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Famous People From Egypt

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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.
Hosni Mubarak is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Egypt
age 90
Muhammad Hosni El Sayed Mubarak is a former Egyptian military and political leader who served as the fourth President of Egypt from 1981 to 2011. Before he entered politics, Mubarak was a career ...more
Cleopatra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Egypt
Dec. at 39 (68 BC-29 BC)
Cleopatra VII Philopator, known to history simply as "Cleopatra", was the last active pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, only shortly survived by her son, Caesarion as pharaoh. Cleopatra was a ...more
Henri Curiel is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Egypt
Dec. at 64 (1914-1978)
Henri Curiel was a left-wing political activist. Born in Egypt, Curiel led the communist Democratic Movement for National Liberation until he was expelled from the country in 1950. Settling in ...more
Constantine P. Cavafy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Egypt
Dec. at 70 (1863-1933)
Constantine P. Cavafy was an ethnic Greek poet who lived in Alexandria and worked as a journalist and civil servant. He published 154 poems; dozens more remained incomplete or in sketch form. ...more
Haim Saban is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Egypt
age 74
Haim Saban is an Israeli and American media proprietor, investor, philanthropist, musician, record, film & television producer. An accomplished businessman primarily involved with business ...more
Said Halim Pasha is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Egypt
Dec. at 58 (1863-1921)
Said Halim Pasha was a statesman who served as the Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire from 1913 to 1917.
Ghada Abdel Razek is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Egypt
age 53
Ghada Abdel Razek is an actress.
Anwar Sadat is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Egypt
Dec. at 63 (1918-1981)
Muhammad Anwar El Sadat was the third President of Egypt, serving from 15 October 1970 until his assassination by fundamentalist army officers on 6 October 1981. Sadat was a senior member of the ...more
Gamal Abdel Nasser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Egypt
Dec. at 52 (1918-1970)
Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein was the second President of Egypt, serving from 1956 until his death. He planned the 1952 overthrow of the monarchy, and was deputy prime minister in the new ...more
Ahmed Zewail is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Egypt
age 73
Ahmed Hassan Zewail is an Egyptian- American scientist, known as the "father of femtochemistry", he won the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on femtochemistry and became the ...more
Atom Egoyan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Egypt
age 58
Atom Egoyan, OC is a Canadian stage director and film director. Egoyan was born to Armenian parents in Egypt. His family moved to Canada when he was two years old. His work often explores themes ...more
Salih Reis is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Egypt
Dec. at 80 (1488-1568)
Salah Rais, was a Turkish privateer and Ottoman admiral. He is alternatively referred to as Sala Reis, Salih Rais, Salek Rais and Cale Arraez in several European resources, particularly in ...more
Zahi Hawass is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Egypt
age 71
Zahi Hawass is an Egyptian archaeologist, an Egyptologist, and former Minister of State for Antiquities Affairs. He has also worked at archaeological sites in the Nile Delta, the Western Desert, ...more
Moses is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Egypt
Moses or St Moses spent many years in the 4th century as a hermit on the fringes of the Roman empire between Egypt and Syria, before becoming the first Arab bishop of the Arab people. As he was ...more
Omar Abdel-Rahman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Egypt
age 80
Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, commonly known in the United States as "The Blind Sheikh", is a blind Egyptian Muslim leader who is currently serving a life sentence at the Butner Medical ...more
Farouk El-Baz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Egypt
age 81
Farouk El-Baz is an Egyptian American space scientist who worked with NASA to assist in the planning of scientific exploration of the Moon, including the selection of landing sites for the ...more
Asaad Kelada is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Egypt
age 76
Asaad Kelada is an American television director of many popular American television situation comedies.
Ahmed Shafik is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Egypt
age 77
Ahmed Mohamed Shafik Zaki is an Egyptian politician and a former candidate for the presidency of Egypt. He was a senior commander in the Egyptian Air Force and later served as Prime Minister of ...more
Ayman Mohyeldin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Egypt
age 39
Ayman Mohyeldin is an Egyptian-American journalist based in Los Angeles for NBC News. He previously worked for Al Jazeera and CNN. Ayman was one of the first Western journalists allowed to enter ...more
Claude François is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Egypt
Dec. at 39 (1939-1978)
Claude Antoine Marie François, also known by the nickname Cloclo, was an Egyptian-born French pop singer, songwriter and dancer. François wrote and composed "Comme ...more
Omar Shama is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Egypt
age 43
Omar Azmy Shama is an Egyptian screenwriter and film producer born in Cairo, Egypt. Following university, he worked as a reporter at the Associated Press news agency. He later quit his job to ...more
Fuad I of Egypt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Egypt
Dec. at 68 (1868-1936)
Fuad I; 26 March 1868 - 28 April 1936 was the Sultan and later King of Egypt and Sudan, Sovereign of Nubia, Kordofan, and Darfur. The ninth ruler of Egypt and Sudan from the Muhammad Ali ...more
Ahmed Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Egypt
age 48
Ahmed Ahmed is an Egyptian-born American actor and comedian.
Abdul Latif Sharif is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Egypt
Dec. at 59 (1947-2006)
Abdul Latif Sharif, was an Egyptian chemist and chief suspect in the Juárez killings, a decade-long murder spree that began in the Mexican city of Ciudad Juárez in the early 1990s. ...more
Alex Proyas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Egypt
age 55
Alexander "Alex" Proyas is an Egyptian-born Greek-Australian film director, screenwriter, and producer. Proyas is best known for directing the films The Crow, Dark City, I, Robot, and ...more