There are so many Egyptian stars who have been long gone but their memories and films have remained with us till now. One of the beauties of the classic Egyptian cinema actress Mariam Fakhr-Eddine was born 88 years back and today marks her death anniversary.
Fakhr-Eddine who called the “Most Beautiful Face” in a pageant began her successful acting career in the 1950s and her portfolio includes over 200 films, including ‘Hikayat Hob’ (Stories of Love) starring the legendary singer and actor Abdel-Halim Hafez.
This movie was her first major break in the industry for which she received her first good salary. She has appeared in a number of successful films, including ‘Lailat Gharam’, ‘Shaytan al-Sahr’ and Back Again.
Born in Fayyoum, she was the daughter of a Muslim Egyptian father and a Christian mother from Hungary. The remarkable actress is also the sister of actor Youssef Fakhr-Eddine, who passed away in 2002.
Moreover, the veteran actress married twice, first to filmmaker Mahmoud Zulficar, with whom she had one daughter, Iman, and second to Syrian singer Fahd Ballan.
She is well known for her seminal works, such as The Murderous Suspicion (1953), Devil of the Sahara (1954), The Love Message (1954), A Window on Paradise (1954), Rodda Qalbi (1957), Maww’ed Ma El Maadi (1961), Al Qasr Al Ma’oun (1962) and Soft Hands (1964).
It’s worth noting that she won the title of Most Beautiful Face in a pageant organized by the French-language magazine Image.
The renowned Egyptian actress passed away at 81 on November 3, 2014 at a military hospital in Cairo.