Hend Rostom (1931 - 2011) هند رستم

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Rostom’s first appearance on cinema was in a role as an extra in 1954 whereby she appeared in only two scenes as an odd-acting girl in a film titled “al-Sittat ma Biya’rafoosh Yakdiboo” (“Women don’t know how to Lie”), the title was directed by Mohamed ‘Abd al-Gawwad. The film...Read more starred Shadya, Isma’il Yasseen and Shokry Sarhan. Prior to having roles as a voiced extra Rostom was assigned roles as a silent extra who sang songs on the film “Ghazal al-Bannat” with artist Leila Murad. She ended up at the United Films office in 1964 after which she had a minor role with artist Yahya Shaheen in “Azhar wa Ashwak” (“Roses and Thorns”) in 1947. The role was followed by other minor parts until she met director Hassan Reda whom she married. The couple had a daughter named Basant and Hend began her cinema career. Director Hassan al-Imam assigned her major roles. She never acted on stage and she presented several works with Isma’il Yasseen, the most important of which was “Ibn Hamido” in 1957 which was directed by Fattein ‘Abd Al Wahab. That was followed by a glowing performance alongside Salah Abou Youssif in “La Annam” (“I Do not Sleep”) in 1957. Her skills as an artist had matured by the time she presented “Sira’ fee al-Neel” (“Conflict on the Nile”) with ‘Aatef Salem in 1959. Hend Rostom was adept at expressing the volatility of women and their strong emotions in a respectable manner. She did this in “Ragol bella Qalb” (“Heartless Man”) opposite Yahya Shaheen in 1960 and once again on a few scenes in the film “Isha’at Houb” (“Rumor of Love”) that same year, that production was directed by Fatteen ‘Abd Al Wahab. Hend Rostom was successful at standing out and at becoming the actress whom people adored thus becoming the model of the talented actress on Egyptian cinema. Her performances represented a unique stream as her characters’ profiles had changed by the time she acted on “Bab al-Hadeed” and “Imraa ‘ala al-Hamish” (“A Woman on the Margin”). She presented a distinguished comedy role in “Houbb wa Houbb” (“Love and Love”). Hassan al-Imam was successful at employing her skills and presented her in some of her best roles. Her performance was also outstanding in a short role in “Kalimat al-Sharaf” (“Word of Honor”). Her acting talents were displayed in the film “al-Khoroug men al-Ganna” (“Exit from Heaven”) where she performed alongside artist Fareed al-Atrash. Hend Rostom received several awards for her films, especially “al-Gabban wa al-Houb” (“Love and the Coward”) in 1975. She also married the famous doctor Mohamed Fayyad. By the end of the ‘70s Rostom decided to retire from acting and her last work was “Hayyaty ‘Azab” (“My Life is Torture”) in 1979.

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  • Rostom’s first appearance on cinema was in a role as an extra in 1954 whereby she appeared in only two scenes as an odd-acting girl in a film titled “al-Sittat ma Biya’rafoosh...Read more Yakdiboo” (“Women don’t know how to Lie”), the title was directed by Mohamed ‘Abd al-Gawwad. The film starred Shadya, Isma’il Yasseen and Shokry Sarhan. Prior to having roles as a voiced extra Rostom was assigned roles as a silent extra who sang songs on the film “Ghazal al-Bannat” with artist Leila Murad. She ended up at the United Films office in 1964 after which she had a minor role with artist Yahya Shaheen in “Azhar wa Ashwak” (“Roses and Thorns”) in 1947. The role was followed by other minor parts until she met director Hassan Reda whom she married. The couple had a daughter named Basant and Hend began her cinema career. Director Hassan al-Imam assigned her major roles. She never acted on stage and she presented several works with Isma’il Yasseen, the most important of which was “Ibn Hamido” in 1957 which was directed by Fattein ‘Abd Al Wahab. That was followed by a glowing performance alongside Salah Abou Youssif in “La Annam” (“I Do not Sleep”) in 1957. Her skills as an artist had matured by the time she presented “Sira’ fee al-Neel” (“Conflict on the Nile”) with ‘Aatef Salem in 1959. Hend Rostom was adept at expressing the volatility of women and their strong emotions in a respectable manner. She did this in “Ragol bella Qalb” (“Heartless Man”) opposite Yahya Shaheen in 1960 and once again on a few scenes in the film “Isha’at Houb” (“Rumor of Love”) that same year, that production was directed by Fatteen ‘Abd Al Wahab. Hend Rostom was successful at standing out and at becoming the actress whom people adored thus becoming the model of the talented actress on Egyptian cinema. Her performances represented a unique stream as her characters’ profiles had changed by the time she acted on “Bab al-Hadeed” and “Imraa ‘ala al-Hamish” (“A Woman on the Margin”). She presented a distinguished comedy role in “Houbb wa Houbb” (“Love and Love”). Hassan al-Imam was successful at employing her skills and presented her in some of her best roles. Her performance was also outstanding in a short role in “Kalimat al-Sharaf” (“Word of Honor”). Her acting talents were displayed in the film “al-Khoroug men al-Ganna” (“Exit from Heaven”) where she performed alongside artist Fareed al-Atrash. Hend Rostom received several awards for her films, especially “al-Gabban wa al-Houb” (“Love and the Coward”) in 1975. She also married the famous doctor Mohamed Fayyad. By the end of the ‘70s Rostom decided to retire from acting and her last work was “Hayyaty ‘Azab” (“My Life is Torture”) in 1979.

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  • Birth Name:
  • هند حسين مراد رستم

  • Nickname:
  • ملكة الإغراء ، نجمة الإغراء ، مارلين مونرو الشرق


  • Birth Country:
  • Egypt


  • Death Country:
  • Egypt

  • Death Country:
  • الجيزة


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