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Faten Hamama, legendary Egyptian actress, dies

  • Legendary Egyptian actress Faten Hamama has died at the age of 83. She was suffering from health problems and died on Saturday, January 17, according to media reports.

    An icon of the Arab film world and one of Egypt’s most famous stars, Hamama was previously married to the actor Omar Sharif.

    They together formed a popular pair in several films of the 1950s and 1960s, including the ‘River of Love’ (1961). They divorced in 1974.

    She also appeared in films opposite the singer Abdel Halim Hafez.

     

    Tagged as: Egyptian actress, Faten Hamama, Arab film, Egypt star, Omar Sharif, River of Love, Abdel Halim Hafez, entertainment news