Famous People From Egypt

List of famous people from Egypt, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Egypt, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Egypt you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Egypt, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

This list includes Youssef Fakhr Eddine, Julian Fellowes and more people.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Egypt?" or "Which celebrities were born in Egypt?" then this list is a great resource for you.
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    • Birthplace: Monufia Governorate, Egypt
    Muhammad Hosni El Sayed Mubarak (Arabic: محمد حسني السيد مبارك‎, romanized: Muḥammad Ḥusnī as-Sayyid Mubārak, Egyptian Arabic: [mæˈħæmmæd ˈħosni (ʔe)sˈsæjjed moˈbɑːɾɑk]; born 4 May 1928) is a former ...more
  • Cleopatra
    Dec. at 39 (68 BC-29 BC)
    • Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
    Cleopatra VII Philopator (Koinē Greek: Κλεοπᾰ́τρᾱ Φιλοπάτωρ, romanized: Kleopátrā Philopátōr; 69 – 10 or 12 August 30 BC) was the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt, nominally ...more
  • Henri Curiel
    Dec. at 63 (1914-1978)
    • Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
    Henri Curiel (13 September 1914 – 4 May 1978) was a left-wing political activist in Egypt and France. Born in Egypt, Curiel led the communist Democratic Movement for National Liberation until he was ...more
  • Constantine P. Cavafy
    Dec. at 70 (1863-1933)
    • Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
    Constantine Peter Cavafy (; also known as Konstantin or Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis; Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Π. Καβάφης [kaˈvafis]; April 29 (April 17, OS), 1863 – April 29, 1933) was an Egyptiot Greek ...more
  • Haim Saban
    Age: 78
    • Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt
    Haim Saban (; Hebrew: חיים סבן‎; born October 15, 1944) is an Israeli-American media proprietor, investor, musician, and producer of records, film, and television. A businessman with interests in ...more
  • Said Halim Pasha
    Dec. at 58 (1863-1921)
    • Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
    Said Halim Pasha (Ottoman Turkish: سعيد حليم پاشا‎; Turkish: Sait Halim Paşa; Albanian: Said Halimi; 18 January 1865 – 6 December 1921) was an Ottoman statesman of Tosk origin who served as Grand ...more