we el-Neil||Nadya|
|1973||El-Hob elazi kan||Maha|
|1974||Amiraa.. Hobi Ana||Amira|
|1975||Ala min notliq al-rasas||Tahani|
|1978||Chafika et Metwal||Chafika|
|1981||People on the Top||Seham|
|1981||Maowid ala ashaa||Nawwaal|
|1982||Ghareeb fi Baity||Afaf|
|1984||Afghanistan Lemaza||Afghani woman|
|1991||Al-Ra'i wal Nisaa||Wafaa'|
- (1985) Hekayat Hwa we Heya
- Ashraf Gharib,2001: "Soad Hosni: Al-Hulm Al-Dai' (Soad Hosni: The Lost Dream)"
- Mohamed Soweid,2004: " Cabaret Suad", Beirut: Dar al-Adab
||This article includes a list of references, but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. (October 2009)|
- Soad Hosny's Family's Official Website
- "Egyptian Cinderella".
- "Egyptian screen star dies". BBC News. June 22, 2001. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
- Ahmad Al Samehi.  Arabic newspaper "Al Ahram" in Egypt, December 6, 2012, Issue No. 46021: "Brother of Najat Al Saghira and Soad Hosny: I taught singing to Najat"; accessed July 4, 2015.
- , June 24, 2015: Article on Mohammad Hosni the calligrapher.
-  Alsharq Al Awsat newspaper, 2001/08/03, No. 8284: Article on Soad Hosni and her family by Mayad Beloun.
- Najat Al Saghira profile, najatalsaghira.wordpress.com; accessed July 4, 2015.
- "Egyptians mourn screen Cinderella". BBC News. June 28, 2001. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
- "Egyptians mourn screen Cinderella", bbc.co.uk, June 28, 2001.
- , Soad Hosni funeral], albayan.ae, June 29, 2001.
- Brief biography of Soad Mohamed Hosny, worldheritage.org; accessed July 4, 2015.
- "Return of Soad". Al-Ahram Weekly. November 11–17, 2001. Retrieved February 27, 2012.
- "The cornflake predicament". Al-Ahram Weekly. June 16–22, 2005. Retrieved February 27, 2012.
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- Searching for the "Cinderella"
- The cornflake predicament
- Return of Soad
- Official website
- Soad Hosny at the Internet Movie Database
- Egyptian Figures
- El Cinema
Articles and essays
- "رسالة السندريلا إلى الله!" (in Arabic)
- "Souad Hosny dies in London after struggling with disease" (in Arabic)