Egyptian Actress Faten Hamama Dies at 83

January 18, 2015 9:43 AM

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Egyptian Actress Faten Hamama Dies at 83

Iconic Egyptian actress and Arab film icon Faten Hamama, best known by mainstream audiences for her English-language film “Cairo,” died on Saturday, Agence France-Presse reports. She was 83.

Hamama appeared in almost 100 films, often alongside her now ex-husband, three-time Golden Globe winner Omar Sharif, and was one of Egypt’s most prominent actresses from the 1950s to early ’70s. The couple divorced in 1974.

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