Soad Hosny (1943 - 2001) سعاد حسني

Biography

So’ad Hosny al-Baba was born in the Cairo district of Bulaq to a family which was active in the art community. Her father is Mohamed Hosny al-Baba who was a renowned calligrapher noted for contributing embroidered script to the Holy Ka’ba. Her sister is a musician named Nagat....Read more So’ad’s career began at a young age and her talents were first noticed by ‘Abd Al Rahman al-Khumeisy. She has portrayed various roles and was dubbed “Cindrella of the Screen”. So’ad was married to director Salah Kareem and to director Badr Khan, and to screenwriter Maher ‘Awad. So’ad has practiced singing and acting, she is self-taught and speaks both French and English. On television she has performed on the television series “Howa wa Heyya” (Him and Her) and received various awards for the film titles “al-Houb al-Lazi Kan” (The Love that Was), “Ghroub wa Shorouq” (Sunrise and Sunset), “Ayn ‘Aqly” (Where’s My Mind?) , “Shafiqa wa Metwally” (Shafiqa and Metwally) and “Maw’id ‘ala al-‘Ashaa” (Dinner Date). She is considered by some to be the only actress that rivaled Fatten Hammama as the premier actress of the twentieth century. Her performances were outstanding from the outset and her career displayed a mix of talents manifested in acting, singing and modeling. It should be noted that her career in modeling was among the longest in comparison to other models. So’ad is remembered as the quiet country girl who was endearing to viewers. She can be observed in her best form in “Sagheera ‘ala al-Houb” (Young to Love), “al-Qahira 30” (Cairo 30), “Khally Balak Men Zuzu” (Watch Out for Zuzu) and Youssef Chahine's "Al Ikhtiyar" (The Choice). So'ad Hosny died in a falling accident from a building in London, and the real cause of her death is still unknown.

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  • So’ad Hosny al-Baba was born in the Cairo district of Bulaq to a family which was active in the art community. Her father is Mohamed Hosny al-Baba who was a renowned calligrapher...Read more noted for contributing embroidered script to the Holy Ka’ba. Her sister is a musician named Nagat. So’ad’s career began at a young age and her talents were first noticed by ‘Abd Al Rahman al-Khumeisy. She has portrayed various roles and was dubbed “Cindrella of the Screen”. So’ad was married to director Salah Kareem and to director Badr Khan, and to screenwriter Maher ‘Awad. So’ad has practiced singing and acting, she is self-taught and speaks both French and English. On television she has performed on the television series “Howa wa Heyya” (Him and Her) and received various awards for the film titles “al-Houb al-Lazi Kan” (The Love that Was), “Ghroub wa Shorouq” (Sunrise and Sunset), “Ayn ‘Aqly” (Where’s My Mind?) , “Shafiqa wa Metwally” (Shafiqa and Metwally) and “Maw’id ‘ala al-‘Ashaa” (Dinner Date). She is considered by some to be the only actress that rivaled Fatten Hammama as the premier actress of the twentieth century. Her performances were outstanding from the outset and her career displayed a mix of talents manifested in acting, singing and modeling. It should be noted that her career in modeling was among the longest in comparison to other models. So’ad is remembered as the quiet country girl who was endearing to viewers. She can be observed in her best form in “Sagheera ‘ala al-Houb” (Young to Love), “al-Qahira 30” (Cairo 30), “Khally Balak Men Zuzu” (Watch Out for Zuzu) and Youssef Chahine's "Al Ikhtiyar" (The Choice). So'ad Hosny died in a falling accident from a building in London, and the real cause of her death is still unknown.

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  • Birth Name:
  • سعاد محمد محمود حسني أمين البابا

  • Nickname:
  • السندريلا - زوزو - أخت القمر


  • Birth Country:
  • Egypt

  • Died on:
  • 21 June 2001
    [سقطت من شرفة شقتها في حادث غامض]

  • Death Country:
  • U.K.


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