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Mariam Fakhr Eddine

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Occupation  Actress
Siblings  Youssef Fakhr Eddine
Role  Film actress
Name  Mariam Eddine
Years active  1951–2014

Mariam Fakhr Eddine and an Italian actress embracing each other
Full Name  Mariam Mohamed Fakhr Eddine
Born  8 January 1933 (1933-01-08) Faiyum, Kingdom of Egypt
Other names  "Beauty of the Screen"(Arabic: حسناء الشاشة‎)
Died  November 3, 2014, Cairo, Egypt
Spouse  Mohamed Al-Taweel (m. 1961–1965), Mahmoud Zulfikar (m. 1952–1960), Fahd Ballan
Children  Ahmed Mohamed Al-Taweel, Eman Mahmoud Zulfikar
Movies  Soft Hands, A Night of Love, La Anam, Whatever Lola Wants, Sleeping in Honey
Similar People  Youssef Fakhr Eddine, Mahmoud Zulfikar, Nadia Lutfi, Fahd Ballan, Faten Hamama

أفلام مريم فخر الدين | Mariam Fakhr Eddine Movies


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).

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Mariam Fakhr Eddine wearing an earrings in the late 1950s

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

Mariam Fakhr Eddine wearing glamorous necklace, earrings and floral dress

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).

Death

Mariam Fakhr Eddine in her brown and black outfit and glamorous necklace

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.


Young Mariam Fakhr Eddine wearing a floral blouse
Mariam Fakhr Eddine in her beige and blue dress in one of her interviews

References

Mariam Fakhr Eddine Wikipedia


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