Soad Hosny: Egypt’s Eternal Star of the Silver Screen

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Soad Hosny (26 January 1943 – 21 June 2001)) was an Egyptian actress. She was known as the “Cinderella of Egyptian cinema” and one of the most influential actresses in the Middle East and the Arab world.

Life and Career

She was born on 26 January 1943 in Cairo, Egypt, and began her career as a child performer. She appeared in her first film at the age of 14 and quickly became one of the most popular actresses in Egypt and throughout the Arab world.

Throughout her career, Hosny appeared in more than 100 films, many of which were musicals and romantic comedies. She was known for her versatility as an actress, and her ability to play a wide range of characters, from comedic to dramatic roles. She was also known for her beautiful singing voice, which was featured in many of her films.

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In addition to her acting and singing career, Hosny was also a successful businesswoman. She owned her own production company and was involved in the production of many of her films.

Hosny was also very active in charity work, especially in helping the poor and the children of Egypt. On 21 June 2001, Soad Hosny died after falling from the balcony of her friend Nadia Yousri’s apartment in Stuart Tower building in Westminster. Her death was shrouded in mystery and remains unexplained to this day. Soad Hosny was a beloved figure in Egypt and throughout the Arab world, and her death was mourned by many. She is remembered as one of the most talented and iconic actresses of her time, and her films continue to be popular today.

Award and Legacy

Soad Hosny received many awards and accolades throughout her career, including several awards for her performances in films. Some of her most notable awards include:

  • The Golden Prize of the Cairo International Film Festival for her role in “El-Mowaten X” (The Citizen X) in 1977.
  • The Golden Prize of the Alexandria Film Festival for her role in “El-Sayed El-Abyad” (Mr. White) in 1978.
  • The Golden Prize of the Syrian Film Festival for her role in “El-Qadar Fe El-Hob” (Fate in Love) in 1980.

In addition to her acting awards, Hosny was also honored with several awards for her contributions to the entertainment industry. Her legacy continues to be celebrated and remembered by many, and her films continue to be watched and loved by audiences around the world. Her name is often mentioned among the most iconic and talented actresses in the Arab world.

Soad Hosny’s death was a great loss to the entertainment industry and her fans, and her legacy and contributions to the world of film and music continue to be celebrated and remembered. Her films and music are still enjoyed by many and her name continues to be well-known among the Arab world.

On 26 January 2022, Google Doodle celebrated Soad Hosny’s 79th birthday.