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List of famous film actors and actresses from Egypt, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Egypt has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Egyptian screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Egypt and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

This list includes Mimi Chakib, Amina Rizk and more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Egyptian actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Egypt?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Egypt in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Egyptian film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.

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Omar Sharif is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, The 13th Warrior Omar Sharif is an Egyptian actor. The assumed surname Sharif means "noble" in Arabic. His films include Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago and Funny Girl. He has been nominated for an ...more

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Ilham Chahine is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
One-Zero, Fawzeya's Secret Recipe, Al Halfout Ilham Chahine is an Egyptian actress. She has appeared in many Egyptian films and television series and has won both Egyptian and international awards.

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Nagwa Fouad is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Fawzeya's Secret Recipe, Le orientali, Cairo by Night Nagwa Fouad is a famous Egyptian belly dancer. After her release she performed at the Abdeen Casino where she met Ahmad Fuad Hassan, a producer of stage shows that later became a famous ...more

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Hassan Hosny is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Habibi Na'eman, Elfarah, Ebaa Abelny Hassan Hosny is an actor.

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Donia Samir Ghanem is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Teer Enta, Elfarah, Ezbet Adam Donia Samir Ghanem is an Egyptian actress and singer. Donia's artistic family includes, her parents, Samir Ghanem and Dalal Abdul Aziz and her sister Emy Samir Ghanem. Donia began her artistic ...more

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Mahmoud Abdel Aziz is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Kit Kat, The Baby Doll Night, The Hunger Mahmoud Abdel Aziz is a popular Egyptian movie and television actor. He became famous for several famous roles in Egypt, before becoming famous in all arab countries for he's role in the TV show ...more

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Ghada Abdel Razek is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
The Baby Doll Night, Fawzeya's Secret Recipe, Dokkan Shehata Ghada Abdel Razek is an actress.

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Sherine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Sherine Demoo Sahebat Al-Galalah, Bakhit and Adeela, Gharamyat Sayes Sherine is an actress and former ballet dancer.

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Somaya El Khashab is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
The Yacoubian Building, How to Let Girls Love You, Alrayes Omar Harb Somaya El Khashab is a film actress.

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Ahmed Rashwan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Mr Karate Ahmed Rachwan is a film director, screenwriter, film producer and actor.

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Sayed Badreya is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Iron Man, Independence Day, Three Kings El Sayed Badreya is an Egyptian American actor. He has had many roles in movies and television. He appeared in AmericanEast, Iron Man, Cargo, and The Dictator. He also provided motion capture ...more

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Julian Fellowes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Tomorrow Never Dies, Shadowlands, Damage Julian Alexander Kitchener-Fellowes, Baron Fellowes of West Stafford DL, known professionally as Julian Fellowes, is an English actor, novelist, film director and screenwriter, as well as a ...more

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Atom Egoyan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
This Film Is Not Yet Rated, Barney's Version, Camilla Atom Egoyan, OC is a Canadian stage director and film director. Egoyan made his career breakthrough with Exotica, a film set primarily in and around the fictional Exotica strip club. Egoyan was ...more

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Dalida is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
The Sixth Day, Menage Italian Style, A Glass and a Cigarette Yolanda Cristina Gigliotti, best known as Dalida, was an Italian singer and actress who performed and recorded in more than 10 languages, including Arabic, Italian, Greek, German, French, ...more

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Damien Thomas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger, Never Let Me Go, The Message Damien Thomas is a British actor noted for his roles in British films and television, such as his role as Richard Mason in the 1983 BBC production of Jane Eyre. Film credits include Julius ...more

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Youssef Chahine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
An Egyptian Story, Cairo Station, Alexandria: Again and Forever Youssef Chahine was an Egyptian film director active in the Egyptian film industry since 1950. He was credited with launching the career of actor Omar Sharif. A critically acclaimed director ...more

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Nour El-Sherif is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
11'09"01 September 11, An Egyptian Story, Destiny Nour El-Sherif is a contemporary Egyptian actor. His birth name is Mohamad Geber Mohamad ِAbd Allah. El-Sherif was born in the working-class neighbourhood of Sayeda Zainab in Cairo. El-Sherif ...more

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Youssra is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
The Emigrant, Alexandria... New York, The Yacoubian Building Yousra is an Egyptian actress and singer. Her birth name is Civene Nassim. She is the sister-in-law of actor Hesham Selim, son of famous Egyptian football player, actor and former president of ...more

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Zeina is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
One-Zero, Sayed El Atefy, Captain Hima Zeina is an Egyptian actress and model. There are also several rumours stating that she was a high school teacher for about 2 years.

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Ahmed Ramzy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Sira` Fi al-Mina, Ayyamna al-Holwa, Days and Nights Ahmed Ramzy, was an Egyptian actor who played the leading roles in many Egyptian films in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.

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Nicola Pagett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Oliver's Story, There's a Girl in My Soup, An Awfully Big Adventure Nicola Pagett is a British actress. She is best known for her role as Elizabeth Bellamy in the 1970s TV drama series Upstairs, Downstairs.

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Amr Waked is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Syriana, Lucy, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen Amr Waked is an Egyptian film, television, and stage actor, known for his roles portraying Middle Eastern and Mediterranean characters. He is best known to international audiences and in ...more

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Ahmed Zaki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Alexandria... Why?, Mr Karate, Al-Ra'i wal Nisaa Ahmed Zaki Metwally Badawi was a leading Egyptian film star. He was characterised by his talent, skill and ability in impersonating. He was also famous for his on-screen vehemence, often ...more

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Mido Hamada is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Unknown, Hannibal – Rome's Worst Nightmare Mido Hamada is a German-Egyptian actor in film, theatre and television. He attended the Oxford School of Drama and now lives in London. His roles include Ahmed Shah Massoud in the television ...more

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Hend Sabri is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
The Silences of the Palace, 18 Days, The Aquarium Hend Sabry is a Tunisian actress. Recently she starred as "'Ola" in the comedic Arab television drama Ayza Atgawiz. She played the main protagonist in the series in which her character ...more

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Sammy Sheik is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Lone Survivor, Charlie Wilson's War Sammy Sheik is an Egyptian actor. Sheik is best known for his recurring role of "Masheer" on the hit Fox series 24.

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Adel Emam is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
The Yacoubian Building, Al-Mashbouh, Hassan and Marcus Adel Imam, born May 17, 1940 in El Mansoura, is a popular Egyptian movie and stage actor. He is primarily a comedian, but he has starred in more serious works and, especially in his earlier ...more

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Abla Kamel is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Adieu Bonaparte, Alexandria: Again and Forever, Sayed El Atefy Abla Kamel is an actress.

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Mahmoud el-Meliguy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Days and Nights, An Egyptian Story, Alexandria... Why? Mahmoud el-Meliguy was an Egyptian screenwriter and an actor of film, theatre, and television. He started his career playing minor roles, but achieved stardom in the late 1930s. A popular and ...more

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Lebleba is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Esabat Hamada Wa Toto, The Other, Alexandria... New York Ninochka Manoug Kupelian better known by her stage name Lebleba is an Egyptian film actress and entertainer of Armenian origin. She is the cousin of Egyptian actress Feyrouz and entertainer ...more

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Ahmed Ahmed is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Iron Man, Swingers, Executive Decision Ahmed Ahmed is an Egyptian-born American actor and comedian.

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Sawsan Badr is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Shams elzanaty, Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story Sawsan Badr is an actress.

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Menna Fadali is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
El Basha Telmiz, Noor Eieny, Mafish Fayda Menna Fadali is an Egyptian actress and singer born in 1983 participated in the cinema with many of the movies that initiated with the film "Basha telmiz" with "Karim Abdel ...more

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Nabila Ebeid is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
The Other, The Belly Dancer and the Politician, Entehar saheb shaqa Nabila Ebeid, also spelled Nabila Obeid, is an Egyptian actress. In 1965, she starred with Omar Sharif in The Mamluks, a role which was described as her "first steps to fame". She has ...more

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Youssef Wahbi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Alexandria... Why?, Ghazal Al Banat, Passion and Revenge Youssef Wahbi was an Egyptian stage and film actor and director, a leading star of the 1930s and 1940s and one of the most prominent Arab stage actors of any era, who also served on the jury of ...more

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Farid Shawki is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Sira` Fi al-Wadi, Alexandria... Why?, Cairo Station Farid Shawqi Mohammad Abduh Badawi known as Farid Shawqi was an Egyptian actor, screenwriter and film producer. He acted in 361 films, 12 plays and 12 television series; wrote 22 film scripts; ...more

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Alexander D'Arcy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
The Awful Truth, How to Marry a Millionaire, Carnival in Flanders Alexander D'Arcy was an Egyptian actor with an international film repertoire.

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Faten Hamama is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
La Anam, Sira` Fi al-Mina, Ayyamna al-Holwa Faten Hamama was an Egyptian film and television actress and producer. She made her screen debut in 1939, when she was only seven years old. Her earliest roles were minor, but her activity and ...more

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Tamer Hosny is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Omar & Salma, Sayed El Atefy, Captain Hima Tamer Hosny is an Egyptian singer, actor, composer, director, songwriter. Hosny first came to attention, when he appeared on mix tapes with other Egyptian artists. He launched his solo career ...more

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Ahmed El Sakka is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Tito, Ayyam El Sadat, Ibrahim Labyad Ahmed El-Sakka is an Egyptian Action actor. Early in his acting career he appeared in popular series like Nesf Rabeea El-Akhar. The role that introduced him to a large audience was a co-starring ...more

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Salah Jahin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Adieu Bonaparte, Chased by the Dogs, Death of a Princess Mohammad Salah Eldin Bahgat Helmy, known as "Salah Jaheen" or "Salah Jahin" was a leading Egyptian poet, lyricist, playwright and cartoonist.

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Mona Zaki is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story, Halim Mona Zaki is an Egyptian actress. Although she had no interest at all on being an actress, Mona Zaki is now a remarkable leading star. Mona started her career in acting accidentally, when she ...more

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Sherihan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
The Virgin and the White Hair, El Towk Wa El Eswera, A Lifetime Scandal Sherihan, is an Egyptan actress and multi-artist.

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Mai Ezzidine is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Habibi Na'eman, Omar & Salma, Omar and Salma II Mai Ezzidine is a film actress.

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Hanan Tork is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Gana El Bian El Taly, The Other, The Emigrant Hanan Tork is an Egyptian actress and former ballerina. She was born Hanan Hassan Muhammad Abd El Karim, and is sometimes credited as Hanane Turk and Hanan Turk. She is a sister to two brothers: ...more

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Rania Youssef is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Aaz Ashab, Alzheimer's, Reklam Rania Youssef is an actress.

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Leila Mourad is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Ghazal Al Banat, Min Al-Qalb Ila Al-Qalb, Sayedat al-Qitar Layla Murad was an Egyptian singer and actress of Jewish descent. She is also credited as "Layla Murad" and "Layla Murad," or "Layla Murad".

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Nelly is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
The Longest Yard, Reach Me, Beef III Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., better known by his stage name, Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri. Nelly embarked ...more

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Naguib el-Rihani is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
Everything Is Fine, Ghazal Al Banat, Si Omar Naguib el-Rihani was an Assyrian-Egyptian actor. He was born in Bab El Shereya, Cairo, Egypt to an ethnic Assyrian father by the name of Elias El Rihani, a member of the Chaldean Catholic Church ...more

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Ezzat Abou Aouf is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Popular Film Actors from Egypt
The Other, Omar & Salma, The Baby Doll Night Ezzat Abou Aouf is an actor.